Recent Posts by aupa_athletic

October 02, 2008

Spanish Soccer Player To Play For Free Next Season: Joseba Etxeberria of Athletic Bilbao has agreed to a one-year deal that will see him get paid exactly $0 for the 2009-10 season. The veteran has described the move as a gesture of good will towards the team and its fans. Team President Fernando Garca Macua has described the deal has unprecedented in Spain's Liga Primera.

posted by aupa_athletic to soccer at 02:52 PM - 3 comments

March 11, 2008

The Rockets Imitate Deke: When the Houston Rockets aren't busy working on their 19-game winning streak, they're working on their impersonations of teammate Dikembe Mutombo. Of course, nothing beats the real thing.

posted by aupa_athletic to basketball at 11:38 PM - 4 comments

July 01, 2006

Auto Erotic: Minnesota Timberwolves big man Eddie Griffiin recently had a tough time keeping his eyes on the road and both hands on the steering wheel.

posted by aupa_athletic to basketball at 03:21 PM - 20 comments

April 19, 2006

How to win your playoff hockey pool: Here comes the science.

posted by aupa_athletic to hockey at 11:59 AM - 26 comments

April 18, 2006

What?: Lil' Jon meets Lord Stanley.

posted by aupa_athletic to hockey at 12:49 PM - 31 comments

February 16, 2006

Ever wonder who creates those annoying pop-up ads?: It turns out one of them is now an Olympic gold medallist.

posted by aupa_athletic to other at 02:20 PM - 26 comments

December 01, 2005

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective NFL Coaches: How Patrick Lencioni's business management book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become popular in locker rooms around the NFL.

posted by aupa_athletic to football at 12:19 PM - 2 comments

June 29, 2004

An interesting but long series of stories about Bud Selig: The Washington Post has written a three-part series about Selig and his backroom dealings. Part 2 deals with Selig's involvement in the sad state of Les/Los Expos. Part 3 discusses Selig's role in negotiations of the Expo's move and his relationship with Orioles' owner Peter Angelos. Offers some interesting insight into the business of baseball as well as plenty of ammunition for all those that loathe the current Commish. (Reg req'd. Go here, if necessary)

posted by aupa_athletic to baseball at 01:30 PM - 3 comments

March 29, 2004

Even better than the real thing?: Interesting story about EA Sports hockey video game. If there is an NHL work stoppage next season, video games like EA will be the only NHL action we see next year. Considering how advanced video games have become and how the league is struggling, will anybody miss the real NHL?

posted by aupa_athletic to hockey at 04:09 PM - 21 comments