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Joe Frazier is still fighting Ali, three decades later.

I have always admired Joe and his determination, and wish him well as he deals with his problems. I suspect that Ali would trade a lot of his money for a body that didn't pathetically shake and speech that people could understand. Frazier is heathier, and therefore "richer",than his old adversary will ever be.

posted by judgedread at 08:21 PM on October 18, 2006

Detroit Tigers Reach World You-Can't-Be-Serious

Hey, commander, 68 was a great series,a classic. Can Detroit reactivate Mickey Lolich for this series? Heck, who needs Mickey when you've got a stud like Nate Robertson? Good luck, Tigers!

posted by judgedread at 03:03 PM on October 15, 2006

The "clutchiest" hits in MLB playoff history.

If the 1975 Game 6 Fisk HR is considered "clutch", what about Bernie Carbo's 8th inning, two-out, 3-run blast to tie that same game? That hit was absolutely crucial at that time, and was one of the most electrifying moments that I've ever had while watching sports.

posted by judgedread at 11:59 AM on September 30, 2006

America's Ryder Cup team in unfamiliar position as underdogs.

John, don't forget about the wind factor; the harder it blows, the more it favors Europe, as most Euro players get more tournament experience playing in it. Don't expect a U.S.comeback Saturday in the predicted 15 to 25 mph winds. Perhaps during Sunday singles the wind will back off and Tiger and the boys will play the target golf that Hawkins believes can happen.

posted by judgedread at 11:38 PM on September 22, 2006

With 45/40, Alfonso Soriano is in elite company, but can he do it again?

Soriano has achieved a fine numerical distinction; give the guy credit. But, if Rickey Henderson would have ingested the same amount of performance enhancing supplements that Bonds and Conseco have,don't you think that Rickey might have established a 70-70 club? Maybe a 100-100 club! Can we really trust, or appreciate, any statistical milestone that is reached in this age?

posted by judgedread at 10:23 PM on September 20, 2006

Clarett Pleads Guilty, Gets 3 1/2 years

My hope is that the Ohio prison system has programming that will help Clarett learn how to make better decisions (his entire way of thinking needs to change) so that he can come out of prison and succeed. What a great turnaround story this guy could be.

posted by judgedread at 09:30 PM on September 19, 2006

Legendary baseball player admits to steroids.

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me some PEANUTS and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back.......(all right, I'll stop. But I want the wrongful persecution of an American icon to stop also.)

posted by judgedread at 08:48 PM on September 05, 2006

Legendary baseball player admits to steroids.

How can Charlie possibly afford to pay for performance enhancing drugs? After all, we all know that he and his teammates play for peanuts...

posted by judgedread at 07:55 PM on September 05, 2006

Crocodile Hunter passes

I always admired Steve's guts and his extensive knowledge of animals. He will be remembered...Incidentally, I have been married to a woman named Sheila for many years and can readily understand why he would refer to a female crocodile by that name.

posted by judgedread at 11:17 AM on September 04, 2006

Oakland putting usual second half Big Hurt on opposition

The A's fly under the radar ,way out west, with a bit less media scrutiny than some other, pressure-packed teams. August comes around, and if your team is either tired or banged-up, they simply take advantage of you and out-play you. Having some outstanding pitching doesn't hurt either.

posted by judgedread at 08:11 PM on September 02, 2006

Rickshaw Drag Racing

In this country, many fine, hard working people lose their fingers in meat-packing or other unfortunate industrial accidents. Tragically,these workers are maimed, though unintentionally. What in these guys' culture influences them to believe a bet resulting in self-maiming is acceptable? Are bragging rights for winning rickshaw races and a little bit of money ever a justification for the kind of self- inflicted injury like shown in the picture? NO. Apparently, the local government tolerates this nonsense. Sure makes me glad I live in the United States...

posted by judgedread at 02:35 PM on September 02, 2006

This guy is big.

Not only do I agree with Chicobangs ' reasoning, I would also suggest that the pathetic , brain damaged state of Muhammed Ali (easily the most recognizable heavyweight champ of all time) tends to discourage any one to follow him.Also, at one time, boxers out earned and outshined their team sport counterparts.Not any more. Now, athletes have more incentive to pursue alternatives to boxing,and need not enter the high risk sport of prizefighting.This Valuev is little more than an untested Drago from Rocky 4 who will probably be levelled if he ever encounters a real heavyweight contender who can actually fight.

posted by judgedread at 09:03 AM on September 02, 2006

Seattle Pitcher Stable After Hit In The Head.

I hope that Soriano can recover from any physical injury but also mentally (remember Herb Score, whose fear of getting drilled again derailed a promising career). Though I loved aluminum bats as a hitter, the way my golf ball jumps off of the face of my King Cobra driver compared to my old wooden 1 wood convinces me that conversion to metallic bats create an added risk to pitchers and charging infielders that simply is not worth it.

posted by judgedread at 11:17 PM on August 30, 2006

"Fields of Green: High School Pay."

As a former school board member I would point out that school administrators are often paid amounts even more grossly disproportionate to those paid to the very best teachers (as compared to football coaches as discussed in the article). Furthermore, a superintendent typically does nothing to personally inspire a teenager, cause a passionate wave of community support, or build school pride. A good football coach can; I have seen it happen. Also, you should all know that virtually all merit pay bonus programs for teachers are vehemently opposed by the NEA teachers union; in contrast, the football coach has a very public merit evaluation every season. What MJK argues above has,whether you like it or not, a realistic soundness to it.

posted by judgedread at 10:09 PM on August 29, 2006

Time to restore 61 as the gold standard in baseball

Hey,CC, Al Kaline and Norm Cash could really hit too,without artificial enhancements. However, I'm not so sure about Willie Horton and Gates Brown; those guys were awfully huge...

posted by judgedread at 11:08 PM on August 28, 2006