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Member since: February 07, 2002
Last visit: November 14, 2005

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Sports Bio

I've got a decent college basketball story to tell that involves Duke and UCLA, administrative idiosity, camping out for rights to a lottery for actual game tickets, administrative betrayal, Christian Laettner's evil eye, and a book mention.

But it's too many details and my ADD has already kicked in.

Recent Comments

Why put it like this?

Heh heh. Actually, it's the latest twist in cross-marketing. Hollywood's merely seeding awareness for Terminator 3: Rosy, the She Bot.

posted by ShinyKnows at 03:59 PM on October 05, 2002

God forbid we should ever combine sex appeal and sports.

posted by ShinyKnows at 10:41 AM on October 05, 2002

Female sports reporter suspended for 'frolicking' with team in the locker room.

Yeah, queue me up for a download too.

posted by ShinyKnows at 01:36 PM on October 03, 2002

I guess this is what the Olsen twins have to look forward to.

posted by ShinyKnows at 01:34 PM on October 03, 2002

Well, we missed our chance.

Hehe. Tire kicker.

posted by ShinyKnows at 11:48 AM on June 29, 2002

Brazil v Turkey.

Ah well. Bra(s/z)il and Germany it is then. Just like I've been telling all my offline friends. :)

posted by ShinyKnows at 08:29 AM on June 26, 2002

Brazil v Turkey.

Here we go Turkey, here we go... Come on, Turkey, g-dammit! By the way, is the two-clap chant fairly common, or is the original Axis regrouping, as in: "Nip-pon! (clap-clap) Nip-pon! (clap-clap) ..." ..and observed during the Germany-Korea match: "Deutsch-land! (clap-clap) Deutsch-land! (clap-clap) ..." All of which reminds me of that old private joke between Japanese and German businessmen: "Next time let's do without Italy."

posted by ShinyKnows at 08:08 AM on June 26, 2002

Brazil v Turkey.

ok, updating my hobbled prediction: 1. Turkey 2. Germany 3. Korea 4. Brazil (still not betting)

posted by ShinyKnows at 12:03 AM on June 26, 2002

Germany v Korea is semifinal 1.

hey, anything goes ..and has, right?: 1. Turkey 2. Korea 3. Germany 4. Brazil (with the standard but-I-won't-be-betting-on-it disclaimer)

posted by ShinyKnows at 02:11 PM on June 24, 2002

Business as usual.

Eh. I guess every new upstart has to run the gauntlet of Doubters. Even if they win magnificently, some people will still claim it was a fluke. Hell, some people are still dissin' the Lakers. Yeah, whatev.

posted by ShinyKnows at 01:58 PM on June 24, 2002

Spain robbed by linesman

Speaking of that kind of boning, what about the Univision Lara Croft-ish-slash-techno babe who introduces the games? Hummana hummana. Univision's presentacion rocks.

posted by ShinyKnows at 05:51 PM on June 22, 2002

Are the next Korean Presidential elections and the FIFA refs favoritism of Korea linked?

(oops.. conspir"a"cists) shinyknows 0 : 1 grum@work

posted by ShinyKnows at 05:28 PM on June 22, 2002

Spain robbed by linesman

And yeah, (referring back a few posts) ..Collina.. that ref is cool to watch. In a flattering way, he would translate well into a videogame or movie character. He's just so lovably expressive. Back to Hiddink.. I think his cautious-expectations approach has been right on.

posted by ShinyKnows at 05:23 PM on June 22, 2002

Spain robbed by linesman

Guus--heh, that does feel awkward to type--Hiddink.. looks like a class act. I heard him speaking fluent Spanish to a Univision reporter, so that makes him, far as I know, trilingual (on top of Dutch & English), and is most certainly boning up on some passable Korean while on the current job. Now he's the first coach to take two different national teams to the semis.

posted by ShinyKnows at 05:10 PM on June 22, 2002

Are the next Korean Presidential elections and the FIFA refs favoritism of Korea linked?

At this point I say nuts to the conspiricists. My admiration grows for France, et al, with each new wave of spoilsport whining.

posted by ShinyKnows at 04:48 PM on June 22, 2002