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Location: New York
Member since: February 12, 2002
Last visit: January 19, 2003

Voyageman has posted 11 links and 9 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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The wonderful future of heavyweight boxing: [nyt reg req] The Klitschko brothers, speaking Ukrainian, Russian, German, and English with doctorates from the University of Kiev in sports science. Can Lenox Lewis really be next ? Willl these two "gentelemen sportsmen" do for brotherly love (and boxing endorsements) what the Williams sisters did for sisterly love and womens tennis? PS Worshipful Sports Illustrated article and their snazzy official Web site.

posted by Voyageman to boxing at 09:10 AM on December 04, 2002 - 1 comment

New Yorker's Editor David Remnick on British Gentleman Lennox Lewis: "A few weeks before the fight, I visited Lewis at his training camp in the Poconos. I went twice, first with a passel of other reporters, and a second time alone....In training, Lewis, unlike Tyson, unlike many of the moderns, practices the Spartan code: work, celibacy, boredom, and gamesóchess, mainly. The maternal presence provides warmth but a certain added discipline, too. 'My mother grounds me,' Lewis told me later in the day. 'She still tells me to clean up my room.' Remnick also authored King of the World-Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. Looks like he's angling for the book deal.

posted by Voyageman to boxing at 01:28 PM on June 28, 2002 - 3 comments

Pierluigi Collina Superstar: Download your autographed photo. Now that he has been officially selected to officiate the Brazil-Germany final, watching him will make the game even more intriguing.

posted by Voyageman to soccer at 09:04 AM on June 27, 2002 - 3 comments

Are the next Korean Presidential elections and the FIFA refs favoritism of Korea linked?: Chung Mong-joon is the Korean Football Association president and co-chairman of the Korea World Cup Organizing Committee. He is also the FIFA vice president who has been agressively attacking the current FIFA president Blatter, the only Asian executive member to join the legal action against the FIFA chief. He wants to run for Korean Presidency in December. When asked about the December Korean presidential race: "The appearance of the Korean national soccer team in the World Cup finals will considerably affect the election." Mong-joon is also one of the three sons of the late founder of Korean powerhouse conglomerate Hyundai Group. Where will conspiracy theorists take this?

posted by Voyageman to soccer at 11:32 AM on June 22, 2002 - 8 comments

Merry King Sepp's low blow. : [nyt reg req] "The refereeing has been the only negative aspect of this World Cup magnificently organized by two countries" Blatter said. Coward. You are supposed to stick up for your men, especially with the semis and finals coming up. This increases the odds of even worse officiating than there has been so far, although that's hard to believe.

posted by Voyageman to soccer at 09:48 AM on June 21, 2002 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

So: Will it be Brazil or will it be Germany?

Brazil 2-Germany 1. (But the true star will be Collina.) I'm curious -what do the Portuguese think about their former colony always in the glorious spotlight ?

posted by Voyageman at 11:55 AM on June 26, 2002

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

"Five goals against the South Koreans, 150-1 outsiders at the start of the tournament, have now been disallowed...statisticians say that the chance of one team benefiting from five errors by officials in almost consecutive games is 'infinitesimal'."

posted by Voyageman at 11:41 PM on June 22, 2002

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

and Spain.

posted by Voyageman at 11:39 PM on June 22, 2002

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

Cries of referee bias as South Korea march into semi-finals

posted by Voyageman at 02:38 PM on June 22, 2002

Merry King Sepp's low blow.

He has supposedly been the one pushing refs to call offsides more aggressively and to yellow/red card players more frequently who fake fouls. Now when refs do what he asked, he blames them. He should blame himself first for having provided such bad refs in the first place.

posted by Voyageman at 04:15 PM on June 21, 2002

Merry King Sepp's low blow.

I believe FIFA chooses the refs.

posted by Voyageman at 10:44 AM on June 21, 2002

Italian soccer club Perugia fires South Korea's Ahn Jung-hwan for knocking out Italy.

Italian press reported he had already been let go well before the game. Maybe the club president was looking for press coverage of any kind.

posted by Voyageman at 03:15 PM on June 20, 2002

Italy cries foul!

Stare at the picture .....and simply imagine if the Ecuadorian ref had unjustly booted out a Korean attacker and unjustly cancelled a Korean golden pressure, no pressure whatsover

posted by Voyageman at 03:33 PM on June 18, 2002

Italy cries foul!

Its understandably frustrating that in EVERY game Italy played in this Cup they were playing against their opponents, the ref, and the linesmen.

posted by Voyageman at 12:16 PM on June 18, 2002