Archives for October 2004

October 31, 2004

The East German Drug Program: might be over, but the effects on individual athletes linger on. Now the totally drug-free World Series is out of the way...

posted by owlhouse to other at 09:15 PM - 1 comment

October 30, 2004

Gimme the money. : Dolphins resort to a lawsuit to try and enforce their penalty clauses against Ricky Williams.

posted by lil_brown_bat to football at 07:44 PM - 6 comments

The Sox have a big party, and Pedro gets beaned. :

And somewhere on the banks of the Charles, a fan is saying, "Ooooooops..."

posted by lil_brown_bat to baseball at 03:45 PM - 10 comments

Arsenal imploding!: Did you see that! Rory Delap scores two in the last ten minutes to extend the Gunners losing streak to two. Chelsea is trashing WBA 4-1. And Man U is losing to Portsmouth - woohoo! Wonder what our fantasy leagues look like after this weekend. The race is wide open now. Crazy!

posted by worldcup2002 to fantasy at 11:07 AM - 19 comments

October 29, 2004

It happens every year, in every sport.: Once playoff positions have been clinched, the starters are yanked for the end of the regular season, ripping off the fans. It happened last night, as the Toronto Argonauts backup squad was decimated, 58-20, by the Montréal Alouettes. What's new this time is the fact that the Argonauts are apologizing with the offer of free tickets.

posted by DrJohnEvans to football at 05:32 PM - 16 comments

Are the players starting to cave?: A few stories have started to pop up in the last couple days that seem to indicated that the lower tier players have had enough. With the NHLPA meeting coming up in a few days are these players just tring to get their message out, since it's unlikely any of them will be at the meetings? Or are we starting to see the beginning of the end for the players?

posted by camcanuck to hockey at 01:10 PM - 6 comments

Steve Stone calls it quits: "The phrase I used that angered certain people was, 'I regret nothing.' Well, folks, I was wrong about that and I want to set the record straight. I regret I won't be calling another Cubs game on WGN-TV for the greatest fans in baseball ... the fans of the Chicago Cubs."
After 30 years with the Chicago Cubs in one form or another, Steve Stone calls it quits. Was it controversy that forced this decision, or is he banking on getting a GM job somewhere?

posted by NoMich to baseball at 10:45 AM - 10 comments

October 28, 2004

"I must break you.": I doubt Kirilenko's agent said that to Kevin O'Connor, but nonetheless, Andrei got the MAX deal, 6 yrs/ $86 Mill.

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 03:40 PM - 3 comments

Bill Bitter: "This whole thing about being forgiven and clearing my name, you know, I mean ... cleared from what? What did I do wrong? ... I've gone through a lot of, what I feel, undeserved bad situations for myself and my family over a long period of time, and for someone to come up to me and say, 'Hey, you're forgiven.' I mean, it just kind of brings a really bad taste in my mouth." -- Bill Buckner

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:51 PM - 58 comments

Tony La Losa?: "Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has now taken three teams that won at least 103 games to the World Series and lost with all of them, winning one game in the process."

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:09 AM - 23 comments

October 27, 2004

World Series Game 4: Red Sox are leading the series, 3-0.

posted by jerseygirl to baseball at 06:38 PM - 112 comments

Curt response: Answering e-mail from the Sox nation, soft-spoken wallflower Curt Schilling talks about shutting up 55,000 Yankees fans, being called a "media whore," and dealing with some bad people in the press. "I am who I am," he says.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:11 PM - 20 comments

NBA Fantasy Head-to-Head League: There's something fun and interactive about playing head-to-head that's missing in the rotisserie leagues. This is in addition to the other league, not meant as a replacement. The draft is Monday, Nov. 1 at 6PM PST... anyone interested? (Details inside.)

posted by dusted to fantasy at 03:38 PM - 14 comments

Represent the filtered sports community: SportsFilter has been invited to send a member to the expert fantasy basketball league on KFBA. Who among us knows hoops, loves fantasy sports, and can handle the merciless public taunting that would result from failure?

posted by rcade to fantasy at 03:01 PM - 12 comments

October 26, 2004

World Series Game 3: What's with the circus tune they play in St. Louis for the introductions?

posted by DrJohnEvans to baseball at 07:29 PM - 80 comments

English football may lose news coverage by next Monday.: Premier League and Football League are re-negotiating image and news rights with the news publishers. If things aren't worked out by this Sunday, there may be press blackout starting Monday. Check out the article for the greed and control-freakishness involved. Whooo. Wonder if this will bring an increase in traffic to fan sites ...

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 01:09 PM - 12 comments

NFL Survival Pool, Round 1 Winners: Jason vs Jason
jasonbondshow and jasonspaceman both bit the big one in week 7...but that's better than any of us donkeys. Congrats, fellas! The group has been reset so anyone who played the first round can make a Week 8 pick. (New folks can sign up, group 18049, pass spofi.)

posted by danostuporstar to fantasy at 12:41 PM - 5 comments

Fantasy NFL Week 7 "It makes the championship totally illegitimate...": I've been on a total slackfest on the standings tables, apologies for that, ... a week 7 table will be posted this week. But, for the moment at least, I'd this thread to discuss the point ChasFile made about the Week 17 Championship game (because, frankly, Yahoo's message interface sucks and I think the discussion is worthy of the Lockerroom). (Discussion to date recap inside.)

posted by danostuporstar to fantasy at 11:27 AM - 11 comments

Robert Merrill dies at 85 (or possibly 87.): [more inside]

posted by goddam to baseball at 09:10 AM - 8 comments

EPL Fantasy League Week 11: long awaited, not forgotten.

posted by BigCalm to fantasy at 05:01 AM - 12 comments

October 25, 2004

World's oldest man is cheering for beloved Red Sox: In 113 years, Fred Hale Sr. has seen a lot. There's one thing he'd like to see again. On game nights, Hale sits with his 84-year-old son, Fred, Jr., to watch the first few innings of each World Series game before going to bed.

Can the Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918?

"That's the question," said Hale. "We'll wait and see. Luck goes one way and goes out the other."

posted by justgary to baseball at 10:27 PM - 17 comments

18 straight regular season wins: breaking the 70 year old record held by the Chicago Bears spanning 1933-1934 (link to a 2MB PDF). 21 straight wins including the playoffs and Super Bowl. A great accomplishment, but can they top Miami's perfect season? Is there anyone on the schedule who can break the streak?

posted by kokaku to football at 06:33 PM - 11 comments

Is anyone else sick of Curt Schilling?: Tom Boswell is, in a passive-aggressive sort of way: "A nasty injury, gruesome enough to make for good melodrama, but medically insignificant enough to allow him to throw a baseball 92 mph... Pedro Martinez...has felt a bit slighted by Schilling's large, sometimes self-serving persona... Yankees Manager Joe Torre made it clear that he thought Schilling, consummate tough professional that he is, was not doing significantly more by pitching through the inconvenience of an ankle injury than many other players have done in postseason baseball, where countless players take the field held together by tape and a high pain threshold." An interesting perspective from outside the Nation.

posted by Prince Valium to baseball at 07:22 AM - 93 comments

October 24, 2004

World Series, Game Two:
The Frankenpitcher starts again, and everyone wonders if the Red Sox will score more runs than the Patriots today. The over/under on total errors in the game: 2.5.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 07:19 PM - 50 comments

Is anyone else sick of Tim Mcarver?: I found this site list on Boston It launched during the ALCS and apparently it's really taking off. I'm sure there are a lot of McCarver haters out there.

posted by MediaWatcher to baseball at 01:48 PM - 18 comments

If you had one bullet: would you shoot Victoria Beckham, or Arsene Wenger?

Could I have two bullets?

For a little added spice to today's mammoth match up between Arsenal and Manchester United, Sir Fergie claims that, regardless of the result, the Red Devils will always be the country's top team.

On a weekend of the undefeated, three hours after Arsenal's chase for fifty unbeaten games ends, the 5-0 New England Patriots look for their 21st straight win, when they entertain the 5-0 New York Jets. While the Boston Globe are all about the game, the NY Daily news can't resist one last nibble at the Red Sox.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 05:34 AM - 8 comments

October 23, 2004

Do you miss hockey?: You can relive the early part of the Great One's career by dipping into the CBC archives. Or ponder 10 lockout proof hockey stories. Or maybe you can find excitement in following a lockout log (from either SI or Yahoo).

posted by gspm to hockey at 04:53 PM - 10 comments

'I've waited for this moment for 50 years': More World Series stuff. You don't get a lot of baseball coverage in the British press but the Times is doing quite a bit this week. They're getting Bill Bryson to cover it for them which should be interesting.

posted by Pete to baseball at 03:56 PM - 5 comments

Get Your Series On!: Both the Globe and St. Louis Post Dispatch offer extensive coverage. The Globe has a Tale of the Tape and the Dispatch offers an NL scout's opinion of both teams. Amazingly, the home papers each love their team's chances. [+]

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 09:21 AM - 31 comments

October 22, 2004

The White Circus #1: That's What It's All About: How the FIS alpine skiing World Cup tour got its name

posted by lil_brown_bat to commentary at 12:56 PM - 0 comments

2004 World Series Predictions: Because we woke up the morning after the Red Sox beat the Yankees, and somehow, baseball was still being played.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:14 PM - 19 comments

1967: "Forced to settle for 13 regular-season victories for the surprising Cardinals, who raced to a 10 1/2-game victory margin in the National League race, Gibson was ready to shoulder the load in the World Series against an even more upstart aggregation: The Boston Red Sox."

posted by Joey Michaels to baseball at 04:51 AM - 19 comments

October 21, 2004

Better late than never.: Cards/Stros. Game 7. Edmonds has already made a great catch.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 08:14 PM - 34 comments

Just shoe it: Between Reebok's magic shoe for Curt Schilling and Nike's Fenway Park 1919 commercial, shoe companies really beat the pavement during this year's ALCS.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:53 AM - 20 comments

He's only gone and done it...: following up on this thread about the possibility of Paul Gascoinge changing his name.

posted by JJ to soccer at 04:29 AM - 13 comments

October 20, 2004

This is it: This is the game that everyone waits for. This is the ultimate. This is why we watch sports. A game 86 years in the making. They got to seven the hard way. Now let's play the game. The Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees in a game that will decide the fate of the universe.

posted by McBain to baseball at 05:54 PM - 344 comments

Chamions League Matchday 3: Something must be in the water because I kept my lead. Not much scoring, 11 of 32 teams couldn't score at all and a further nine put only one in the goal, so keepers seem to have done well. Two weeks until the next round.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 05:17 PM - 7 comments

The Soxaholix.: Like Get Your War On, except for baseball (especially Red Sox) fans.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

Return of the Yuccaneers: "You might say this is the best 1-5 team in the league." -- Jon Gruden

posted by rcade to football at 07:22 AM - 7 comments

Olympic Parade: London hosted a parade for Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes. Simon Barnes said this. I was there, and I said this. What did you make of it?

posted by JJ to other at 03:23 AM - 0 comments

October 19, 2004

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.: Here we go again.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 07:40 PM - 223 comments

Cecil Fielder: : "This isn’t a story of a hero who went bad, but a hero who got sick." The sad story of Big Daddy, whose Big Son is caught in the middle of the dispute. Wonder if the MLB is interested in this line from Juan Samuel:

"A lot of times it starts small, a little bet here and there, maybe even in the clubhouse— before you know, things get out of hand."

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 05:57 PM - 3 comments

Which is the NFL's classiest organization?: Based on a survey of 354 current and former players. Players couldn't vote for their own teams.

posted by Joey Michaels to football at 04:53 PM - 7 comments

How ski racers train. : From the website of Gord Brown, a coach on the staff of the Canadian ski team, come five short video clips of Australian alpine skier AJ Bear performing some dryland training drills. They're all pretty good, and a couple of them (particularly one leg stabilizer ball and ball sit to stand) look jaw-droppingly difficult...but my favorite is either trampoline to ball or balls in a row, I'm not sure which.

BTW, AJ Bear is a 27-year-old member of the Australian ski team, who specializes in speed events and whose highest World Cup finish to date was a 21st place finish in a super G at Val Gardena in '02. His team is about what you'd expect the Australian Ski Team to be -- I couldn't find an official team website, but I did find this. So, in other words, the Australian Ski Team is about what you'd expect, and this guy is a fairly typical product. And he can still do that crazy stuff on a balance ball. Makes you wonder what the big dawgs on the World Cup do in the gym...

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 02:11 PM - 2 comments

Soccer players vote for Kerry!: Funny picture.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 01:37 PM - 18 comments

Yahoo! EPL! Fantasy! Week 9!: I remain the leader for another week but thanks to the crap play of ManU and Chelsea just barely--the Dead Man is Walking right up my arse.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 11:58 AM - 12 comments

October 18, 2004

Cards and 'Stros. NLCS Game 5.: 8th inning. Let's take this right on out into the sunrise.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:05 PM - 12 comments

Boston. New York. Game 5: Can't believe no thread's been started and we're in the third. Enjoy! Go Sox!

posted by hincandenza to baseball at 05:16 PM - 174 comments

The World Game: Andorra versus Macedonia in a WC 2006 qualifier. This is what football is all about - a result that will warm the heart of even the most jaded and cynical fan.

posted by owlhouse to football at 01:56 AM - 5 comments

October 17, 2004

BOS-NYY Game 4 thread : -- let's get it on...

posted by lil_brown_bat to baseball at 07:31 PM - 57 comments

October 16, 2004

BOS-NYY Game 3 thread. : Here we go...

posted by lil_brown_bat to baseball at 07:11 PM - 52 comments

October 15, 2004

NBA toying with banning the three-pointer until the final five minutes of each period.: They're going to use the NBDL as a testing ground. This has to be one of the stupidest ideas I've heard in a very long time.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:44 PM - 18 comments

Ray Allen speaks his mind about Kobe: Yup, the Sonics and Lakers battling it out for 11th place in the West this year will definitely be more interesting to watch.

posted by platocave to basketball at 07:12 AM - 17 comments

October 14, 2004

HOU/STL Game 2 thread: For those watching- this is a pretty good game so far!

posted by hincandenza to baseball at 09:12 PM - 21 comments

NBA fantasy league?: I'm provisionally creating a Yahoo league with a live draft time of 1:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, October 22nd, and hoping that I'll be able to change that time. (The live draft times are insanely limited, and there are no evening or weekend hours available that aren't this coming weekend.) Any interest?

posted by taupe to fantasy at 08:28 PM - 46 comments

The PGA Tour need a good kicking.: Ernie Els has played 15 tournaments in the US and 15 in Europe this year. The PGA Tour have sent him a letter saying they'd really rather he would play 20 in the US and none abroad. And they wonder why they get lambasted so often from so many different directions.

posted by JJ to golf at 06:53 AM - 8 comments

October 13, 2004

BOS/NYY Game 2, and HOU/STL 1, thread post. Chat away: Also, for those who've never used it, the Gamecast applet is a useful way to "watch" the game when you can't get a video/audio feed or live broadcast. It shows pitch-by-pitch updates, or summary view, and has the full game log and running box score, as well as player profiles, nicely embedded in an easy layout.

posted by hincandenza to baseball at 08:03 PM - 37 comments

It's October 13th.: Today is the when the games in the NHL go from meaning absolutely nothing to meaning something. Or, should I say, today is when the games cancelled mean something...

posted by MeatSaber to hockey at 12:08 PM - 22 comments

October 12, 2004

Meanwhile, a champion was crowned tonight...: Congratulations to the 2004 WNBA champions, who won in convincing fashion in the deciding game of the series (spoiler inside).

posted by hincandenza to basketball at 10:47 PM - 13 comments

Red Sox vs. Yankees, Game 1: As previewed by the Boston Globe and New York Times. Post your ALCS Game 1 chatter here, please. [as discussed here]

posted by kirkaracha to baseball at 06:30 PM - 45 comments

Racism in football management: "Every member of the FA board and the 92-strong FA council is white, but this is the typical picture in the footballing world." Is it time for the English to start programs such as we have in the States or is the claim overblown despite the evidence?

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 02:09 PM - 9 comments

David Beckham: started Saturday's World Cup Qualifier against Wales on a yellow card, knowing that getting another one would get him banned for the next game (away to Azerbijan on Wednesday). Towards the end of the match he put in two ridiculous tackles and got booked, and thus misses the next game. In the Daily Telegraph today he says he broke some ribs in the first tackle so he decided to get booked so he could serve out his suspension whilst injured. "I'm sure some people think that I have not got the brains to be that clever. But I do have the brains. I could feel the injury. So I fouled (Ben) Thatcher." Shame on those of us who asumed that a man who would say such a thing to a national newspaper has no brains.

posted by JJ to soccer at 03:58 AM - 32 comments

Keith Miller out for 84: But he hammered life to all corners of the ground. They don't make them like him anymore - Battle of Britain Spitfire hero, opened the bowling and batted at first drop for Australia. Renowned ladies' man. Boys may have admired Bradman, but they wanted to be Keith Miller.

posted by owlhouse to other at 01:49 AM - 6 comments

2004 MLB Playoff Predictions (Round 2):
Everyone get in on the crazy-guessing action!

posted by grum@work to fantasy at 12:53 AM - 18 comments

October 11, 2004

Gazza to change his name?: From now on, he wants to be known as "Throatwarbler Mangrove".

posted by salmacis to soccer at 02:11 PM - 9 comments

Poor Wee Johnny: hurt his arm when the nasty bigger boys tackled him. Never in the history of rugby has one man been so obsessively relied upon. I was at the match - he was fine! This isn't news!

posted by JJ to other at 10:25 AM - 3 comments

Ken Caminiti dead at 41: Earlier this week he was in a Houston courtroom after failing drug tests while on probation.

posted by goddam to baseball at 12:04 AM - 19 comments

October 10, 2004

October 09, 2004

The games writers play : Interesting article from the Guardian. There is a great tradition of novels about sport (or rather involving sport)in the US - something which doesn't seem to exist elsewhere. Why is this? Why is writing about sport seen as a lower form of writing in the rest of the English-speaking world? Hemingway, Roth, Updike - nothing lightweight about them.

posted by Pete to culture at 03:59 AM - 4 comments

October 08, 2004

Chris Chelios gunning for a spot on the Greek Olympic bobsled team.: Lockout! Look what you are doing!

posted by gspm to hockey at 05:13 PM - 5 comments

Want to play a little soccer?: Have some Friday flash fun. My high score is pathetic.

posted by Bryant to soccer at 04:35 PM - 9 comments

Prime Numbers: for prime players? Why does Beckham play in number 23, and other oddities from Real Madrid, Paula Radcliffe and Hackney Marshes Sunday League Division 2. You will see shirt numbers in a different light.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 02:33 AM - 15 comments

October 07, 2004

World Cyber Games comes to America.: Is the World Cyber Games the next Olympics? WCG competition started in 2000 with players representing 17 countries, and has quickly grown, thanks to blanket media coverage in Asia. South Korea has three cable TV channels dedicated solely to showing other people playing video games, with expert commentators acting as the Frank Giffords of strategy games. Top players have fan clubs with up to 400,000 members and are as recognizable as World Cup soccer players to most of the public. ... "The USA is the biggest market for the game industry ... You have a lot of skilled players. They just have to be introduced to the idea of treating this as a sport. It's just a matter of time." And Sport or Not Sport? [brought to you by the Cult of forksclovetofu]

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 10:56 PM - 3 comments

Win one for the Gipper: "Let me be the first to suggest that the name of the relocated team should be the Washington Reagans." -- David Broder

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:08 AM - 36 comments

Games people play: Offended by a question from a black Los Angeles Times writer who covers the Dodgers, Milton Bradley called him an "uncle Tom," and then asked, "Where's a bottle at?"

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:50 AM - 2 comments

Sosa bolts from clubhouse ... and most likely the Cubs.: Slammin' Sammy bailed out of the season finale early on Sunday, then was kind enough to drop a couple bombs on Dusty Baker on his way out the door. Is there any chance of him returning to Wrigley? Who might be interested (this guy says Kansas City or Texas)? And who should the Cubs pick up in his absence?

posted by wfrazerjr to baseball at 09:32 AM - 12 comments

Get a call from Lee Corso: at the ESPN College GameDay site. They let you choose from a couple different messages. Just figure out who you want to bother... The phone starts ringing right when you press submit.

posted by chuckzilla to football at 09:12 AM - 3 comments

October 06, 2004

The most significant sports-book-to-sports-movie adaptations: according to ESPN's Page 2: Friday Night Lights, The Natural, Seabiscuit, Raging Bull, and North Dallas Forty. What do you think? What'd they leave out? [more inside]

posted by kirkaracha to culture at 10:26 PM - 16 comments

$8.6M worth of passion?: Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, who retired just a few days before training started this season, has told his agent to look into rejoining the team. Of course, there is the pesky matter of a possible year-long suspension for drug use and the entire Miami area hating his guts to get past.

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 04:57 PM - 10 comments

Sheffield admits to steroid use ... sorta.: NY Yankee outfielder Gary Sheffield has told Sports Illustrated that a cream he received from BALCO and used on his knee contained steroids, but he didn't know it. The league says its has no recourse because the use took place two years ago. Anyone else make it a habit of reading the label of something before they rub it on themselves?

posted by wfrazerjr to baseball at 12:26 PM - 10 comments

Sun in the east, Storm in the west. : Was I right or was I right? ;-)

The Sun trashed the Liberty in the East final; the Storm took a little more work to dispose of the Monarchs, but had a commanding victory last night, based on some good work from the bench, 27 points including six threes from LJ, and a double-double from Sue Bird. Both teams are first-timers in the WNBA final, and both remarkable success stories -- the Sun only in its second season as a franchise.

In the final, I give game one to the Sun, based on a)home court advantage, b)extra rest (they took the Liberty out in two), and c)they're just really firing on all cylinders now. I predict the Storm will win in three, but the Sun will put up quite a fight.

posted by lil_brown_bat to basketball at 07:38 AM - 1 comment

The Message Board For Tacklers Who Are In The Process Of Missing Dante Hall:
What more is there to say? If you're currently on the field trying to tackle the X Factor, p0st here pleeze. [via screenhead]

posted by yerfatma to football at 07:24 AM - 8 comments

Is this a sport?: If it isn't, it should be. And if any of you are in town today, you really ought to go along and see what happens.

posted by JJ to other at 02:53 AM - 6 comments

October 05, 2004

The Red Sox scare me.: OK, as a Yankee fan I admit - this Sox team is good. Jayson Stark has a pretty good rundown of all the playoff teams here, and it really is hard to argue against the Sox. Anyway, with the playoffs starting today, we need a playoff thread. So here it is.

posted by Bernreuther to baseball at 10:07 AM - 68 comments

Yahoo 2004 MLB Pool Final Results: Congrats JG. Back to back championships.

posted by gspm to fantasy at 10:05 AM - 11 comments

Sold!: It looks like the Brewers have found a buyer in 47-year-old Mark Attanasio, a west coast investment banker. Pending approval by the owners, the Selig era in Milwaukee is over.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 08:33 AM - 3 comments

EPL Fantasy League, Week 8: - revenge of the muppets.

posted by BigCalm to fantasy at 05:40 AM - 93 comments

October 04, 2004

Tiger to wed this week?: Tiger (roar!) to wed Elin (ROWRRRRRRR) at Sandy Lane in the Bahamas, as early as tomorrow. Well, it would be a nice end to a bad year for Tiger. Maybe he'll play better after this.

posted by worldcup2002 to golf at 01:39 PM - 11 comments

October 03, 2004

2004 MLB Playoff Predictions (Round 1):
Okay, time for everyone's wild-ass guesses.

posted by grum@work to fantasy at 11:23 PM - 24 comments

October 02, 2004

The Michael Jordan of Climbing: Who else but Reinhold Messner? Everest. Without oxygen. Solo. And the mystery of the yeti is finally solved.

posted by owlhouse to extreme at 11:46 PM - 3 comments

Meet Neve and Gliz.: In 2002, the US picked a showshoe hare, a coyote, and a black bear as the mascots of 2002 games. For the 2006 games in Torino, the Italians have

It took a little digging to figure out just what they're supposed to be, but the story is that Neve is a "soft, friendly and elegant snowball and Gliz is a lively, playful ice cube."

I feel a flashback to the Albertville opening ceremonies coming on... ;-)

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 07:27 PM - 8 comments

October 01, 2004

258!: Ichiro breaks Sisler's record of hits in a season.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:50 PM - 18 comments