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Lance Armstrong Has Sullied The Integrity of the US Itself

January 18, 2013

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We must never forget that Lance Armstrong represented the United States in two major arenas:  the Olympics and the Tour de France.  But he forgot that.  He was out for personal gain and glory.  Aside from music, sports is one of the biggest human exercises that unites the globe. Perhaps character building and education in […]

In The Middle of The Night Watching In The Woods With Ron And Jerry

October 9, 2011

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Considerate of others sleeping in the area, SamHenry often wears TV headphones – in bed watching a movie.  Needlessly wearing batteries down, waking up around 3:00 AM one can find they are watching almost anything.  This past night, Sam found herself on the Sportsman’s Channel watching a new show, In the Woods with Ron and […]

Another Famous Steeple Chase; Another Round of Inexcusable Injuries in This “Sport”

May 5, 2011


During the running of the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool, Australia, a horse that had lost its jockey jumped, riderless, an 8 foot fence into a crowd of about 50 people.  Here are the still photos of this followed by the video and the Sidney Morning Herald’s account of the mishap.  Only 2 horses finished […]

The Hounds of Spring

April 26, 2011


It has been a typical spring day in western, NY.  The forsythia and the daffodils are our idea of sun as clouds keep sought after rays at bay. There is the occasional heavy downpour.  This day times almost 30 and you have the mud we slog around in these days. I had to get out […]

Zenyatta Lost A Horse Race Not Her Place in History-Breeders’ Cup Classic 2010

November 7, 2010


Here’s a short recap of what happened. As you can see in the photo finish below, Zenyatta was right up there full of spirit and just inches from pulling off the 20th win of her career and a second Breeder’s Cup Classic victory.  You can’t do better than that for second.  And you can’t do […]

Awesome Feather, Unbeaten 2-yr Old Filly – the Next Zenyatta?

November 5, 2010


The winner of the Gray Goose Juvenile Fillies Breeders Cup race this evening (November 5) featured another filly worth a watch:  Awesome Feather.  She came into this undefeated in 5 races and she was ridden to the winner’s circle by first time Breeder’s Cup jockey (but Feather’s regular rider), Jeffrey Sanchez. If Awesome Feather, the […]

Unbeaten Zenyatta: Breeders’ Cup 2010 Classic Could Make Her the Greatest Horse Ever

November 5, 2010


Zenyatta – a beautiful name, a magnificent piece of filly horseflesh and a dream for a horse that has always come from behind – in life and on the track.  If she wins the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, this unbeaten, Guinness-sipping prima donna may just become the greatest horse of all time.  It will be her […]

Slime Bag Journalists Debunk “Mystery” of Octopuse Paul’s World Cup Picks

July 10, 2010


Why is it that if you still believe in Santa Claus, there is ALWAYS someone in the crowd who just HAS to tell you that he’s a myth when you know he’s a man?  Someone is always a self-appointed myth buster. The world has enjoyed the fun of watching two year old Paul the Octopus […]


June 27, 2010


The European passion for soccer (footie) got the better of Prince Harry.  He threw out the first ball at a Mets game over the weekend.  The crowd went wild both when he entered the stadium and when his pitch hit the catcher’s mit. Albeit to throw out the first pitch is an honor, the youthful […]


June 26, 2010


Renting rooms to students at the local university in a small village is the name of the game I am forced to play to stay afloat in this economy.  I wince as every new student comes to stay in a home I have spent years and a fortune restoring only to have them try to […]

Vuvuzelas Make Watching Gold Cup Soccer a Headache

June 13, 2010


Cultural differences I enjoy and respect but there is one native custom that will send me to a mental ward – an entire stadium blowing vuvuzelas.  The word itself is suspect – too close to the name of a female body part for my taste. I am  not an ardent soccer fan so I have […]

Beer-Brain Obama and Brit PM Bet Each Nation’s Best Beer on World Cup Win

June 13, 2010


It was our President. commander-in-chief and Beer Summit convener who suggested it, natch.  The winner between the US and Britain in the world cup yesterday would be treated to the loser’s best national beer.  The countries tied; beer in place. I hope Obama will not consider that if  the US loses, that the “best” US […]

Tiger’s Interview 18 February – No More Threesomes off the Links!

February 19, 2010


He’s always done it his way but he was trained up in this by a master – his father.  He had the schedule of an adult pro throughout his young life and many sensed that his fall from grace had more to do with late in life youthful rebellion more than anything else. Domineering Dad […]

America’s Cup – Devalued Trophy?

February 14, 2010


On February 14, 2010, USA-17 (BMW-Oracle) won the 33rd America’s Cup – bringing the “auld mug” back to the US after a 15 year hiatus. It crossed the finish line some 5 minutes ahead of  Swiss defender Alinghi 5 and 12.5% faster with Oracle’s Larry Ellison on board.  If you go to the site below, […]

Brazil’s Lula Should Lose the 2016 Olympics for his Racist Remarks.

February 13, 2010


Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil and the South American leader Barack Obama has sought to befriend, has now showed his true colors. He has said that Rio didn’t win the Olympics so gringos can carry home all the medals.  Surely the IOC (International Olympic Committee) should be considering some kind of action […]