Category Archives: sports

Anglo-American forces defeat Germany, Japan

by Greg Mayer No, it’s not a headline from the summer of 1945, but this weekend’s soccer news: the U.S. women’s national team beat Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup, while England bested Germany 1-0 to finish third in the tournament standings. The U.S., the sport’s traditional powerhouse, reasserted itself against Japan and, earlier […]

Squirrel dives into dugout at Phillies game

Speaking of baseball and squirrels, here’s a hapless squirrel diving from a wire into the dugout of the Philadelphia Phillies during a recent game. I hope the little guy wasn’t hurt. What’s funny is how crazy these big professional baseball players go, running for the hills, when the rodent lands among them. It’s just a […]

A visitor to Chicago

I have a visitor for much of this week: Adam King, the son of my best friend of yore, Kenny King, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April of last year. The link in the previous sentence goes to my memoriam for Kenny, but now his son is passing through Chicago on his way back to Valencia, […]

Messi’s incredible goal

In yesterday’s Copa del Rey against Bilbao, Lionel Messi scored an unwordly goal, beating four defenders and helping give Barca a 3-1 victory. It reminded me of Maradona’s incredible goal against England in the 1986 World Cup, regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. Messi’s is up there, too! Have a look: h/t: Randy

Islamic school soccer team refuses to play against a team having two girls—in Canada!

A report in City News, an online venue from Toronto, reports an example of insufferable bigotry—the kind of bigotry that one might think would not be tolerated in Canada. Except it was.  A Muslim high school in Toronto was playing football (the soccer kind) against a Catholic High school from Caledon.  The Muslim team complained because […]

Boston and Cambridge: Random photos

Actually, these are nonrandom photos—I constantly hear people misusing the word “random” all the time. First, today’s morning Easter Coffee, complete with a Marshmallow Peep® (I have to admit that I absolutely love these sugary death-bombs): Garcia, the resident cat: We took a walk through Cambridge and then across the river to Boston yesterday. Along the […]

Skier blithely passes mountain lion

I presume this skier in Utah was wearing a GoPro camera, and see what he goes by about seven seconds in. It’s a resting Puma concolor! h/t: Melissa

Dear Kitten. . . . Superbowl version

ZeFrank’s video shows an older cat enlightening a kitten about the mysteries of today’s Big Game.

Packers quarterback commits blasphemy by saying that God doesn’t care about football

If there’s one thing sacred in America besides God himself, it’s football. In fact, the two are routinely combined, not only with players praying en masse in the locker room and “Tebowing” on the field, and half of American sports fans (and 55% of football fans) believing that “the supernatural” plays a role in sports. In fact, […]

Ex-pitcher Curt Schilling blames criticism of his creationism on “atheists, liberals, and Democrats”

You all know (or should, if you’ve been reading here) about the Twi**er battle between former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and baseball writer Keith Law, both of whom worked for the sports television network ESPN. Schilling was sending out unreconstructed creationist tw**ts, the much smarter Law defended evolution, and, lo and behold, ESPN suspended Law from tw**ting […]


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