Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Thursday, October 18, 2012
1. when you move your factories to the poorest country you can find
so you can make the most expensive sneakers on the planet
and give millions of dollars to the richest athletes of all time,
you forfeit the right to make public declarations about ethics or morals.
2. lance armstrong has never tested positive for illegal substances
3. his foundation, livestrong, which he started at 26 years old,
has raised over $400 million for cancer research, programs, and advocacy.
4. one of the best traits about the USA is you’re innocent until proven guilty.
your actions say you don’t fully believe in that trademark of this country.
that makes you seem worse than anything armstrong is accused of.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
ask a butterfly.
sports are nice – when they’re shown live, or seen live, or participated in by me
are the olympics the best example of sports?
ask the underdogs.
many of whom never make it on tv.
tears are cool
especially when theyre streaming down a cheek of a winner
as their national anthem is played to a mostly full arena.
but super especially when they fall
in a gym in the middle of nowhere
or a track on the outskirts
or in a pool or a court or a field or a street
when no ones looking
because someone did something they couldnt do yesterday
and now theyre one step closer to their dream.
and still the butterfly flutters away saying
cant do this
Sunday, January 29, 2012
imagine youre an athlete, but you have some serious issues with your legs
perhaps you came back wounded from the war
maybe you were born disabled
maybe you were in an accident.
but being an athlete is something in your heart.
of the scariest things i could imagine doing is skiing down a hill and over jumps
without the benefit of legs.
enter the mono skiiers and check out this final race today.
h/t rob lawrence
Saturday, January 21, 2012
and the fact that even in Indiana high schools they have
auxiliary gyms where the second half of the game was played
ah, the mid west
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
and some poor slobs had to Live Blog it!! as someone who tries to encourage people AWAY from live blogging, it is funny that what should have been an hour or two assignment turned oh so terribly wrong.
by wrong i mean hilarious. especially when we are talking about british journalists.
heres a very small sample of the genius that went down today in uk blogging. guardian, uk, that is:
4.45pm: It’s ace number 62 for John Isner in the Never-Ending Story of Court 18, a tournament record. But, incredibly, Mahut seems to be coming back at him. He forges his way to the first deuce of the set thanks to a backhand lob that somehow gets over the head of the American, who stands six-foot-nine in his stockinged feet. Both men, as has been established, are now dead on their feet, although the Frenchman looks the marginally less rotten (a few less worms wriggling from his eye sockets).
Naturally Isner holds on, He staggers, sightless, to the net and scrapes off a desperate drop volley for a winner. The American now leads 24-23. But inevitably we are still on serve.
“No!” screams a gang of reporters. “Nooo!” I think that they are lamenting the match, but of course they are lamenting the football. On the other side of the world, Slovenia just came close to scoring.
4.50pm: It’s over. It’s finally over. It was a long, hard match and it took its toll on the players. But finally, at long last, we have a result.
I’m actually talking about the football here. England win 1-0 against Slovenia to go through to the knock-out stage. The Isner-Mahut match is still ongoing: 24-24 in the final set. Isner’s leg has just dropped off.
if you didnt hear, the match was postponed due to darkness.
it will resume tomorrow.