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6688. judithathome - 7/6/2015 9:51:03 PM

I can't believe I actually SAW that! It truly WAS amazing and I had no idea that there is no REST in that game...had never watched a soccer game before all the way through...those players are the most amazing athletes in the WORLD.

I always thought American football was wussy because they have SOOO many time-outs and halftime...thought basketball was more "rigorous" because they seem to be on the court with no rests compared to football.

But THIS sport?? Get outta town!! They are ON it for 90 minutes straight!

6689. judithathome - 7/20/2015 12:13:55 AM

This is amazing video... I guess sharks all over the world are getting pissed off!

6690. wabbit - 7/20/2015 10:30:22 PM

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

My sister and I sat and watched Sharknado 2 while Mom was in ICU the week before last. The nurses were loving our running commentary.

These are the worst movies, but worth watching if you need a good laugh, so funny! And don't miss Sharktopus! What in the world happened to Eric Roberts that he is the star of Sharktopus?? But what joy that the B- Creature Double-Feature movies I remember from my youth (Creature of the Black Lagoon anyone?) are seeing a resurgence!

6691. judithathome - 7/21/2015 9:57:40 PM

Tonight on HBO: Trophy Nation w/Bob Costas...about our tendency to award kids trophies no matter how they do in sports...good, bad...just so they show up.

Back in the day...the kids that got trophies at the end of the season of Little League baseball/Pee Wee football only got trophies if they won. I think those kids, on the whole, turned out well.

6692. vonKreedon - 7/24/2015 3:02:39 AM

My son hated the whole no-cut, everyone plays and gets a trophy ethos of Seattle. But then, he's an alpha athlete and it cut into both his playing time and the team's cohesion.

6693. judithathome - 8/9/2015 9:04:06 PM

Former NFL star and longtime sportscaster Frank Gifford died today of natural causes in his Connecticut home, his family said.

Gifford, who was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford, was 84.

....from CNN Breaking News

(I know this is tacky but I can't believe he was married to her that long...)

6694. wabbit - 3/13/2016 6:40:23 PM

A dog was killed and several others injured when a snowmobile was deliberately driven into two dog-sled teams competing in a race, officials have said.

The incident happened during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.

Race marshals said a man on a snowmobile first attacked one sled and later hit the sled that was following behind.

A man has now been arrested, but police say the motive remains unclear.

Arnold Demoski, 26, faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and criminal mischief, Alaska State Troopers say...

Give him a pair of socks and underwear and drop his ass off on the tundra. Buh-bye.

6695. Ms. No - 3/13/2016 7:52:24 PM

WTF???? What is wrong with people?

I still feel like these kinds of crimes shouldn't print the names of the perpetrators. Deny them their 15 minutes. I'm convinced that's why half of them do this crazy shit.

6696. Ms. No - 3/13/2016 8:02:37 PM


"My son hated the whole no-cut, everyone plays and gets a trophy ethos of Seattle. But then, he's an alpha athlete and it cut into both his playing time and the team's cohesion."

I've been teaching Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron to my sophomores this week and they're of the same mind. It's a little odd though. Because they've grown up with the trophy epidemic, many of them actually believe that they really are that good --- that it's the other kids who would fall behind.

For people who are truly gifted, it has to be the worst kind of frustrating to be made to wait, or make concessions, or watch a whole group do less well just because we've got some warped sense of fairness.

Fairness in competitive endeavors is in the rules. I always assumed that's why there was a difference between Varsity and JV -- not just age, but ability.

6697. wabbit - 3/13/2016 11:02:14 PM

Message # 6695 Agree. Keep their name out of the news and see what happens. It sure can't hurt to give it a try for a year.

And I'm over the "I blacked out I have a disease" defense.

6698. wabbit - 3/17/2016 1:22:41 AM

Jeez Louise, I had a post ready to go and the site went down, again...ALISTAIR!!!!!!

With his fist pumping as he ran beside his built-for-speed sled dogs, Dallas Seavey crossed the finish line first early Tuesday morning and entered the elite club of four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champions...He reached the finish line at 2:20 a.m., smashing the race record for the second time in three years. And heís only 29....
His father Mitch finished second, again. Third was Aliy Zirkle, one of the two competitors who was hit by the drunk a* on his snowmachine. Attacked by the same jerk, Jeff King finished ninth after the death of his dog Nash and injuries to other members of his team.

6699. wabbit - 4/18/2016 8:46:51 PM

The Ethiopians swept the 2016 Boston Marathon this morning, finishing 1-3 in the men's and 1-2 in the women's divisions.

Local Marky Mark and his film crew were at the finish line early.

Red Sox lost to Toronto 4-3.

Best sign of the day...

6700. wabbit - 5/10/2016 11:03:07 PM

Nyquist is still perfect! There was some debate about whether he could get the distance in the 2016 Kentucky Derby, but he did and not in the slow time many handicappers were predicting. Exaggerator made a run at him, but couldn't catch him. Gun Runner was third, just ahead of Mohaymen.

I should have bet on the Oaks, had the winner, Cathryn Sophia. Favorite Rachelís Valentina, daughter of Rachel Alexandra, finished sixth.

6702. wabbit - 5/15/2016 12:22:02 PM

JaH, I don't know what happened, but your 6701 wasn't showing up, I had to delete. Sorry.

6703. wabbit - 6/4/2016 1:41:01 PM

...Vitaliy Stepanov was a disillusioned Russian anti-doping agent, and in several meetings with WADA officials held in the Olympic Village in February 2010, he detailed how drug cheating was endemic among Russiaís Olympic athletes and how the government and Russiaís anti-doping agency were complicit.

For four years after those first meetings, Stepanov exchanged hundreds of emails with WADA employees, but the rules-enforcing agency never opened an investigation into Russiaís alleged rule-breaking. Finally, in early 2014, a senior WADA official, convinced his agency would never pursue the claims, directed Stepanov to contact a German journalist, in the hopes that the journalist would investigate them, according to Stepanov and a person familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Now, reports of widespread doping by Russian athletes at the past two Olympics are public, and WADA is rushing to complete its own investigation and decide whether to ban athletes from this summerís Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro...
Not surprised about the cheating, but disappointed in the WADA.

6704. judithathome - 6/4/2016 8:04:53 PM

That's okay, Wabbit...I'm so shocked when I DO get in to site, I was probably at fault.

6705. wabbit - 6/4/2016 9:50:53 PM

I had a post ready to go about Ali and the site went down...AGAIN. ALISTAIR - *PLEASE* email me!!

6706. wabbit - 6/4/2016 9:54:22 PM

When my father was stationed at Griffiss AFB, we shared a U-shaped two family. A family with three daughters, roughly the same age as we kids were, lived next door. A few months ago, I found one of the daughters on Facebook (the only real use for FB, but that's just me). A week or two ago she posted an old photo of her Dad who has passed away, and I wrote to tell her I was just thinking about him a few days before. She was only three when this happened and didn't remember it.

May 25, 1965 was the second Ali-Liston fight. Our fathers were going to watch the fight together. C's dad went to get each of them a beer right after the fight started and it was over when he got back. Neither of them could believe it.

RIP Muhammad Ali

6707. wabbit - 6/12/2016 11:29:03 PM

...Creator found an opening in the stretch and ran down Destin in the final stride to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes by a nose - the closest possible margin of victory...

- Frosted ($6.70) ran the fastest Metropolitan Mile in the 123-year history of the race, blowing away the field for a 14 1/4 length victory and earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the 4-year-old gray colt stormed into the lead around the turn and widened his advantage with every stride. The winning time was 1:32.73, off the track record by nearly a half-second, but faster than Tizway's Met Mile time of 1:32.90 in 2011.

- Cavorting ($10.60) ran her way into an automatic berth in the BC Distaff by taking the $1 million Ogden Phipps by 2 1/2 lengths over Forever Unbridled. The 4-year-old filly is trained by Kiran McLaughlin, who also trains Frosted. Favorite Curalina was fourth.

- Flintshire ($3.40), a 6-year-old bred in England, made his first start of the year a winning one in the $1 million Manhattan for 4-year-olds and up on the turf.

- Celestine ($17) took charge in the stretch to win the $700,000 Just A Game for 4-year-old and up fillies and mares on the turf.

- Carina Mia ($6.10) edged past Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia in the stretch and won the $700,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies.

Also, Tom's Ready ($17.20) rebounded from a 12th place finish in the Derby to win the Grade 2 $500,000 Woody Stephens; and Shaman Ghost ($9.60) won the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational.

6708. wabbit - 8/13/2016 10:39:08 PM

So the Olympics have been on for the past week. As always, almost no coverage of the equestrian events.

A few good stories. Etimoni Timuani is there representing Tuvalu. An Olympic team of one with zero chance of anything, since his sport is the men's 100 meter (Usain Bolt anyone?). But there he is. Love that. We too often forget that winning is NOT everything. Participating is so much more important. Timuani was eliminated in the first heat, but so what, he's there, he participated.

Back to equestrian - the US Dressage team got a bronze medal! But the story for me was that Dutch Olympic medalist Adelinde Cornelissen withdrew Parzival when he got sick. He was bitten by a spider or mosquito or whatever and got sick. He recovered enough that Cornelissen decided to try, since the reserves who could have been in Rio declined to bring their horses. When Parzival didn't seem right, Cornelissen withdrew. That left the Dutch team with only three horses, meaning no extra score to drop, but good for her. Parzival is 19, he won Olympic medals in London, he deserved her consideration. Don't get me started about the Scottish rugby player talking about killing rabbits as a "team building" exercise...

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