Archive for November, 2007
I get the honor of calling the first home game in the history of the New Jersey Ironmen of the Major Indoor Soccer League Saturday night on Sportsnet New York. Sal Rosamila and I will broadcast this historic game (which will feature an appearance by — and a halftime interview with, I’m told — Pele himself) against the Detroit Ignition starting at 7:30 pm ET.
SNY is available on DIRECTV on channel 625 and on DISH Network on channel 438, if you’re inclined to watch. If you do watch, let me know what you think.
I just thought this was cool.
See if you can tell who these quarterbacks are based on their stats at similar points in their careers:
54 games, 920-1528 (60.2%), 10,527 yards, 54 TD, 60 INT, 76.4 rating
54 games, 460-825 (55.8%), 5,895 yards, 34 TD, 27 INT, 78.4 rating
52 games, 907-1647 (55.1%), 10,425 yards, 70 TD, 59 INT, 73.6 rating
58 games, 944-1748 (54.0%), 11,637 yards, 66 TD, 65 INT, 71.9 rating
53 games, 792-1529 (51.8%), 10,269 yards, 61 TD, 61 INT, 69.9 rating
I’ve always dug this shot of Bob Rigby, the first soccer player ever on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Rigby, who went to college in my hometown, led the Philadelphia Atoms to the 1973 North American Soccer League championship and was immortalized on SI’s September 3 cover that year.
Thanks to Dave Wasser, the foremost collector, trader and seller of classic American soccer video tapes, I finally saw the original WPHL-TV telecast of that 1973 game and found the moment I’d been looking for: the grab at right by Rigby, the iconic image from more than three decades ago.
And we could use some about now, right?
Anyway, Ricky Williams’ season is apparently over after just six carries. The Dolphin running back suffered a torn chest muscle last night in his first game back from a nearly two-season suspension.
Ricky’s problem now will be to convince a doctor that you need medicinal marijuana for a torn chest muscle.
I thought two things when I read that: First, that’s a noble thing to do for a good cause, something more active NFL players should do; and second, Kyle Turley‘s still in the NFL?
David Beckham’s free kick goal against Sydney FC in Australia last night:
I spend a lot (too much) time in hotel rooms on the road while traveling for business, but she’s in more hotel rooms than I am (wipe that smile off your face right now, mister!). She’s there when I arrive. She’s always happy to oblige when I need to see the trailer for National Treasure: Book of Secrets for the 57th time. When I depart, she remains, waiting patiently for our next rendezvous in a city yet unknown.
Who is she? Where is she from? And who is she with when I’m at home? Do I dare think about that?