Archive for November, 2007

Iron-Clad

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

New Jersey Ironmen logoI 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.

Legend-ary

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I just thought this was cool.


Visit the Official I Am Legend Website

The Orange Son of Krypton

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Gainesville Sun Cartoon

Who Cares How She Got There?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Maybe she came in through the bathroom window?

Lords of Baltimore

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I love sports museums. Just love ‘em. So when my dad and I had a chance to visit not one, but two in the same day on a recent trip to Baltimore, we jumped at it. We found lots of interesting uniforms from a few different sports. (more…)

Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

See if you can tell who these quarterbacks are based on their stats at similar points in their careers:

Quarterback A:
54 games, 920-1528 (60.2%), 10,527 yards, 54 TD, 60 INT, 76.4 rating

Quarterback B:
54 games, 460-825 (55.8%), 5,895 yards, 34 TD, 27 INT, 78.4 rating

Quarterback C:
52 games, 907-1647 (55.1%), 10,425 yards, 70 TD, 59 INT, 73.6 rating

Quarterback D:
58 games, 944-1748 (54.0%), 11,637 yards, 66 TD, 65 INT, 71.9 rating

Quarterback E:
53 games, 792-1529 (51.8%), 10,269 yards, 61 TD, 61 INT, 69.9 rating

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A New Angle on an Old Shot

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Bob Rigby on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1973I’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.

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NFL: The “L” Stands For “Levity”

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

And we could use some about now, right?

Ricky Williams courtesy deadspin.comAnyway, 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.

And Kyle Turley is going to donate a game check to Gridiron Greats, the organization that helps down-and-out former NFL players.

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?

Fair Dinkum, That’s a Goal!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

David Beckham’s free kick goal against Sydney FC in Australia last night:

The Woman in my Hotel Room

Monday, November 26th, 2007

The woman on the movie preview channel
She’s always there. Ever faithful. Eternally available. And I have no idea who she is.

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?