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Archive for December 2007

Distant Replay

I’m replaying the 1953 World Series with the APBA Pro Baseball game. The Yankees took the first game, 10-1 (in real life, they had won that game 9-5) and looked to go up 2-0 in game two at Yankee Stadium on the first day of October.

Of Dice and Men

I recently bought a new edition of the APBA Baseball game which I played (a lot) as a teenager, and will be replaying the 1953 World Series just for fun over the next few days. In real life, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in six games – what will happen in the replay? Watch this… (read more)

Old School Stripes

I recently found an old PRO! magazine (the NFL’s old gameday program) from 1979. It had a fascinating photo feature on the officials (“The Third Team”) which shows how different the NFL officials of the late 1970s look compared to those of today. Actually, if you go back only a couple of years, that timeless… (read more)

And so, This is Christmas….

Or, it will be in a few days. I doubt I’ll be able to talk to y’all between now and then as I’ll be traveling, spending time with friends and family and calling the Chicago Storm–Detroit Ignition MISL game that will air on Friday the 29th at 8:00pm ET on Fox Soccer Channel. Have a… (read more)

She Said, He Said

Well, Greg Ryan has kept quiet for long enough, I guess. EDIT:  I didn’t realize Solo was speaking again, though her interview with the San Diego Union Tribune is devoid of any vitriol towards Ryan. If Solo and Ryan are both in WUSA2 next year, that’ll be interesting the first time their teams meet (because… (read more)

Somewhere, Hugh Culverhouse is Chuckling

Seriously, is there anyone in sports who combines the “qualities” of being a complete jerk with being completely dishonorable as well as Bill Parcells? Parcells, who was quoted Wednesday as saying he would likely become the Atlanta Falcons’ new football operations czar (saying “I don’t expect any real deal-breaker. I don’t think there will be… (read more)

And, in the Interest of Equal Time…

…some women behaving badly as well: Jamie Lynn Spears, who, at 16, is pregnant by her 19-year-old boyfriend. This came as a total shock to Mother of the Year candidate Lynne Spears, who said, “I didn’t believe it, because Jamie Lynn’s always been so conscientious. She’s never late for her curfew. I was in shock.”… (read more)

Men Behaving Badly

Romario gets four-month ban for doping ManU’s Jonny Evans out on bail after arrest on suspicion of rape.