Monthly Archives: April 2009

And Then…She Made It Worse

Miss California: Gay marriage answer ‘cost me my crown.’ (USA Today)

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Monday Dispatches

We have beauty pageants. We have interview shows. We should not mix them. Case in point: Miss California USA. (To be fair, she did much better than Miss Teen South Carolina, and had she not said “opposite marriage” – which, when you think of it, makes sense, but these girls aren’t known for thinking on […]

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Four At The Back – Episode 4

The new episode of Four At The Back features discussion of MLS officiating, a visit with Chivas USA’s Jesse Marsch, theories on lagging MLS attendance and the US Soccer Supporters Club. Download the show here, send us your feedback and go to iTunes and subscribe to the podcast if you like it. Four At The […]

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Here’s A Guy Who, When He Retires, He Doesn’t Work Anymore

John Madden has hung ‘em up. He’s done as the analyst in the booth on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, done with broadcasting entirely. Now, you have to be older than, say, about 33 to remember when John Madden was a really good analyst – when he was new and different and fun to listen to. […]

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Idol Speculation: The 50 Percent Solution

So the monkeys that produce American Idol finally figured out a way to bring their 61-minute show in…in 61 minutes: only have the judges review the contestants in pairs. Simon and Paula review the odd-numbered contestants, Randy and Kara the evens. How about this? Don’t have four judges, first off. Or don’t let Paula ramble […]

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Must Be Playoff Time

Funny commercial from the Boston Bruins (thanks to Deadspin): Two others here and here that are also pretty funny.

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The Things You See On The Road

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Well, THAT Was Fun!

Team handball is really fun. Army beat Air Force, 29-26 Saturday afternoon in Colorado Springs. Tense game, in doubt until the end. Broadcast was….rudimentary, let’s say. But a lot of fun. And over too quickly. Kudos to my partner, Laura Ryan and to all the USOC folks who helped pull it off. Hope we get […]

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Heading For The Mountains

I’ll be off the grid most of the weekend (except maybe for Facebook and Twitter updates) as I’m off to Colorado. Don’t forget – Saturday at 5:30pm ET, college team handball between Army and Air Force on teamusa.org.

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Oliver Bierhoff Was Unavailable For Comment

It’s all part of the atmosphere, love. Drink it in. Once you wring it out of your hair. This just proves what I’ve always said: the Germans love throwing beer on people. And David Hasselhoff.

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