Monthly Archives: May 2009

Drawn Together (Again)

After a pandemic of ties in Major League Soccer in recent weeks, only two of this weekend’s seven games to this point (Dallas and Chicago play in a few minutes) ended up in a draw. But the disease still has lingering negative effects on MLSNet.com headline writers: Last night’s draw was not, in fact, the […]

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Four At The Back – Episode 9

Shep Messing is our guest on the latest episode of Four At The Back (sorry it took an extra day to get it online – but, hey, you’re not paying for it, so simmer down). We also discuss the US National Team’s upcoming busy summer and ask what can be done about the US Open […]

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A Few Things For A Friday

Man, I’ve really been remiss in blogging lately. Sorry. But these things caught my eye this morning: Huh. Didn’t see this coming. This podcast with Adam Carolla and David Alan Grier had me laughing hysterically on the commute in this morning. YMMV. It’s going to take an extra day to get the latest Four At […]

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Backhanded Compliment

Sick of team handball yet? Check out this goal from Chicago’s Jolanta Kunickite in the women’s gold medal game of the 2009 USA Team Handball Club National Championships. She was the tournament’s leading scorer – not surprising, given all the ways she can score.

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Handball Highlights

Finally! Highlights from the men’s gold medal match at the 2009 USA Team Handball Club National Championships two weeks ago in Elgin, Ill. Handball is fun. I’ll put highlights of the women’s final up as soon as I get them compiled.

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Trailer Park

I saw Terminator Salvation today (okay, but McG is a bit full of himself), and trailers for these two films caught my eye: District 9 and Surrogates. They look interesting.

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Four At The Back – Episode 8

The Steven Cohen affair, ties in Major League Soccer, proFANity in the stands and an NASL reunion are the topics Dan Loney and I cover on the 8th episode of Four At The Back. In honor of the season finale of American Idol, we even ran a little long this week. Sorry about that. Notes […]

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It Seems To Me…

…that if we’re going to get all up in arms about performance-enhancing things, shouldn’t we get up in arms about poker players wearing sunglasses or otherwise hiding their expressions during high-stakes televised poker games? Isn’t part of the deal if you’re a poker player that you’re supposed to be able to cultivate…oh, what’s the phrase?…a […]

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I’m Gonna Be Rich!

From: Mr. Lawal Olu Treasury Dept Bank of Ghana Dear Sir, I know this letter will come to you as a surprise because you do not know me before; my name is Mr. Lawal Olu, Treasury Dept Bank of Ghana. During the airlift of some presidential luggage’s to Europe I and my colleagues in the […]

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Idol Speculation: I Hate Long Goodbyes

The marsupials who produce American Idol gave themselves an extra seven minutes by design last night, and used it all in a finale that had something for everyone – assuming everyone is old like me. KISS? Seriously? Rod Stewart? Lionel Ritchie? What, Hall & Oates weren’t available? Don’t get me wrong – KISS was entertaining […]

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