blog blog

Soccer, mostly, but some other stuff, too

Archive for December 2010

The Man’s A Menace

Dan Dierdorf went on and on Sunday about how Peyton Manning gave himself up on his game-clinching 27-yard bootleg to avoid risking injury (even the flacks on agreed, apparently). But to most people it was obvious he knew that if he slid short, the game was over. Manning even said if he’d wanted to… (read more)

One Down…

The USA beat Canada 26-21 in women’s team handball today, coming back from a five-goal deficit on aggregate to win on away goals! It’s off to Guadalajara for the Pan Am Games! The men are playing Canada right now…tied 4-4 in the first half, but you can follow text commentary live from Montreal here.

Once Is A Mistake; Twice Is A Problem

The first thing I thought when I read that the Steelers had been awarded a phantom first down in their game against the Jets Sunday was, “Wow. Two weeks in a row.” Then I read the story and saw it was Pete Morelli’s crew that made the mistake. The same crew that gave the Redskins… (read more)


Inspired by this list of one-sentence reviews of ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary series, I figured now was as good a time as any to give you my take on the whole thing. 1. King’s Ransom: Peter Berg got to hang out on the golf course with Wayne Gretzky. Isn’t that cool? Look at me!… (read more)

Five Down Territory

It turned out not to matter, and not a lot of you saw it happen (few who did are likely to care), but the Washington Redskins apparently did get an extra down and used it to score their nearly-game-tying touchdown against Tampa Bay yesterday. Only one of the stranger endings to an NFL game that… (read more)