Category: Sports

Bodes well

This weekend was the final weekend of the Alpine Skiing World Cup season and Bode Miller became the first American to win the overall championship since Phil Mahre and Tamara MacKinney in 1983. He won the title over Austrian Benjamin Raich by winning this week’s Super G and placing second in the GS. In the Super G, Miller tied for… Read more →

The other games begin

Need distraction from the Republicans? Going through Olympic withdrawal and miss watching water polo at 3:30 AM? Fortunately, this is a great time for sport. For those who have a need to break out the nationalistic cheers, the World Cup of Hockey is underway now and the Ryder Cup starts in two weeks. Even though it has been overshadowed by… Read more →

Easy as 1-2-3

ESPN/ABC Sports broadcast this year’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals as well as the NBA finals. Hockey coverage on the Disney-owned networks has always been haphazard and mediocre at best. Apparently, their basketball broadcasts suck, too. Outside of football (which it does well), can ESPN actually televise sports properly, or is it just best at highlights? In other hockey off-season news,… Read more →

Not to gloat, but…

In early April, I predicted that NBC might pick up the NHL broadcast deal on the cheap. In the NY Times, Richard Sandomir reports: N.H.L. Games Go to NBC Next Season NBC will carry a regionalized package of regular-season games on six or seven Saturday afternoons, followed by playoff games every Saturday until the Stanley Cup finals, when the network… Read more →

Chutzpah

The person sitting next to me in class is checking her voice mail on her cell phone during class. Is that any worse than checking email, surfing Friendster (very popular on the screens that I can see), playing solitaire or, um, blogging? I think so. Read more →

Not So Amazin

I went to the Mets game last night, or at least as much of the Mets game that we could stand. The Mets beat the Pirates 5-3 in front of a sparse assemblage that could hardly constitute a crowd. The game, or at least 5 innings, defined dull. This was one of the many meaningless baseball games that close out… Read more →

On elections

We’re in the middle of election season at the law school. The Student Bar Association (student government) had their elections last week. Judging by the posters and flyers hanging all over the law school building, the people who run for SBA office are the same people who ran for student government in high school and undergrad. In contrast, for some… Read more →

Not Giant Salmon, Giant Slalom

NYT: Miller Shares Golden Moment USSA: GS Gold for Bode, Bronze for Schlopy USSA: Miller, Schlopy Talk Medals NYT: Swede Cruises to a One-and-a-Half-Second Romp Ski Racing: Anja Paerson dominates GS field to take gold; Canada’s Forsyth gets bronze NYT: U.S. View Doesn’t Set Well With U.S. Star Taped and heavily edited TV coverage will be on NBC tomorrow (Saturday)… Read more →