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Beijing Olympic Questions

August 27, 2008 |

My wife and I logged in quite a bit of time watching the Olympic games, not realizing that we would catch Olympic fever. While it was fun to watch, it left us with many questions:     Why would Michael Phelps risk his legacy by competing in the 2012 Olympics? Who else was blown away by the [...]

Fewer commercials for ALL Olympic coverage?

August 08, 2008 |

While watching the US/Japan men’s soccer match this morning, it was refreshing to see almost zero advertising near and on the pitch. The only exceptions I saw were the small Nike swoosh on the US team jerseys and the small Adidas logo on the referee jersey. You don’t realize all the advertising that is normally splattered all [...]

Umps Called it Right with Cabrera and Ramirez

August 01, 2008 |

I’m sure we all agree that athletes at the major league level are the best of the best at what they do, the “crème de la crème”. Umpires and referees who officiate at the major league level also are the crème de la crème.  Major league athletes and officials fit the definition of professional listed #13 [...]

An enjoyable Oriole 25 year reunion

July 26, 2008 |

Anyone else go to the Oriole game on Wednesday night? The Novak clan had a great time.   The 25th WS reunion night was already off to a great start over a month ago, when a friend offered me four comp tickets to a future Oriole game.    Picked up the tickets at Will Call, and [...]

Back on the blog again…

July 23, 2008 |

After spending the majority of time in the past month away from home, here are some random sports thoughts:   While I am thrilled that the Orioles are continuing to play with lots of heart, I am distressed that seemingly every time there was an opportunity to watch an Oriole game or see their highlights, [...]