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  • U.S. boxers get clobbered by British team

    Ouch...first the U.S. gets eliminated from baseball in the 2004 Olympics and now we are getting embarrassed at amateur boxing. Looks like we didn't send our best amateurs to England (just 1 champion) and I wonder if we did in the baseball event. We got clobbered in the ring for our efforts. Got to do better. Here is the report from the Liverpool press: US mauled by English lions Nov 7 2003 By David Randles Ringside at Everton Park Sports Centre For so long now the Americans have been seen as a superpower in virtually every premise of life, with...
  • Rebuilding Iraq, athlete by athlete

    08/17/2003 4:10:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 215+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/18/03 | Robert F. Worth (NYT)
    BAGHDAD When Ahmed al-Samarrai returned to the sports club where he once coached the Iraqi national basketball team, he did not recognize it. The gym had been demolished. The grass on the soccer field was uncut, and some of the sandstone buildings were starting to crumble. That was the least of it. Virtually every athlete at the club has physical or mental scars inflicted by deposed President Saddam Hussein's older son, Uday, who took control of Iraq's Olympic Committee in 1984 and began a terrifying campaign of torture and humiliation. Many fled the country, including Samarrai. "The fields you can...
  • Defending Kobe Bryant, the Victim?

    07/18/2003 9:01:35 PM PDT · by bd476 · 881 replies · 709+ views
    July 18, 2003 | Self
    Why would anyone feel more sympathy for Kobe Bryant at this point than for his alleged victim? Why would anyone allege a superstar's innocence simply by intoning hated doctrine from the liberal left? "Hosed by the N.O.W. GANG" in one subject heading implies a scenario where Kobe Bryant becomes a victim of N.O.W, rather than the young woman as the alleged victim of Kobe Bryant. Is there anyone willing to take one small step further which would paint Kobe Bryant as a victim now cramped into Hillary Clinton's crowded "vast right wing conspiracy" corner? After more than a week of...
  • Nothing's 'fine' for (Kobe) Bryant now

    07/19/2003 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 79 replies · 557+ views
    The (Denver) Rocky Mountain News ^ | 07/19/03 | Dave Krieger
    Krieger: Nothing's 'fine' for Bryant now July 19, 2003 It was just a week ago that Kobe Bryant was confidently assuring the Los Angeles Times, "It will all be fine. You'll see." Why he would say this is just one of the mysteries surrounding him now. It will not be fine. Whatever happens next, it will not be fine. Bryant became a national favorite with a combination of good looks and spectacular basketball ability, and you probably have to make him a favorite in Eagle County, too. The Kobe defense team already includes Hal Haddon, who represented John and Patsy...
  • ROCKET'S MESSAGE HITS HOME WITH THE TROOPS

    03/19/2003 7:28:45 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 13 replies · 297+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/3 | Mike Vaccaro
    <p>March 18, 2003 -- TAMPA - Roger Clemens still remembers the dull ache that filled the family living room that terrible evening in 1969, the unguarded fear in his mother's eyes. Dread at the dinner hour. His brother stared straight ahead at the television, watching the numbers tumble onto the screen, until the one he was waiting for appeared. Then Richard Clemens walked wordlessly back to his room and shut the door as his mother fell to her knees, seized with sadness.</p>
  • Charger QB Drew Brees a Republican? (hint: YES!)

    10/20/2002 9:47:38 AM PDT · by The G Man · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Was watching the ESPN pregame show just now and they do this weekly bit called "Jam Sessions" where former Atlanta RB Jamaal Anderson goes out and interviews NFL players. Today's guy was Charger QB Drew Brees. The interview consists of Jamaal asking him a bunch of inane questions like "what movie star would play you" (george clooney) and "what rock star would he like to date" (Shakira). Well the next question was "What one person in the world would he most like to meet" and Brees answered "George W"!!!!Good man, Drew, good man
  • Ageless Athlete May Not Be Far Off

    08/04/2002 9:28:14 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Aug. 4, 2002 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Ageless athlete may not be far offPenn's research into a synthetic gene has wide implications for sports.By Frank FitzpatrickInquirer Staff WriterYou know all those steroid-laced sluggers, blood-doped swimmers, and hormonally enhanced weightlifters who people worry are ruining sports?They're just minor-league fears.The real nightmare is lurking inside tiny cages in a University of Pennsylvania basement.There, genetically engineered mice and rats, some of them the equivalent of 80-year-old humans, display rippling, well-toned muscles that neither aging nor a lack of exercise can diminish.Injected only once with a synthetic gene created by researchers in Penn's physiology department, these ripped rodents are as much...
  • Great feat, but not a great athlete (Lance Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic)

    07/26/2002 7:25:25 PM PDT · by jern · 110 replies · 987+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 24, 2002 | Ron Borges
    "Great feat, but not a great athlete Armstrong winning Tour impressive, but it’s not athletic COMMENTARY July 24 — Someone postulated on National Public Radio a week or so ago that Lance Armstrong was the greatest athlete in the world. Greatest athlete in the world? I wonder if he’s an athlete at all. CERTAINLY ARMSTRONG IS A HELL of a bike rider, but does that make him superior to Michael Jordan, Barry Bonds, Jerry Rice or Marion Jones? Does it make him a better athlete than the Williams sisters? Does the ability to sit on a skinny bicycle seat for...