Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Weird Sports Fads: Remembering Looney Tunes sportswear

Monday, June 24th, 2013

As I was grocery shopping around 10 p.m. on Sunday night -- a lesson I learned to not soon repeat as I saw a kid no older than nine driving around in one of those George Costanza electric scooters before I was accosted by a man looking to give me ...

Yuichiro Miura becomes oldest man to climb Mount Everest at 80

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer, became the oldest man to reach the top of the world's tallest mountain on Thursday. Miura reached the summit of Mount Everest (which stands 29,035 feet tall) in the early morning hours. It is the third time Miura has summited the peak three times now. ...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed on Thursday night, was an aspiring amateur boxer who hoped to try out for the United States Olympic team. Tsarnaev came to the U.S. from Chechnya in 2003, and won a Golden Gloves novice fight in the 178-pound weight division in 2004. ...

Bradley Cooper, Julian Edelman visit Boston bombing victim

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Let's face it, no matter how hard we try and hate Bradley Cooper for being an insanely successful, Oscar-nominated actor who women swoon over, it's time to give up. The guy is self-deprecating, humble, funny, willing to make fun of himself and he seems to always do awesome stuff that ...

University of Miami releases useless statement on PED use

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Don't you just love lawyers and the way they can use language to make things seem like they're something they're not? Clearly, the University of Miami has some quality lawyers and public relations people. As the ever-widening scandal involving the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and an "anti-aging" clinic called Biogenesis of America ...

Mike Eruzione to sell jersey and stick from “Miracle on Ice”

Friday, January 25th, 2013

It's not often something comes up on the sports memorabilia market that's probably really worth its price. Mike Eruzione's jersey and stick from the 1980 Olympic hockey victory over the Soviet Union might just be one of those things. The former Team USA captain is selling his jersey, stick, and other ...

Pacquiao-Marquez IV and undercard: 5 subplots to follow

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

It's finally here, the bout the whole world has been waiting for: Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather, Jr. I Juan Manuel Marquez L (that's 50 for you Roman numerically challenged folks out there). OK, so tonight Pacquiao and Marquez meet for the 4th time, but admitting it feels like the 50th doesn't seem too ...

Looking a gift horse in the mouth

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Stop me if you've heard this before: guy takes girlfriend to auction and tries to impress. Guy buys girlfriend former racehorse as a pet. Girlfriend tells guy, 'Thanks, but where am I going to keep a racehorse in a two-bedroom apartment?' Dutch soccer player Leroy Fer spent $35,000 on a pony ...