Archive for the ‘Olympic Sports’ Category

The Stars Of The Vancouver Olympics So Far

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics have surprised me in more ways than one. The action has been entertaining despite NBC's tedious coverage (do we really need commercial breaks after every two ski runs?), the fact that I don't understand the scoring systems for half the sports and the interminable alpine delays ...

Hey Canada, How Does That Feel?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

While the United States continues to dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, everyone paused yesterday so the host nation could play a little hockey against its neighbor to the south. It was lovely of the Canadians to allow the Americans on the ice and show us how to play ...

Jamaican Bobsled Team Won’t Be In Vancouver

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Sadly, one of the best stories in Olympic history won't have another chapter written this winter. The Jamaican bobsled team has failed to qualify for this month's Olympics. For the last few weeks, the Jamaicans had been hoping that a spot would open in the field. But the list of nations ...

U.S. Curling Enlists Aid Of Real American Athlete

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Like any good 49er, Vernon Davis is going for gold. My buddy and fantasy football savior, VD was named an honorary captain for the U.S. Olympic Curling team.  “Going to the Olympics will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to learning more about the sport and seeing other great athletes ...

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...

Link Dump! Brought To You By 19.19

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I mean sure, the 100 meters world record is what gets you the title of "world's fastest man," but the 200 meters is real GD speed, and this video, friends, is as real as it gets. I bet he's on steroids. That's right, I said it. Now put me on ...

Breaking, Important News: U.S. Olympic Hockey has a Coach

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

For those of you who shake your head and mumble to yourself every time I put up a hockey post, well, too f**king bad. I enjoy being the lone hockey voice 'round here. But in all seriousness, I come to you today with some big, big news. Some giant news. It looks ...

Michael Phelps and Sumo Wrestlers Have Something in Common

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Not sure if you've heard or not, but some fellow named Michael Phelps, the man of eight gold medals in the most recent Summer Olympics, had his picture taken while smoking pot at a party in South Carolina and the media are making a big deal about it. ...Like he's the ...