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 ...

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 ...

Congress Pardons Jack Johnson; Health Care Still Not Solved

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

On the day before it adjourns for a summer break it hasn't earned, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a pardon of boxing great Jack Johnson. Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion and held the title from 1908 until 1915. In 1913 he ...