February 20, 2010 at 21:08 (Sports)
Tags: Sven Kramer, Vancouver Olympic Games 2010
Shortly after winning his gold medal in speed skating, an NBC reporter asked Sven Kramer who he was and what he won. In reply, he said, “Are you stupid? I’m not gonna answer that.” Despite winning this medal, Kramer was unfounded in his comments to the reporter. The lack of politesse on behalf of this Olympic winner reflects a rude and pretentious individual. Even if he won this medal, to be honest, most have never heard his name.
He had just been named a Gold medalist in speed skating though and that is commendable but what kind of role model is he to look up to if he can’t keep a level head for something so trivial?
January 31, 2010 at 01:03 (Awards, Sports)
28-year-old Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the Australian Open yesterday. The father of two divulged to reporters, “I think I played some of my best tennis these last two weeks, especially the final yesterday against Murray. The win was exceptional and the performance from my side, so it makes me very happy and eager to await what’s to come this year.”
“As you grow older you enjoy the victories even more, you try to savour them as long as possible because you never know when it could be your last, even though I’m sure I have much more left in me.”
Of course he has much more left in him!
Go Federer Go!
January 20, 2010 at 19:41 (Sports, Tragic Times)
Lies! The All-American Basketball Alliance announced that “Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” Currently, they are trying to find 12 cities to host teams, one being Augusta whose Mayor refused to support this minor league team.
“As a sports enthusiast, I have always supported bringing more sporting activities to Augusta. However, in this instance I could not support in good conscience bringing in a team that did not fit with the spirit of inclusiveness that I, along with many others, have worked so hard to foster in our city.”
And rightly so.
Yet, Don “Moose” Lewis, commissioner of the AABA defends the league restrictions as not being racist.
“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he reasons, (with himself, no doubt) “I don’t hate anyone of colour. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”
How about players are chosen for their TALENT, not the colour of their skin!!
The non-racist Lewis also pointed out that he wanted ”to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of “street-ball” played by “people of colour.” OH Really?
“Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch? That’s the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction.” The all-white direction.
He cited the recent incident with Gilbert Arenas’ indefinite suspension for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room to generalize the discontent fans have with how professional sports are conducted.
How you feel and how the public feels are different. Condemning an entire race due to the idiocies of a few people of that colour is wrong and reminds us of this. Excluding people and blaming them for the downfall of a sport you feel is not in the right direction is like saying Hitler was justified in singling out Jewish people and blaming them for the economy. Racism is bred through attitudes like this and it’s amazing to see that people still think like this.
Don’t you think so?
January 14, 2010 at 22:51 (Musica, Sports, Tragic Times)
Tags: Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Whoa, what is THIS?! It has been some time since we’ve heard from the dynamic duo but this is …depressing. Maybe this is what happens after getting in all sorts of trouble. Steven Page was caught in a scandal with two female companions, cocaine and marijuana not too long ago and surprisingly, was not charged while Ed Robertson crashed a single-engine plane and came through safe and sound. Those guys really did have luck on their side except Steven Page left the group last February and resulted in their first single off the new Barenaked Ladies album All In Good Time above.
Kinda sounds like Ed misses his ‘bro’, doesn’t it?
Strangely enough, with this ‘hit’ they have managed to snag the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as a venue to play in.
We miss One Week, what happened to those days Ladies?
January 8, 2010 at 22:42 (Filmy Fun, Inspiration, Sports)
The Tuohy Family
The Tuohy‘s are the family that inspired the film The Blind Side. Even if this family is considerably affluent, there is nothing in the film or in interviews that would suggest that they possess anything other than the brightest hearts of gold.
The story of Michael Oher is heart-breaking, inspirational and uplifting. Not often have we seen church-going people or families depicted in films except in a fanatical or hypocritical light. Here, we are introduced to a family that accepted this boy with no family, support or connections and made him a part of their family.
Leanne, Michael’s adoptive mother does say that certain artistic liberties were taken in certain scenes but that their story is true. The only criticism Michael would admit however, was that he was depicted as a ”babe in the woods” in reference to his football skills, something he says is not true. Haha!
Now, he is an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and if you’ve seen his plays, he is clearly NOT a babe in the woods but a ”bully with a nasty streak” when described by others.
Good job Fox News (finally)
January 6, 2010 at 19:12 (Américanoland, Oddities and Crazy, Safety, Sports)
Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely Wednesday by Commissioner David Stern. Stern condemned the ‘three-time all-star “not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game.”
Why was he not fit? He was arguing with Javaris Crittenton concerning guns while in possession of four unloaded ones that he brought into the Verizon Center, which is illegal in the D.C gun laws and League rules.
Dumb, real Dumb
Stern shared his distaste in a statement stating, “The possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us. I initially thought it prudent to refrain from taking immediate action because of the pendency of a criminal investigation involving the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department, and the consideration of this matter by a grand jury sitting in the District of Columbia. For the same reason, I directed the Wizards to refrain from taking any action. Wizards personnel continue to be interviewed by law enforcement authorities, some are scheduled for appearance before the grand jury and the investigation is proceeding with the intensity that one would expect for such a serious incident.”
He continues, “Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game. Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA.”
On Tuesday, before playing against the Philadelphia 76ers, Arenas pretended to shoot his teammates, amusing some but not amusing all.
Therefore, this has led to teammates supporting the decision the suspend Arenas with thefollowing statement:
“We fully endorse the decision of the NBA to indefinitely suspend Gilbert Arenas. Strictly legal issues aside, Gilbert’s recent behavior and statements, including his actions and statements last night in Philadelphia, are unacceptable. Some of our other players appeared to find Gilbert’s behavior in Philadelphia amusing. This is also unacceptable. Under Abe Pollin’s leadership, our organization never tolerated such behavior, and we have no intention of ever doing so.”
January 6, 2010 at 16:31 (Rest In Peace, Sports, Tragic Times)
Loleini Tonga speaks about the last moments of 26-year-old fiancé the late Chris Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals’ receiver.
While she was driving away in her truck, Henry had jumped into the back of her pick-up and had found his way onto the road minutes later, dying of blunt-force trauma to the head the next day.