I arrived home from Florida tonight in time to watch the Winter Olympics Figure Skating Team Competition.
The US was sitting near the bottom in 7th place…then the ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White — the reigning Olympic silver medalists — knocked one out of the park and moved the Americans up to 3rd.
Meryl Davis looks like a china doll on the ice and sounds like Minnie Mouse. I get a bit of a complex just listening to her speak.
Is this what a woman is supposed to sound like?
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I’m spending Super Bowl Sunday with a different team…
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Tagged entertainment, football, football team, Humor, life, Masterpiece PBS, PBS, Sherlock, Sports, Super Bowl, Super Bowl Sunday, TV
Who will win the Super Bowl — Seattle or Denver?
(You’re probably just impressed I got the teams correct.)
It’s true I don’t follow professional football that closely. But I was fascinated by a fact I learned today about the Super Bowl rings that are awarded to both teams in the big game. That’s right –
So, let me try to put my finger on this…
All those retired players doing color commentary and interviews on TV with all those massive rings weighing down their hands. We can no longer assume those are Super Bowl Champions?
I guess not.
Heck, they could just be wearing consolation bling.
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I’m watching college basketball on ESPN –
Kentucky vs. Arkansas
Living in Manhattan, I am very excited to watch an SEC game.
The Razorback crowd in Walton Arena is loud and obnoxious. The referees seem a bit partial. But no matter the outcome, the game has to end better than this high school game in Washington last night.
Tie game. Seconds left. Grandview High stole the ball from Prosser High with enough time to score and win the game –
And this happened.
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Two logos –
Hilton and Under Armour.
Am I the only one who sees the amazing resemblance?
Does this mean that, underneath the shee-shee image the Hilton is trying to project, they are secretly wearing he-man underoos? Or are all those burly men sporting Under Armour out in the forest secretly jonesing to spend a spa day in a quilted robe drinking cucumber water?
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There may still be questions about the United States’ participation in the Winter Olympics in Sochi…
But the team has my support!
Want your own way cool mittens? Go to TeamUSAShop.com to support the US athletes in Russia.
Then we can meet on the street and do the secret Olympics handshake (which I don’t know, but I’m hoping you do).
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My 2014 started off with a sinus infection. So while I was lying low at home, I decided to crack open one of my Christmas presents –
The Sixth Man movie on DVD.
I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries of late, courtesy of HBO OnDemand, but this is the first one on a topic that I know so intimately –
Growing up a UK Wildcat fan.
The producers look at the fans from every angle, talking to current and former coaches, players, TV and radio announcers, and the fans themselves. At times we fans appear merely passionate, other times borderline psychotic. But as even the celebrity fans they interviewed attest, being a UK fan is more akin to religion.
The film revisits some of the pivotal games in UK history — and the fan reaction — so, of course, Christian Laettner’s fateful shot in the UK/Duke game is discussed at length (but not shown because we have all seen that damn thing enough for one lifetime).
Laettner himself appears in the documentary and apologizes for his place in UK history.
Still hate him.
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Yes, it was in the opponent’s basket.
But ya gotta admit — this accidental shot by UK Wildcat James Young in last night’s exhibition match against Montevallo is one for the ages.
Now, that’s how you save a ball from going out of bounds…
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I was in Boston the past five days sans DVR. That meant no late night talk shows in the morning.
Oh, the humanity.
Since I can’t really stomach Today even more, I started channel surfing and discovered a different kinda morning show–
It’s a morning show on The Golf Channel.
They talk golf, and only golf. Just golf. Lots of golf.
I like golf, but even I was fascinated at the minutiae of golf they discussed. And maybe they were starting to feel the same way, too. Because earlier this week, they did a live shot from their own parking lot…
…to expose the bad parking job of Holly Sonders, one of the hosts.
What does this have to do with golf? On the surface, nothing. But to the Morning Drive team, it gave insight into her golf swing.
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Tagged bad parking, channel surfing, duffers, entertainment, golf, golf swing, Holly Sonders, Humor, life, minutiae of golf, Morning Drive, Sports, Television, The Golf Channel, Today Show