“Who do you think you are? I am!”
February 29, 2012

An instant classic one-liner after Pete Weber’s PBA Championship win recently.

Andy Roddick Interview Interrupted by Animal Sex
January 6, 2010

FLASHBACK: Griner Slams it Home
November 25, 2009

The Nimitz HS grad’s dunking has been sort of a youtube hit over the years!  She slammed one home in the Baylor game last night to become only the 7th woman ever to dunk in an NCAA game.

Women Playing Football in Their Underwear
October 8, 2009

The Lingerie Football League.  Seriously.  Tagline: True Fantasy Football.  They’ve got 10 teams now and we’ve learned one is coming to Houston next year.  They don’t have a name yet, but they want ideas.

What Brings Us Together
September 27, 2009

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Is it okay to feel sorry for Detroit?  The latest cover story in Time magazine shows the Motor City like an old combustion engine that’s dried out, rusty, and in need of a total rebuild.  I’m not a Detroit historian, but it’s apparent you can’t blame the city’s problems completely on the demise of the US auto industry, or the most recent economic crisis.  For a long time, Detroit has been a punchline as America’s armpit.  In the 1970’s comedy/parody film “Kentucky Fried Movie,” the evil foreign leader Dr. Klahn sentenced one man to beheading, and another man to something worse… wait for it… Detroit.  But not all is lost for Motown.  The Time cover story, “The Tragedy of Detroit,” optimistically suggests the city can once again build something America wants.  And next to that dramatic headline on my coffee table was an inspirational Sports Illustrated feature on how the Detroit Tigers baseball team is unifying the city and bringing hope to the hopeless.  At first, I found it ironic to receive these contrasting covers in my mailbox in the same week.  Then I considered both publications are owned by the same company, Time Warner.  Not such a surprise anymore.  What struck me the most is that, while politics and religion seem to divide us, perhaps the two strongest cultural icons that unite us are tragedy and sports.