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6565. PsychProf - 2/16/2012 2:21:01 PM

Congrats VKa fine accomplishment for both the team and your son.

6566. vonKreedon - 2/16/2012 5:26:42 PM

Thanks, yeah he's still over the moon about the wins. Plus it significantly ups the chance that he'll get some amount of athletic scholarship next year.

6567. wabbit - 2/19/2012 4:31:23 PM

Congratulations Reid vonK! I remember when all the Mote children were in Jr. High or younger. Hard to believe so much time has passed.

6568. wabbit - 2/19/2012 4:38:45 PM

Speaking of hard to believe, the Pats lost another Super Bowl to the Giants. Too sloppy.

The big news, of course, was Giselle. I was dumbfounded to hear people saying things like "Her job is to stand there and be pretty and she should shut up." Ok, so what was the jerk's job who set her off on her defense of her husband? Is he a professional asshole? News flash to anyone who thinks Giselle should have kept quiet...remember that next time you express an opinion on *anything*. You don't get to defend your family and you have no right to speak up about anything.

What are the odds that will take? Note to Giselle: you go girl. Say whatever you want about anything. Being a supermodel does not revoke your right to an opinion or to express your opinion, contrary to a boatload of loudmouthed morons who say otherwise. They miss the irony completely.

6569. bhelpuri - 2/23/2012 11:09:57 AM

don't have TV, live roughly 10,000 miles from the nearest NBA arena, and yet I find myself caught up in the Jeremy Lin story even from here. so many great stories tied up there, with so much resonance for me particularly (long-time readers here will know this, of course). maybe I will explore some of these, if time and energy presents itself. but one thing that came to mind immediately was the probably decade-and-half old conversation/argument I had right here in this thread in the first few months after ichiro burst onto the scene. now, sports people with even half a brain know that there were many similar phenoms pre-Lin, and no one - in my mind - has ever been more significant than the enigmatic, lithe little outfielder who has quietly put up astonishing, unprecedented HoF numbers from day one in the Japan leagues, and then day one in MLB.

the phenomena are different. ichiro plays the game unlike other players, and is an astonishing physical and mental talent of a kind that shows up only once or twice a generation. one of the fastest guys in the game, one of the best and most accurate arms in the game, and (harder to measure) uncanny reflexes that give him an edge at the plate (over other batters). lin on the other hand plays just like all the other players, his success has come slightly more conventionally. but the parallels far outweigh these differences.

now, what I want to do here is gloat, because I called Ichiro - way back when, just months into his first season - a disruptive player who could well go down in history as one of the all time greats. and because I don't rest on my laurels, let me register this prediction right now (and we can come check it in the future): barring injury, jeremy lin is going to remain (statistically) one of the top 5 point guards in the league for at least a decade, and he will bring the NBA championship back to NYC. he might even make it happen this year itself.

6570. OhioSTOPAS - 3/30/2012 6:28:09 PM

Go Bucks!

(And no, that's not me on the motorcycle!)

6571. arkymalarky - 4/11/2012 1:46:40 AM

Whoo. Coach Petrino out, with cause. Tomorrow will be interesting in AR.

6572. wabbit - 4/29/2012 10:18:50 PM

R.I.P. Dynaformer

I believe he was the last of the Roberto's and he is a sire who will be missed. His offspring could do just about anything - many went on to steeplechase racing. His best known son was Barbaro, but Dynaformer was also known as a top sire of broodmares.

6573. vonKreedon - 4/30/2012 4:11:13 PM

In vonKreedon related sports news, Fresno State wins repeat Western Atheletic Conference Championship! Now they wait to find out their NCAA tournament seed tomorrow afternoon. Go Bulldogs!

6574. vonKreedon - 5/3/2012 7:29:51 PM

The Bulldogs are going to UCLA and playing San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Championship. They're quite happy with the selection; San Diego is ranked ahead of Fresno, but they believe themselves to be the better team, and they've played a couple of matches on UCLA's courts earlier this year so they're happy about the courts.

6575. judithathome - 5/6/2012 12:58:27 AM

I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, has won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby from the 19th post position

And Judith won $56.00 at the Kentucky Derby party by choosing him to win, place, and show!

6576. wabbit - 5/6/2012 1:28:39 AM

Good betting! I had Gemologist, Union Rags and I'll Have Another all for an each way bet, and Went The Day Well and Daddy Nose Best for show bets. I took Dullahan off my short list at about noon, alas, along with Creative Cause. Had I actually bet real money, I would have made about $250.

Bodemeister was very impressive, setting such fast fractions and being there right to the end. Union Rags may have broken badly, but I thought he got a terrible ride. Am still wondering what happened to Gemologist and Take Charge Indy.

Preakness in two weeks!

6577. judithathome - 5/6/2012 6:19:14 PM

I wish I'd bet $20 but all I had was $6 because I didn't want to lug my purse to the party....

6578. wabbit - 7/12/2012 6:42:07 PM

So, not only was Jerry Sandusky guilty, he was a known quantity for *years*. Shame on Penn State for letting the public face of the football program take precedence over the well-being of the kids Sandusky abused.

6579. wabbit - 7/12/2012 6:53:19 PM

Wimbledon - it was a good year to be thirty!

Andy Murray made it to the finals, but Roger Federer was not to be denied, winning his seventh men's singles title at Wimbledon. Murray will be back.

Serena Williams won the women's singles title, her fifth, in the morning, and went on to win the women's doubles title with sister Venus that evening, their fifth doubles championship at Wimbledon.

6580. wabbit - 7/29/2012 9:20:45 PM

The Brits won their first Tour de France and now are hosting the Olympics. The usual boring opening ceremony, but perhaps the weather will hold out.

Kimberly Rhode became the first woman to win a medal in five consecutive Olympics, getting the gold and setting an Olympic record with a 99/100 in skeet shooting.

The US men were edged out by Italy for the gold in men's team archery, getting the silver.

Ryan Lochte got gold in the men's 400m Individual Medley. Michael Phelps finished fourth.

6581. wabbit - 8/1/2012 8:56:04 PM


Four badminton teams were kicked out of the women's doubles at the London Games on Wednesday for trying to lose on purpose, conduct that a top IOC executive said strikes at the heart of Olympic competition.

The eight doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia were cited by the Badminton World Federation for "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport"...

6582. thoughtful - 8/2/2012 1:29:00 PM

We've been so enjoying watching the ladies play again in the Olympic basketball team...like old home week.

6583. wabbit - 8/3/2012 3:00:44 AM

I keep hoping to see the equestrian events, but no such luck. I like the archery too.

6584. wabbit - 9/11/2012 7:48:30 PM

Congratulations to Andy Murray for winning his first Grand Slam event. It was a great match with Murray beating Novak Djokovic in fives long sets, becoming the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles championship since Fred Perry in 1936.

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