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THIS is how to watch hockey

January 1, 2008 Comments off

I’ve only been to a few hockey games in my life, but I enjoyed every one of them.  My favorite was a game at West Point (I grew up in Connecticut) where after the game the two goalies, last in line to shake hands, threw off their gloves at the same time and started a massive brawl.  It was hilarious to see the MP’s (military police) run on the ice in their boots to try to break up the fight – slipping and sliding everywhere.

But I digress.  I saw on ESPN.com that the NHL had their second-ever outdoor game today in Buffalo, NY at Ralph Wilson Stadium (home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills).  71,217 rabid fans in the snow for a hockey game.  The rink ran between the 16 yard lines.

outdoor hockey 
Photo gallery: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/flash/zoomGallery?section=gen&photoGalleryId=3176292

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You dope!

July 28, 2007 Comments off

I’m not ashamed to admit it, every July I turn in to a cycling fan.  I don’t really follow much of what’s going on throughout the year … hell I haven’t been on a bike in 3 or 4 years!  But I love watching the Tour de France.

All this doping stuff is getting really old, and I hope one day it all gets cleaned up.  Either that or, as my coworker says, just created an “unlimited class” and let them fry themselves with whatever they want to inject.  🙂

With all of the controversy at this year’s tour, in think this article written in April is just perfect: 2007 Tour De France Winner Stripped of Title.

“First and foremost,” said Patrice Clerc, President of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), the promoter of the Tour de France), “I want to be the first to congratulate whoever wins the 2007 Tour de France. You are truly a great champion, and ASO thanks you for making our business possible. While we do not yet know who will win the Tour, I feel it is vital we acknowledge that person as the pinnacle of strength, conditioning, and personal sacrifice he undoubtedly must be.”

“Next,” continued Clerc, “I’d like to take this opportunity to accuse the aforementioned winner of using unscrupulous and nefarious methods to obtain this prize, and hereby accuse him — whoever he is — of doping.”

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