February 2008

Sports Fans in Iraq

updated April 19, 2014by February 18, 2008

What do sports fans in Iraq do when the big games come on? They do like sports fans everywhere and throw a barbecue. Nick Collins, the guy on the far right in the brown jacket is a UNLV fan. Luis Castillo, in the blue shirt behind the barbecue pit, is a Dallas Cowboys  fanatic who says the […]

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Sports Tickets I would Buy

updated April 19, 2014by February 18, 2008

 If I were not stuck in Iraq, 7,000 miles from home, here’s the Sports Tickets I would buy for March: Kobalt Tools 500 – Two reasons, one is my wife’s family lives not far away from Hampton and two, I like the Georgia Satellites song “Don’t tell me no lies”. And of course, NASCAR in […]

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Real New Orleans Saints fans

updated April 19, 2014by February 17, 2008

 There are football fans all over the world. While it’s not unusual to find NFL fans across the world, even in Iraq, they don’t always make their mark. Chris Zerr is a New Orleans Saints fan that’s making his mark. Working in Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraq, Chris makes sure that the people who come […]

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The Daytona 500 ala Balad

updated April 19, 2014by February 17, 2008

As the Daytona 500 gets ready to roll today there are some unanswered questions that occur to me as I sit in my hootch in Camp Anaconda. 1) Can Tony Stewart win his first Daytona 500 and then follow it up with his first Indianapolis 500. 2) Will this be the year Dale Earnhardt Jr. […]

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The NFL and the Big Stick

updated April 19, 2014by February 15, 2008

 So the NFL has known for years that the New England Patriots have been taping other teams under questionable circumstances. Why was this allowed to go on?Because the Patriots arewinning and generating money for the NFL. No other reason. Now the chickens have come home to roost and the U. S. government is getting involved. Where […]

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