March 2008

Olympic Fiasco

updated April 19, 2014by March 24, 2008

 As eagerly as we await the Olympics and the summer games opening ceremony, it seems others have ulterior motives. While the Olympics were conceived as a way to foster competition on a purely athletic level, others see it as a way to advance a cause.  I make no judgement as to whether their cause is […]

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Upsetting the Apple Cart

updated April 19, 2014by March 22, 2008

 Today was the kind of day that guys like me live for. In the NCAA Tournament four, count them, four teams seeded 12th or lower knocked off highly seeded competition to advance into the next round. It’s all falling into place, my idea that an upset NCAA National Champion will emerge from this years Final […]

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MLB Notes

updated April 19, 2014by March 21, 2008

 The regular season for the MLB is just over a week away. Once again the Red Sox and the Yankees will be dishing up the best rivalry in sports. Beantown fans are sure they can knock the hated pinstripes back to the bottom of the barrel, especially since thos esame Yankees seem to be planning […]

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Two Sides of March Madness

updated April 19, 2014by March 21, 2008

 The lovely thing about the NCAA Tournament is pulling for the underdog and looking for the improbable. We almost caught it last night when tiny Belmont ran toe to toe with the might Blue Devils of Duke. It took Coach K’s crew a miracle win to stay in the hunt for the Final Four. On […]

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Sweeney Todd – I’m Gonna Go

updated April 19, 2014by March 19, 2008

The difference between movies and theater is huge. Here in Balad, Iraq we’re lucky enough to have a movie theater to provide some diversion. So, on a weeknight my friend Earl Gonzales and I headed off to the movies to see Sweeney Todd, the movie, starring Johnny Depp. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Not to give anything away, […]

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