July 26, 2004
Seen on the Tour de Lance

I was just reading a wire story recapping this year's tour with a focus on other riders anxiously hoping for Lance Armstrong to retire. The story mentioned a banner posted on the most arduous climb of the tour by an American fan. A roadside banner on the mythical L'Alpe d'Huez featured a map of France […]

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July 25, 2004
Congratulations Lance

Lance Armstrong wins a record sixth straight Tour de France. I can't tell you how much I hope this bugs the H-E-Double Hockeysticks out of the frogs.

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July 11, 2004
Padres 4, Rockies 2

Just got back from my first game at Petco Park, the Padres brand new ballpark. I must say that it's quite an impressive structure. And a Padres victory made it all the better. One interesting thing to note: Between the 3rd and 4th innings, the Marine Corps Hymn was played over the loudspeakers to honor […]

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May 6, 2004
Four minute mile

Today is the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's feat as the first to run a mile in less than four minutes. For the record: My best mile time was 7 minutes 48 seconds -- good enough for a D- in high school.

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March 3, 2004
And they say journalism classes are easy

Well, they were pretty easy for me, but former Georgia Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Harrick Jr. makes j-school exams look like particle physics. Here's Harrick Jr.'s Final Exam for his "Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball" course in the fall of 2001: 1. How many goals are on a basketball court? a. 1 b. 2 […]

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February 10, 2004
Miracle on Ice

I saw Kurt Russell's latest flick, "Miracle" yesterday. Let me get the minor nitpick out of the way to start. The opening credits are a montage of images from the 1970s to help give the viewer the sense of what former President Jimmy Carter referred to as our "national malaise." The voiceovers on the credits […]

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February 3, 2004
Compliments

I must confess that I'm not that good at accepting compliments. They make me feel uncomfortable and I try to dismiss them. But, I'm a whole lot better than Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight. One eyewitness told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Knight raised his voice to (Texas Tech Chancellor David) Smith after the chancellor approached […]

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December 27, 2003
Some college football bon mots

Caught this on the wire, but the article containing them by The Denver Post's John Henderson should make an appearance on the Web soon. The quotes, both courtesy of Blake Elliott of St. John's (Minn.): Best In-Your-Face-Trash-Talk comeback: Blake Elliott, St. John's (Minn.) wide receiver. After catching a pass and being told by a defensive […]

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December 7, 2003
BCS = BS

I'm hoping the worst happens. With Kansas State's trouncing of No. 1-ranked Oklahoma, the BCS is in trouble. And the ultimate disaster scenario for the BCS still looms. If Oklahoma falls to No. 3 in both polls, and USC moves to No. 1, the Trojans will still fall to No. 3 in the BCS Standings. […]

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November 1, 2003
Basketball season already?

When I first saw this come over the wire, that's what I thought. Arkansas 71, Kentucky 63.

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To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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