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Oh, yeah...it makes the season last 3 months longer! Our girls' basketball team won the league championship last night...I'm always super proud of our HS's teams, because they are the smallest HS in the league...just about the smallest in the state...
LINsanity again!! This is beyond incredible. Most points in first six starts since the NBA-ABA merger. The confidence to sink that game winner was just amazing. No longer embarrassed to be a Knicks fan.
There are teams which have less talent than the Knicks. I don't think C. anthony will help. He will score a lot of points, but plays for himself.
Even talent doesn;t help if the players get hurt. Garnet is injured for the game tomorrow. the surprising thing about Lin is the pros didn't spot his ability.
Getting him was what really turned the team around. With Keith and Straw already there, it was the addition of Carter, at the perfect time to catch all those great young pitchers and lead with the bat and in the clubhouse, that proved to be the key. I remember him hitting a HR in his first game to win it. And good luck to anyone trying to take him out at the plate.
DGD is the one holding the trophy on the floor, second one in from the left. She and one other girl are the only 6 graders to be picked for the varsity team. The big trophy goes in the glass case at her school and her personel trophy has center place on the mantle over the fireplace in the family room.
congratulations to the girls. I still have my recreation dept. ping pong trophy. the paddle has broken off, but never mind my kids can throw it out. Girls didn't have sports like that very often in my youth. Certainly we didn't have uniforms, just gym
clothes that I won't even describe.
Can I brag a little bit? DD was awarded the Coaches Award at the Indoor Track Banquet. She had a spectacular race when she outran two state champions. Coach said she gave them windburn on their shouders. The award was also for four years of dedication to running. She came a very long way from being a floppy, premature baby and a toddler that always sat down.
Next competitive sport concerns who can post the best prom dresses on the Facebook prom dress wall. No guys are asking yet, but they're all buying their dresses now so they won't have to worry about duplicating someone else's. Seems we ought to be choosing brackets on this one.
DD is a sprinter generally, often 600 m, but I think she was in a longer race for her surprise upset. She doesn't reveal her times. DS goes from 600 m to long distances when he can. XCountry and track are really great sports, though time consuming for the kids. The kids are wholesome, and it doesn't have the same social pressures as the team sports, which each of my kids eventually left behind. Don't know if they'll run in college clubs or teams yet.
I admit it is a thrill, win or lose, because they look so purposeful, young and attractive. Wish I could have been there for that special race that happened in Boston. This is our last season now. Maybe they'll change their minds and run in college. Course I wouldn't mind if they joined an orchestra there either. Guidance and letting them go--such a delicate balance, and it comes of up kid sports regularly.
The press in New York is probably just as critical as the Boston media, but it seems to me like the Boston media actually tries to incite panic and make things worse. They are just feeding the neuroses of the Bostan fan base.
What's funny is that when the Sox were up 9-1 or whatever I told my husband they would find a way to lose that game. I don't get booing the manager, though. Boo the bullpen. Oh well, at least the cutaway to the perfect game was cool.
I do not think so - he just wanted to get out of the boston pressure cooker. Every year teams re-build their pitching staff and bullpen - still to early to panic - bard needs to go to the pen and start closing games.
I'm not all that impressed with Valentine yet either. In fact, I think he's cost the Red Sox a couple victories already. But the fans booing him when really it was the bullpen choking made me feel bad for Bobby V. Just a little bit. But then I remember that he's probably making 3 or 4 million a year to get booed. I'd take that job.
He didn't hire the pitching staff. Dicekay (phoentic spelling) has been a butst. but then all the teams were after him. Someone from Japan told a friend that he was looked on as arogaunt there. You can understand why he was tacked on to a certain training system, but could not change to a different number of games. I think that they will have to rebuild.
Hi, Robin. Hills are fun half the time, lol. Hills are strength builders, just click to a lower gear.
Cycling has improved my mood, strength, confidence and forced me to cut way down on the beer. Spectator sports are fine but there's nothing like getting out there to push yourself. Get the endorphins flowing, know what I mean.
It's been too windy for riding lately but today is perfect. I need a destination, something like a dozen miles round trip.
The herring run (fish ladder) in West Bridgewater MA was 12.5 miles round trip. Not too hilly and mostly on smooth wide sidewalks.
I really wanted to take a long ride yesterday but a major home landscaping project kept it short. I also wanted to try out my new 'clip on your glasses' rear view mirror. Messing with adjustments ruined the first few miles until I stopped for a pic and removed it. Knowing it would be a short ride, I did not wear riding shorts. Six or seven miles is the limit without the shorts. I got home unfulfilled.
The red sox need to keep going. The older pitchers have a rotten attitude in spite of their skills, figuring what they do (playing golf with have misses a start on their off day doesn't affect the club. New blood is needed.
Went to see the Boulders play last night. Amazing game against Jose Canseco and the Worcester Tornadoes. Their pitcher had a perfect game through 7 1/3rd, but did not make it out of the inning! Boulders came back and won 6-4. Canseco got lots of ribbing.
I watched it all! It's like an evil spell has been broken...although it really was a one-hitter...Beltran's liner clearly hit the foul line, the ump blew it, but then I'm sure they blew other calls in no hitters as well...
Someone wrote in the paper 'Enjoy Kevin Garnet while he is still active.' If they had managed the first overtime game (without Paul Pierce) they would be up 3-1. It would be helpful if the refs would let them play (both teams).
One great reason that I dislike the Heat is that I dislike Pat Riley. I think one reason that Wade missed a 3 pt shot at the end of the game is that he too is tired. they have been setting a double team on him.
At least the thunder held home court last night. Seeing their energy I don't think the Celtics could have beat them. But Celtics stayed ahead of the Heat for 3 quarters, which considering the shortened & injured roster was a good job.
i am sick about the red sox trading youk yesterday - he was a great player for them and he will be just a good for the white sox. i understand that middlebrooks has been great, still he is un-proven and has not seen the same pitchers twice yet. youk has had some injury problems lately although nothing that says he will continue to break down in my opinion.
what really annoys me is that the red sox pick up 4.4 mill of the remaining 6.6 on his contract this year - and the players they got in return are marginal. If you are willing to eat that kind on money just keep him on the team. i hope this does not come back to bite them!
i agree lucy Bobby V. called him out early for not being committed enough - which is scary since youk was one of the hardest workers on the team - and youk being youk let him know he was wrong. not convinced he had a bad attitude - just a hard nosed player - did a lot of charity work and will be missed.
I love(d) Youkilis too but I understand why they traded him from the baseball management aspect. Middlebrooks is hitting more than 100 points better than him and has been the second best hitter on the team since he was called up. And they are starting to get healthy in the outfield again so they couldn't keep trotting A-Gon out to RF.
That said, I still think Bobby V is a moron blowhard and if I had my choice, I'd rather have both Youkilis and Francona still on the team.
Watched the sox game yesterday - After Pedroia hit his home run to tie the game in the 8th Nick Punto met him at the top of the dugout steps and shouts "now that's what I am F'ing taking about!" He was too fast for the sound man:) On replay it was cleaned up
irisMA, if that's the case, we should have started praying a lot sooner given all the injuries the Red Sox have suffered this year.
I agree with you, Bill. Lester and Beckett are the biggest problems for the Red Sox right now. Their offense is #2 in runs scored in all of baseball - just one run behind the Texas Rangers. If they had some decent starting pitching this team would be a legitimate contender.
That's an interesting piece of news, Victor. I read the Washington Times article on that and didn't realize that gold medal winners also received $25,000 in cash and that the gold value in the medal is only about $675. That means there is only about 1/3 an ounce of gold in those gold medals.
he is also going to the para-games - makes no sense. Sports Illustrated had an interesting story on the controversy of if he has an advantage or not in the last issue. it got into the bio-mechanics of running, stride length, and foot pressure. it is pretty clear he is not equal to a normal elite runner and think he does have an advantage.
still pretty incredible technology has us even discussing this.
you need that mentality in the sprints to be successful
it is not the energy boost, in fact they register much lower pressure than a normal elite athlete - what they allow is a much faster stride - all humans have almost the same stride from grammy to kindergarten, it is the pressure when the foot hits the ground that is the difference maker - that is why it is strange how fast his stride is compared to normal runners.
saw the second half on replay last night - great game - accept for the players that kept falling and staying down - then miraculously were able to get on thier feet and continue ot play - both sides were pulling this obviously to give the teams breathers.
I agree with Wha. And not just because of the bikinis!
I like that beach volleyball requires a mix of power and finesse. I like that it requires the players to be in total sync with each other. I also like that it's one of the few Olympic sports that you can watch and know exactly what is going on and know when someone has screwed up.
When I watch the gymnasts do their vaults and uneven bars all I can think is "wow, that looked good to me." The only time I recognize a screw up is when they don't nail their landings.
Glitter girl thinks she looks sexy with her perennial pout! I saw her push a coach away though, so I think she's a toughie...I'm glad the score was protested...the American gymnast did a much more complicated routine, I think it was a little favoritism because of the Romanians age...
there is a german gymnist that was 42 i believe - originally from one of the soviet countries i think. she was in the team competition.
up until a couple years ago i use to play 2 on 2 vball - great workout - all you hear here when it is on is great dig - nice bump - great, good dink, blocked!, and way to cover. women seem to be more exciting than the men because of the longer volleys.
I'm heading to Boston in September with a few of my baseball-loving friends. We have tickets to the Red Sox / Yankees series. On Wedneseday night we've got Green Monster seats! I'm pretty excited.
I've only been to Boston once before. . . any recommendations on what to do while we are there? We won't have a lot of time because we'll be going to the games at night but we'd like to do some fun things during the days. I've done some of the more touristy things already like the Freedom Trail. Is the Sam Adams brewery tour worth it? How about the view from the top of the Prudential building?
Watch this clip if you are interested in the story about U Mass Lowell joining Division I. They'll be in the league with UVM, UNH...except NO FOOTBALL. That would have had Title 9 problems and it's very expensive. I find the UML enthusiasm and vision to be contagious. And the students have amazing school spirit.