Monthly Archives: June 2011

Contract Comments

Last we saw Shaka Smart, he had led the VCU Rams to the Final Four and was one of the “hot coaches” who was sure to get a new job at a bigger school or a new contract with bigger numbers at VCU. Well, he stayed at VCU and got a new deal with a […]

Bouncing Around Today…

The Wimbledon Championships are in their second week of play and the weather in London has not created havoc with the matches as has happened more than once in a while. I always think a couple days of rain during Wimbledon are a good thing because it reminds me of my favorite line about the […]

RIP Nick Charles

Nick Charles died earlier this week. My first memory of Nick Charles was when he was doing the sports on the 11:00 news for a local station in Baltimore; later he did a short gig as the sports anchor for a station in DC. On a national level, he and Fred Hickman went head-to-head with […]

Strange Ending To Marlins/Mariners Game Last Nite

My father took me to my first baseball game in 1949. I cannot recall when I saw my first baseball game on television but it was probably in that timeframe. Over the years, I have seen all or part of at least 5000 games and probably more. There is a baseball saying that every time […]

Metta World Peace – - I’m Good With That…

Ron Artest has filed the necessary legal papers to change his name to Metta World Peace. I had to look up what Metta signified and it seems that it is a Buddhist concept meaning that an individual wishes for the happiness of others. Therefore, the new name would mean that the current Ron Artest wishes […]

Mostly Baseball Stuff Today

Earlier this week, I tuned in to watch the Orioles/Pirates game in Pittsburgh. I know that neither of these teams is very good, but I think both of them have young centerfielders who could become stars of the game in Adam Jones and Andrew McCutchen. I enjoy watching both these young players and having both […]

Environmental Shock

Since yesterday was the Summer Solstice, it is fitting to begin today with an item that relates to Fairbanks, Alaska and environmental shock. Fairbanks is just below the Arctic Circle meaning that the sun actually set there for a brief period of time yesterday but the sky never got really dark. Fairbanks can be warm […]

Baseball Stuff Today…

Baseball news seems to be at the forefront today and the injury to Albert Pujols – – supposedly one that will sideline him 4-6 weeks – – is one item about which there can be huge speculation. Recall that it was a wrist injury that changed Nomar Garciaparra’s career arc from a Hall of Fame […]

Congrats To Rory McIlroy

When he led the US Open by 8 shots after the first three rounds, the only real question for Rory McIlroy in Sunday’s final round was whether he would ”pull a LeBron” and disappear in the fourth round. McIlroy certainly did not. Bob Molinaro had this comment about golf – and golfers – in a […]

Random Musings…

According to the AP, Ricky Rubio announced earlier today that he will leave European basketball to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves next year. Rubio has been compared to Pete Maravich in terms of his flair and freewheeling style of play. However, those comparisons could haunt him and not help him. Maravich was an incandescent player […]