Monday, March 1, 2010

Unlike U.S. pucksters, Marquette wins on road!

Can't believe the Olympics are over already. Why, it seemed like I started ignoring them just 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Did you see the BIG game yesterday? That's right: I'm talking about Marquette's win over Seton Hall, the Golden Warrior Eagles' third straight Big East overtime road victory. I'm starting to think Final Four. Of course, I'm also starting to think I'll win Powerball.

Click HERE for my latest from Cubbie camp, on the outfield brigade.



  1. Just out of curiosity, why do you ignore the Olympics?


  2. Thanks for asking. 1. Don't like national jingoism. 2. Really don't like overhyped crapola - a victory by the U.S. hockey zillionaires would NOT have been another Miracle on Ice. 3. I covered five Olympics and I've had my fill. Sure there are more reasons but those are 3 right off the top of my bald dome ...

  3. heh buddy thanks for the heads up about your ap stuff i actually skipped the sjr's sports page 2 days in a row ...boring now...i went to one olympics ...atlanta and everyone should go once...3 is probably way tooooo much...again thanks for letting us know where you stuff's great...

  4. I agree with your dislikes, Mike. I don't care much for the hype or national medal counts. (Although is rooting for one country’s athletes over another’s really any different from rooting for one city’s athletes over another’s?)

    However, in no other single setting can you see so many top athletes compete in so many different and varied sports. It's one thing to have athletes from across the globe compete in one sport, as they will this summer in the World Cup or as they do in swimming championships or track and field championships. But to have them all do it on the same stage at the same time? I find it very compelling to watch people, in many cases who have trained most of their adult lives for just these few moments, lay it all on the line.

    My only gripe is the sports where judging determines the winner. I prefer competitions where you the athletes themselves determine the outcome, not some supposedly objective bystander.