Recently in Sports Category

480373_10151295583303164_1154706674_n.jpg

Olympic gold medal winner, gymnast, and author Gabrielle Douglas posted this pic of her and Newark Mayor Cory Booker to her Facebook page.

Gabrielle wrote in her post: "It was such an honor to meet Newark Mayor Cory Booker and sign his copy of my new book - Grace, Gold, & Glory! :)  Still keeping NY and NJ in my prayers! [Heart] Gabrielle"

Gabrielle is on a book tour to promote her new book Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Pick up a copy over here
Long time football fan and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, makes a fashion statement for her fave team, the Cleveland Browns.

 "I never miss a game or a chance to show off my team colors," she said in an ad for NFLShop.com.  

Love it!

224326_476632089015654_1819234962_n.jpg

Obama Family_Team USA.jpg

The Obama family (l-r: Malia, Sasha, President Obama and Mrs. Obama) watch the World Cup.

President Obama watched the Women's World Cup with his family on Sunday.  

After Japan bested the U.S. team, the president tweeted mad props for Team USA: Couldn't be prouder of #USWNT after a hard-fought game. Congratulations to Japan, Women's World Cup Champions.  

See the rest of the President's tweets (most recent appear first) below:

  1. Incredible performance from #USWNT, no matter what happens. Now on to penalties. Let's win this.
  2. Tough. Gotta bear down now. Let's go #USWNT.
  3. Score is now 2-1 thanks to a beautiful goal by Abby Wambach. #USWNT
  4. Headed into overtime with a score of 1-1. Go Team USA!#USWNT
  5. Remember the quarter finals: this team is indomitable. 1-1 with 10 to go. Let's go, #uswnt
  6. Amazing goal from Alex Morgan. 1-0 USA! #USWNT
  7. So close! Brilliant strike by @AbbyWambach#USWNT
  8. Incredible perseverance by Lauren Cheney -- welcome to Alex Morgan. #USWNT
  9. RT @petesouza Photo of the Obama family watching the World Cup women's soccer game: bit.ly/oUkYmU
  10. Great first half from Team USA -- keep it up in the second!#USWNT
  11. "I'm thinking: Score a goal, be a leader, let's get this done." - @AbbyWambach#USWNT. Game starts in half an hour, and we'll be watching!
  12. To the women of our national soccer team: Sorry I can't be there to see you play, but I'll be cheering you on from here. Let's go. -BO


Tom Brady_Patriots_Andy Lyons_Getty Images.jpg

Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

The fact that only 40% of Americans will vote doesn't get that much attention.  But when only 40% of Americans will see the Patriots play the Giants?!  Well, then all hell's gonna break loose.

The drama started when football fans found out that the NFL planned to broadcast the New England/New York game exclusively on the NFL Channel, which is available in only 40% of American homes. This is an important game for football fans because, rivalries aside, this game will determine whether New England will make history as the first team to go 16-0 in the regular season.  Who cares? Yeah, exactly. 

Anyway, the NFL hoped that fan anger would force Time Warner and Comcast to include the NFL Channel in basic cable packages, so all fans could see the games.  The NFL had been in a lengthy catfight with cable companies about this, and hoped that added fan pressure would help them get their way. 

Unfortunately for fans though, just like in the Story of Zax, neither side would budge.  So football fans seriously starting tripping that they might miss the game. Then a whole lot of them who don't even vote found out what a senator was and started calling their's to complain. 

Enter Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). [Insert Superman theme song here.]

Sen. Kerry pressured the cable companies and the NFL to work things out.  Sen. Specter and Sen Leahy sent the NFL a letter threatening to revisit their anti-trust exception if the game was not more widely broadcast.  Of notable mention is that the good senators worked on this constituent matter through their Christmas vacation.  [Overheard in hell: "Mmm, these frostie pops sure are good!"]

This story has a happy ending: the game will now be simulcast on the NFL Channel, CBS and NBC, and all of the American people can watch on Saturday.  This will be the first 3 network simulcast of a NFL game in history, and the first simulcast of a NFL game since the 1967 inaugural Superbowl following the merger of the National Football League and the American Football League.

Who cares?  Yeah, exactly. 

 

About this Archive

This page is a archive of recent entries in the Sports category.

Sociology/Studies is the previous category.

Style is the next category.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Powered by Movable Type 4.21-en

Categories