2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: The ‘Committee For Who Wins’ decides

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… And btw, caught your breath yet? Holy mackerel, ten beers and nigh 36 hours ago, US Soccer made The Venuist entirely forget that the NBA Finals ever happened. Too bad the that Peanuts’ gang of Charlie Brown look-a-likes (see also: Slovenia) couldn’t come along for the … Continue reading

LeBron Makes Ransom Demand: Mike Brown's Job

Last night the Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Mike Brown. While it’s true that the Cavs were embarrassed by the Celtics, losing by 50 points in the last two games of the series, and that Brown has never led the team to an NBA title, Cleveland has been to the play-offs every year during the course … Continue reading

Don't Call it the Oscars, Voices' Best of 2009

Hey, America! Still Ballin’? Thought so. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s not exactly a Silent Spring in the USA this week. Why’s that? Well, silly, it’s March 5 and that means that Oscar weekend (TM) has fallen upon us like the red and trumpeted dawn of Armageddon. And while, sure, we could all hold our … Continue reading

New England Patriots Grow Bored of “Dynasty,” Decide to Dabble in “Defeat” – AP

The aughts may have been the decade of sports dominance for New England. This decade may be the era of sucking. The Ravens soundly spanked the Patriots this weekend in a game that was actually over in the first quarter (where the score was Ravens: 27, Pats: a very, very round number). Perhaps Pats Nation … Continue reading

America to Vikings’ Brett Favre, “we’re moving on” – AP

In a stunning turn of events, America has informed Brett Favre that it is “moving on” from the once-beloved icon of sports. Favre, the Minnesota Vikings’ first string quarterback and a lightning rod for ugly controversy, was informed of America’s intentions late Monday night, December 28th, after his team fell in overtime to the Chicago … Continue reading

World Series Hangover: Ruining the Venue of “Home”

    Watching football on Thanksgiving Day is a pretty standard American exercise. And I’m on board with that. My family, being Philadelphia Eagles fans, doesn’t need much incentive to get together, drink beer, and collectively hate the Dallas Cowboys every 4th Thursday in November. But it didn’t really happen this year. We stuffed ourselves … Continue reading

World Series Hangover: Ruining the Venue of "Home"

    Watching football on Thanksgiving Day is a pretty standard American exercise. And I’m on board with that. My family, being Philadelphia Eagles fans, doesn’t need much incentive to get together, drink beer, and collectively hate the Dallas Cowboys every 4th Thursday in November. But it didn’t really happen this year. We stuffed ourselves … Continue reading

Joe Mauer bats lefty too

The Venuist is curious as to whether Yankee Stadium (version 2.0, not to be confused with the recently deceased 1.2  version) realizes that Joe Mauer also bats left-handed.  Sure, all summer the Yanks have taken advantage of that short porch (T*V – that’s me – saw this himself his summer) that’s all of three feet … Continue reading