Running World Cup Diary: England v USA – Nigeria v. Argentina; all day, all day – part 1

10:30 am And we’ve arrived at Mags’ place in beatific Greenpoint…Mags is here with Ms. BarmyArmy, Cool Tom (as distinguished from me), Robby, and more to come. I’m tardy because I stupidly decided to dribble a soccerball all the way from my apartment two blocks away. To say the least, I got it lodged under … Continue reading

Hockey Geometry: Trapezoids

In high school math a trapezoid is a four-sided figure with one pair of parallel sides.  In hockey it’s a box behind the goalie’s net meant to keep Martin Brodeur from being more awesome than he already is.  The NHL implemented the rule after 2005, drawing lines outward from the net to the back wall … Continue reading

Vernon Davis to take reins of failing curling team

Captain Vernon Davis cannot be happy with the performance of his team in Vancouver.  The US Men’s curling team is a winless 0-4, and the Women’s team isn’t doing much better, coming in at 0-3 after losing to Denmark.  Davis (TE for the San Francisco 49ers) is expected to arrive in Vancouver today to watch … Continue reading

Saturday/Saturday: 2nd Edition!

    Earlier this week the my team, the “Super Whites” of West Yorkshire, made hard work of what should have been a ‘doddle’. Instead of “Marching All Together” they ambled along half-arsed for much of the game. Playing Blue Square Premier giants Kettering in an FA Cup 3rd round reply, Leeds United were held 1-1 … Continue reading