Category Archives: Sports

The Super Ball of the Super Bowl

“My own feeling is that it probably registered in my head because my daughter, Sharron, and my son Lamar Jr. had a children’s toy called a Super Ball, and I probably interchanged the phonetics of “bowl” and “ball.” Lamar Hunt … Continue reading

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Ladies, It Is Time to Butt Out

An online article about girls wrestling boys caught my eye the other day and I thought: What the heck? It reminded me of the time years ago when word spread that a couple of coworkers were gonna get into it. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Has Sports Heroes

When I think of Afghanistan it is caves, bombs and the Taliban. It certainly isn’t a vision of hard-playing sportsman. photo/afghansportsfederation.org It happened when the ten-year war (1979-1989) with Russia drove two million Afghans into Northern Pakistan. Something magical happened. … Continue reading

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A Set Up For Failure

The Canadian youth soccer league has ruled if a team wins by more than five points it loses by default. Yes, you read it right. The officials feel this will promote sportsmanship. Sorry, you can’t force someone to learn a … Continue reading

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Texting: New World Sport

by Maxi Do you text? I don’t, but there is no doubt that it’s fast and fun. More people text today than make phone calls. Can you believe that the number of text messages is expected to surpass 5.6 trillion … Continue reading

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Men of Meddle

August 19, 2008 by Maxi “It’s tired to be Michael Phelps today.” That was his reply to Steve Dooce of Fox ‘n Friends when asked how it felt to be him this morning. Exhaustion showed in his eyes and his … Continue reading

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China Dolls

August 14, 2008 by Maxi “All is fair in love and war—and competition.” At least, that’s what some people feel and some countries. We are seeing it on more than one front right now. The excuses we hear are: They … Continue reading

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