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Archive: May, 2008

A lightning Bolt strikes New York City

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 11:53 PM
For all the thunderstorms that slammed New York City's Icahn Stadium this evening, the fans that did stick around until late tonight were richly rewarded. Though I wasn't watching the TV telecast, it just crossed the AP wires that Jamaican star (and Penn Relays veteran) Usain Bolt has set a new world... Read more

Yet more soccer news

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 11:42 AM
It's always a good day when there are two soccer stories in the Daily News. Let's start with Kerith Gabriel's report that the new stadium in Chester has paved the way for women's soccer to return to our region in 2010. I'm as much a fan of the women's game as the men's game, and I used to go to Charge... Read more

Watching the Champions League final?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 3:02 PM
As part of my occasional dipping into soccer coverage here on the blog, I'm hosting a live chat during this afternoon's Champions League Final on the blog's Twitter feed. So if, like Bill Conlin, you're watching the game today, come join me by clicking here. Read more

Can I get an Amen to this?

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 9:35 PM
Bob Ford has an outstanding column about the Preakness in this morning's Inquirer, and about how watching Affirmed 30 years ago compares to other sports memories he's gathered down the years. But for all the great prose in the piece, this paragraph stands out above the rest: There are places in our... Read more

New York sneers at us again

Friday, May 16, 2008, 12:50 PM
It's now been over two weeks since the New York Times' college sports blog, The Quad, began its series profiling every single football team in Division I-A. You had to figure they would get to Temple sooner or later, because, well, they had to. It took 15 days for the Gray Lady to get from Western... Read more

A tweet, a hoot, a flap and a roar

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:33 PM
More odds and ends... -- Breaking news out of State College that Joe Paterno was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center today because of dehydration. Thoughts and prayers are with him, of course, though it's no surprise to read team spokeman Guido D'Elia's words that Paterno is "mad as heck"... Read more

The NCAA is hard at work

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 6:41 PM
Daily News sports editor Josh Barnett, who is a blogging fiend in his own right, sent along an AP dispatch a few days back that I've been meaning to post. But because of the redesign I've been asleep the last two days... actually, I've been cleaning up and wishing I was asleep. Thanks for all the... Read more

What I really do for a living

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1:48 AM
You might have noticed by now that things look a bit different around here all of a sudden. I've been waiting for quite a while to share this with all of you, and now I can finally do so. Over the last few months, Philly.com has been working on a massive redesign project, which we've finally unveiled... Read more

The New York Times is bored

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:49 PM
How bored? So bored that they've started their college football preview series on May 1. Really. The Gray Lady's college sports blog, The Quad, is breaking down all 120 Division I-a teams, starting today with Western Kentucky. And they even try to tease you with some random trivia about which team... Read more
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