Soft Pretzel Logic Archive: August, 2009

Football season begins

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I don't generally look forward to this time of year, to be honest with you. Those of you who know me well know that I'm not all that into... Read more

Usain Bolt does it again

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200 meters in 19.20 seconds. Seriously. And people said Michael Johnson's 19.32 would never be broken. But Usain Bolt clocked 19.30 last... Read more

U.S. Soccer accepts Philadelphia's World Cup bid proposal

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The U.S. Soccer Federation whittled its list of potential World Cup cities from 38 down to 27 this afternoon, and Philadelphia made the cut... Read more

Morning glory

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Let me start by stating that I work a night shift at Philly.com. So when word came that Temple and Villanova would be holding a press conference... Read more

Villanova at Syracuse on College GameDay

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ESPN announced its slate of basketball College GameDay venues for the season, and the show will be at the Carrier Dome for Villanova's game... Read more

Chaney, Massimino, Morris in Big 5 HOF class

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Returning to college basketball a bit faster than I thought we would... The Big 5 just announced its 2010 Hall of Fame class, and it's a big... Read more

Photos and video of Usain Bolt's 100m world record

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You might have seen it a few hours ago, and kudos to NBC for actually showing it live. Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt set a new world record... Read more

ESPN lands English Premier League broadcast rights

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For the record, the press release went out at 10:11 p.m. on a Friday night. ESPN has struck a deal with Fox Soccer International, which owns... Read more

New soccer stadium photos

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If you're bummed about the U.S. national soccer team's 2-1 loss to Mexico this afternoon at the Azteca, maybe this will cheer you up. The... Read more

Penn football picked 2nd in Ivy League preseason poll

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The headline pretty well sums things up. I'm on a conference call with the league's coaches at the moment, and I'll be back later with quotes... Read more