Category Archives: Sports

Tiger Versus Stevie

ISIS Please

ISIS has beheaded four western hostages in Syria and Iraq. The militant warriors are threatening to decapitate a fifth prisoner. The US and UK have refused to negotiate with ISIS. The captive seems doomed, but not if the Pentagon offers New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in exchange for the held reporters. Tom Brady […]

Headhunting Beanballers

On August 18, 1967 the Red Sox’s Tony Conigliaro was batting against Angels spitballer Jack Hamilton at Fenway Park. The first pitch came in high and struck All-Star outfielder in the cheek. He was rushed to the hospital withd a linear fracture of the left cheekbone and a dislocated jaw with severe damage to his […]

Germany Versus Argentina

On December 13, 1939 Argentina officials ordered the German heavy cruiser Graf Spee to sea. The ensuing battle between the British Navy resulted in the later scuttling of the Graf Spee. A week later Captain Langsdorff shot himself dressed in full dress uniform and lying on the ship’s battle ensign. Today those two nations meet […]

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 World Cup of Football. The victors reached the finals thanks to an unexpected quarter-final victory over England and the global memory of that grudge match was an illegal score off the fist of striker Diego Maradona. The media labeled the controversial goal ‘the Hand of God’. Few people […]