Category Archives: Sports

Ali Versus Stevenson

Fight promoters were dying to match Muhammad Ali versus the undefeated Cuban heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson. Many boxing pundits wrote that Stevenson could last fifteen rounds with Ali, but judging from his reach Teofilo wouldn’t have needed fifteen rounds. Longer arms. Taller. Better shape. All action. No talk. But Ali had an edge, Something one can […]

Black and White TV From Havana

Key West marks the southern terminus of US 1. I spend several weeks there in 1980 and stayed in a small hotel off Duval Street. TV reception for the Miami stations was weak, however the signals from Havana came in crisp and clear. Most of the programming served Socialism in Spanish, however one station broadcast […]

The Curse No More

The Boston Red Sox finally killed the Babe Ruth Curse by miraculously coming back from three games down in the 2004 ALCS finals against their dreaded nemesis, the New York Yankees. Heroic performances by pitcher Curt Shilling and power hitter David Ortiz shall live in the memories of the Red Sox Nation throughout this century. […]

Super Bowl Snatch

I love the unpredictabilty of chaos No one could have predicted on Kearse catching that deflected ball on his back. On the ensuing play Lynch was tackled and I’m screaming for Belichick to call a time-out, because I know that the ‘Hawks will scoree. Nothing comes from Belichik. He’s acting like a deer caught in […]

Super Bowl Sunday 2015

It’s Sunday Bowl Sunday and the New England Patriots are playing last year’s champions for the 2015 NFL title. Seattle’s Legion of Boom have promised to shut down the Pats’ stellar tight end, Le Gronk, and punished any receivers daring to cross their paths on the other side of the scrimmage line. The ‘Hawks coach […]