Menu Close

Category: Sports

First impressions from Euro 2008

To the envy of many, I am sure, I have watched every single game of the European Championships in its entirety thus far. Live, too, with only one 30-minute-delay PVR-enabled exception. In other words, at the conclusion of the first round of group play, I have seen each of the…

Hawk attacks A-Rod

A resident hawk attacked a local girl on a school trip to the Fenway Park. The girl’s name? Alexa Rodriguez!!!! (And she was the only one attacked.) The Sox Nation must have gone completely bonkers to train their wildlife to strike anyone who’s got any – however cursory – association…

Winter golf

Winter golf is actually not as bad as it sounds. If the skies are clear and there is no wind, then even freezing temperatures are tolerable. That is, if you wear layers… My management team at work organized an outing at a golf course in Surrey. About a dozen people…

On football

Remember this ESPN commercial that ran during the World Cup last year?     On any given Sunday these days, I proceed from watching one football to the other and back. I can’t help but notice how the environment dictates the primary watching habits. While the last few years of…

Mr Torre, it’s time to go

Now that the Yankees have ignominiously exited the stage yet again, I cannot understand all of the hubbub surrounding potential firing of Joe Torre. While he is certainly a great person, who holds especially dear place in Natasha’s heart as the keynote speaker at her college graduation (not really! –…

Selecting my football team

I am changing my football allegiance. If I were English, I would attract unending scorn from every fan in the nation, as I will be switching from Tottenham to their arch-rival, Arsenal. In hindsight, it was entirely foolish of me to declare which team was “mine” before I had a…