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Hockey at Wrigley

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the 2nd Winter Classic will be in Wrigley Field, with the Blackhawks facing the Red Wings. The Winter Classic last year was great. Hopefully this will be even better.


July 7, 2008 Posted by | Sports | Leave a comment

MLB Final Man Widget

Place your Final Vote

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July 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


If I have a major pet peeve. and my readers know I have many, it’s the false reports that routinely leak. First of all, let’s take the case of A-Rod and his wife, who, apparently, have split up. Now, I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors in the Rodriguez household, but what i do know, is that the ‘reports’ (which I don’t know if you can call it that) did not help the health of the marriage. A-Rod might have been a cheater. But if he was a just a regular baseball player, and not a superstar, would we be even having this conversation? No, of course not. What I think has to happen is these ‘celebrity watching’ media outlets have to understand their role: to provide news about the entertainment industry. Their role is not to break up marriages. No, it is to provide news and information on the TV and Movies. Because in essence, that is what entertainment is. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: These celebrity magazines, news outlets, etc, are leading to the dumbing down of society. Because if all we can talk about is break-ups, make-ups, and whatever these people find interesting, then our society will fall. Every powerful society has its kryptonite. Ours? It might just be the media.

July 6, 2008 Posted by | rants and raves | Leave a comment

Links and Notes

Welcome to racewalking, writes Jim Caple. Rush Limbaugh is an athlete, says Jason Whitlock, a favorite of The Blog of Champions. There is a youth movement in track, according to Tim Layden. And Richard Deitsch has an interview with Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. 

July 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Breaking News: All-Star

The New York Post, via SI, has the All-Star Starters. 

July 5, 2008 Posted by | Sports | Leave a comment

A quick rant

Just a quick rant. Does so called ‘internet’ speak annoy you? Like, u instead of you. Or r instead of are. That just annoys me so much.I also hate it when people add letters unnecessarily to words. Like when hey becomes heyyy. It annoys me so much. And I’m not sure why. But it does. And while I know I have no hope of stopping it, i can only hope for the best.

July 5, 2008 Posted by | rants and raves | Leave a comment


I had this thought a little while ago. It was about baseball, more specifically the New York Yankees. Who would’ve thought they would be in the position they would be in? And the worst part? They have the talent. They have the talent to compete. They just can’t put it all together. They can’t seem to click on all cylinders at the same time. The Yankee teams of the late ’90s had this. They also had grit. They had passion. They had soul. And I don’t think this team has that. Now I’ll be the first to admit that this race isn’t over. But it sure looks like it. Granted, they happen to be in the hardest division in baseball, the AL East. You got the Rays, the Red Sox. Almost any other division the Yankees would be in first place. But not in the AL East. What Yankee fans have to realize is that it isn’t the teams fault. They just happen to be in the worst division at the worst time.

July 5, 2008 Posted by | Sports | Leave a comment

NHL Free Agency

I try to be objective here on The Blog of Champions,  but once in a while, I want to write about my teams. Take the New York Rangers. Die-hard fan. And I want to express my thoughts. The Jagr era is over. It’s sad, yes. But there’s also a time to move on. This new team will feature the attacking mode, a style that has won the Cup in recent years. Detroit. Carolina. All the post-lockout teams that have won, win with an attacking style, something the Rangers lacked with Jagr and friends. And I’m excited for this new team. It’ll take some getting used to, sure. But, when this team realizes its potential, which I don’t think will take too long, it has Cup winner written all over it. Put on your seat-belts, Ranger fans. It’s going to be a fun ride.

July 5, 2008 Posted by | Sports | 5 Comments

Links and Notes

How to become a top recruit in a tough neighborhood, or the story of Dominic Cheek.  Dana Torres made the Olympic Swim Team–at 41, write Pat Forde. And breaking the gender barrier in baseball.

July 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy July 4th!

Won’t be posting for the rest of the day because of the holiday. Have a great holiday!

July 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment