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Entries from July 2019

One Giant Leap for Mankind

July 21st, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The moon landing of July 1969 somehow has always seemed fresh, in my mind. Even when we view it in black and white. (It was 1969, after all.) That sense of recall seems a blessing for the aged of the world, given that no one under the age of 55 can hope to recall much […]

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I Get That

July 20th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Interesting, how the usage of phrases ebbs and flows. Especially when it is in the guise of false respect — a common point of view when arguing about sports. For decades, and maybe even before that, the expression “with all due respect” ruled the false-respect roost. It worked like this: Person A made a statement […]

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The Secret to Watching the Wimbledon Finals

July 15th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

One of the quirks of this blog is that I have been doing it long enough that I often don’t remember when I have previously addressed a topic. Sometimes that stops me in my tracks. Most of the time it leaves me convinced some new look at a previously touched-upon sports event from my professional […]

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Seeing a Bit of France

July 12th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We have been based in the country since January 1, 2016, aside from time spent traveling — and not all that much of it has been inside the country we currently call home. France is a big country, at 248,572 square miles, second only to Texas in area among states in the United States’s Lower […]

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U.S. Women Win World Cup. What Now?

July 8th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Demonstrating global superiority has been the straight-forward bit for the U.S. women’s national team. The Fifa Women’s World Cup has been contested eight times since its founding in 1991, and the Yanks have won four of those tournaments, including the past two, now that a 2-0 conquest of The Netherlands can be added to the […]

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Kawhi Leonard and the Players Seize Control of the NBA

July 6th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When I was working as sports editor for The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, our No. 1 topic was soccer. Football. I expected that; soccer clearly is the preferred sport of the citizens of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the preferred sport of many expatriates who live and work in the UAE. That, […]

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At the Moment, the World’s Preferred World Cup

July 5th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

And which World Cup is that? Why, the Cricket World Cup, of course. The Fifa Women’s World Cup, a global soccer event, surely is attracting viewers from more countries, but when it comes to “eyeballs on TV screens”, I am pretty confident the Cricket World Cup is ahead. By millions.

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Yanks Renew Rivalry 1.0 with England

July 2nd, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

For a century, it’s been “the special relationship” pretty much nonstop. Great Britain and the United States, the Two Great English-Speaking Allies on opposite shores of the Atlantic Ocean. We helped the Brits avoid German domination in the 20th century. Twice. In return, they threw in with the Yanks on the succession of small wars […]

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