I woke up this morning to a lovely conversation about the N-Word. I immediately had this idea about the word. The idea is to terrorize using the N-Word. Before I delve into terrorizing using the N-Word, I want to share the conversation with you. The conversation began with a thought about the evolution of humans. Basically, we are all born with a clean slate – in everything from what [...]
The US Deaflympics Team has announced that ICSD has cancelled the 2011 Winter Deaflympics in Slovakia. There are many upset athletes and staff members right now. Funds were already committed to travelling to Slovakia, as well as scheduled time off from work and family. Athletes invested time in practicing, as did their coaching staff. This is a real shame, especially so close to the departure date of February 15. Currently [...]
All right, let me get this straight. First the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) told Oscar Pistorius that he was ineligible for the 2008 Summer Olympics… not because he’s a double amputee without a chance in hell of beating, much less competing against, “able-bodied” runners, but because he has an unfair advantage over them (the IAAF claimed, however, that their decision was not directed at Pistorius personally). Pistorius appealed [...]
Matt Swenson, who authors the Swengali column in the Express’s sports section, made mention of the fact that, last night, more than 47,000 fans willingly forked $25 to park at FedEx Field to watch a free Redskins scrimmage game. Scrimmage. Not an official exhibition game. Swenson called it “a glorified practice featuring a bunch of backups.” Now, that scares me. I’m not a rabid pigskins hooligan fan. I am now [...]
So why did he do it? What possessed one of the best footballers of all time to completely disgrace himself and his French national team, Les Bleus, by headbutting his shining dome into Italian footballer Marco Materazzi’s sternum? Some people say that Materazzi had uttered a racial slur (Zidane is of Algerian descent), enraging the French captain. So, in other words, trash talk? Get over it.
Cal-Stanford. Michigan-Ohio State. Harvard-Yale. Gallaudet-RIT/NTID. Great rivalries infuse in their students and alumni an indominable spirit of loyalty. Of pride of achieving higher education. Of identifying with a great institution. It was with that spirit that I attended Gallaudet’s pep rally last Friday night. It’s the kickoff for the annual RIT/Gallaudet weekend; the following day is full of sports and good fun. The weekend then culminates with a Rockfest bash [...]
This week, we are all George Mason fans. I’m not even going to try and insert my own summary of this Cinderella story; the sports columnists across the media are doing such a wonderful job of that. I’ve never liked March Madness before. I hate how it takes over my television with meaningless acronyms (LSU? Nova?) and statistics (what’s goaltending?). I didn’t even bat an eye to Syracuse’s win a [...]
I grew up in southern California, so my fondest childhood memories invariably involve Disneyland. Only a hour-and-half away in lovely Anaheim, the Magical Kingdom seduced my imagination. I remember all the cool new rides and areas like Mickey’s Toontown, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Michael Jackson’s Captain EO. My precious neon-green/pink/blue Maui hat flew off my head while I hurled down the tallest cascade on Splash [...]