Tebow Down – But Not Out

In December of 2011 I wrote this about the Tim Tebow situation: There is a story that I have been watching for years that is beginning to play out in front of us. This is not a story of politics or policy, not even an issue of national security. It is however, a lesson about culture and…

It’s That Time…

For Dad to make his NFL predictions.  First a word about the NFL referees and the lockout.  Hey if you guys think the fans care about you and your plight you’re wrong.  You guys have created quite a mess for yourselves.

We Won The Olympics

In case there was ever any doubt: One of the greatest pennant races in the history of the Olympics is a done deal, with two days left on the schedule. It turns out the women’s water polo team, or maybe boxer Claressa Shields, was America’s Bucky Dent. Either way, by the time the U.S. women…

Feckless

Ouch. A GERMAN diver escaped serious injury when he landed flat on his back in the pool after a fluffed leap. A packed stadium cringed as Stephan Feck slammed into the water after attempting a jump from the 3metre board. BBC diving pundit Leon Taylor said: “His foot completely slipped off the side. He probably…

USA! USA! USA!

I know that I shouldn’t let stuff like this get to me but during Friday’s rebroadcast of The Five on Fox ( I can see it in Edinburgh at 10 pm live and in rebroadcast at 7am the next day), they were discussing the USA basketball team putting a massive thumping of epic proportions on…

Wait…What Is That Scraping Sound?

Why, that’s just the sound of Felix Baumgartner’s balls dragging the ground. This dude has a massive set of gonads: Skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner has done it again. On Wednesday, Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of more than 18 miles – an estimated 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than…

Back to Scotland

Two weeks of time back in the States with family wasn’t really enough – but the clock has run out…Catching a flight back to Edinburgh in about 4 hours but before I left, I wanted to give some props to my daughter’s new employer, the US Ski and Snowboard Association. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard…

The Important Things

The Senate Democrats can’t find time to pass a budget but thank goodness they have time to deal with the major crisis facing the country today…bounties for hits in the NFL: Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news…

Life in Lycra

No, it isn’t about the People of Wal-Mart or a strip club. What it is about are short webisodes created by my talented (and soon to be graduated from law school and in need of a job) daughter, Haley. Haley loves the Olympic movement with a passion and has ever since she skated in the…