The big sports story of the weekend was, of course, UCLA beating USC on Saturday. Some poster named "Seme" owes me an apology for implying that I was on drugs when I correctly predicted this outcome last week.
Fuck the Trojans. Private school punks!
This is a sports report?
Asking ECB to write a sports report is like asking... shit, I have no idea for a parallel. But it's a funny match.
When does Brad come back? His sports reports aren't exactly hard hitting...but at least they're about sports.
Aw, sports fans got tricked into thinking about something real for a change. Boo hoo.
Clutch Superstars: Not Jerramy Stevens
Big Division Lead: Our division bites.
I'm just waiting to see if the Brits will be cheeky enough to allow David Tennant to light the torch at Olympic Stadium.
By my calculations, the (Winter Olympics ratings-stealing) 2012 Seahawks will field a team on which the youngest players are 16 or so today. Born around 1990. Old enough to drive.
In contrast, the youngest participants in the 2012 Olympiad are currently nine years old. Still in their jammies. Hah! 9!
Actually, I'm happy and impressed with ECB's sports report. I generally could give a toss about the 'Hawks but like to see more alternative takes on what's going on in the sporting world.
I'm surprised the Utah games had that much environmentalism going on. I grew up 50 miles from the Utah border and let me tell you they have no problems contaminating whatever they possibly can in that state. I will say a few more trees would help, so that wasn't a bad idea by the Salt Lake folk. Thank god the truly great areas are largely protected.
No, the rare, non-contiguous double-post is not for emphasis. Something's screwy with the comments today...
Let me get this straight, they're going to protect wildlife, and have a wind turbine big enough to power the Olympics?
Oh, I am so looking forward to the slaughter of indigenous fowl.
Erica, you missed the big story: the 2012 London Olympic Games are already massively over budget. Apparently somebody forgot (cough, cough) about the 17.5% value added tax in the UK. Oops! Then there’s rising construction costs. A leading architect declaring cost cuts may cause it to be the 'plasterboard Olympics'.
And in the center of the three-ring circus: a 400 million pound contract to a consultant whose job it will be to……keep costs down!
"Promote local food" - won't that make the visitors happy - head cheeses, boiled meats, tripe stew and blood sausages - yummy.
Surely in the fine print somewhere is a disclaimer about fox hunting being a demonstration sport this games.
"Erica, you missed the big story: the 2012 London Olympic Games are already massively over budget. Apparently somebody forgot (cough, cough) about the 17.5% value added tax in the UK. Oops! Then there’s rising construction costs. A leading architect declaring cost cuts may cause it to be the 'plasterboard Olympics'."
This could have been us - and Nick Licata's yeoman work to kill the 2012 Seattle Olympic bid is yet another reason to thank him and his staff.
Yeah these sporting events never seem to break even, much less make money. There was an interesting story not too long ago on the Athens games and how the facilities are not being used/going into disrepair.
The Sydney group actually spent large sums to downsize the size of their Olympic Stadium and now have trouble themselves getting people to use the various venues.
The bottom line is that while I love sports, it seems rare anymore that a set of games, a stadium or venue is built without substantial taxpayer help- either up front or at the end of the day.
I nominate ECB Head of Stranger Sports- looking forward to rest of the week!
Awesome win(albeit it was close) by the Seahawks sunday. We never win in Denver and we finally did win in denver. Matt Hasselback played with a wounded hand and Alexander kept up the momentum to get us in field goal range at the end. 20 / 20 I was biting my nails, angry at how we let the Broncos get back with 1 minute 40 seconds to play. Our city got a good kicker named Brown and his 53 yarder was perfect within 10 seconds of game time. I like the Seahawks playing Denver. It is a great rivalry to me since they used to kick our ass everytime down there. We beat the Raiders, St.Louis Rams, GreenBay, and now the Broncos. Still ESPN Big shot sports shows and sportscasters give us no love. Its always about the Saints or Dallas, or why the Steelers suck this year( I think its Karma). And when they do mention our Division its all about the losers Raiders, chargers, or . When thye mention Seattle (our team represents the city you know)its all we are lucky that Hasselback and Alexander are back. We did a lot to get where we are without them while they healed. Wallace deserves some love and respect(despite SF) and the defense is strong. Just ventn that we get no respect from the othe Major Sports networks shows.They always show slow motion plays with cool soundtracks for other teams games why not ours screw them. we are a city to be reckongnized. I want to see in slow motion Alexander going through the motions to catch a pass from Hasselback to the tune of SoundGardens Rooster or something from Metal Church
not on Fox but on ESPN. Terry Bradshaw show or something. Vent over. Seahawks give them hell again next week. I dont' care if they say its luck, you guys are still winning and the cities a lot more fun with you guys winning. I like wearing SEATTLE gear when I'm on the road in other cities.
Sputnik -- Metal Church refrence, nice.
I'd love to see "Dance of the Sugar Plum Faries" (though -- far from my means of delight -- homophope announcers would have a snickering field day with the word 'fairy') played on the stadium sound system every time Josh Brown comes out onto the field and kicks the wintree "nutcracker" with 10 seconds left to play.
LoL true so true.
I'd say use "Ton of Bricks" when a Hawk makes a tackle (but while I love old Metal Church, football does bore me to tears).
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