Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

The ravages of time (and tennis)

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment
It’s been waaaaay too long since the last post, but I’ve been really busy. And creatively bereft.  But, since I’m using words like “bereft” again, tonight seems like a good one to get back on track. Luckily, the topic is quite easy.  How time can just throw you a curveball as you get older. Read more…
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A World Cup prep quiz for skeptical Americans

Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before (and I’m too lazy to search the archives), but I was once a soccer atheist.  Well, actually not an atheist… I mean, I was pretty sure that soccer existed, but growing up in rural North Carolina, there was little actual evidence of soccer as a sport. No youth leagues, no high school teams, no adult leagues… nothing.

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The girl, the bunny and an Easter parable

Since we just got out of the Easter season, and several million folks just made their once-a-year church appearance (you know who you are… sinners), I felt like I needed to tell a story via parable. Here we go. Read more…

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Enduring the Olympics, the 2010 version

February 27, 2010 2 comments

Here’s a sign that you’ve had a personal blog for a little too long.  Tonight, I sat down to write a missive about how I’m a bit fatigued watching the Olympics.  You know… how after a week-plus of near saturation of coverage, you start to feel tired yourself, as if you’re a cross-country skier dragging into the homestretch with nothing left in the tank. Read more…

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Top 10, er, 12 Christmas songs part 2, electric boogaloo

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Here they are – the second five from my top 10 12 Christmas songs.  They were 10 in my first cut (check out the first five), but I found a couple of more while listening to XM the last few days.  Ultimately, I couldn’t leave any of these out.  And really, 10 was an arbitrary number anyway.  So, here are the second seven.  Enjoy the snow-covered goodness.

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Act Like You’ve Been There – and Other Tips for Rec Leaguers Everywhere

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Just realized that for the first time in the four-year history of SMP, I let a month go by without a post.  Ah, the lost October.  Man, that’s just inexcusable. So, here comes a super-sized entry about something that’s near and dear to my heart.  At least after the last few weeks. Sportsmanship in rec leagues. Read more…

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Facing the UNC football season with (very) guarded optimism

Earlier today, I heard a few NC State fans in the office discussing the upcoming football season.  They were going position-by-position, talking about the strengths and weaknesses of this year’s squad.  And, with the season less than a month away, you could feel the palpable sense of excitement. Read more…

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