This is a screenshot from the Alpine Visitor Center webcam on Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park. In the past there have usually been several people here admiring the view. Not so much this summer. Not sure why. However, what caught my attention today was the bicycle. Remember, this overlook is at 11,796 feet. … Continue reading Cycling: So Colorado
Funny how the female beach volleyball players wear almost nothing because sand gets lodged in bigger uniforms, or something like that. And yet the same sand is apparently no problem for male players who wear shorts and tank tops. Go figure. (And yes, it has occurred to me that those “uniforms” seem to get smaller … Continue reading Some Olympic observations
Laurel Hubbard, a transgender woman, has just earned a spot on New Zealand’s Olympic weightlifting team. And doing so, in a sport focused on strength, she illustrates perfectly my concern about transgender women being allowed to compete in women’s sports. Frankly, I don’t think it’s fair to women (cisgender women if you insist, although I … Continue reading Let’s get controversial: Transgender women in sports
A perfect 10 isn’t enough for this floor routine done by gymnast Katelyn Ohashi of UCLA. Continue reading Do what you love, love what you do
Here’s a burst of sunshine for your weekend: Jake the Diamond Dog. No politics here, unless maybe you don’t like dogs. (I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs.) Come on now, everybody smile! I borrowed this from Ronni Bennett’s Time Goes By. I don’t think she’ll mind sharing the sunshine. Continue reading ‘Batboy’ Jake a big hit at the ballpark
Hope everyone was watching last night when Shaun White won Olympic gold in the men’s halfpipe. He was crying, I was crying. Seemed like everyone was crying. I’m not going into all the details about what it took for him to get to this point, or where the Olympics are being held, or anything like … Continue reading Holy halfpipe, Batman!
The Pats remind me of a guy I knew in high school. He cheated his way through everything and everybody knew it. I kept thinking it would catch up with him someday, but it never did. Feb. 4 update: The Eagles won, 41-33! Continue reading Fly Eagles fly!
This time that deflated football is not Tom Brady’s fault. It’s the fault of many National Football League players. It all started in 2016, when San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the playing of the national anthem. He said he was protesting discrimination against people of color and supporting Black Lives Matter. A controversy … Continue reading NFL: They did it to themselves
Rally Cat was my favorite story this week. Note the score as the video begins. The St. Louis Cardinals trail the Kansas City Royals by one run. And then a stray feline wandered on to the field. The game continued after the wayward kitty was corraled. And Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina promptly blasted a game-winning grand slam. … Continue reading Rally Cat, best story of the week
Denver TV stations have been airing this delightful video repeatedly for the last three days, and I suspect its appeal is not just local. Two-year-old Tommy Colson was quietly watching the All-Star baseball game when his favorite player, Colorado Rockies centerfielder Charlie Blackmon, was introduced. What happened next has already entered local sports lore. How … Continue reading Colorado’s ‘Charlie Blackmon kid’ meets Charlie Blackmon
Congratulations to the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs! Their first World Series win since 1908 — an 8-7, 10-inning victory I haven’t been a baseball fan since fellow Oklahoman Mickey Mantle played for the Yankees. But even I understood the historical significance of this World Series and I decided to cheer for the Cubs since … Continue reading Congratulations, Cubs!!