Category: Sports

UCLA Goes Down to Better Florida Team

My Bruins had a fantastic run this year, so it was heartbreaking to see them lose one step shy of ultimate college basketball glory in the NCAA Championship game last night in Indianapolis, IN. But as this LA Times article...

/ April 4, 2006

Rational Animals: Week Four

Finally, we have returned to mediocrity. Enough bottom-dwelling for us. Week Four: vs. Quakers Recap: We finally came out strong. Jeremy, one of our best outside shooters, drilled a three on our first possession, and while it wasn’t all that...

/ March 29, 2006

Rational Animals: Week Three

Continuation of a theme: An Exercise in Humility. Opponent: Mama’s Boys Recap: A lackadaisical effort by yours truly at the beginning of the game allowed them to put us in an immediate 10-0 hole from which we never recovered. Two...

/ March 17, 2006

Rational Animals: Week Two

Victory at last. Week Two: vs. The Magic Johnsons Recap: By dictating the tempo of the game, Rational Animals took advantage of a newfound outside game to put away the Magic Johnsons. The Rational Animals built a semi-comfortable second half...

/ March 10, 2006

Rational Animals: Week One

Carnage. More carnage. Week One: vs. Street Ballers Recap: It was close for 32 minutes, then they pulled away. We had a number of turnovers and didn’t get back on defense, allowing a few easy baskets. I was, of course,...

/ March 1, 2006

Rational Animals: The Preseason

For the first time in eight years, I am on an organized basketball team. I will be blogging the season–why? Because I know you care. Really. Team name: Rational Animals (Yes, it’s an awesome name). Team captain: Alex Plato (with...

/ February 24, 2006

A Tale of Two Olympians

It was the best of times and the worst of times, but not like you’d think. Two American women Olympians showed what’s best about America and worst about America. Lindsey Kildow and Lindsey Jacobellis represented their countries in very different...

/ February 18, 2006

Out of the Chaos

As an avid reader of ESPN.com, I was interested to read this article on former University of Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel’s intent to rebuild the Desire Street Ministries, the non-profit ministry he left football to serve. Bill Curry, the author,...

/ September 15, 2005

Lessons from Robert Horry, aka “Big Shot Bob”

Those who missed last night’s NBA finals game missed quite a fight. When the dust cleared at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., though, the San Antonio Spurs stood victorious with veteran Robert Horry leading the way. Horry scored five...

/ June 20, 2005

Beltre Blues

He’ll be wearing a different shade this season. The Mariners just spent a lot of money–more money on one player than ever before in club history. Cure-all? Who knows. And now for something completely different: Wish Beethoven a happy birthday...

/ December 16, 2004