Archive for February, 2011

Like most premier athletes, Lance Armstrong, wanted to win, and he did so spectacularly. Yes, there are doubts, but honestly, I‘m not as troubled by that as I am with those who choose to selectively persecute and judge some suspected performance enhancing drug users, while giving those they like such as Armstrong a virtual pass.

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For me, sporting events are not always about the athletes on the field, the court or the track. Sports are not always about the great coaches barking commands to their players. Most often , my fondest memories and thrills have come from simply appreciating the pageantry and spectacle that accompanies the games and events, and enjoying the special voices that made those sports come to life. One such person was Tom Carnegie. He is best known as the legendary voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His booming bass over the Speedway public address system, never failed to convey both the majesty and the dangers of seeking speed at the world’s most famous race track.

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Anyone who believes the Super Bowl was a success in Big D, other than the newly crowned world champion Green Bay Packers, needs to think again and get a reality check. The big “show” that Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones hoped to stage could not have been more of a mess.

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