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August 20, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Eli Savoie @ 9:51 pm

Thoughts I’ve had while watching Usain Bolt run-very quick thoughts.

The mayors of most American cities concern themselves with things like crime and budgets, but not in Las Vegas. In a sign that the city has too much money, the mayor of Vegas wants to build a football stadium to try and get the Super Bowl and all Monday night football games. Really? That city has way too much money if this is all the mayor has to think about.

According to our man Mike Florio and profootballtalk.com, Chad Johnson has begun the process of legally changing his last name to Ocho-Cinco. That seems like someone getting hammered and getting a stupid tattoo that they later regret. I wonder if Chad will think it was a good idea to change his name when he’s Ocho-Cinco years old?

Speaking of getting hammered, Charles Barkley sure seems to enjoy him some Patron tequila

Makes me want to throw up just watching it.

If you watched Michael Phelps’ miraculous comeback win in the 100-meter butterfly race, you were probably like me and thought he lost even after watching the replay numerous times. Well, Sports Illustrated has a great series of pictures that show the finish. Absolutely amazing!

How about the Olympics? I still can’t get enough. Whether it’s the unbelievably dominating performances of Phelps, Usain Bolt, Misty May and Keri Walsh, or the U.S. basketball teams, or the performances by Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson of the U.S. Gymnastics team, it’s just been fun to watch. I still can’t believe I have watched as much as I have.

If there is one thing I’d like removed from the Olympics, it is the pommel horse event in men’s gymnastics. It is such a dumb, boring event I can’t stand it. There should be a simple rule when determining if something can be a gymnastics event-if it’s impossible to do a flip during the routine, it should not be an event, period.

I’m extremely happy to see the Cubs playing so well, but as I’ve learned by being a Cubs fan my whole life, I am cautiously optimistic about the rest of the season and the post season. What is really impressive about this team is that they have the best record in the league and have done it without any real candidate for MVP. At this time of year, when the discussions begin about post season awards, no Cubs player is in the MVP discussion at all. Although you could make a case for four or five guys for team MVP I think that would be Alfonso Soriano, but he’s missed eight weeks of the season, so he won’t get much consideration for NL MVP.

Finally, last Friday was the Elvis vigil and I was there for the third straight year. The rain throughout the day hurt the crowd so there wasn’t nearly as many people there as usual, but MTR, SOTC(Sunday on the Couch) and friends still had a great time and we got to go up through the line to the grave site. Here are some pictures from the night.

That’s it for this week.

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