Monthly Archives: June 2008

Of Google Alerts, and Oikos, and Big Bill's Pettiness

I’ve been meaning to write for awhile about this very neat on-line tool that I’ve been using lately … Google Alerts! This is a free service whereby you can enter any number of keywords or search terms that you want, … Continue reading

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Mo Gets to Hear Abby … and Other Sunday Miscellany!

Abby Wambach flew to Portland, Maine this past week to be present for the opening ceremonies of the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships. Here’s a link to Blog entries by the players and coaches at the tournament. And guess … Continue reading

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SI on Solo, Huffington on Nearly Everything Else!

Sports Illustrated has come out with a more in-depth article than I’ve seen to date on Hope Solo, Briana Scurry, and the USWNT’s World Cup Loss to Brazil. Basically, though, my response to this piece is, “Yada, yada, yada.” Not … Continue reading

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Explicating the Eighteen … and Other Stuff

Lindsey Dolich (of ESPNsoccernet) has posted her analysis of the USWNT 18-woman Olympic Roster. I love the “battle cry” that she cites, as Pia continues her transformation of this team. Embrace change. Be brave. A profile of Pia went up … Continue reading

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DOJ Has Its Day

As the inner-workings of the Bush-Gonzales Department of Justice are brought more and more into the light, we are treated to a frightening scene of conservative litmus tests gone nuclear. Here’s a piece from TPM about Esther Slater McDonald … … Continue reading

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Phillies Phinally Win and Pia Gives a Phabulous Interview!

The Phillies and Chase Utley pulled out of their slump last night with a 4-0 win over the Oakland A’s. Kyle Kendrick pitched 8 strong innings and Utley went 4 for 5 after a long drought. Let’s hope the Phillies … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama in 2008 America

I was going to post this earlier this morning, but then decided that it deserved its own place. It’s an excellent piece from Salon explicating the reaction to Michelle Obama.   Read it … and consider this recent post from Princess … Continue reading

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Oh No, Say it Ain't So! Phillies Have Lost Six in a Row!!!

Yup, that’s six in a row – and 8 out of their last 10. They lost to the Athletics last night 5-2. Anyone who grew up in Philly – or has spent any amount of time there – probably knows … Continue reading

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Robin Roberts Talks to Elizabeth Edwards … and More USWNT Olympic Roster News and Analysis

Here’s just a quick piece from The Huffington Post, highlighting a Robin Roberts interview with Elizabeth Edwards about her commitment to work with the Obama team – especially focusing on health care issues. Meanwhile Charlie Black’s disturbing statement quoted in … Continue reading

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The Roster

Okay – it’s up! Here’s the 18-woman USWNT Roster for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. No big surprises, as far as I can tell. Aly Wagner played herself back into the mix after a long, injury-ridden hiatus – and it … Continue reading

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