Lots of Sunday Snippets-As Abby and Christine Go for 100!

In case you are one of the 6 peple who missed it, here’s Pat Buchanan making a fool of himself on Rachel Maddow … time to retire this tired old horse, I’m thinking.  He bites.

Meanwhile, as momentum to hit the August deadline for healthcare reform seems to be waning, Obama, being a practical sort, gives signs of backing away from that deadline.  With an issue of such importance, I can appreciate some disinclination to rush it.  But at the same time, this gives all the lobbyists more time to amp up the pressure, muddy the water, etc.   Guess it’s time to start putting together bunches of letters to our Congressional delegations – have them ready for mailing as they all reconvene after the summer recess.

On the soccer front, I read that Christie Rampone had emergency abdominal surgery and won’t be available for the USWNT match with Canada this afternoon.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Here’s Abby and Chrtisine Sinclair – two amazing players – comparing notes as they each go for their 100th goal today.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKdJ37yPfHU

Meanwhile, in WPS action the Red Stars go against Sky Blue FC while in the nightcap, the Breakers take on FC Gold Pride.  After tonight, the standings may look very different!  With a win, the Breakers could move into second place!

Voting is underway for the WPS All Star game – and here’s the ballot.  Vote for one (1) goalkeeper, three (3) defenders, five (5) midfielders and two (2) forwards. Fan balloting concludes on Friday, July 31 2009 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, so be sure to get the vote out for your WPS All-Stars.  They’ll face the elite Swedish Club Umea IK on Sunday, August 30 (Fox Soccer Channel — 5pm ET/2pm PT pre-game, 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT kickoff).  Should be awesome!  (If I’m remembering rightly, isn’t that Marta’s old club???)

Oh, and season tickets for the Breakers’ 2010 season are on sale NOW – both for new folks and those renewing.  You can renew at the next home game (7/25) … just bring your checkbook!

In WNBA action the Mystics and Phoenix won – and today there’s lots of action (all on Live Access).  Among the 5 games featured, perhaps the most compelling is the Fever vs. the Sun – as the Fever look to extend their win streak against Katie Douglas’ old team.

And for all the latest in women’s hoops, check out the Women’s Hoops Blog … great source of info!

Sounds like the Boston Aztec lost last night to Lancaster (3-1).  Here’s the tweet about it:  “Once again, the final is Lancaster 3, Boston 1 from Amesbury. Check out SNE’s story from this game tomorrow morning. Good night #wpsl” Too bad! Sounds like the Aztec dominated the first half but didn’t take advantage of their chances.

NewTableOh, and HollyCornblog has gotten a new table for the porch at the lake – very, very cool.  Thanks – can’t wait to see it in person sometime!

So now it’s time to get moving.  Looks like a beautiful day.  I’ll finish up the mowing – maybe do some weeding and garden clean-up.  Then we have a graduation party to go to (congrats, Dr. Pippa) and lots of soccer to watch!

Happy Sunday!

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