The Lull Before the Snow? Maybe??'s

Nice morning … with Canada getting their first gold and some snow on the way for us oddly snowless New Englanders.  We could use it (IMHO) and I just hope it doesn’t interfere with travel plans for our friend Margaret and her family, who are Pat’s Peak bound this week.

We had a nice, surprise visit from RPE last night – en route from Boston back to Bates.  What a treat!

For Oly aficionados (I am way behind the 8-ball on this one) here’s the NBC Olympics site.  There’s probably an official Canadian site that’s much better (er, less, uh, American) … maybe this is it.  Yeah – that looks MUCH better.

On the soccer front (WPS soccer, that is) I see that Brandi Chastain has been cut from FC Gold Pride’s roster.  (I guess if you want a draw, and you have Marta, you hardly need Brandi.)  I wish that she had retired, rather than forcing the issue.  Ah well.

As part of the Getting Silly With … series, here’s a piece focusing on the Breakers’ Alison Lipsher – born and raised in Hawaii – who knew?

The USWNT roster for the Algarve Cup was posted last week … and the women face Iceland in their first match – on 2/24.

On the college b-ball front, St. John’s gave UConn quite a scare – ’til Tina Charles took over!  Sounds like it wasn’t very pretty for either team, but St. John’s was hanging in.

But when Charles scored 13 straight UConn points, the Huskies went on a 21-6 second-half run to finally shake off the pesky Red Storm and extend the second-longest winning streak in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to 64 games.

I am so glad I won’t be at Geno’s practice today!

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