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Tons of Good USWNT Stuff as They Go for the Gold versus Brazil!

The news wires are now full of player profiles, match reports, you name it, as the US women’s soccer team gears up for its gold medal match versus Brazil on Thursday morning. This team is living up to the Nike … Continue reading

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USWNT and Brazil Through to Gold Medal Match

The USWNT and Brazil both won in convincing fashion and will face off on Thursday morning (9AM ET) in the gold medal match. Germany and Japan (maybe it’s me … but doesn’t that sound awfully World War Twoish?) will square … Continue reading

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Piercy, Phelps, Phillies, Phantastic Phootball Phanatics … and of Course the USWNT … and Elvis!

First (from The Writer’s Almanac), a wonderful poem by Marge Piercy to start your day with something introspective – before diving into the usual sports-centric deluge! This poem runs along the thought-path I was pursuing last night just before sleep. … Continue reading

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Women's Olympic Soccer Updates

I’ve been taking some time this morning to catch up on Olympic soccer news and, in particular, how the Swedish team is doing. Their performance at the Olympics has paralleled that of the USWNT in ways that have surprised me, … Continue reading

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Ten, nine, eight …

Grant Wahl has another excellent article on SI.com – this one focusing on Heather Mitts. Who knew that she ran with the bulls at Pamplona? … and from the St. Petersburg Times, another take on this evolving USWNT – this … Continue reading

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Countdown to Norway … Study Up!

I’m back from my quick road trip … which was very successful and included a drive through the Delaware Water Gap region – an area I haven’t visited in years. It was quite beautiful – more so than I remembered … Continue reading

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Some USWNT Updates and Other News …

The USWNT and Coach Pia Sundhage are settled in China (Qinhuangdao to be exact) training and doing a little touring, as you can see. The WNT Blog is proving to be a very entertaining source of information for USWNT aficionados. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance USA Style: Women Make Strides, and DV is on the Rise

Even as we celebrate women athletes heading to Beijing to compete in the Olympics, it must be sadly noted that domestic violence and deaths of US women at the hands of those “closest” to them is on the rise. With … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Political Stuff

This article and election map on the Huffington Post argues that Obama is going to win handily in November – not even close. Boy do I hope this is true! And the projected win is in the context of media … Continue reading

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McCain's Geography (and Internet Travels), Hillary's VP Chances, and (Of Course) Some USWNT Soccer …

John McCain made another Bush-worthy geography gaffe yesterday – this time on “Good Morning America.” Sorry, John, Iraq and Pakistan don’t actually share a border. (As an aside, I’ve always wished that some brave member of the press would ask … Continue reading

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