Peyton's Place

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tennis rocks

I thought it might be fun to talk about my insanely awesome athletic skills.  I’m a Texas girl, and everyone here in the Lone Star State should know how to throw a football, identify an offside penalty, or at least jump a hurdle or two.  So naturally, my parents were ecstatic to have a tall girl like me on their hands.  There were so many possibilities. ...more

Peyton, Peyton, Peyton...

The Colts decided to end their run with Peyton Manning. It was emotional. It was depressing. And while all the fans grieve their beloved 18 moving on in the world, the rest of the league is excited, waiting for their opportunity to scoop him up. It's not unlike going through a divorce. Both parties moving on after a painful ending to a 14 year marriage. But in the wings, there awaits a room full of beautiful women waiting to pounce on him!...more
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Competing Against Ms. Resistance

Morning. I had a very significant 15 or so hours, starting last night with another RIVETING Knicks game in which the Knicks came from behind to beat the Cavaliers. Lin played really well but the real story was the depth of the NY bench led by Novak. His string of 4th quarter 3 pointers was the turning point the Knicks needed to grab another victory. ...more

Recycle Old Athletic Shoes

When it comes to material goods, I am a firm believer in reincarnation. (As for the human soul, I remain Undecided.) So imagine my joy when I discovered Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program that takes your stinky old tennis shoes, war-torn running shoes and backdated sneakers and gives the material life anew while skipping right over the landfill. Image: ndanger via Flickr ...more
This is one great outcome of recycling! Thank you for sharing!   more

Best of Broomball

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Jeremy Lin: What He Means to Asians, Athletes, and Dreamers

I’ve been watching the whole Linsanity phenomenon with a mixture of exhilaration and anxiety. While I don’t generally follow basketball, I am certain that Linsanity means something—to Asian Americans, to the world of sports, to anyone who’s ever had a dream and been told no. I watch and follow and devour any analysis, because Lin is part of my community — I am, like Jeremy Lin, a second generation Taiwanese American, raised in Silicon Valley by engineers....more
Grace, I think you're right that your coach was blocking you. The curt answer of "No" without an ...more

Roller Derby: Empowering Entertainment

I don't want to speak for all Seattlites, but I know that it came as a surprise to me (and many people I talked to) that Seattle has a roller derby league. Roller derby seems like a thing of the past and invokes images of burly women who, as Jim Croce would say, are "built like a 'frigerator with a head." Not so, Blogfans, not so. ...more

Tailgate

Saturday mornings are accompanied by the luxurious realization that the day belongs to me, my husband and our two chocolate Labradors. I am no longer obligated to rush to soccer-hockey-lacrosse-football-baseball games- track and swim meets to watch one or both of our two children compete. While I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them develop from clumsy little kids just learning the rules of the sports to varsity and even collegiate athletes, I am not mourning the end of that phase of their young lives. One aspect of youth sports that I will not miss is the dreaded snack schedule....more

Plan a Super Date for Super Bowl this Sunday

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that this Sunday is the big Super Bowl game. The 2011 Super Bowl was the most watched program ever – an estimated 111 million people tuned in – and this year will be no exception. This Sunday when the New York Giants face off against the New England Patriots, why not make a super date out of the Super Bowl?Whether you watch the game with friends, or just you and your partner, here are 5 ideas on how to make this Sunday a super date!...more