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How to Deal with Olympic Overdose

Although I don’t watch a lot of sports on TV, I get really excited every couple of years when the Olympics roll around (both the summer and winter games). The Olympics gives me an abundance of sports, both in terms of variety and amount. I gravitate towards the contests that are quantifiable: points, goals, time, and […]

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Super Ads for the Super Bowl

Like many people I watched the Super Bowl and the Super Bowl Ads. The game was a good one, with the outcome in doubt up until the very end. The commercials were good, too. Many were creative and smart. But I was so drawn in by others that I missed the product being promoted. Although […]

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What a Shock!

I’m a casual follower of the professional sports teams in my home state of Michigan.  While it is unlikely that I ever watch a complete game, I do check out a play or two if I’m channel surfing and periodically go online to see how these various teams are fairing. Realizing that the WNBA season […]

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What Matters Most Is How You Finish

Last night I finished watching the rest of the Olympic coverage that I recorded, including the closing ceremonies.  Now I can recap the games, albeit a couple of days late. The 2010 Winter Olympics didn’t start out well for Canada with a fatal accident on the luge, a significant mechanical malfunction during the opening ceremonies, […]

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My Fever is Finally Starting to Subside

My fever is finally starting to subside — Olympic fever that is.  Although the 2010 Winter Olympics is officially over, I still have a few recorded items to watch.  Midway through the event, our DVR had a scant three hours of available recording space, but we did make it through the entire Olympics without filling […]

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Olympic Fever

I have Olympic fever.  Do you? My DVR has been busily recording all the televised coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics and I have been hopelessly endeavoring to keep up.  The only way to completely do so would be to cease working for two weeks, which, although inviting, is not a viable option.  So the […]

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Super Bowl Game and Super Bowl Ads

By now, anyone who cares knows that the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl last night.  The Colts came out strong, dominating the first quarter and building up a nice lead.  The momentum shifted in the second quarter, even though the lead did not.  After a halftime show with the Who — great production, […]

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Vikings and Packers and Lions! Oh, My!

With Brett Favre playing for the Minnesota this year, I have become a bit of a Vikings fan.  In most games, Favre has treated fans to spectacular plays and contagious enthusiasm that defy his years (he is 40).  With each game, he seemingly breaks someone else’s record or extends one of his own.  Besides, he’s […]

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Brett Favre versus the Green Bay Packers

After watching and cheering for Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers for so many years, it is disconcerting to watch Brett Favre playing against the Green Bay Packers.  This happened for the second time — and the first time at Green Bay — when Favre’s new team, the Minnesota Vikings, invaded the territory of […]

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It Had to Happen – Eventually

It was inevitable; it had to happen sometime.  The Detroit Lions finally won a football game. Yesterday they snapped a 19 game losing streak, spanning of all the 2008 season and going back to December of 2007.  Yes, 2007 — that’s nineteen months of winless football and sheer agony for the hapless Lion fans. I […]