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Kobe’s Beef

Kobe Bryant is not my favorite athlete. I’m ambivalent on his past rape case — only because the evidence was sketchy and despite his legal team’s (and a local LA sports talk station’s) overly aggressive posture towards the alleged victim (the word “alleged” still has meaning, but I digress). In addition, I’m just not [...]

Monday Open Thread

18th Hole at Bear Creek Golf Club, Murrietta, California

Yesterday I got to hang around with my college roommate — the golf coach at our alma mater — as his team shot a practice round at the club mentioned above. I shot that at the 18th. 74 degrees, sunshine all day long… glorious day [...]

The Dad Abides — Boston Marathon version

KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source Today’s abiding Dad… Fresno, CA’s Jim Wagoner. The FOX 26 video is above — here’s the story:

On April 21st, the country’s eyes will turn to Massachusetts, for the Boston Marathon, one year after the bombing that killed three people and injured more than two [...]

Like a Champ

Sports-wise Texas is known for football of course. We like the other major sports too of course… but in small town West Texas, basketball — girls basketball — is a big deal. One its better coaches (since retired from his Panhandle, Texas gig, and relocated to Tatum, NM to coach again was the source [...]

Saturday Open Thread

Mercer celebrates after defeating Duke, in Raleigh, 78-71 in the Second Round of March Madness yesterday.

Hey… who needs a billion dollars anyway?

Monday Open Thread

34 years ago today… in Lake Placid, NY.

Littlest Turbo

It was an eventful 2013 in the Turbo household — the littlest one in particular… the AT&T ad, the YOLO music video, a People Magazine blurb and even a trip to Jamaica for a Samsung gig for Zach… Anyway… he’s in the above “viral video” — a mini-documentary about the Jamaican Bobsled Team. He’s [...]

Body-blow, body-blow, upper-cut!

H/T:’s Extra Mustard.

Wednesday Open Thread

On this date in 1963 — the Pro Football Fall of Fame in Canton, OH elected its first inductees — 17 members including Slingin’ Sammy Baugh (still a TX hero since his Redskins days precede the Dallas Cowboys), Bert Bell, Harold “Red” Grange, Johnny “Blood” McInally, Don Hutson, Mel Hein, Jim Thorpe, Bronko Nagurski, [...]

Balls of Funny

The video is kind of long and the commentary is in Chinese, but they speak the universal language of fun and humor. And the table tennis is pretty incredible to boot. This was an Invitational in Taiwan I think, not the World Championships I guess… the players are: Jean-Michel Saive (Belgium) and Chuang Chih-yuan [...]