Category Archives: Olympics

Entrails: March 26th, 2009

Who would want to shatter that smile? (ABC)

Who would want to shatter that brilliant smile? (ABC)

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

Send me stuff.

Scary details about Shawn Johnson’s stalker. (Chicago Tribune)

Is America losing its air superiority? An absorbing look. (The Atlantic)

Friday Night Lights is coming back. You’ll have to scroll; it’s buried, but it’s there. I also love this headline. (Ausiello Files)

One blogger no longer wants to marry a major leaguer. (Getting to First Base)

Connecting Shakespeare to Twitter, through brevity. The wit, of course, is a chancier proposition. (The Smart Set) Continue reading

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Could Jamaica’s Track Team Smoke the U.S. Again, And on American Soil?

So when I don’t go home for Spring Break, sports news happens literally less than an hour away from my house? Something is telling me to visit my family. Continue reading

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Gold Medal Game: United States vs. Spain, Live Blog

It’s late. Or early. Doesn’t matter, I’m live-blogging the Redeem Team’s chance to return to glory and Olympic gold. I think they’ve got a good shot.

Stay up with me here and jump down. Here’s the online feed. Continue reading

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Second Semifinal: United States vs. Argentina, Live Blog

Another morning, another live blog. Enjoy. Continue reading

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Preliminary Round, Group B: United States vs. Spain, Live Blog

Because there’s nothing like Olympic basketball on a Saturday morning at 10 AM to give me reason to wake up early on a lazy weekend day. Continue reading

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Jason Lezak and the Power of the Moment

Here’s the full race, via NBC. (Quick, painless download required.) Here’s the version Deadspin has, which shows, at the end of the video, the end of the race and the beginning of the medal ceremony, and isn’t likely to be taken down.

But even the grainy YouTube version is powerful.

And for good reason. (Watch, then jump, ’cause it could go down at any second.) Continue reading

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Preliminary Round, Group B: United States vs. China, Live Blog

It’s the Olympic debut of Dream Team V, and the only one without gold to defend. And it’s against the host nation and the largest country in the world. Oh, and about a billion people will watch.

So it’s, yes, kind of a big deal. Continue reading

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