Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jeter and more

Apparently a good guy: Although I root for the Orioles, not the Yankees, I've always admired the way Derek Jeter comports himself. Here's a story about Jeter tying Lou Gehrig for the Yankees' career hit record. Gehrig also comported himself well.

Psyched-out: I just found this provocative question — Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? It makes you wonder. You'd think that a psychic could get the numbers right.

Spaced out: Here are some outstanding photos from the refitted Hubble Telescope. I especially like No. 17, which looks like a delicate butterfly.

Ford man: Richard Petty Motorsports is switching to Fords. I don't know what to think, but I always rooted for Petty in Dodges, Plymouths, Pontiacs. I'll have to get used to it. I love old Ford trucks, so I suppose I can handle it.


Pale Rider: I was just watching the end of the Clint Eastwood movie Pale Rider, and the end reminds me of Alan Ladd and Shane. The girl hollers as Eastwood rides into the mountains, echoing Shane. She just doesn't get tiresome about it, as Brandon De Wilde does. Shane, come back. Shane.

Run away: I turned on the Georgia Tech-Clemson game on ESPN because I wanted to watch Paul Johnson's running attack. I haven't seen the Yellow Jackets yet. They just returned a Clemson punt for a touchdown, and the Tigers' offense will be back on the field. Sigh.

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EDITOR@WORK blog entries

Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Talking sports

Reverse psychology: This blogger suggests starting the backups in NFL preseason games and bringing in the "starters" for the second half. A Modest Proposal to Improve Football is an interesting idea, but it'll never go anywhere. Too good a chance to get regulars hurt.

Playoff, schmayoff: The essayist for Few Are Cheerleading for a College Football Playoff obviously doesn't think a college football playoff will happen anytime soon, if ever. I concur.

Thanks, Yanks: Yes, I read a lot of stuff on NYTimes.com. Lou Gehrig is one of my favorite players of all time, and Derek Jeter is about to pass him as the N.Y. Yankees' career hit leader. Here's an essay called Did Gehrig Care About Records? Of Course He Did. I think Gehrig and Jeter would have gotten along well; I just hope for a better ending for Jeter.

Looking forward: I found a story on Bleacher Report called 100 Predictions for the 2009 NFL Season. Some of them are interesting. I hope he's wrong about the Dolphins.


Contact: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com.


EDITOR@WORK blog entries

Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)