These are surely metaphysical times in the wonderful world of sports, and the chattering of many frightened teeth concerns whether
Being the ultra-superstitious lot that they are, hockey players usually believe that handling such hardware prior to actually winning the Cup will bring nothing but ill fortune. But in a reverse-the-curse move, Crosby figured he'd grab the evil totem since avoiding it last year did nothing to help the Penguins against the Detroit Red Wings, who plucked them in six games. He was also made more brazen by the knowledge that former Penguins great
Meanwhile, over in the Major Leagues of baseball, where cool rationality prevails, four members of the Florida Marlins
Our national pastime is ripe and oozing with chilling lore (
It's a wonder all pro sports teams don't have witch doctors on their staffs.
Speaking of spirits, it seems that Red Sox broadcaster
Call it karmic payback, but you have to suspect that more than a few folks, including one
If you've ever contemplated a career in sports photography, you might consider enlisting in the military instead. Last Saturday,
Causi joined such other combat veterans as SI's
This space couldn't help but notice that
It's quite hard to decide in which pursuit T excelled the most, but
The rest -- click on their names for footage of them in action -- include
In other recreational news, it appears that on June 4
All good things must come to an end, and as soon as we locate something good, we'll let you know. In the meantime, if you have some time to kill and would like to donate a piece of your mind to charity, stick it...hah hah just kidding ... place it in the handy space-time portal on your right and click Send.
All gray matter received will be accorded the utmost respect and you or someone who looks somewhat like you will receive a handsome sheepskin acknowledgement with the sheep still attached. That's a $19.99 value for only the cost of the electricity it takes to send your thoughts across the cosmos to our smooth operators. So don't delay. Empty that skull today. (We'd go first, but ours is already empty, as you can tell from the above literary event.)