Many moons ago, in one of the more memorable sports movies of all time, Rocky Balboa was warned by his crusty trainer to lay off the ladies if he wanted to win his big bout with Apollo Creed. "Women weaken legs!" hissed the venerable Mickey, who was played by the marvelously wizened
Those words have been pretty much gospel in the wonderful world of sports, though athletes rarely take 'em to heart. Exhibit A is one
On Sunday, the
If you still doubt the effects of carousing before a match, we present Exhibit B: Egypt's Confederations Cup soccer team
If only they'd listened to old Mickey...
Spicy chatter in the wonderful world of tennis where broadcaster
If you are the proud owner of a Y chromosome and feeling oppressed, then you can take heart in
Lawd knows what he'll do when he gets wind of the Hudson Valley Renegades' "Ladies Night: A Ball-Free Ballgame" on July 7. The Tampa Bay Rays' New York-Penn League affiliate will not allow males into Dutchess Stadium until the fifth inning of the team's tilt with the Staten Island Yankees. Hopefully, a planned tailgate party will keep the menfolk from storming the gates with torches ablaze, although we can imagine Mr. Rava boldly charging with legal brief in twitching hand. Apparently, he's
It is disconcerting enough to this hockey-lovin' space that such a great game is often treated like a rented redheaded stepchild by the vast majority of the American sporting public. It was even more
One of the best things about watching sports talk TV and highlight shows are the commercials. Personal favorites of this space include
This space was saddened to learn that ol' Vince
So what's the connection between Indians and asparagus? Some fun facts to know and tell: Asparagus has been used since ancient times as a vegetable and medicine, due io its diuretic properties and strange propensity to, as literary big wig (or former Canadiens defenseman)
With Iran in the news, this space pauses to recall the 1989 fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who demanded the head of author
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