24 February 2006

Dreams do come true

I thought this was a great bit from one of the top prospects in the NFL draft, Michael Huff:

Since the draft is quickly approaching, I've been thinking about what I'll buy with my first professional paycheck. A lot of people are probably expecting me to say that I'd buy a big house, and that's partly true. But it's not what you think. The first house I buy will be the one with the blue roof on it that says "IHOP." It has been a dream of mine to own my own International House of Pancakes, and someday I will. Just last week I ate there five or six times, and about every time I got the same thing, pancakes and shrimp. It's a cool feeling to know that someday I'll get to eat at my IHOP whenever I want.

Nothing wrong with that.

15 February 2006

Batman vs. Al Qaida

Why not? I've always been a big Batman fan. Check out Right Wing Pundit for more.

No one like Mike

I have never purchased Air Jordan's. For one thing, I am not that good at basketball. Secondly, the cost was a bit much. I do love His Airness, and this slick ad from Nike still does it.

To view it you need to wait for the page to load. Then click the Jumpman icon in between the shoes. From there click on the top left box and then click 'Watch.'

Enjoy. It is very nicely done.

13 February 2006

Adios Fidel!

BYU has a great men's volleyball team. They have won three national championships, and usually have a few Latins on their team. This year is no exception, as BYU's squad includes a Dominican, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, and Cuban! Si hermanos- un Cubano!

Yosleyder Cala's story is typical of many of the athletes who flee communist Cuba. I wish him well. Go Cougs!

12 February 2006

Kwan out, we all lose

The United States is a perennial contender in Women's figure skating. The athleticism of these women (sometimes very young women) is incredible. Michelle Kwan, the most decorated U.S. skater in history was trying one more time for an elusive Olympic Gold. Unfortunately she had to withdraw from competition because of a recurring injury.

On espn.com, Jim Caple writes about why it was good that she tried one more time, and what may be missed by her leaving.