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Picking on the president

Who says President Obama isn't decisive?

You've got some pressure when the President of the United States is counting on you. President Obama filled out his bracket for ESPN.com and the winner, according to the President, will be the Kansas Jayhawks.

Hurryin' nowhere fast

So far, I'm still keeping my vow to never watch college basketball again, but sometimes it's hard not to notice the news about IU, the team I once followed so faithfully. The news is pretty sad these days. Three years into the Tom Crean era, the Hoosiers have won a total of eight Big Ten games. Some sportswriters have had enough:

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

Accept no substitutes

Wishful thinking from a delusional NFL fan:

But what happens if a game or two is lost from the season? What happens if this thing drags into November? What happens if — gasp! — there is no NFL in 2011?

It would be smart to make a plan to keep that denial from turning into panic and despair. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to help make those long, empty Sundays a little more bearable.

Let the hype begin

Super Bowl XLVI official logo revealed! Big whoop.

Kinda busy, isn't it? Shouldn't an effective logo be a little simpler and easier to grasp in a glance?

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

Home team

I have mixed feelings about the bill winding its way through the General Assembly that would allow home-school students to play on the local high school sports teams. Our columnist Reggie Hayes makes the case against the idea, though reluctantly:

Steelers sent Packing!

My friend and I were going to watch the Super Bowl with a certain amount of detachment. Since neither my Colts nor my Bears made it in, and her Lions continued their streak of never being in the big game, who cared who won? This was especially true because we had a dislike bordering on the pathological for both the Steelers and the Packers. Maybe it would be fun to watch the game without rooting for either team, or even actually rooting against both of them. That way we could just enjoy the commericials without the silly distraction of a football game.


We've had a conversation or two here about the damage done when a commitment to self-esteem leads to playing nice instead of playing to win. But is there any point at which it is appropriate to show some mercy? Rob McGill, coach of the Christian Heritage girls baskeball team that annihilated an opponent 108-3, doesn't think so:

Hu are you?

I was thinking about doing a "Hu's on First" parody, but I checked on line, and somebody already did it, way back in 'O2. Here it is, starring George Bush and Condi Rice

:Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.

George: That's what I want to know.

Condi: That's what I'm telling you.

George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.

George: I mean the fellow's name.


What is this, 1968 again?

The parents of a former Greensburg Junior High basketball player are asking a federal court to declare the team's haircut policy unconstitutional.

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

National Wussball League

The Richmond Palladium-Item takes a firm stand . . . against Tuesday Night Football. Actually, they're against the wusses who created the need for TNF by postponing the Sunday night game:

Good for Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

The feisty Democrat turned the National Football League's decision to reschedule Sunday night's game due to inclement weather into a fitting political broadside on our nation's lack of winning competitiveness.