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Shame of the game

The "I don't have any sticks and stones, so I'll do the best I can with names" attack:

"What Alex did was wrong and he will have to live with the damage he has done to his name and reputation," the commissioner said Thursday, three days after the Yankees star admitted using banned substances from 2001-2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers.

Name of the game

Hey, a school has to scramble for money anywhere it can:

The new multipurpose stadium on Mulberry Street could have a corporate name attached to it, according to district leaders.

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

The sporting life

Dust off those bats, girls. Baseball and softball aren't "comparable sports" -- the IHSAA has said so:

Faced with a lawsuit it sees little chance winning, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has ruled baseball and softball are not comparable sports and that girls may now try out for their school's baseball team.

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

Work space

Even those who more or less ignore popular culture have to pay some attention to the Super Bowl if they want to stay in the conversation (the top three TV shows of all time for viewership are last year's Super Bowl, this year's Super Bowl and the "M*A*S*H" finale). The game was one of the more exciting ones, not decided until the waning minutes of the last quarter.

High on the law

What Michael Phelps should have said -- I take my apology back because, guess what, it's none of your business:

I work my ass off 10 months a year. It's that hard work that gave you all those gooey feelings of patriotism last summer. If during my brief window of down time I want to relax, enjoy myself, and partake of a substance that's a hell of a lot less bad for me than alcohol, tobacco, or, frankly, most of the prescription drugs most of you are taking, well, you can spare me the lecture.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

The Indiana State University basketball team fell 61057 to the University of Northern Iowa, and this is the headline they put on the story:

Still close, still no cigar for ISU men against UNI

Come on, it's nacho bad

As the economy continues to weaken, the toll of human tragedy continues to mount:

On the eve of the annual Wing Bowl, there is a nationwide chicken shortage that is driving up the price of chicken wings.

Like the feeling you get after an incomplete pass, a Super Bowl party without wings can leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.

Wing prices always go up before the Bowl, but this year, the cost of wings has taken flight thanks to a wing shortage across the country.


Harrison Square is in trouble. The baseball field is moving right along, but there are growing doubts about the condos and the hotel and the shops. Boy, if we could just turn the corner and get that thing finished. Then the tourists would come and the money would flow and the downtown renaissance would begin. Well, maybe. Let's consider Indianapolis, where sports promoters have been more successful in getting projects off the ground:

Obama Watch

Other sites will give you all the political trivia, such as the inaugeration and the war on terror and how many billions the president will want to spend on any given day. But you should check here periodically for the really important Obama Watch stuff. On the negative side today, the president intends to commit an atrocity, and if he truly wants to connect with ordinary Americans, he should reconsider:

Sole survivors

Well, this one's going to make me sound like a callous jerk, but here goes anyway.