Posts tagged "sports"

Mandela, The 16th Man

Mandela, The 16th Man
In 2009 I saw what I consider to be the best sports-related film made in the last 20 years, and definitely one of the two best sports films since Rocky, the greatest sports film of all time. Before seeing Invictus, I had always regarded the 1981 film Chariots Of Fire, a film about two runners,... Read more »

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports
Before I started blogging a few years ago (and way before I started writing) I used to compile little notes about what I considered some of the more fun things in life. I figured that some of these things deserved their own list and their own recognition. Beyond that, there’s no other reason for writing... Read more »

Kidnapped Dogs and How We Get By in Roller Derby

Kidnapped Dogs and How We Get By in Roller Derby
Though glorious, roller derby still has its lags both immediate and long-term. Choice gems such as “My legs are no longer working“, “everything hurts“, “I smell like pad stink“, “there are inexplicable scratches and bruises all over me“, “this crap has taken over my life“, “my friends and family never see me“,  “I don’t even remember my... Read more »
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Roller Derby: Why We Skate

Roller Derby: Why We Skate
Three practices a week at two hours each. A 45-minute commute each way to practice, and five to 10 hours a week on volunteer things. That’s 20 hours of just roller derby stuff each week. It’s fair to say this is a minimum for many of the tens of thousands of women that play roller... Read more »

Putting the "Play" Back in "Playing Sports"

Putting the "Play" Back in "Playing Sports"
“Mental, mental. Tennis is mental”, Coach Joe used to say at practices during my days as an eighth string junior varsity member of our high school tennis team. Joe was not just the best dressed janitor working for our school, with his Coca-Cola rugby shirts and his suede Docksides. He was a great tennis coach.... Read more »

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO

Assball: A Lesson for Today’s CEO
I just got a TV after almost three years without one. Besides indulging in every sports program possible, I’ve tuned in almost daily to my other dirty pleasure, business news. Strange that the last thing I watched on my own TV was Rod Blagojevich being driven away in a police car in 2009. This week... Read more »
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Nudity & Sports: Is It What the Fans Want?

Nudity & Sports: Is It What the Fans Want?
Last month this blog got over 15,000 hits. The strange thing is that the vast majority of the hits, coming via various internet sites, went straight for two articles I wrote in June. Those pieces were both about the same basic topic. The topic was naked sports and this topic went up as post-event coverage... Read more »

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans
Note: this piece has been re-written and moved to The Bleacher Report. You can now find the piece and more related fan videos at the link below. Thanks for reading. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/781147-chicago-cubs-why-we-are-fans-anyhow Andy Frye writes about sports and life here and chirps via Twitter at @MySportsComplex. Fans rule. Follow @MySportsComplex

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan
One of my favorite movies from years past, potentially a classic, is Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The 1999 film which stars Sting, Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham, is largely a gangster film but sounds and reads wittily like a Beatles film with guns, smuggling, cannabis and a load of cursing. Like... Read more »
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A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane

A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane
Follow @MySportsComplex Of course, Barack Obama gets his own jetliner. He’s the President of The United States. And yes, OK, it’s true that Joe Biden gets one too. Since Biden talks so much he should very well have his own damn plane to himself. The big shots in high places usually get their own planes.... Read more »