Soccer in the rain

The result was pretty much a foregone conclusion, but for those interested in the details — the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Mexico 4-0.

Sisters Kristie and Samantha Mewis — the pride of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Massachusetts — opened the scoring, with Kristie setting up Samantha.

Christen Press scored two goals, and Tobin Heath connected on a rocket shortly after coming into the game, scoring right below where we were standing.

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That time I chickened out bobsledding

I was right there, at the front of the line, on the verge of hopping in a bobsled and taking a ride down the track in Lake Placid.

It wasn’t actually a full bobsled ride, just a few hundred feet and around a curve if memory serves me right. There were five people to a sled — a driver, a brakeman and three riders in between.

It looked like fun, but I walked away.

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Sports don’t always give us what we want

America loves a good redemption story, and there was one teed up for anyone watching NBC around 11 last night.

We all know the first act of Lindsey Jacobellis’ story, and for those of us who didn’t, or didn’t remember, we were going to be reminded of it. Continue reading “Sports don’t always give us what we want”