posted by Irish627 at 02:07 AM on June 17
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posted by Irish627 at 01:43 AM on January 20
Thank you, holden
What a beautiful piece by Colum McCann.
(As a fellow-Irish-immigrant, of course I'm biased!)
posted by Irish627 at 12:55 AM on April 04
Does anybody have any statistics on the number of people in this country who are convicted and incarcerated annually for dogfighting offences?
My instinct is that they are few and far between.
I believe Mike Vick was a celebrity prisoner, incarcerated as much for his high profile as for whatever offences he committed.
Deserved or otherwise, he has now paid his debt to society.
This thread (like many others ) is full of barely concealed hypocrisy. Anybody with the faintest understanding of dogfighting, which is illegal but far from non-existent, knows that pet ownership is a totally unrelated issue.
I have met people who are perfectly responsible pet owners who also own fighting cocks, and fight them legally in Puerto Rico. I understand that PR is not a part of the USA, but it's strategic geographic location warrants much friendly support from our government.
Where is the outcry?
Dogs fight, cocks fight, men gamble.
Mike Vick has had enough punishment. Let his children have a dog.
posted by Irish627 at 11:07 PM on December 15
rcade, I usually enjoy your insightful comments, but as an Irishman who frequently reads this observant journalist, I wish you wouldn't infer sour grapes where there weren't any.
posted by Irish627 at 01:42 PM on July 13
I find it hard to believe that the offensive lines which protected each of the two primadonna QBs should be totaly ignored
posted by Irish627 at 07:56 PM on February 02
Only thing I was upset with was not winning the game and putting the Jets out of the playoffs with the loss. Now there is a chance that the Colts will have to play them again.
Perhaps that is exactly what the Colts wanted. They may prefer the prospect of a game against the Jets, rather than Denver or Pittsburgh, or whichever team is eliminated through their apparent generosity
posted by Irish627 at 11:40 AM on December 29
Of all the sports commentators that I've heard, the two that have always stood head and shoulders above all others, were Richie Benaud in cricket, and Peter Alliss in golf. They had each played their game at the highest level, each was extremely eloquent, and each knew that television was primarily a visual medium - they never insulted the viewer by describing what was plainly visible.
posted by Irish627 at 05:49 AM on November 22
It's the American way - Bleed as many payday games out of the season as you can.
In the NBA, a team with a worse record than Real Salt Lake made the playoffs this year.
Perhaps we should arrogantly decide that NBA shouldn't be watched either?
posted by Irish627 at 08:58 AM on November 18
I wish some TV channel would carry the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe - maybe the best horse race of the season.
posted by Irish627 at 09:09 AM on October 04
Really? So this is the first time that Nadal has actually beaten Federer since Federer's been dominating Wimbledon since '03? Now that's comp. Nadal turned 22 last month, so to imply that he has been some kind of longterm journeyman player is simply inaccurate.
posted by Irish627 at 02:37 PM on July 08
Most Valuable Player - Somewhere in the title of the award, there's a hint that 'value' is important. The Yankees have got limited value from A-Rod, when you consider the obscene salary he receives. As for moral 'values', the less said, the better.
posted by Irish627 at 02:58 PM on November 20
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