GLENDALE, ARIZ. — The confetti came late, but it was worth the wait.
Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.
Great to see this breed win again, for only the 2nd time.. maybe “popular” dogs are coming back into championship prominence over the “exotic” breeding champions of recent years.. grand win, go Rumor! There some related links under the main post…
Rumor the German shepherd, named for the Grammy-winning singer’s “Rumor Has It,” was named best in show on Monday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. She’s just the second from her breed to win.
In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams. They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year. With that, L.A.’s original NFL team had returned to the city. However, what many may not remember, is that this was the second time that the Rams had left the Midwest for Los Angeles.
On my TiVo, this film.. well-written behind-the-scenes article about the Oliver Stone movie, “Any Given Sunday” .. fits with Super Bowl weekend.. and insightful tale about filmmaking.. as an NFL fan for years, I sometimes question my football attraction –too brutal, too violent– players exchanging their bodies for money and fans, our attraction to our version of the Roman Coliseum.. I’d give it up, but I’d miss the ritual, the tv, the news about x, predictions, follow-ups, salsa, chips, lazy Sundays with the game on.. about the LI game on Sunday, I will be there, rooting for the underdog again.. there’s a message there somewhere, for me…
As he has, Philip Rivers will hop into his pickup truck Sunday morning. He’ll drive, as he has, from Chargers Park to Mission Valley, cruising through various neighborhoods and finally downhill toward the only NFL stadium he’s called home. He will see the usual tailgaters. He will park at the same spot.It won’t be lost on the quarterback, he said Wednesday.
This could be it.
The National Football League announced Monday that it will hold public forums next week in San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland — three cities in danger of losing their teams to Los Angeles.
And They’re Off!
Keeneland Library in Kentucky preserves horse-racing history (and prepares for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes)
- Why American Pharoah Is a Triple Crown Long Shot (wsj.com)
- Horses prepare for the 147th Belmont Stakes (darkroom.baltimoresun.com)
- Another Shot At The Triple Crown At The Belmont Stakes (hereandnow.wbur.org)
San Diego — Recent discussion of how San Diego can pay for a new Chargers stadium has shifted away from traditional tax increases, which need approval from two-thirds of voters, toward different approaches that wouldn’t face that daunting requirement.
They include using a new state economic development tool called an “infrastructure district,” borrowing against new revenues that a modern stadium would create, and getting a large loan from the county that would be paid back later with taxes from development near the stadium.