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Today's Haka brought to you by the Tall Blacks

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 3, 2014 - 9:17pm

Before their game against Team USA in the FIBA World Cup on September 2 2014, the New Zealand men's basketball team, the Tall Blacks, did what all New Zealand national teams should do... perform the Haka.

Judging by the looks on the Americans' faces it can't be long before we see a USA equivalent... surely?

USA won the game 98-71.

Only in a Merica

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 5, 2010 - 7:31pm

Yesterday was the 234th anniversary of the collective breakaway of thirteen British colonies from King George III's empire. On New York's Coney Island they know how to celebrate. With the help of that responsible sporting powerhouse Major League Eating.

Afghanistan beats USA. Send in the ICC.

Submitted by Rick Eyre on February 12, 2010 - 10:10pm

"QUESTION: ... This is about sports. Afghanistan cricket team defeated American U.S. cricket team in Dubai in the Twenty/20 match. Cricket is not very popular here, but it is very popular in Afghanistan. Any comments on that? People are very happy in Afghanistan about this, defeating a U.S. team in cricket.

MR. CROWLEY: Well, I am not familiar with the result. But certainly we always are good sports, and congratulate the victors."

Bart King recognition gains momentum

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 1, 2008 - 11:19am

My 2005 campaign on these pages for Philadelphia all-rounder J.Barton King's nomination as the Greatest American of All Time has gathered support, albeit three years after the poll closed and was won by an obscure mid-western baseball commentator.

But wait, there's more

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 22, 2008 - 1:56pm

From the land that gave you the Second Amendment, comes this special offer from a car dealership in Butler, Missouri. Buy a new car from Max Motors and get a free handgun.

"I’m telling them to get the semiautomatic because it holds more rounds," the dealership's general manager, Walter Moore, told the Kansas City Star. He's not talking about the car.

Video from MSNBC.

Hope springs Solo

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 29, 2007 - 9:52am

USA goalkeeper Hope Solo was dropped from the starting eleven for their FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final against Brazil on Wednesday. Brazil won 4-0. Hope wasn't happy. She obviously thought that if she was playing, Brazil would have scored less goals than USA.

Hope Solo wins this week's Jose Maurinho Award for Sports Egotism:


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