The 39,000-plus—President Bush included—who packed Nationals Park last Sunday night experienced a new, beautiful stadium and the same, ugly result. Oh, Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals christened their new digs with a dramatic 3-2 win, but Teddy Roosevelt remained 0-for-ever in the mid-game Presidents Race. Here's a closer look at Teddy's struggles and some of the other popular (non-pennant) races at baseball stadiums across the country.
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After I left for college, my parents and younger sister filled the void with a Jack Russell Terrier. If you're at all familiar with Jack Russell Terriers, you know that they're high-energy, high-maintenance and highly intelligent (though not all are as well read as Wishbone). On days Sinatra doesn't get to the dog park, she finds more destructive ways to exercise "“ namely, chewing drywall. Leaving her home alone for more than a few hours is a risky proposition and leaving her alone... READ ON
By now, you're probably aware that the New England Patriots are one win away from knocking the 1972 Miami Dolphins from their perch as the only NFL team to finish a season undefeated. If it happens, Tom Brady and Co. will also join this abbreviated list of sports history's other notable (and not-as notable) undefeated teams:
1. 1948 Cleveland Browns
Coached by their namesake, Paul Brown, the Cleveland Browns were the model franchise of the All-American Football Conference. The Browns... READ ON
Grant Pace grew up in Kansas City, attended SMU, and later wrote the very first Bud Bowl ads. He is now the Executive Creative Director at Conover Tuttle Pace in... READ ON
On the subject of the greatest football dynasties of all-time, the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, 1980s San Francisco 49ers, 1990s Dallas Cowboys and 2000s New England Patriots likely all come to mind. You would be remiss, however, if you failed to mention a less heralded and, uh, less human team that dominated its competition in, quite frankly, unbelievable fashion: Budweiser.
From 1989-1997, the self-anointed "King of Beers" dominated Anheuser-Busch's Bud Bowl, the yearly clash between... READ ON
Bud Bowl I
January 22, 1989: Budweiser 27, Bud Light... READ ON
Have you ever noticed that the best originals always seem to come in groups of six? Hockey teams. Nike Air Force Ones. United States frigates. But the title of best original six-pack "“ quite literally "“ belongs to the muscle-bound men and women who made up the first cast of American Gladiators. (I'll award a six-second head start in the Eliminator to anyone who can name all six off the top of his or her head right now.)
If you somehow came up with Malibu, Lace, Gemini, Zap, Nitro, and... READ ON
The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.