That Bela--alternately so jovial, so brutish! The image of Karolyi hoisting Kerri Strug to the champion's podium is one of the most ubiquitous images of the 1996 Olympics.
With just 15 Days till our new In the Beginning book comes out, we figured we'd start excerpting bits from it.
We've all heard about the dangers of global warming and climate change.
As of course you've heard by now, this summer Barry Bonds broke the all-time homerun record set by Henry Aaron and held since 1976. The 756th homerun came on August 7th, 2007.
Every sports fan has their share of misery, but I think mine takes the cake.
Dodgeball takes a lot of knocks in gym class for being dangerous, but it's got nowhere near the death rate of these sports.
As Chris Connolly found out, cheating is unimaginative, brutish, and plain crass.
After writing last week's post about failed baseball promotions, I was left a little disenchanted about being a baseball spectator.
I assume many of you heard about Mike Coolbaugh's death a couple weeks ago—he was the first-base coach with the Tulsa Drillers who was killed by a foul ball to the head.
I may be a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan, but that doesn't mean I'll go to the ballpark just for the games. I often choose what tickets I buy based on the promotions.