from Tales from the Trail:

Air Obama: President’s re-election campaign goes Dream Team

August 7, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising “Win a date with a celebrity” lottery has gone Dream Team.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Thursday

March 17, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/So Real Madrid finally broke their last 16 jinx and made the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 with a solid home performance against Olympique Lyon. Can't imagine anyone left in the draw would like to face Jose Mourinho's men when the last eight and semi-final draws are announced on Friday.

from Left field:

Presidents Cup offers great golf, but not much of a competition

October 12, 2009

rtxpjomIf the "group hug" that is the Presidents Cup ever hopes to be taken seriously as an important sporting competition it needs to develop a sharper edge.

from Left field:

Tiger still tops … in pay

June 19, 2009

tiger1 Tiger Woods not only remains the highest-paid athlete according to Forbes magazine for the eighth straight year, his total compensation is more than double the next highest total. Talk about lapping the field!

from Left field:

Is Phil Jackson the best coach in NBA history or just lucky?

June 16, 2009

jacksonThe man who’s become known as the “Zen Master” for tapping Buddhist teachings has been fortunate enough to coach the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant as they grew into dominant superstars, but rounding their games into championship form was a never-ending battle of wills.