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Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

January 26th, 2023 - 1:51 pm § in Law and Courts

Madison Square Garden lawyer ban challenged

Businesses can choose their customers, but only to a point. Racial discrimination is illegal (but discriminating against gays is not, according to the Supreme Court’s conservative justices). Madison Square Garden (MSG), which also owns Radio City Music Hall (RCMH), bans lawyers working for law[...]

January 24th, 2023 - 6:29 pm § in Misc.

Bowling a perfect 300 (video)

Well, she can do it … Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 9:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Republicans

Brett Favre repaid welfare funds, but is sued for interest

Retired NFL player Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, received the largest welfare payment to an individual in state history. In that state, to get a grant of $260 a month, a single mom with 2 kids can’t make over $680 a month, and has to satisfy work requirements. Favre was paid $1.1 million [...]

November 20th, 2022 - 11:01 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Baseball rules

The rule I’ll discuss is this one: “If your pitcher hits our batter, our pitcher will hit your batter.” Trust me, that’s how it actually works in baseball (watch video below). Lacking votes to expel them, Democrats banned Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 10:49 pm § in Misc.

Pujoles hits 700th career home run (video)

The great Albert Pujoles became the 4th player in Major League history to reach the 700 career home-run mark. The others are Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), and Babe Ruth (714). See list of top 300 long-ball sluggers here. Watch a fan’s view from above the third base line here. Return to [...]

September 15th, 2022 - 2:15 pm § in Misc.

Skating’s most difficult jump is conquered

Teen male ice skating phenom Ilia Malinin (photo, left), 17, performed the sport’s last unconquered quad jump — the quadruple axel — at a Lake Placid competition (details here) on Thursday, September 15, 2022 (see story here and watch video below). Generally speaking, doing a skati[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 12:28 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

The Loser

Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, June 7, 2022. Jenna Ellis (photo, left; bio here), a small-time lawyer on the Trump legal team that tried to overturn the 2020 election in the courts, instantly lashed out. “Fittin[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 11:36 am § in Business, Misc.

Will Jody Allen sell the Seahawks?

Buying the team was her idea in the first place. The Microsoft entrepreneur bought the team for $197 million; it’s now worth billions, and his foundation, which she controls, might direct the money elsewhere. Rumors are flying. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 29th, 2022 - 4:51 pm § in Misc.

Squirrelball and ratball (videos)

You’ve heard of “Moneyball”? Well, this is “Squirrelball.” A squirrel gave minor league baseball fans in Columbus, Ohio, some extra entertainment on Saturday, May 28, 2022. I’m thinking NFL contract, how about you? Read story here. Such incidents at baseball games[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 5:45 pm § in Misc.

What’s in a horse’s name? (video)

Ironically, a horse named Early Voting won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]