Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

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[...]

May 19th, 2022 - 2:48 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Beer inflation

The beer cooler at the 2022 PGA Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Even the golfers are complaining about the prices. See story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 12th, 2022 - 12:45 pm § in Misc., Politics

From hero to freak in a week

When horse trainer Eric Reed’s longshot steed, Rich Strike, a last-minute scratch entry in the Kentucky Derby, won the race the whole world was happy for him and his family. Videos showed his teary-eyed daughter proclaiming that nobody was more deserving, because of how hard he’d worked [...]

May 8th, 2022 - 12:33 am § in Misc.

Rich Strike strikes it rich

The horse expected to finish last in the 2022 Kentucky Derby came from far behind to win, with a powerful stretch surge reminiscent of the great Australian racehorse Phar Lap. Rich Strike’s owners collected a $1.8 million purse, and bettors got an 80-to-1 payoff. Read story here, and see how h[...]

May 3rd, 2022 - 11:27 pm § in Misc.

Repurposing Concrete’s cement silos into a climbing wall

The town of Concrete, Washington, is a gateway to the North Cascades. The cement plant, which supplied cement for the Grand Coulee Dam and projects in Seattle, was built in 1908 and has stood abandoned since 1967. The site is currently owned by the town. Now the 100-foot high cement silo, with walls[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 12:00 pm § in Racism

Jackie Robinson tribute

75 years ago today, he broke MLB’s color barrier. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 20th, 2022 - 12:13 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Cheerleader is MVP (video)

The basketball is stuck 13 feet up. Here’s how to get it down. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 20th, 2022 - 10:15 am § in Misc., News Media

Beijing Olympics meltdown recap

The 2022 Winter Olympics are over. Few people watched; NBC overpaid for the broadcast rights in corrupt bidding, and Nielsen ratings were in the toilet. Neither the World Genocide Capital setting, nor athlete performances headlined by the biggest on-ice meltdown since Tonya Harding, helped. As one v[...]

February 13th, 2022 - 2:47 am § in Misc.

The Superbowl stadium is a garish sport temple

It’s unlike any other stadium. Because it’s under the Los Angeles Airport flight path, it’s mostly underground, and fans climb down to their seats. The end zones are open to ocean breezes. The roof is a giant TV screen. It has a lake. But more than anything, it proves there’s[...]