Posts filed under “Sports”

Sports Heaven: Lakers/Celtics; World Cup

I rarely talk sports, but I am about to enter my own version of sports heaven.

The Lakers vs. Celtics Finals are sure to be a blast. As a long suffering Knicks fan — a bud had season tickets during the Ewing-Oakley-Starks era — I appreciate good bball, and this is sure to deliver that.

And somehow 4 years ago, we were on a cruise. We would come back to the room after too much sun booze and food, and Mrs. BP would nap, and I would watch World Cup Soccer. I became totally hooked. Since then, I have become totally enamored of World Cup, and look forward to a bunch of very delightful vegomatic time in front of the big screen . . .

Category: Sports

The United Countries of Baseball

Since its Spring . . . via Sly Oyster

Category: Sports, Weekend

Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936. Source: NYT

Category: Sports, Weekend

IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry

UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment. Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”) There once was a lawyer from the IOC, who…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Sports, Weekend

Tuesday Reads

Fascinating stuff on the intertubes today: • Fischer Speaking Means Bernanke Listening When Rates Fluctuate (Bloomberg) • Are the Dollar Bears Too Bullish? (Barron’s) • Commercial RE Values Off 43% From 2007 Peak (Globe ST) • Amazon vs Wal-Mart Price War (NYT) see also Round-Up of Holiday Spending Surveys, Reports (Panzner) • Fed Said to…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Sports

MVPs – Kobe & LeBron (Three Rings)

Very funny:

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

Time: Not on the Recording Industry’s Side II

Category: Current Affairs, Film, Finance, Media, Music, Sports, Television

Baseball on the brain

Category: Finance, Sports