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El Pulpo Dice, “Viva Espana!” July 7, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 10:31 am

Paul the Octopus has worried the Germans by picking Spain in today’s World Cup match.  Yes, this is a thing.  Paul correctly picked the victory over England (which surprised no one) and the Serbia upset in the first round of play (which surprised everyone).  Here’s hoping he got today’s prediction right, so we can crown a first-time winner, long-time participant as World Cup Champs.

German ‘psychic’ octopus predicts victory for Spain

A “psychic” octopus in Germany, which appears to have correctly predicted every World Cup game involving the national team so far, has picked Spain over Germany in the semi-final.

Paul, from the Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen, chose a mussel from a jar with the Spanish flag instead of one with a German flag.

The two-year-old cephalopod has become a national celebrity.

According to his owners, he has a record of predicting German results.

They say Paul chose the winner in nearly 70% of Germany’s games during the 2008 European Championship.

He correctly predicted all five of the team’s previous World Cup games – including a shock defeat by Serbia in the group stages.

His prognosis ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final was broadcast live on German TV.

Correspondents says Paul’s plumping for Spain has caused alarm in the country, but some analysts point out that his predictive powers are not perfect.

During Euro 2008 he wrongly picked Germany as the victor against Spain.

 

More on World Cup Fever June 12, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 1:04 pm

If you haven’t seen the whole 3-minute Nike commercial, stop what you are doing and do it now.

 

Beat England – Again!

Filed under: Sports — iamyourmom @ 11:37 am

Your Mom is getting ready for a raucous afternoon watching USA/England at No. 8E. It would be even better if we all had these tees:

Sweet Tee

GO USA!!!!!

 

Baby! June 11, 2010

Filed under: Baby Business,Sports — davissn30 @ 11:35 am

Celtics forward Glen Davis was particularly fired up after one play in the fourth quarter. Davis was the player of the game with 18 points, most of which came during the Celtics' 36-27 run in the fourth. ABC sideline reporter Doris Burke spoke with Davis immediately after the game. “Just will, determination,” Davis said regarding the Celtics strong rebounding performance. “You know they’re long, you just gotta go out there and put a body on somebody and make sure they don’t touch the ball. I’m proud of our guys today. We played great, man. I just want to give all thanks to God.”

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Consider Yourself Rondo’d June 8, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 2:39 pm

Or is it Rondod?  Rondo-ed?  I think it’s probably like being torpedoed, i.e.  Rondoed.  But the general consensus seems to be Rondo’d, and who am I to question that.

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Anywhose, ESPN.com has a great profile on my new boyfriend, or, as the mean guy in my office likes to say, Number 2 on the list of Celtics Who Look Like Aliens (with which assessment I wholeheartedly disagree).

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I hope all this attention doesn’t affect tonight’s game or my cutey-patoots Triple-Double Man.

Rajon Rondo

 

Catching the World Cup Fever/ Fieber/ Fièvre/ Febbre/ Koorts June 3, 2010

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 3:59 pm
World Cup Preview: Group CAre you ready for the World Cup?  I am not, which is why I am glad nymag.com is running group by group discussions on all the teams.   What are the chances that each team advances?  Who are the biggest stars?  And, most importantly (?), what do the coaches wear on the sidelines.
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I, for one, will be boning up on all the details before June 11 so I can pretend like I am an expert.  Like how I am a world-renowned curling expert, according to myself.
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My favorite tidbit is from Group G:
The Group of Death — God, what a great name; why can’t the AL East be called the Group of Death? — doesn’t really matter for North Korea, who would likely finish last in a rec league. But for Portugal, FIFA’s No. 3 team that struggled in qualifying, it could be terrifying: The opening match against the Ivory Coast could decide, immediately, who advances.
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So who are you rooting for?  I think my choice (aside from the US, obvi)  is Spain.  Yes, they seem like the obvious choice since they won the European Championship two years ago, and since they are ranked 2nd.  But did you know they have never even made it to the finals?  I’ll bet you did if you were from Spain!
 

Johnny Weir is a Real Man February 25, 2010

Filed under: Man Love,Sports — davissn30 @ 4:16 pm

Even more amazing than his skating performance is his press conference talking about comments made by some Québécois sports commentators questioning Weir’s gender.   http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/02/25/johnny-weir-olympics-gender-example/#more-54641

I think the real lesson from all of this is that Canucks can’t be trusted.  Wait, what?  That’s not the lesson?  Oh, right, tolerance.  That too.