Friday, October 2, 2009

Viva Brazil!

I guess this doesn't qualify as a gripe, but still...

How awesome is it that Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympics...

(from CBS3)
Rio de Janeiro won the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, announced IOC president Jacques Rogge.

Nearly 50,000 people cheered in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced as host of the 2016 Olympics, jumping and shouting in a Carnival-like party on Copacabana beach.

A huge roar was heard at the famed beach the moment International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said the words "Rio de Janeiro" as he began to announce the winner in Copenhagen on Friday.

As popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and football great Pele celebrated in Denmark, the Cariocas, as Rio citizens are known, raised their arms to celebrate on Copacabana, frantically waving flags and hugging each other. READ MORE

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Usain Clap Strikes Again

When you see lightning it's in bolt form, when you hear thunder it's a clap...

I venture to say that Usain Bolt is moving so fast that the lightning bolt isn't quick enough and maybe we're only hearing the clap as he breaks sound barriers. With the new World Record's in the 100M and 200M under his (superhero utility) belt, what the hell is next for this guy? Can he move any faster...

I watched a report that calculated he was moving 30 mph when he broke set the new 100 meter dash record of 9.58. Here is a list of other land creatures clocked in the 30 mph range: Greyhound (39.35 mph), Rabbit (35 mph), Mule deer (35 mph), Jackal (35 mph), Reindeer (32 mph), Grizzly bear (30 mph). I hate to be the one to have to say it, but his GRIZZLY speed is a little suspicious, could he be cheating? We always associate our high speed sprinters with stocky muscular types, Usain is tall and lanky. Everyone on the starting gate looks focused and intense, he always looks calm, playful and chummy. Sprinters are traditionally tired after pushing their bodies to the human limits, Mr. Bolt never seems out of breath or even the least bit expended after setting unbelieveable records. What the hell is going on here?

Whatever it is, I hope, like Derek Jeter, that he remains clean and continues to impress. Anything other than that could be devastating.

(Feel that face full of celebration)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Brock Lesnar is an animal

I wonder why more WWE Wrestlers don't make the move to real physical action, like Brock did. It seems that the competitive nature those guys display in the ring would be much better exhibited in octagon, ground 'n' pound form.

(imagine being locked in a cage with this)

This guy was built for punishing people. He's been a member of UFC for only a couple of years now and is already the Heavyweight Champ, now think about how dominant he would've been if he never wasted his time on that WWE nonsense (or trying out for the Vikings). Why have we turned our modern day gladiators into show pieces when they could be doing battle with eachother. I want to go back to my childhood and watch Stone Cold Steve Austin actually try to break someone's neck...

Maybe I will be satisfied watching highlights of UFC100, here's a little background:

The main event will feature a rematch between UFC Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar, and UFC Interim-Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir. This title unification bout occurred as a result of former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture's year-long "resignation" from the company. Couture returned to the company and UFC President Dana White announced that he would defend his title against Lesnar at UFC 91. This meant that the winner of the Couture-Lesnar and Nogueira-Mir matches would face off for the undisputed crown. In his fourth professional fight, Lesnar defeated Couture via technical knockout to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion. READ MORE

Oh Yeah!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tiger Vs. Roger, Who Ya Got?

They are both simple champions, solely focused on winning, winning and more winning. Without creating much controversy amidst heaps of media attention and world-wide pressure, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer define greatness in their respective sports. So who is the better champion?

(unmatched Focus when wearing red)

Woods has won fourteen professional major golf championships, the second highest of any male player, and 66 PGA Tour events, third all time. He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour.

Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record nine times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has tied Jack Nicklaus' record of leading the money list in eight different seasons. He has been named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year a record-tying four times, and is the only person to be named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year more than once.

Since his record-breaking win at the 1997 Masters Tournament, golf's increased popularity is attributed to Woods' presence. He is credited for dramatically increasing prize money in golf, generating interest in new audiences as the first person of African American descent to win the Masters, and for drawing the largest TV audiences in golf history.

(pinpoint skills with the racket... even on clay)

Federer holds numerous records in the sport, including 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles (3 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 5 Wimbledon, 5 US Open), equalling the all-time record with Pete Sampras. Federer is only the sixth male player to achieve a career Grand Slam.

As of July 2009, he has reached at least the semi-finals of 20 consecutive grand slam tournaments. Federer has also equaled Ivan Lendl's all-time record of 19 grand slam finals. As a result of Federer's success in tennis, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for 4 consecutive years (2005–08).

(They also enjoy a clean shave)

Clearly Tiger is the more decorated athlete of the two, but Roger Federer is no slouch himself. His rivalry with Rafael Nadal is on par (no pun intended) with that of Tiger and Phil Mickelson. They are the pinnacle of their games and both at the top of their careers talent-wise. That being said, the future looks very scary for the rest of the Tennis and Golf worlds respectively. My vote says Tiger in the long run will go down as the greater champion all around, but if Roger wins one more major championship he will certainly be remembered as the greatest tennis player of all time.