My Buddy and I were checking out the Men's Figure Skating last night - the only guy
that didn't fall down was the Russian - Plushenko, who ended up winning the gold
washer. I told my buddy, once a guy skater falls/tumbles, they get psyched out and
fall/stumble two, three and even five more times during their routine/performance.
They don't mentally recover from the first fall. Last night was no exception -
those guys were bouncing and sliding all over the ice. What's up with one of the
Canadian skaters - who My Buddy called "Lord of the Ice" - dude was throwing in that
Irish dance step that swept across America a few years ago - kind of looked weird on
ice. How come none of the skaters use rap tunes as their performing music?
On one of the local news stations last night, there was a story that the Houston
Police Department (HPD) was going to write up this weekend's possible NBA VIP
arrests on a special NBA VIP form - huh? This don't smell good. Betcha nobody is
going to say anything. You see, cities do anything to get a major sports event -
even prostate themselves to the powerful professional sports commissioners - will it
be Mayor Stern for the weekend? Odds are the NBA security guys threw in the NBA VIP
arrest form suggestion and HPD bought into it. It also ought to tell you something
that the NBA security guys know that some of NBA related folks that'll be in town
are likely to be arrested - why plan for it?
OK - I'll say something. I've seen her take shots before. There have been some
nasty and mean things said about her - untrue of course. She's been tested and
knows how to weather the storms. I keep telling her that she will always be put
up to a tougher/higher standard because of who she is - that's the business.
February 17, 2006 9:00AM