I was born into a Cubs family, and have been a Cubs fan since I donned my first Jody Davis jersey at age 4. I have been through many ups and downs with my team, but one thing I have not watched them do (in addition to winning a World Series) is throw a no-hitter. My wait is over. Carlos Zambrano just threw a no-hitter — the first Cubbie no-hitter since Milt Pappas in 1972. Congrats to Big Z, and thank you for letting me witness it.
During the Bears win over the Colts on Sunday night, my beloved Bears scored by a safety. The safety is, without question, my favorite way to score. I love defense, and the safety is the only way for the defense to give the team some points doing what they do best — stuffing the offense. Of course, Lance Briggs scored a TD on a Marvin Harrison fumble, but that was imitating the offense, not laying people out and getting points for it. This made me think about my other favorite ways to win/score …
When I mention my love of MMA to most non-fight friends know only one fighter: Chuck Liddell. It doesn’t matter that he has lost three of his last four fights. Maybe it’s his acting “career,” the fact that he briefly dated Willa Ford before she married Mike Modano, or his sweet tattoo. Still, people know him, so it’s not great for the UFC that their best known fighter was KO’ed on Saturday night. So Chuck, here is my plea to you: please retire.
Note: This is La M. Alana, posting on behalf of our lovely Chitown Chick. She’s without internet at the moment, but she’ll be back later to edit in some more hotties. Enjoy!
Reading through much of the pre-season press for college football, the Big 12 did not receive nearly enough. People were high on the Big Ten, SEC and even ACC (ha!). Sure, Missouri (WOOT) and Oklahoma got some ink, but overall, the Big 12 was ignored. I am here to rectify that, and spread love from Ames all the way down to Austin. First stop, Columbia, Mo., home of Shiloh, the columns and a wonderful place known as Tropical Liquers.
The Olympics aren’t over! What are you talking about? Closing Ceremony? What Closing Ceremony? Ok, fine. They are over. I have to stop writing about them … after this post. Looking at our header, and the gorgeous Olympians who have been staring back at us for the past month, the men on the right did really well. The ones on the left? Ouch.
When deciding on a hump day hottie, I seriously had a hard time choosing. I said to myself, though kind of out loud, there are so many hot men in the Olympics! So today, there is no rhyme or reason. Some are winners, some are losers. The only connective thread among these men is that they are Olympians, and they are hot.
Last night, my sister called me from work to ask the score of the Cubs game. Ummmm … wellllll, oh wait! I got a text saying the game was postponed. She asked me if they were still running the rain delay programming, and I scrambled to see what channel they were on. I didn’t even know the channel! You see, like the other Ladies, I have been immersed in the Olympics. Seriously immersed in the Olympics. Having dreams about the Olympics. So, though I’m not watching you, I still got nuthin’ but love for ya, baseball. After the jump, a few reminders on why I continue to love America’s pastime.