**This article has been cross-posted at The Big Tip**
Back in 1998 or thereabout, when ESPN, The worldwide leader in sports, was launching its website, it recruited sports writers and bloggers to enrich the website’s content. While doing so, it secured the services of a sports blogger Bill Simmons who called himself “The Boston Sports Guy“. Bill (or the sportsguy as he is known now) wrote and interpreted the sports scene in an overwhelmingly Boston sports fan point of view. I have been a big fan of his writing and to this day, still read his columns on ESPN.
He had many running features in his columns, such as “The Reggie Cleveland All Stars” (For athletes with black sounding names but are actually white), “Diane Lane All Stars” (For ladies who seem to get hotter as they get older, named for the Hollywood Actress Diane Lane), Tyson Zone (Nothing a person does, no matter how outrageous it is, does not surpise you!) etc. He also had a hypothesized many theories including the one he calls as, and my favorite, “The Ewing Theory“.
Posted in India, Sachin Tendulkar, World Cup 2011
Tagged Bill Simmons, ESPN, Mumbai Indians, Patrick Ewing, Sachin Tendulkar, THe Ewing Theory, The Sports Guy, Twenty20 World cup, World cup, World Cup 2011
Just posted an article over at CricAges “All quiet on the western front. So far” dealing with the state of cricket in the USA. Have a read and submit comments to let us know what your thoughts are on this. Does Cricket have a thriving future in the land of milk and honey?
Posted in CricAges, Twenty20, USA
Tagged Australia, Beckham, Cosmos, CricAges, Cricket, Don Lockerbie, FLorida, Haroon Lorgat, harsha bhogle, ICC, India, LA Galaxy, New Zealand, Pakistan, Pele, Peter Roebuck, Sri Lanka, Twenty20, USA, USACA, World cup
While being at a bar called “Shirley Heights” in Antigua and ordering a few shots of Bacardi 151 rum, my friends and I were pleasantly surprised to see, Adam Gilchrist was only at arm’s length, standing at the bar, ordering a few drinks himself. This was during the 2007 World cup. We were, of course, thrilled by the opportunity and to see a super-duper star so up close, was goosebumps inducing. We gathered up enough courage to actually ask him for a chance to get our pictures taken with him, which he flatly refused, very promptly. “Sorry mate! Can’t do it.” One of my buddies (you know who you are) with a couple of 151 shots in him by now, was dejected but well within Gilly’s earshot, bitched about this uncaring, un-fan-friendly attitude of Gilchrist and throwing in a asshole or two as well. Now, that’s just rude, isn’t it? We proceeded to take a picture or two of him anyway (as you can clearly see Gilchrist wasn’t comfortable with his pictures taken at a bar).
Posted in Antigua, Cricket World Cup 2007, T20 World Cup 2010, weird wild stuff
Tagged Adam Gilchrist, Antigua, Ashish Nehra, Bar Brawl, cricket world cup 2007, harsha bhogle, India, Twenty20 World cup 2010, World cup