It is officially the driest week in sports. While Major League Baseball takes a rest for its All-Star break, we sports fans are left in the lurch. Most would view this period as a kind of curse, but I look at it as an opportunity to explore the sporting competitions […]
Three Local Ladies’ Sports Teams Are Tackling the Notion Women Shouldn’t Compete in Contact Sports Head-On They’re called the suicide seats. Only the boldest members of the raucous, capacity crowd at Sterling, Va.’s Dulles Sportsplex dare occupy them. The others prefer to play it safer and sit further back from […]
Picking Splinters: Gimme The Good Stuff
Sometimes I just think the world of sports is messed up.
Picking Splinters: Caught in the
In 2006, Time’s “Person of the Year” was you. Yes, you — the person reading these words right now. The reason for this award was not so much for what you did, but what you could do. With blogs becoming ever more prevalent, along with personalized websites like MySpace and […]
Ann Cline, Longtime Washington Star Journalist & F.C. Native, Dies
Ann Cline, 87, a native of Falls Church and a longtime journalist at The Washington Star and one of the first women to work in its newsroom, died May 10 at the Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville, Md. She had congestive heart disease.
Picking Splinters: Mailbag Time in May
It’s Mike’s time of the month. Into the mailbag we go.
Picking Splinters: A Look to the Future
The idea of the future has long captivated the minds of men, but it seems that looking ahead will soon become particularly fashionable to fans of the professional sports teams of Washington, D.C. The reason for the future-gazing is simple — the present stinks.
Nicholas F. Benton: Joakim Noah
Having picked the University of Florida Gators in our office pool to go all the way in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament again this year, it was a pleasant evening for me Monday, watching the finals on a big HDTV. There’s been more than enough talk about the team’s accomplishment, […]
GMHS Students Appear in Sports Illustrated Ad
George Mason High School’s Josh Jenkins is in for a world of hurt. Or so it would seem in a recent advertisement appearing on Sports Illustrated’s website for the ATLAS and ATHENA health promotion and drug use prevention program. The advertisement, which includes ten other Mason High students all dressed […]
Girls Get Wish, Lacrosse at Stuart
Lacrosse, the oldest team sport in North America, originated in Native American cultures as a method of cultivating assuredness and preparation for battle. Although the purpose of modern-day sport is no longer preparation for wartime, educators today recognize the positive aspects of having strong athletic programs for students.