I’ve been to the Olympic training center in Lake Placid, NY, so I know that Olympic ski jumpers get the hang of it by going down a jump into a swimming pool in the summertime. But watching the 2022 Winter Olympics makes me wonder how Olympic snow-board, half-pipe athletes manage to do that without every one of them killing themselves the first time they try.
Analysis of the Prince Andrew mess. Hey, Andy, you got all of the bad publicity, you avoided admitting guilt, but you look guilty in public opinion. It still cost you antihistamine money (nothing to sneeze at). Conclusion, you settled way too late.
As I understand the situation in and around Ukraine, Russia has somewhere around 150,000 troops at and near its border with Ukraine. In response, President Biden has threatened sanctions and ordered three-thousand US troops to Poland. Those are long odds. Yes, Russia is causing this incident, but the United States government should have learned at least as far back as Viet Nam that we have no business risking the lives of American soldiers in conflicts we have no intention of winning.
At one time, major-league baseball Spring training began with pitchers and catchers reporting on February 15th. In the last CBA, the reporting date was a little more flexible. But the lockout continues. We need baseball so badly they’re putting a lot of college baseball on TV this year. Owners and players, get together and settle this now.