My first Ramble On column, a couple years ago, included a tribute to Led Zep and a line or two from the song:
"Ramble On, And now's the time, the time is now, to sing my song.
I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl, on my way.
I've been this way ten years to the day, Ramble On.."
This posting is just a reminder to my longtime blog readers and a note to the new readers to look for some Ramble On columns on weekends this spring.
So, here are a few ramblins...
Cross country ski racing in 52-degree British Columbia weather is not quite the same as the typical coverage from thefrozen tundra and frozen ski-masks and icy nordic beards of Winter Olympics past. Still, it is an event that screams out - "How the hell do you enjoy participating in this sport?"
Al Trautwig's commentary from past New York Marathons or past Olympic Summer Games marathons can be replayed over any long racing event, such as the 30 kilometer cross country staged yesterday and aired by NBC at 5:30pm est. - "It's going to be a grueling final 400 meters."
"It's going to be such a gritty finish," screamed Chad Salmela."
Criss-Crossing sporting references from skating to hoops to hockey, Johnny Weir makes Dennis Rodman seem like Bill Masterton.
If Nate Robinson plays an important role in the NBA stretch drive for Boston, the Celtics are in bigger trouble than previously believed by even the most pessimistic of NBA followers. The Celtics' fate will be decided by the intensity brought by Kevin Garnett and the health of Garnett and Paul Pierce.
See the fact that every team has a ? -- http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/fran_blinebury/02/19/stretch.run/index.html
And yes, Nate Robinson rates high on the NBA knuckle-head scale no matter which team or which coach he plays for. In other words, if you can't play for (and get along) with Mike D'Antoni, you can't play for anyone. So, good luck to Doc Rivers.
Cornell and (No. 15?) Texas are two teams that no team wants to see come March madness.
USA House getting a bad rep in downtown Vancouver.
Of course, if it ever involved an NBA player, it would be 1,000 times worse. (See Scott Lago, eh)?
The term "Owning the podium" just wreaks of arrogance.
Alexander Haig was right about the third graph of his obit. Sort of sad.