The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
- Well, it's official: London got the 2012 games. All the panhandlers and assorted kooks in New York City can rest easy. I suspect that after Madrid got eliminated, they shoved all of their support to London out of spite to the French. Good for 'em. Now the Brits get the fun of dealing with the security that surrounds the games.
- Speaking of "done" - what exactly was the purpose of Live 8 again? And wouldn't it have been better if instead of donating their "talents" for a free show, maybe all of these rockers could have donated some of their cash to underdeveloped nations instead? Oh, I forgot - that's not how you do things in the music industry.
- I am secretly rooting for Man United to win the FA Cup and the EPL championship this year. That'll show all the idiots who were chanting, "Die, Glazer, Die" and trying to wreck the limo as it pulled out of Old Trafford last week.
- I'm starting to wonder if George Steinbrenner will actually see a single game played in the New Yankee Stadium. He's growing more reclusive every day.
- Now they're saying, "If we can't get it all done by Thursday, forget about it until next week." The new target date seems to be the 13th of July - the day after the All-Star Game in Detroit (and the only day of the year where there are no sporting events going on). I'll believe it when I see it.
- Finally got that one card from the Topps 1991 Baseball set (Harold Baines). I'm now at 30,030 cards and holding - at least, until my wife lets me buy some cards again.
- As a matter of public record: even though I think it's a lousy deal, and I hate the fact that my "raise" will get demolished by my cost of health insurance, I voted for the tenative agreement between the state and the SPS bargaining unit of WSEU. I'm not entirely sure it'll pass, because there are an incredible number of disgruntled employees out there. At the rate we're going, we'll settle the 2005-07 contract sometime before Christmas of '07.