Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Title IX!

Ha-ppy Birth-day Title IX! (June 23 rd is the 38 th anniversary of Title IX).

Con-grat-u-lations to the US Men’s Soccer Team for advancing to the second stage of the World Cup, the first time since, what 1930?

What-a-low-class-jerk-you-are, to Algeria soccer player Rafik Saifi, who slapped a female journalist across the face after the loss to the United States. While walking through the interview zone, Saifi spotted the female writer Asma Halimi, who works for Algerian newspaper Competition, and struck her with his open hand in front of dozens of witnesses. Halimi responded by striking the player in the mouth. Apparently he didn’t like an article she had previously written. Imagine if Mike Tyson or Justin Timberlake or Sean Penn slapped a member of the press every time… oh, wait.

So-rry-to-see-you go, to Candace Parker, who is out for the WNBA season with a separated shoulder, and really, C and R are sorry she is injured, we were looking forward to perhaps seeing her in LA or at the ALL Star Game.

Oh, and wait, there’s more, as they say on TV. One of our little birdies told us that at the Stanford Basketball camp, Lindy LaRoque is on crutches! And that Jeannette Pohlen is going to have minor surgery soon. (C and R are betting they don’t hand out golf carts any more). Get well soon, ladies.

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