It was was like watching the Michael Jordan-Larry Bird Dream Team win Olympic gold in 1992. In seven World Cup games, the US scored 26 goals and gave up only three, never trailing for a single second. They became only the second team to repeat as World Cup champs, winning 12 straight World Cup games since 2015. Along the way, they became a television ratings powerhouse: a better show than the NBA playoffs. Sunday in Lyon, an overmatched Dutch squad kept things scoreless through halftime, but US captain Megan Rapinoe — an avowed Donald Trump hater who protests during the national anthem (Rapinoe is the only player who won’t place her hand over her heart) — broke a scoreless tie in the 61st minute, blasting a penalty kick past Dutch goalie Sari van Veenendaal. Ten minutes later, breakout star Rose Lavelle made it 2-0 with a full gallop, left-footed laser into the right corner of the goal. Winning their fourth World Cup on the 20th anniversay of their first victory … [Read more...] about No apologies here: American women were world-beaters
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Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 5:28 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 For those who knew him then, and those who know him now, the essence of Tom Brady has never changed. Brady, the former Michigan quarterback and sixth-round NFL pick remarkably about to play in his ninth Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, never has wavered from the detail-oriented approach, tireless work ethic, and uber-competitiveness that characterized his college career. Those were the formative years developing him into the NFL player he would become. “Hands down I don’t think there’s even a question he’s the best quarterback to ever play the game,” said Charles Woodson, who won the 1997 Heisman Trophy and helped lead Michigan to a national title that season. Brady’s Super Bowl statistics are mind-boggling, not to mention that at 41 he’s still able to play at a high level in a young man’s game. He could win his sixth Super Bowl on Sunday when … [Read more...] about As Michigan Wolverine or New England Patriot, Tom Brady ‘a champion over and over again’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!