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Observations on the 2018 Tour de France from the Other side of the Pond

Observations on the 2018 Tour de France from the Other side of the Pond

This year’s Tour de France has had its ups and downs as all of the Grand Tours do. The measure of a great tour from a viewing perspective is to have it be decided in the final stages, while along the way having the top prize contested and in that this year’s tour was extremely compelling, plus there were some very unexpected storylines.

It was also one of the more damaging tours in recent memory. The early sprint stages yielded to daily crashes that tore through the peloton which made for edge of your seat nervous watching, and for the peloton I’m sure it was nervous riding as well.

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18 Holes with Tin Cup

18 Holes with Tin Cup

Tin Cup is one of those rare romantic comedies that can get away with being called a “sports film,” which is why it transcends the rom-com genre and is just a great well-balanced movie that teaches you about the mental hurdles of relationships and golf.

Ok, so maybe it doesn’t teach you all of that, but it does give you glimpses of the lessons, both for relationships and golf. And as you’ll find out over the next 18 holes, the writing strikes well, hitting fairways and greens with regularity.

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September is a Sports Spectacular for Savvy Spectators

September is a Sports Spectacular for Savvy Spectators

For those of us blessed to enjoy more than one sport, September is much more than back-to-school sales. In fact, it is a veritable cornucopia of sports. Our televisions, tablets, and mobile devices are continuously swimming in baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, pucks, and races.

So let’s take a look at what makes this such a wonderful sports month.

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Top Ten Moments from the 2017 Tour de France

Top Ten Moments from the 2017 Tour de France

The 2017 Tour de France was one of the more compelling in recent memory. Old names and new names mingled up and down mountains and across the plains of France, having started off this year in a rainy Dusseldorf before trekking the 3562 kilometres to the finish line in Paris on the Champs-Élysées.

So for your perusal, here are my Top Ten Moments of the 2017 Tour de France.

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Nine Innings with Bull Durham

Nine Innings with Bull Durham

Bull Durham is one of my favorite sports movies. The dialog is almost as punchy as some of the characters, and it really does grasp the spirit of minor league baseball. There exist three types of players in the minors: talent working towards the majors, veterans just hanging on, and solid baseball guys that just enjoy playing the game but don’t have much hope of getting called up any higher. This game, though it focuses on the first two, really…

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