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Axis of Right Radio, Show #13, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

Episode #13 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this unlucky episode #13 (in which much of the podcast made the cutting room floor), Axis of Right takes a look at the ongoing debt ceiling debate, and then has a roundtable of various topics ranging from Derek Jeter’s 3000th career hit to how [...]

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USA Women Defeated in World Cup Final

July 17, 2011

It was a showdown between the giant-killer Japanese versus the never-say-die American team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final match.  Only one team’s reputation could hold. That team was Japan. Japan was down twice and came back to tie: once in regulation and again at the end of overtime.  In penalty kicks, the US [...]

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Jeter’s 3000th-Hit Ball Controversy

July 11, 2011

Saturday afternoon at about 2pm, New York Yankees short stop Derek Jeter reached 3,000 hits in spectacular form — a booming home run!  It was pretty awesome, considering Jeter is the first Yankee to have reached 3,000 career hits all for this storied team, as well as being only the 28th player to do so [...]

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USA Beats Brazil in Women’s World Cup

July 10, 2011

I love those kinds of games when after it’s over you feel out of breath.  This was one of those games.  The USA defeated Brazil 2-2 [PK 5-3] (click here to see the scoring highlights) to move to the semifinals.  But, that cold statistic doesn’t do the game justice: After a Brazil own-goal in the [...]

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Barcelona Does It’s Best LA Impression

May 29, 2011

After Barcelona defeated Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Championship game 3-1 yesterday (that’s soccer by the way), celebratory crowds flooded the streets of Barcelona, many of whom deciding to do their best Los Angeles impression and get violent! Now if Spain as a nation could keep doing its best anti-socialist impression, then they [...]

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2011 NFL Schedule Released

April 20, 2011

Awesome — supposing there’s even an NFL season next year!  Here’s a link to see who your team may will be playing in the Fall. I happen to think that the NFL will begin on schedule — opening weekend is on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with the New York Giants visiting the [...]

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Brackets Around Obama

March 16, 2011

With March Madness really starting tomorrow, NCAA Men’s Basketball brackets are filling up all over the nation!  Not to seem uncool to the college kids, President Obama has his all filled out — way to go Mr. President, an all #1 Final Four!  That’s about as brave a pick as anything he’s done as President. [...]

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Viral Video: Johnny McEntee, Trick Shot QB

February 11, 2011

Lots of other blogs are posting it, so why shouldn’t we?  In this video, UConn backup QB Johnny McEntee performs some trick shots to the tunes of M.I.A. and MGMT. Hat tip:  Hot Air

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The Darth Volkswagen Ad

February 7, 2011

I was not impressed nor gave much more than a polite chuckle to any ads featured in this year’s Super Bowl.  I’m not trying to be snotty or hard-to-please– they just weren’t that good.  I might see some of the movies advertised, but I’m not going to buy a Passat and have yet to visit [...]

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Tonight’s the Big Game: Steelers vs. Packers!

February 6, 2011

Tonight is Super Bowl XLV, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay Packers.  Classic teams for what looks to be a classic match-up:   both teams can run the ball, both have mobile and accurate quarterbacks, both have staunch defenses.  Also, both are classic franchises — the Steelers have won a league-best 6 Super Bowl [...]

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Andy Gray Is a Dirty Old Man

January 26, 2011

I just saw West Ham United hand the Carling Cup semifinal to Birmingham City.  For some reason, I’m still in a soccer state of mind so here comes a soccer post.  Well, sort of. Anyone who watches English soccer or has ever played an EA Sports FIFA video game is familiar with Andy Gray.  On [...]

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7-9 Seahawks in the NFL Playoffs

January 3, 2011

Ugh.  It happened.  Some team had to win the woeful NFC West this season, which the Seattle Seahawks managed to do last night, giving a below .500 team a playoff berth for the first time, leaving both the 10-6 New York and 10-6 Tampa watching the playoffs from home. Before 2002, here was the playoff [...]

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Quidditch, a New Collegiate Sport Sensation?

November 13, 2010

The fantasy game from the Harry Potter universe, quidditch, is played on brooms and includes a magic ball called a “snitch,” meaning it’s not likely played faithfully amongst the muggle community.  However, it’s not for lack of trying! Over the years, numerous colleges and high schools around the world have tried to adapt the game [...]

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2010 World Series Set — Rangers vs. Giants

October 24, 2010

My sentimental prediction of a Yankees/Phillies rematch of last years’ World Series were proven completely wrong last night when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Phillies 3-2 in Game 6 of the NLCS.  Friday night the Yanks were beaten up by the present World Series nubies, the Texas Rangers, in what turned out to be [...]

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Randy Moss Traded to the Vikings

October 6, 2010

After the first game of the season, all-time great wide receiver Randy Moss said that this would be his last season with the New England Patriots.  This morning word came out that he was being traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a mere third round draft pick… today! As a Pats fan my emotions are [...]

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NFL Opening Weekend 2010

September 12, 2010

Ah, football. Rooting for the Yanks, Celts, Hammers and the Irish is cool and all, but it ain’t real American football!  I’ve felt in a kind of sports limbo since February.  Sundays were empty.  The late Douglas Adams’ “long dark tea-time of the soul” often hit about 3pm on those Sunday afternoons, but not today [...]

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Spain Wins Its First-Ever World Cup Championship

July 11, 2010

Spain defeated the Netherlands (or the “Neverlands” since they are 0-3 in WC finals) in a plodding 1-0 match which had to go into in extra time.  Here are some highlights: I have to be honest on this one — the game sucked.  It’s once again pretty evident why professional soccer is not going to [...]

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Bob Sheppard (1910-2010)

July 11, 2010

Bob Sheppard, the longtime New York Yankees public address announcer, passed away this morning at the age of 99. When I received the news a few minutes ago, it felt like a punch in the gut because like most Yankee fans, a part of my childhood died with Mr. Sheppard.  Generations of Yankee fans, from [...]

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Cavs’ Owner Whines About Lebron

July 9, 2010

In an hour of the absolute most advertiser-driven waste-of-your-time hype-fest nonsense, last night ESPN aired live Lebron James’ choice of his new team, the Miami Heat.  Leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers because Lebron actually wants to win a championship one day, the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was not happy.  Gilbert ripped Lebron in an open letter [...]

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USA Exits World Cup in 2-1 Loss to Ghana

June 26, 2010

Yup, you read it — Ghana! Losing in extra-time 2-1 to Ghana (?!), the United States’ brief quadrennial flirtation with that dirty third-world sport we call soccer will soon wane until the 2014 World Cup, or until the Ladies can win some gold in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games (one of the members of the [...]

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USA World Cup Magic vs Algeria

June 24, 2010

I don’t know how many of you watched this game live yesterday, but after 90+ minutes or so this was pretty awesome:

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USA Robbed at World Cup

June 19, 2010

It’s been a tough week for sports in my world.  The Celtics…ugh.  It’s not that they lost a close Game 7 of the NBA Finals — it’s that they lost to the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals!  I don’t want to talk about it. In other news, the buzz around work is [...]

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Let’s Party Like Its 1776: USA vs. England at the World Cup

June 12, 2010

The 2010 World Cup kicked off yesterday in South Africa, but today is the day we here in America start to really follow the event.  Later today, our United States national team begins its World Cup campaign against our transatlantic cousins from England.  The English are as always fired up about their team, and I’m [...]

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Duke Defeats Butler 61-59

April 6, 2010

What a game!  I only caught some of the first half since 24 was on until 10, but wow! It came down to the last 3.6 seconds and a Hail Mary half-court shot by Butler that hit the rim but missed, pushing the Duke Blue Devils to their latest NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  Great defense, [...]

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NCAA Men’s Final Four Down to Two

April 4, 2010

So much for my Kansas/Kentucky Final! Last night it was determined that the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship will see the Butler Bulldogs facing off against the Duke Blue Devils.  Butler is the underdog and Cinderella team of the tournament this year (if you really consider a #5 seed Cinderella-like).  I had them losing to [...]

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Romney Assaulted on Plane

February 16, 2010

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was assaulted on a plane this morning right before leaving the Olympic Games in Vancouver.  No one was hurt and the attacker was removed from the plane before take-off. There are a few unusual angles to this story:  for one, super-loaded Mitt Romney and his [...]

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“Green Police” Commercial

February 8, 2010

Audi paid the big bucks for this commercial in last night’s Super Bowl in order to promote their “green” cars: To most it’s just Super Bowl silly, but I couldn’t help but think about a particular Liberal friend whose hyperactive about everything green.  I’m pretty sure that’s his perfect little Eco-Nazi world! Personally, while a [...]

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They Spent $2.5 Million for THIS?

February 8, 2010

Our government is filled with incompetent people who have no regard for the taxpayer’s money and will waste it on ineffective, inconsequential drivel that accomplishes nothing.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at this ad for the U.S. Census that cost the taxpayers $2.5 million dollars, that aired during last night’s Super Bowl. [...]

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Super Bowl XLIV Tonight!

February 7, 2010

Annually, the most watched sporting event in America is the Super Bowl, leading many to want to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a holiday.  I mean, who needs a day off to pay homage to the Presidents anyway (it’s kind of monarchical isn’t it)?  Plus, lately most have been bums one way or [...]

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Coakley Calls Curt Schilling a Yankee Fan

January 16, 2010

I may live in Massachusetts, but as you all know, I’m a Yankee fan. Still, as much as I can’t stand the Sox, as a fan of baseball in general, one has to admire former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.  His “bloody sock” incident during the 2004 World Series represented a feat that Red Sox fans [...]

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