Tag Archive | Sports

Winning…At what cost?

It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s how you play the game. From P.E. to peewee football to little league baseball, this is what we’re taught when we’re young. In addition to physical skills, some of the biggest things sports and athletics teach us are hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play. Or, […]

I’ll take home runs over touchdowns any day

Last night, I went to the Skyline High School–Idaho Falls High School football game, otherwise known as the Emotion Bowl (yes, there’s a website for this rivalry). This was literally my first football game in six years. The last game I’d been to was the homecoming game of my senior year in high school (we […]

A conversation with my dad

A conversation with my dad

My dad and I went to the Mariners game today. Now, we’re both the type of people who pretty much focus on the game and don’t really talk much while watching. But we do like to discuss the game. Here’s a conversation he and I had when designated hitter, Ken Griffey Jr. had a base […]

The best things Sammi said in 2008 (according to her)

Another year is coming to a close and that calls for a moment of reflection and introspection. So, in true journalist form, I’ve done a little backtracking and have looked back on what I’ve written since I started this blog back in April. In a moment (or two…or three) of self horn-tooting, I’ve picked out […]

A list of lists (part 2)

No small talk. Just a continuation of my last post of lists. My five “hot celebrity guys”: Shane West – Not only is he good looking (at least, I like to think so…y’all can disagree if you want), he’s a pretty talented actor. With credits to his name such as “Once and Again,” “ER,” “A Walk to Remember” […]

Olympic introspection: Am I more senistive than I thought?

Just like during the Superbowl, the Olympics are an opportunity for advertisers to really take advantage of the increase in viewers and pull out all the stops when it comes to the commercials they air during key viewing times. In their Go Wolrd campaign, the folks over at Visa have capitalized on this by celebrating the human accomplishments […]

USA Gymnastics finalizes 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for women’s gymnastics

The results are in and here’s who the US is sending to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics: Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis. Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind. The three replacement athletes are: Jana Bieger, Coconut […]

Gymnastics: giving credit where credit’s due

Two weeks ago, NBC Sports aired the USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. I didn’t get a chance to watch the Men’s competition, but my sister and I recorded the Women’s so I was able to catch it. Obviously, since the Olympics are only once every four years, this is a big deal–not […]

Mariners baseball is in an upheaval

On top of the fact that the Sonics may be leaving Seattle, Mariners are now getting the axe left and right to the point where even the players must be questioning what uniform they’ll be wearing next week. What’s next? Matt Hasselbeck gets traded? Good lord, let’s hope not. Who knows how that will affect the […]