Last week, the world lost, truly, one of the funniest
comedic minds of the past generation. Harold Ramis wrote, or co-wrote,
directed, and starred in some of the most enduring and hilarious films of all
time. Included in his amazing catalogue is one of my personal favorite movies,
the imminently quotable Ghostbusters, which he co-wrote and starred in as Egon
Spengler (the picture, at left, is from that movie). Some of you may not be aware that he was also the writer and director
of, in my opinion, the best sports comedy of all time, and one of the best
sports movies of all time; Caddyshack.
In an Olympic fortnight that has been robbed of a few notable American athletes in Lindsay Vonn, Gretchen Bleiler, and
Simon Dumont, and saw a few others perform far under their and our
expectations, see Shawn White, Shani Davis, and Bode Miller, there has
been one American who I want to single out for their amazing
performance. That athlete, actually, a FORMER Olympic athlete, is Johnny
Weir. Let me tell you why;
Injury Prevention for Snow Sport Athletes; Pt. 1, Knee Path
When most people hear about skiing or riding injuries, the
first injury site on the body that leaps to mind is the knees. Knees account
for a huge number of the total injuries sustained by skiers and riders. One has
to look no further than the front pages of ski magazines and newspapers to see
Lindsey Vonn’s face to know the tremendous affect knee injuries have on our
sports. Lindsey’s original injury was one of impact. Impact injuries are an
unavoidable part of our sports.
All right shredders, it’s here! There’s snow on some of
North America’s mountains, and lucky folks have already enjoyed powder days at
resorts across the western U.S. and Canada. It’s time to put all those training
hours from the days there wasn’t snow to good use. There’s still time to get
to build that stable trunk and bomb proof quads, but you’d
better hustle. Now is the time to do our preseason gear check.
We do not recommend these choices!
Like many of our mountain carving brethren, I am a bit of a
gear freak when it comes to my winter sports.
In Game 3 of the NLCS at Dodger
Stadium, the Dodgers and Cardinals were tied at 0 with the Dodgers down 2-0 in
the series. Yasiel Puig, the rookie phenom from Cuba who reenergized the
Dodgers mid-season, had been struggling through the playoffs compared to his
notable regular season. Puig has received criticism this past season for not
knowing “how to act” in the Major Leagues. Fuel was just added to the fire in
the Dodger’s Game 3 win Monday night; Puig drove one deep off the wall for a
stand up triple, but only after celebrating for a home run, realizing it wasn’t
a home run, and still powering around the bases.