Category: Sports

The torch that Hitler lit

The Globe and Mail
By John Allemang, The Globe and Mail Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 3:51 PM ET
The torch relay in all its elaborate rituals and feel-good sponsorship opportunities turns out to be a creation of the people who are the byword for modern evil. Without the propaganda artists who staged the 1936 Berlin Olympics in all its triumphant glory, lovingly recorded in Leni Riefenstahl’s mesmerizing documentary film Olympia, we wouldn’t have the government-supported cross-country relay that is bringing the flame to Vancouver.

"The torch relay is a total fabrication," says Ira B. Nadel of the University of British Columbia, who has studied the techniques Riefenstahl used to aestheticize the Nazi cause. "The Germans invented it for the 1936 Olympics. There was nothing like it in the ancient Olympics."


Behold! The Holy Day Is Upon Us!

Ah… like the rising of the sun,.. the changing of the seasons,.. death and taxes,… the Holiest of days has once again come to pass.
The SuperBowl is here!
New Orleans Saints… if the Indy Colts score less than 24 points..  Otherwise I predict a Indy blow out.
I am usually completely wrong with these things so take that into consideration.
From another angle, it appears that most women are taking the Colts because.. apparently… a horse can beat a Saint.. Sarcastic
My prediction for next year’s SuperBowl … Raiders!!!  … by default because a terrorist Wink attack will take out the other 31 teams.. even Osama won’t fuck with the Raiders!