Sunday, September 19, 2004

Bop Til You Drop

It was a total bummer this week to hear of the passing of Johnny Ramone at the age of 55 from prostate cancer. He's the third original Ramone to die in the last few years, which is pretty disturbing. The Ramones were amazingly influential when they came along in the mid-'70s, and it's hard to believe that three of them have departed this mortal coil.

Barry Bonds hit his 700th homer this week, which is a truly staggering feat. Regardless of what you think of him as a human being or whether you think he's taken steroids, it's still pretty amazing that he's hit 700 and could approach 800 before he's done.

Another potential record could be set this season if Ichiro Suzuki continues at the pace he's on and beats George Sisler's single-season hits mark of 257. He's been slumping a little bit the last week or so, but he's still hitting something like .430 since the All-Star break. I hope he breaks it.

There are many folks who are suffering from the NHL lockout--team employees, local businesses, charities, etc. And of course, the fans are the big losers. But this lunatic from Nebraska probably takes the cake. Wow.

Hey, for those of you gearing up for the college basketball season, definitely check out this blog. I have to admit I'm one of those losers who only pays real attention to college hoops during March Madness when my office pool kicks off. But this guy knows his stuff.

This is one time Macaulay Culkin should have stayed home alone.

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