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Friday, August 20, 2004
Olympic sobs, bikinis
» Olympic beach volleyball? Personally I'm more interested in Olympic badminton. Or Olympic 2-on-2 pickup hoops. Or Olympic FLAG FOOTBALL, FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
Or Olympic "chicken fight" thumb wrestling.
» Here, from the e-mailbox: "Re: Your 8/17 article: Just for you information; Evan Dobelle's son is an avid squash player."
» And this, from the Omaha paper, noting that Nebraska makes a rare, rare, rare start left out of the preseason Top 25: "Look at the bright side: At least the Huskers are ranked ahead of Boise State."
» Remember Klaus Barth, the former triathlete who is fighting the odds against a devastating form of brain cancer and swam an emotional relay leg in Sunday's Ironman Revisited? He apparently also fled East Germany when he was a young man, when you had to flee (and when there was an East Germany). This guy is one of the toughest human beings ever.
And who better to flee a Communist country than a future triathlete? He could swim, bike or run!
» So is supersnapper Bryce Runge part of the usual Everybody Will Play On Sundays UH hype, or is he as good as advertised?
Well ... "At first when I came out here I was just in the vicinity of the jersey," he said last week.
He's a scholarship snapper and he's in the vicinity?
But don't panic. He got a few tips from Mouse Davis and immediately "it totally enhanced my snapping ability."
I was worried for a second.
» Nate Ilaoa and West Keli'ikipi are both still getting into shape? Their returns to action were supposed to be a big reason why the Hawaii offense was going to explode this season.
» In every story I'm still surprised to read that Keli'ikipi ran for "only" 254 yards last year. For some reason I remember him running over everybody. That stiff-arm at USC had to have been worth at least an extra 50 yards.
» Didn't some columnist guy somewhere write that Tyson was coming to town?
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