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Proud to be a Baggie

Following last year’s frivolities (Watch 2013 video | Watch making of), a more sombre tone this time around from the West Bromwich Albion boys in their Christmas message. The plaque shown at the end commemorates Harold Bache (1889–1916), a West Bromwich Albion player who was killed in action in the First World War.


Trick and treat

I am a total sucker for trick plays and college football never disappoints. The latest comes from Friday’s FCS playoff quarter-final between the Chattanooga Mocs and the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Wildcats scored on a convoluted 61-yard pass play and went on to win the game by a score of 35–30.

Crossing Continents: Washington Redskins

BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Washington Redskins name controversy:

The perfect game… of darts

Nine dart finishes seem to be commonplace these days, but that wasn’t always the case. The first “perfect game” of darts to be televised (albeit not live) was thrown by John Lowe 30 years ago. Since there were only four TV channels in those days, I imagine that almost everyone must have seen it. For the few that didn’t, here it is.

The Outlaw Hunter Strickland

Hunter Strickland

When I hear the name Strickland, the first thing that comes to mind is that school principal in Back to the Future. You know the one. He’s the bald killjoy who seems determined to ruin the day of our time-travelling hero, Marty McFly. Read More…

Baseball for breakfast

Despite the drawback of most games being shown in the wee small hours, watching live Major League Baseball from the UK does actually offer a couple of advantages. One is the ability to watch day games live in the evening, with the first pitch typically being thrown somewhere between 6pm and 9:15pm UK time. The other is that, every so often, there will be a game still going on at breakfast time.
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