Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday morning coffee

- Anyone coming to this site to look for commentary on the Tiger Woods apology of yesterday should move along...nothing to see here. Seriously, what can be said/editorialized/opined about with Tiger's public appearance which hasn't already been dissected?

- Let's throw out props this morning to Bill Marrolt, head of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association. Marrolt's gang is tearing it up at the Winter Olympics with more medal possibilities to come.

- Evgeni Plushenko is doing his personal best to take us back to the days of high U.S.-Russian tension. Plushenko continues to lobby that his performance in the Mens Figure Skating should have won him the gold versus U.S. skater Evan Lysacek. Plushenko's beef is that Lysacek did not perform a quadruple toe loop. What Plushenko fails to mention is that Lysacek's overall performance was close to flawless.

- Birthday greetings go out today to Ivana Trump, former wife of mogul Donald Trump. My favorite New York Post headline of all time was when Ivana went public with her desire to leave "The Donald"--the front page of the Post blared, "IVANA DIVORCE!" Now that's quality journalism...

- Today is also the birthday of the late Robert Altman. Altman was born here in Kansas City, MO, and became one of the great American filmakers, directing such films at Nashville, MASH, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, A Wedding, and The Player. Altman received an Academy Award in 2006 for his overall body of work. He, like other notable Hollywood directors and actors, received many Oscar nominations but never won for Best Director.

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