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why is he ex?

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Garnett is touring India and a few newshouses have reported it but one got its headline wrong

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 19, 2006 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Basketball

sad story and a surprising one

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I learnt about the death of ex-India soccer captain V.P. Sathyan from the newspapers. It was sad to see such a great man end his life in such a targic manner. I remember Sathyan, Vijayan, Pappachan, Hemanta Dora, Bruno Cutinho as some of the players who represented India in the pre-Bhuita era. I used to watch them on DD and jingoistically rooted for them thinking they would win everytime they tok the soccer field. I was 13 then…Now I am 27 and I want to know which train did Sathyan fall before and die. Was it the suburban train or the Chennai- Kanyakumari express
I guess both the stories will want his soul to rest in peace and I agree with them

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 19, 2006 at 7:20 am

Posted in Garbage Post

dumb question

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I cannot believe that individuals can have such dumb questions in “Ask Yahoo”. The answer is even dumber. There is no worth to buying soda at all. your money is just going down the drain….

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 18, 2006 at 4:36 pm

bullshit

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ok, here we have yet another incident of President Bush not being careful enough with his microphone. Should a person holding office be a model of perfection without mouthing expletives even when he is not attending a press conference or speaking to the public, cabinet, foreign PMs etc. It is natural for anyone at his position to use a few swear words and I think the media needs to take a chill pill and go easy on him.

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July 18, 2006 at 1:50 am

Posted in Smoking Crack

you got to be kidding

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Gabrielle Marcotti has written an insipid and ignorant column in sports illustrated today. His predictions reveal only one thing to me… he had either been in vacation from June 9 till today in a place where TV/radio or any other media hadn’t penetrated or he had just gotten out of coma…. How else can someone explain this

In his top 10 contenders for 2010, I do not disagree with Brazil and Argentina because you can never discount them as they are perneial powers. But how about the choice of Nigeria over Ghana. Ghana has proven matchwinners in Essien, Papoe, Appiah, Boateng, Pantsil, Assomoah Gyan. They were unlucky to lose to Brazil by that margina dn with a bit of luck, they might have actually scared the Brazilians.

It is rubbish to call England a contender above Germany. As I had said in one of my earlier posts, Germany might lose Ballack, Schiender and Lehman, but their young core of Lahm, Metzelder, Mertersacker, Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Borowski will carry them deep into the next world cup and make them a genuine contender. He picks USA in the Top 10 and the choice just reeks jingoism (I think the author is American). USA is not even a top 25 threat to some of the established powers. Their program is in disarray and should consider themselves a lock for qualifying if Juergen Klinsman takes the coaching role.

Also, I am suprised that Portugal doesn’t find aplace in his list. The team will dazzle with Christiane Ronaldo, Deco and Ricardo coming back for the next world cup.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 12, 2006 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Soccer World Cup

flying “high”

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I read two news reports today about pilots and alcohol….

1. Air India crew stole Indian PM’s whisky

2. A Southwest co-pilot arrested for FUI

What a coincidence…..

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 12, 2006 at 7:11 am

Posted in Uncategorized

tearful…

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should a losing sportsperson cry or not? Adam Morrison of Gonzaga Basketball cried last year after his team lost in the NCAA tournament last year. Many NBA scouts questioned Adam Morrison’s ability to play under pressure after that incident. I think it is total rubbish to diss a sportperson for crying after a loss. The tears do not represent weakness. The tears represent how badly he wanted it. For Morrision, it was the last chance to win a NCAA championship and it would have been hard to see that dream slipping away. Even after the soccer losses, you could see a lot of players crying. Players cry because all that they worked for during these days, weeks and months of training had all been lost without any fruit. I think it reflects their willingness to play their hearts out for that cause.

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July 12, 2006 at 6:57 am

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bye bye zizou

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Italy won the world cup but zidane has occupied the front paragraph of almost every column. What provoked Zidane? Was it a racial slur or was it the fact that materazzi wanted to celebrate with Zidane’s sister. Whatever it was, it was uncalled for especially from a man of zidane’s calibre. I am not sure whether it cost them the world cup because trezeguet, the guy who mossed his kick would have anyway taken the shot irrespective of whether Zidane was around or not. In my opinion, the golden ball should have gone to Gigi Buffon and not to Zidane. Buffon was splendid throughout the world cup and one of the main reasons pillars behind Italy’s victory.  He had just conceded one goal until Zidane’s penalty kick in the final and had made some  breathtaking stops against both France and Germany. It was an enjoyable World cup but then I wanted the hosts to win it all.

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July 12, 2006 at 6:51 am

Posted in Soccer World Cup

lost but will not be forgotten

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Germany lost to Italy in the semi finals and are playing an inconsequential thrid place game against Portugal at the time of this writing. But all is not lost for Germany.  They had an exciting tournament and have made the nation stand up and notice them. Juergen Klinsman who looks fit as a fiiddle ( never knew what it meant but I wanted to use the cliche) has rounded them into an explosive outfit. They have a very good core  for the next world cup – Lahm, mertesacker, Metzelder, kehl, schweinsteiger, borowski, odonkor and podolski will all be 30 or under when the next world cup comes around and  I fancy them to go deep in that tournament in South Africa. A good signpost to see how they are coming along would be the European Championships of 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.

I was glad to see “Super” Kahn in this game – what a goalkeeper he was during the last world cup and was rightly awarded the golden ball and also the position of Jose’s goalkeeper in that now famous addidas commercial.

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July 8, 2006 at 7:57 pm

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the ceiling shot….

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I love playing racquetball. The feeling is unmatched when you run all the way from the backcourt and smack the ball against the wall leaving your opponent dazed. It is is like life – it always gives you chances. No point is gone until it is fully gone and no ball is dead until it is reallly dead. I have heard a few friends play it just to take out their frustrations in life on the small blue ball.

why am I writing this… it is because of Scott Adams

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

July 7, 2006 at 4:45 pm

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