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Monday, December 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mike Moran’

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

                Janet Evans And Her Olympic Dream                           Not so fast…….. It was sometime in 2000, in some place like New York, Los Angeles or Boston, when I thought I would be seeing Janet Evans for the last time. Over a dozen years and three Olympics, I had become accustomed to seeing ... Full Story

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

                December 5, 2011    Yikes!  Fourteen 6-6 Teams In Bowl Games?   I don’t know about you, but I’m already on Travelocity, checking out airline and hotel deals for New Year’s Eve in San Francisco! What could be better? Dinner at Restaurant Gary Danko, just off Fisherman’s Wharf………..Quail Stuffed with Foie Gras, Mushrooms, Quinoa, Savoy Cabbage, Cipollini-Pecan Chutney and a Bread Dumpling ... Full Story

On The Passing Of An American Sports Hero

On The Passing Of An American Sports Hero

                                    Colorado Springs, November 15-------------Somewhere beneath the noxious layers of mist that made our American sports news in the last week, came a smaller, almost unnoticed story that drew me in with its historic imprint and echoes of a time long gone when sports produced legends of substance. Buried on the ... Full Story

Why Are Penn State And Nebraska Playing On Saturday?

Why Are Penn State And Nebraska Playing On Saturday?

      By Mike Moran     It is becoming the question that I keep asking myself, repeatedly. Why are Penn State and Nebraska going to play a college football game on Saturday? The more I ponder the question, the more reasons I find to question the contest, as unpopular as the concept of cancellation may seem to most. As I watched the chaos unfold last night in State College after the announcement by the Trustees of Penn State that coach Joe ... Full Story

Chip-Dipping With College Football’s Biggies

Chip-Dipping With College Football’s Biggies

January 12, 2011 Chip-Dipping With College Football’s Biggies The Hundred Years War <http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Regions/Europe/Arts_and_Humanities/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/Middle_Ages/Hundred_Years__War/> was a series of battles between England and France from 1337 to 1453, lasting 116 years…………it began when King Edward III of England claimed the throne of France and invaded the northwest of France. Edward's successor, Richard II, continued fighting, as ... Full Story

On the Death of Bud Greenspan on Christmas Day

On the Death of Bud Greenspan on Christmas Day

December 26, 2010 Bud Greenspan Leaves Us A Lifetime of Inspiring Stories And Moments   A sudden, gentle gust of wind disturbed the trees and briefly caressed the eternal Olympic flame as the sun set on Christmas day at ancient Olympia in Greece, site of the original Olympic Games…………not to worry, it was just the soul of Bud Greenspan wafting by, on its way to the Gods and Olympus…………the revered Olympic filmmaker died ... Full Story

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

The Good, The Bad and The Holidays! December 17, 2010 Christine Brennan, a longtime friend and USA Today’s distinguished sports columnist, author, television star and Northwestern grad, penned a thought-provoking piece this week in which she decried the lack of attention paid by the mainstream sports media to the historic winning streak being compiled by the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team…………if the Huskies beat 11th ranked Ohio State on Sunday at ... Full Story

Au Revoir, Husker Nation!

Au Revoir, Husker Nation!

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary November 27, 2010 So, the Colorado-Nebraska football wars are over now, likely for good……………I suspect that not many fans in either state will shed a tear today over the end of a series that began in 1898 and became formal from 1948 and CU’s entry into the old Big Seven Conference through yesterday’s 45-17 blowout in Lincoln by the Huskers…………I’m going to miss the annual game terribly, but you’d have to grow up in ... Full Story

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

November 19, 2010 Soaring Off Into The Wild Blue Yonder I’m no easy pushover or a cheap date for athletes or sports in general now, after more than six decades of playing, covering, publicizing and watching our games and the boys and girls, men and women who have swept through my life, 14 Olympic Games, and the 1980 Miracle On Ice in Lake Placid……………too much been there, seen that to get swept off my feet, too much television, internet, spin control, Facebook and ... Full Story

“Glory, Glory Colorado”

“Glory, Glory Colorado”

By Mike Moran The tragic fires that raged in the foothills near Boulder are over, but now, more flames are raging in and around the town…………they come from the hair (and pants) on fire of CU football fans, boosters, some portion of the student body, outraged bomb-throwers on blogs and sports talk shows, and some of the scathing Denver media, also engaged with Josh McDaniels, the stumbles of the Broncos, and the collective outrage of Broncomaniacs, whose numbers, ... Full Story

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