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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 the Olympic Hall of Fame swimming star on a regular basis, and I hated the idea ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #13 — The Boss

The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine By Mike Moran February 23, 2010 #13 The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine The U. S. Olympic Team, now delivering its third straight solid Winter Games performance, might not know it, but the foundation for its success was created two decades ago by the storied baseball owner George Steinbrenner……….. it was on February 19, 1989 in Portland, Oregon, that The Boss delivered a 21-page report of the Olympic Overview Commission that forever altered the ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #12-A Miracle, Frozen In Time

Vancouver Vantage Point #12-A Miracle, Frozen In Time

A Miracle, Frozen In Time, 30 Years Ago Today February 22, 2010 By Mike Moran Thirty years ago this morning in Lake Placid, I was in one tough bind on a cold Friday morning…………. I hurried out of the house on the grounds of the old Lake Placid resort around dawn, down to the edge of Mirror Lake to catch a ride into the village, on a dog sled………for $1.50, some young guy would run me across the lake into town, dogs barking and lunging, and drop me off right below Main Street, where ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point

The Sap From St. Petersburg February 19, 2010  #9     By Mike Moran The Stunning Performance To Date by Team USA in Vancouver is apparently not going over well with some athletes from other nations, the biggest whiner and poor sport poster boy being Russia’s over-inflated figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko………….following last evening‘s gold medal performance by America’s Evan Lysacek, the arrogant runnerup had nothing good to say about his rival…………"I was positive that ... Full Story

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