Rajdeep Sardesai – Bad tweet, Worse reaction

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At around 9:30 AM IST on Saturday, Rajdeep Sardesai (Editor-in-chief IBN 18 network) said this on his Twitter account – while Namo travels the country, my Nemo needs to be taken for a walk in the park! Different folks, different priorities! Enjoy the weekend. — Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 8, 2014 Rajdeep has 1.3 Million… Read more »

The Pakistan v Sri Lanka test in Sharjah was probably fixed

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International cricket is going thru one of its biggest challenges right now with the menage-a-trois of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the England and Wales cricket board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) on the verge of screwing over (for good) the other cricket-playing nations. With the attention of journalists and fans… Read more »

A hall of fame for Cricket ?

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American sports media was all into the baseball hall of fame this week. The Baseball Writers of America (BBWA) voted three players into the hall of fame Wednesday. A sport that lends itself seamlessly to numbers and stats raises quite the ire and passion from fans on which individuals gain a 75% approval rating from… Read more »

49ers vs. Packers preview – A blog tradition like no other

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For the third year in a row, my friend (who was unfortunately born into the pre-existing condition of 49ers fandom) Mark and I are exchanging emails as the NFL playoffs kickoff. In 2011 it was in anticipation of a 49ers at Packers match-up that never transpired. In 2012 it was ahead of a game I… Read more »

Packers vs. Cowboys – A personal recap

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Matt, Eddie, Tramon and Sam were making plays. Ridiculous, insane and you-have-no-business-being-human plays. Midway through the frenetic fourth quarter on Sunday, right after one such play, I was pacing up and down the living room like a man awaiting his cancer screening results. I was sweaty, pale and paying no attention to anything other than… Read more »

Seven questions ahead of IPL 7 auction

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Cricinfo’s Nagraj Gollapudi provides us some insight into what the select cavalcade of rich Indian businessmen are thinking up and thinking of ahead of the next edition of cricket’s most lucrative league and tournament. Based on this article and other tidbits that have been revealed about IPL 7 so far, here are seven questions I… Read more »

Dom Capers’ biggest test yet

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There is no silver lining for the Packers in the aftermath of Aaron Rodgers’ fractured collarbone on Monday Night Football. This injury reduces their chances of winning the NFC North, winning a playoff spot ahead of the Bears/Lions and Panthers, and of winning 10+ games (for a fifth successive season). Eleven wins are likely needed… Read more »

My eight minutes of internet fame

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Watching several hours of NFL football for over a decade finally bore fruit as the roomful of heroes at NFL.COM’s Around the League blog and podcast invited me to participate in their monthly trivia contest titled ‘Win Chris Wesseling’s toaster’. I have been a huge fan of Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling and it was… Read more »

Irrational exuberance over Afghanistan cricket

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Last week my twitter timeline was abuzz with excitement over Afghanistan’s qualification into the 2015 cricket world cup. Renowned simpleton Harsha Bhogle led the cheerleading charge and had this to say: a very moving story waiting to happen. if afghanistan beat keny, they make it to #cwc2015 just pause and imagine what it will mean… Read more »

Facebook and I

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I have always been skeptical of Facebook-the company and its corporate dictatorship, Facebook-the product and the people behind Facebook. To date I do not have a personal account on Facebook and will never have one. I wish I had held firm with these beliefs on a December night last year when under the weight of… Read more »