Fisticuffs on the Alabama State Senate floor: Just another day in the life of the South. :)
(Later, Zell Miller challenged both men to a duel…)
Imagine riding in a wheelchair being pushed by a semi-trailer down the highway at 50 mph. Sounds like a stunt they would try on Jackass, only in this case it was by accident. Yikes.
To be honest, I haven’t been paying much attention to hockey since Buffalo was eliminated, but last night the Anaheim Ducks Formerly Known As Mighty won the Stanley Cup, their first in franchise history, with a 6-2 victory over the Sabre-slaying Senators, wrapping up a 4-1 series victory. (Hat tip: V.)
Also yesterday, the Tennessee Lady Vols softball team lost to Arizona in the College World Series championship round. UT led the best-of-three series 1-0 after winning 3-0 in Game 1, but squandered that edge by failing to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities in Game 2 before losing 1-0 on a controversial call in the 10th inning. Last night they lost 5-0 as the Wildcats scored five in the fifth.
P.S. Oh yeah, and in Connecticut high-school sports, the Newington Indians advanced to the state title game with a 5-3 win over Bunnell-Stratford. The title game will be Saturday at Yale Field against mighty Amity-Woodbridge, which was on a 33-game winning streak until a loss in its conference tournament. Amity is 25-1 and ranked #1 in the state; Newington is 21-3 and was ranked #9 heading into states. GO INDIANS!!!
The last NHS state championship in any team sport was in 1994, in boys volleyball, when I was in the seventh grade. But the Indians picked up an individual state title — or a share of one, anyway — when Kristen LaPointe finished tied for first in the CIAC Girls Golf Championship on Tuesday. Way to go, Kristin!
Well, Paris Hilton’s not in a jail cell anymore.
Way to go California Criminal Justice! Your sterling reputation for dispensing fair, dispassionate justice to all can hardly be questioned.