Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Benjamin Franklin

Monday, December 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

One can never consent to creep when
one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Adams Keller

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Quote of the Day

So long as men worship the Caesars and
Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will
duly arise and make them miserable.

Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

I arise in the morning torn between a desire
to improve (or save) the world and a
desire to enjoy (or savor) the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.

Elwyn Brooks "E.B." White

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quote of the Day

Perhaps the truth depends
on a walk around the lake.

Wallace Stevens

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots
blocked. You've got to go in and take chances.

John J. Havlicek

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

There are some that only employ words for
the purpose of disguising their thoughts.

François-Marie Arouet (a.k.a. Voltaire)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

To become truly great, one has to
stand with people, not above them.

Charles-Louis de Secondat

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

We turn, not older with years,
but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

The first reaction to truth is hatred.

Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

There is a light at the end of the tunnel...
hopefully it's not a freight train.

Mariah Carey

Monday, December 15, 2008

Quote of the Day

Any man can make mistakes, but
only an idiot persists in his error.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sunday, December 14, 2008


A short course meter swimming world record was not broken in the last thirteen seconds!

Quote of the Day

The best and fastest way to learn a sport
is to watch and imitate a champion.

Jean Claude Killy

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Quote of the Day

They say it is better to be poor and happy than
rich and miserable, but how about a compromise
like moderately rich and just moody?

Diana, Princess of Wales

Friday, December 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa
which freezes a billion people to stone every
night, staring fixedly, that Siren which
called and sang and promised so
much and gave, after all, so little.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Battle Rages

Don't give up, Title IX Reformers!

We're gaining ground on the Radical Feminists. Women are joining the cause and are helping turn the tide.

Quote of the Day

And the day came when the risk it took to
remain tight inside the bud was more
painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are you kidding me?!?!

You didn't know that was "Under My Thumb" by The Rolling Stones?
Go start your 5,000 fly...

Quote of the Day

He who joyfully marches in rank and file has
already earned my contempt. He has been
given a large brain by mistake, since for
him the spinal cord would suffice.

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Quote of the Day

The more original a discovery,
the more obvious it seems afterward.

Arthur Koestler

Monday, December 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

Pick battles big enough to matter,
small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozol

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge
to ignorant loquacity.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friday, December 05, 2008

Quote of the Day

Keep away from people who try to belittle your
ambitions. Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Quote of the Day

He knows nothing and thinks he
knows everything. That points
clearly to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Quote of the Day

Leadership is getting someone to do what
they don't want to do, to achieve
what they want to achieve.

Tom Wade Landry

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Quote of the Day

The happiness of life is made up of minute
fractions - the little, soon-forgotten
charities of a kiss or smile, a kind
look or heartfelt compliment.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Monday, December 01, 2008

Quote of the Day

I am not afraid of storms for I am
learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts
I want to think, all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read, and
all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to
get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen
these days is to go about repeating the very
phrases which our founding fathers used
in the struggle for independence.

Charles Austin Beard

Friday, November 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of
them all - the apathy of human beings.

Helen Adams Keller

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Be Thankful for the Courageous

We'll be hearing more on the Don King case in December. It's taken people with an incredible amount of courage to step forward and tell their stories.

Are you a new reader who'd like to catch up? The original post on the allegations was back in June of 2007. Read it here.

There have been many more posts (and reader comments) since then.

In April of this year, a post on the outcome of the trial went up. Read it here.

The site mentioned in the post is scheduled to be opened back up after an upcoming hearing.

Quote of the Day

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every
opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

Man is so made that whenever anything
fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

Jean de la Fontaine

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quote of the Day

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure
understanding, at least when they are between
the ages of eighteen months and ninety years.

James Thurber

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Life is like a game of cards. The hand
that is dealt you is determinism;
the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quote of the Day

When you're racing, it's life. Anything that
happens before or after is just waiting.

Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

I want to be the fastest woman in the world -
in a manner of speaking.

Shirley Muldowney

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent. It takes
a touch of genius - and a lot of courage -
to move in the opposite direction.

Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The question was...

..."Who's the real chick magnet?"

Quote of the Day

The world is moving so fast these days that the
man who says it can't be done is generally
interrupted by someone doing it.

Elbert Green Hubbard

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote,
and I didn't know what a quote was.
I thought it was some kind of soft drink.

Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr.
(a.k.a. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

Television has done much for psychiatry by
spreading information about it, as well
as contributing to the need for it.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the
back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Edward Francis "Ed" Gardner

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Elbert Green Hubbard

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ewe Guise Sleigh Mi

Get off my back! Give me a break. I'm still recovering.

Last night was the Sarah Brightman concert at American Airlines Center.

It was a great show, but it can't top the one we saw in Houston at the Toyota Center.

If y'all want info on signing day, visit Swimming World's site here. Jason gets paid the big bucks to handle that.

Quote of the Day

Remember that a government big enough to
give you everything you want is also big
enough to take away everything you have.

Barry Morris Goldwater

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

It is well that war is so terrible,
else we should grow too fond of it.

General Robert E. Lee

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Quote of the Day

Personally, I am always ready to learn
although I do not always like being taught.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Goodell Joins Title IX Reform Movement

Former "Animal Lane" d-man Brian Goodell has joined the Board of Trustees at the Fairness in Sports Foundation.

Goodell was an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder, and NCAA Champion.

As a member of the UCLA men’s swim team, Goodell has been trying to bring men’s swimming back to UCLA since it was dropped in 1994 - the same year the university eliminated its men’s and women’s gymnastics programs. The school restored women’s gymnastics a few months later; however, it would not reinstate the men’s programs despite the number of Olympic and NCAA champions they produced.

Check out their post on the new swimming complex being built at UCLA here.

While your at it, check out MOMMSS (Moms On a Mission to Save Sports) here.