Sunday, November 25, 2007

The New York Times Coverage of the Grey Cup; Kramer Would Not Be Pleased

The bar in Brazil, # 6 sounds great.

1. PRO FOOTBALL; Underdog Back Under Center
...highway to San Jose State. He set team passing records there, then went to the Canadian Football League, where he won a Grey Cup championship with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998. The San Francisco 49ers lured him close to home again, and he was soon...
December 16, 2006 - By JOHN BRANCH - Sports - 750 words

2. PRO FOOTBALL; Life Shaped by Tragedy, Built on Resolve When the N.F.L. did not want him, he played for five seasons in the Canadian Football League and won the 1998 Grey Cup. When the 49ers, the Browns and the Lions no longer wanted him as a starter, he found a spot as a backup in Philadelphia...
January 5, 2007 - By JERÉ LONGMAN - Sports - 1388 words

3. PLUS: C.F.L.; Late Touchdowns Give Lions Grey Cup
Robert Drummond and Damon Allen scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to power the British Columbia Lions to a 28-26 Grey Cup victory yesterday over the Montreal Alouettes in Calgary, Alberta, giving the Lions the Canadian Football League championship.
November 27, 2000 - 90 words

4. PLUS: PRO FOOTBALL; Stampeders Capture Fifth Grey Cup
...Calgary Stampeders upset the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19, before a crowd of 65,225 yesterday in Montreal to win the Grey Cup. The Stampeders, who went 8-10 in the regular season, won their fifth Canadian Football League championship. They...
November 26, 2001 - 134 words

5. PLUS: PRO FOOTBALL; Montreal Victorious In C.F.L.'s Grey Cup
Anthony Calvillo threw two touchdown passes, including a Grey Cup-record 99-yard toss to Pat Woodcock, as the Montreal Alouettes held off the Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16, in Edmonton for their...
November 25, 2002 - 126 words

6. NEXT STOP | BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL; A Town Where All the World is a Bar
...clink of bottles -- not a D.J. -- provide the soundtrack; grey hair and what in the United States would be underage youth share...serves a limited but creative menu, like mulled wine, or a cup of squash, mozzarella and chicken soup (3.50 reais), a...
October 28, 2007 - By SETH KUGEL - Travel - 1214 words

Ricky Ray, who led the Edmonton Eskimos to the Grey Cup championship in the Canadian Football League, will visit the Jets today and could be considered a backup quarterback candidate...
February 12, 2004 - By Judy Battista - Sports - 112 words
8. Players Banished From N.F.L. Find Refuge in Canada
...the league's championship, the Grey Cup. Williams quit the Dolphins before...businessmen. A marketing push and a Grey Cup victory in 2004 boosted average attendance...Argonauts' vice president who has won six Grey Cups as a coach and executive, sees...
May 24, 2006 - By JOHN BRANCH - Front Page - 1357 words
9. PLUS: C.F.L. -- Grey Cup; Toronto Captures 2d Straight Title
...Saskatchewan for its second straight Grey Cup, the championship of the the third quarter, including a Cup record 95-yard kickoff return by...crowd of 60,431, third-largest in Grey Cup history, saw Flutie throw touchdown...
November 17, 1997 - 201 words
10. PLUS: FOOTBALL -- GREY CUP; Hamilton Captures The Championship the fourth quarter -- to give the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 32-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders to win the Grey Cup in Vancouver. McManus, who completed 22 of 34 passes for 347 yards, was the outstanding player in the C.F.L. championship...
November 29, 1999 - 142 words

I watched the game with my father until he fell asleep just after Lenny Kravitz’s highly misunderstood cover of ‘The Guess Who’s’ American Woman – a song as much misogynistic as knee jerkingly anti-American – during halftime.

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don’t come hangin’ around my door
Don’t wanna see your face no more
I don’t need your war machines
I don’t need your ghetto scenes
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else’s eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be.

I then slipped off into the night. I understand from Google that the Saskatchewan Rough Riders won. Winnipeg fans may find some solace in the fact that ‘The Guess Who’ originated in Winterpeg.

Dalton48 on Snapping Turtle Said it First

Krugman in yesterday's NYT.

“What were they smoking?” asks the cover of the current issue of Fortune magazine. Underneath the headline are photos of recently deposed Wall Street titans, captioned with the staggering sums they managed to lose.
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The answer, of course, is that they were high on the usual drug — greed. And they were encouraged to make socially destructive decisions by a system of executive compensation that should have been reformed after the Enron and WorldCom scandals, but wasn’t.

In a direct sense, the carnage on Wall Street is all about the great housing slump.

This slump was both predictable and predicted. “These days,” I wrote in August 2005, “Americans make a living selling each other houses, paid for with money borrowed from the Chinese. Somehow, that doesn’t seem like a sustainable lifestyle.” It wasn’t.