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Troy Aikman, Joe Buck question value of military flyovers in comments caught on hot mic

A flyover gets Sunday’s game started in Charlotte in an empty stadium. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 15 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. 212395 (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

A flyover gets Sunday’s game started in Charlotte in an empty stadium. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers Sunday, October 15 at Bank of America Stadium. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

By Cindy BorenThe Washington Post

Flyovers by military jets have become a staple of sporting events, the roar of the planes nearly as much a part of pregame ceremonies as the playing of the national anthem. During an NFL game on Sunday, two Fox Sports commentators questioned their usefulness.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, the No. 1 team on Fox’s NFL broadcasts, were caught in a hot-mic moment as four jets soared over Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, which was mostly empty because of crowd restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, before the Buccaneers’ game against the Green Bay Packers in Tampa. Continue reading

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Deutschland, Deutschland, über nichts!

Germany’s players walk off the pitch as South Korea’s Ju Se-jong, front celebrates after the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Alexei Lalas exclaimed after the game on Fox TV: “Nobody saw this coming. I mean nobody. And if someone did, I want to meet him.” Mr Lalas is an American former professional soccer player and current Fox Soccer analyst with a reported net worth of approximately $2 million. Continue reading

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What is the real narcotic in sports?

By TONY SEED*

Editorial, Shunpiking Magazine

September, 2000, Volume 5, Number 5, Issue #36

In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams. – Olympic oath

THE HUE AND CRY by the sports media about drug infractions and “cheats” in the current Olympics in Sydney, Australia reminds us that there is a murkier, unsporting side to the promotion of international athletics. The intense debate about sport and the responsibilities of athletes also brings to mind an old question; who does sport serve? Is the problem in sport just one of individual athletes? Continue reading

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