These are links to some of my favorite web sites and sports teams. All of the links can be accessed through the corresponding logos on the right hand column.
The home page on my notebook is without a doubt the most complete sports website on the net from the worldwide leader in sports ESPN
Be sure to check out my brother Zachary's website for news on his latest films and the works of Crosseyed Pictures his production company. On the website you can watch samples of his work including his first great short film Graduation Day.
My alma mater, Marquette University saw it men's basketball team return to prominence in 2001-02 as they rose to #9 in the AP poll and made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1997. I follow along with all the MU sports news at the official Golden Eagle web site.
My biggest obsession is baseball, specifically the St. Louis Cardinals. I follow the Redbirds by checking out the news and stats at the official site for St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Though the sport is very underappreciated and misunderstood here in America, soccer is one of the most beautiful and vigorous sports in the world. And most of the premiere athletes and teams can be found in England in the Premiership. Though I'm an ocean away I follow along with the day-by-day activity of the Premiership and the UEFA Champions League at Soccernet and the official site for the best club on the planet Manchester United.
This summer, I worked as an intern for the Peoria Chiefs, the Cardinals minor league class A team. Though I'm back in Florida, I can follow along with the off-season news for the 2002 Midwest League Champion Chiefs at their offical website.
I love to check up on all my MLB statistics and there isn't a better place to verify my work or to research new information than Baseball-Reference.
Not surprisingly, the Florida Gators have one of the most comprehensive and impressive websites of any college athletic program.
Another NCAA team I like to look in on is that of my father's alma mater, and the dominating member of the Missouri Valley basketball scene, Southern Illinois Salukis. And yes, if you still don't know, you can go to the site to find out just what exactly a saluki is.
As far as I am concerned, the two best shows on TV are Law & Order which is on TNT nightly and NBC on Wednesdays (oh how I miss the 4 daily showings on A&E) and The Simpsons which is on FOX Sunday nights and in syndication. Without a doubt, if I could choose an alter ego, it would be Homer J. Simpson, the funniest character in the history of television.
For sports comedy, be sure to check out Bill Simmons AKA The Sports Guy on Page 2 of espn.com. Simmons writes bi-weekly columns and is by far the wittiest and most intelligent writer on the web today.
A very comprehensive web site dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941 can be found at Pearl Harbor Remembered.
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