Hello and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and other holidays that come at this time of the year.
Allow me to once again take things seriously as the Motherland, specifically its southern portion, was battered by Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as Sendong) over the weekend. I am fine, but after personally enduring the wrath two years ago, it surely is not alright down there.
Relief efforts are already underway. If you so choose to help, you can check here & here for details on how you can chip in. You may also check the website of the Philippine Red Cross.
The Filipino spirit remains undaunted. Unfazed. We will rise up again. And Again.
Here forth are the links after the jump:
U-LA-La! Thrilling finish. (c/o SportsNOLA)
You got some hot MAC-tion in exotic locales like New Mexico and Idaho. (c/o Buzz on Broad & Idaho Statesman)
Absolute hypocrisy. (c/o Wall Street Journal)
Was it a Smart move? (c/o College Football Talk)
As if things haven't gone bad already in Happy Valley. (c/o Lost Lettermen)
Urban's presence paying off. (c/o The Ozone)
They truly are the World Champions. (c/o New York Times)
FIFA is based in Zurich, so this might get messy. (c/o Swiss Info)
Will he make it in time for Euro 2012? (c/o Inside Futbol)
The ability to bounce back from adversity is key. So far so good for Manchester City (c/o Guardian)
Speaking of Manchester City, they are holding Carlos Tevez hostage for AC Milan. (c/o Sportsmole)
This was one wicked round house, dude. (c/o The Big Lead)
Andre Ward could possibly be the Fighter of the Year. (c/o Eastbay Express)
Rematches underway for Hernandez-Cunningham & Hopkins-Dawson. (c/o Fightnews & Fighters)
Why not make it a 40-40 with winner netting the remaining 20? (c/o Larry Brown Sports)
He'll ensure that the school becomes a basketball school. (c/o Florida Today)
Cycledan feeling good, but kwsn not thrilled. (c/o Juice Online & Indianapolis Star)
From Petco to the Great American Ballpark. That's some major turnaround, Mat. (c/o Sportsrageous)
The versatile Cuddyer is off for some Coors. (c/o Southside Showdown)
Latest on Bryan Stow (c/o Deadspin)
You spent $75M for someone to get sentenced to house arrest. (c/o Call To The Pen)
A letter to Donald Sterling. (c/o Laker Nation)
Baron Davis is an upgrade to Mike Bibby. (c/o Study of Sports)
Best wishes to Jeff Green. (c/o Inquisitr) 600 wins for the Q. (c/o Chicago Tribune)
To part, a Christmas classic. I find it appropriate.