The brilliant Cecily Kidd
put together a few URLs discussing Title IX
and the funding disparity between male and female sports. "[M]ale athletes receive $133 million more in athletic scholarships than female athletes.
" In one of the few sports where men and women compete (against each other) on the same field and with the same (or similar) equipment: motor sports, where men are no more rewarded for being muscular or women penalized for any female physical attributes; women have not only competed, but won against men. Shirley Muldowney
has won four Top Fuel championships, Angelle Savoie
has won two Pro Stock Bike
championships, Jutta Kleinschmidt
won the Paris-Dakar
rally, Shawna Robinson
won the poll with a track record in 1994 Busch race
at Atlanta, Sarah Fisher
is the most popular driver in IRL and the cute and lovable Danica Patrick
at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race
at Long Beach. So why can't these women
get a steady sponsorship deal
and a regular ride as a driver
? Why do they always have to be 'something more
takes to the field this Saturday.
The New York City Marathon
is this Sunday. Last year I ran the distance in this race, organized by the New York Road Runner's Club
. The Association of International Marathons and Road Races' website
has plenty of information about marathons around the world. Maybe you can find one in your neck of the woods.
Ferrari has the title back in Maranello after 21 years.
Michael Schumacher wins Suzuka and his third driver's championship. (More Here
Living the American Dream!
Texas utility man Scott Sheldon becomes only the third player in major league history to play all nine positions in one game.
47 MPH Fastballs
and a Catcher as the winning pitcher
. It was one fun day in the ballpark. Besides a weird box score, the Atlanta-Colorado game also featured a brawl