I remember when I first caught wind of this site. It was back in 2009 when Mike Singletary would do interviews with various stations throughout the season. I didn’t hear the interviews. I didn’t know they were around. But when I heard about this site, I checked it and the transcript was then and there.
Since then, SRI had been a great resource for me to get the transcript and information from interviews that I had missed. It was a great tool for me to be somewhat “exclusive” in a way where I had the information and transcript to something that maybe another writer had not noticed.
In fact, this was one of the best things about being a writer, having that opportunity to listen to interviews from other stations that I just couldn’t get a hold of during the live airing. It’s sad to see this site go down after having it provide so much for me. It truly was a great medium that was underrated in so many ways.
I hope that we can see it return or something similar. It was a great tool and so helpful as I was dipping my feet into the water of sports writing.
I haven’t focused as much into the NHL season as I did in the past. Part of it was the lockout, but the other part simply was that I have been too busy.
But I think the main reason simply is because the Sharks are the annual disappointment for me. Sure, making the playoffs is a great thing but every year the team is good enough to win it all, but they don’t. I don’t think I want to invest so much emotion into this team every year when I know they’ll disappoint.
And the matchup with Vancouver just reminds me of how close the team has come, but yet how far they continue to be. I will watch them this playoffs but I’ll not invest so much yet. Until they get past the third round, it really isn’t much to celebrate for this team that continues to just stumble in the playoffs.
But now, I will have some revenge on my mind. I just can’t shake away the disappointment of that 2011 ending.
They’ve made a movie about the Redtails.
Coming out of Washington, it looks like the Redskins could get a name change to the Redtails.
What’s a Redtail? I didn’t even know myself, so this was the explanation in the article.
In his resolution, Grosso urges the team to change its name to the Washington Redtails, noting that that was the nickname used by the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering aviation unit that broke the color barrier for U.S. military pilots in World War II. A plane used by the airmen recently was put in a place of honor in the Smithsonian.
This would be a complete 180-degree turn from their current name. One that isn’t racist, but is about equality. I wouldn’t mind it either way really. The Redskins name has been around so long that I probably have gotten used to it, so the name change issue isn’t big to me. But if it’s that important, a change sounds good and i can dig this.