New York Times: Squash in the Pentagon

For the last six years, US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has slipped down to the Pentagon basement many afternoons, changed into a T-shirt, sweat pants and headband, and spent a heart-thumping hour playing squash. Mr. Rumsfeld is “very aggressive and he is very intense” on the court, says a former frequent partner, no matter how the war in Iraq was going or how many Democrats were calling for his head, he could uncork his deadly drop shot, leaving his foe helpless and himself triumphant, at least for a moment. Read more of this post


Football Mascots

Arsenal -Gunnersaurus Rex
Manchester Utd -Fred the Red
Leicester City -Filbert Fox
Aston Villa -Hercules Lion
Manchester City -Moonchester
Birmingham City -Beau Brummie
Blackburn Rovers -Roar Lion
Middlesborough -Roary Lion
Bradford City -Billy Bantam
Millwall -Zampa the Lion
Cardiff -Bartley the Bluebird
Newcastle Utd -Monty Magpie
Charlton -Floyd & Harvey
Norwich City -Captain Canary
Oldham -Chaddy the Owl
Colchester City -Eddie the Eagle
Portsmouth -Nelson the Dog
Everton -Mr Toffee
Southampton -Super Saint
Fulham -Terry Bytes
Spurs -Chirpy Cockerel
Grimsby -The Mighty Mariner
West Ham -Harry the Hammer
Leeds Utd -Ellie the Elephant
Wolves -Wolfie & Wendy