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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘NFL’
Posted: January 23rd, 2013

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens, 19, earned a half million bucks last night, topped 35,000 Twitter followers and will likely break the top 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Her parents are Sybil Smith, a hall of fame swimmer at Boston University, and the late John Stephens, a former New England Patriots running back, who died in 2009.

Last night, Sloane Stephens made history at the Australian Open. She became the youngest American player to ever beat Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a quarterfinal match that ended at midnight, and I watched every minute.

She’s famous now, and this kid has some personality. The Wall Street Journal reported on her Twitter followers that include NBA star Shaquille O’Neal who told her, “When you defeat a legend, you become a legend. Keep it going.” The kid is in The Wall Street Journal.

She started a hide-and-seek game off the court — hiding a tennis ball with her name on it and tweeting clues on the grounds at the Australian Open.

ESPNW quoted her in a story:”This morning when I got up, I was like, ‘Look, dude, like, you can do this. Like, go out and play and do your best,’” Stevens said.

Williams, 31, has battled back from innumerable injuries during her stellar career. They include a blood clot, foot surgeries, countless sprains and back problems. Yet, every time she takes the court, she is impressive. Don’t ever count her out.

But Sloane Stephens is the new wave of tennis and a youngster to watch — especially since we’re all getting sick of hearing about lip syncing, Lance Armstrong and virtual girlfriends.

The games continue in Melbourne, and Sloane Stephens plays again later today — visit the official site for details.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three, grandmom to one and an avid tennis player for nearly 40 years. 

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Posted: September 27th, 2012

The real NFL refs return to work tonight – read about it here. They struck a deal overnight, and fans are overjoyed. My son is a Green Bay Packer fan, so that puts it all in perspective around here. But we have to thank the replacement refs for the memories. Here are just a few of the parodies, mockery and laugh- out-loud funnies that entertained us all in the past few weeks.

From South Park last night — read the synopsis of the Sarcastaball episode here. As always, South Park is not PG, so this is not for the kids.

Here’s a story about one of the replacement refs who was fired as a ref from the Lingerie League — who knew there was a Lingerie League?

And of course the spoof on the song “Call it Maybe” has hilarious lyrics and video. See it here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.



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Posted: November 16th, 2009
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I’m just going to go ahead and admit this right here and now…my husband was right about something.

I know…I know…I never thought the day would come either, but, alas, the man proved me wrong and came through big time on Sunday when the “big game” (Steelers versus Bengals) was knocked off the local airwaves by the traveling Bills.

For weeks, the husband kept telling me some guy he works with told him he could watch any football game online for free.

I scoffed and snorted….yeah, right. And, we’ll probably be part of some class-action suit someday, too. Ever heard of Napster, big guy?

But…desperate times call for desperate measure (and maybe a bit of rule bending/breaking) so we surfed over to www.channelsurfing.net and they had all kinds of live streaming video — anything you could ever want to watch.

I still didn’t think we’d get to watch the game. Surely the NFL powers-that-be would have shut this site down already.

Nope. We watched the whole game Online Sunday afternoon on my laptop computer.

Sure, it was small and not the best resolution — when we chose the “full screen” mode it was really fuzzy — but it was better than radio or spending a beautiful day in some dark bar.

My husband got excited scrolling through the site at all the hockey games and other sporting events available for your FREE viewing pleasure. He’s going to have to fight me for the laptop though because I noticed the TLC channel — one of the things I actually miss about cable.