Tag Archive | Imperialism

NO MIRACLE on ICE again in 2014! SPORTS IMPERIALISM will be AGAIN at the WINTER GAMES: NHL players allowed to play for their nation!

I had nursed the faint hope that perhaps sports imperialism in the form of pro athletes in the hockey portion of the Winter Olympics would due out because the NHL would not alter its season to accommodate the pros in the Games.  But alas (as I am in many areas since I got married!) I […]

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Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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OLYMPIC GOLF – PROS again! ANY WAY you SAY it: It’s SPORTS IMPERIALISM!

A good solid article in Golf Digest on Olympic golf in 2016.  And it’s coming: And some even want to see a throwback to the Avery Brundage era and limit the competition to amateurs. Sorry, folks, but today’s Olympic Games–in almost all sports–showcase the best athletes competing in the most popular formats. So, for golf, […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WHAT about those BRACKETS, SANDY? WELL, KANSAS got HOSED…

Yes, whatever I can call it – the NCAA BB tourney (men’s and women’s [Go Green Bay Phoenix and Notre Dame!]) is in full swing.  I tried to get Liberty the win but they fell short last evening. I found a great show that features two of my favorite sportswriters:  Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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THE OLYMPIC BASKETBALL ISSUE is not only SPORTS IMPERIALISM but its APPROACHING TITLES of NOBILITY!

Every reader of this blog knows my feelings about the pro athletes in the Olympics as being sports imperialism.  Only the larger nations can realistically have a pro league or pro program sufficient to have a realistic chance to win a medal in the Games.  Thus pro athletes rob smaller nations of a chance at […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WINTER SPORTS IMPERIALISM: NHL PLAYERS probably IN 2014 OLYMPICS!

The Sporting News is reporting that it is “highly likely” that the NHL players will play hockey in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a recent interview with the Olympic website Around the Rings, IIHF president Rene Fasel is confident that NHL players will participate in the Sochi games. “I’m really confident that the NHL players […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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IMAGINE NEARLY 150 YEARS of PEACE for AMERICA…if we FOLLOWED the CONSTITUTION, RENOUNCED IMPERIALISM and MINDED OUR OWN BUSINESS!

I’ve been pondering this posting for some time.  How long could the USA have gone without a war?  If we had followed the Constitution, renounced imperialism, minded our own business, what wars would we have been in?  How might history have changed? Try this mental exercise: I think the War of 1812 was probably necessary […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WATCH the ABOLITIONISTS on PBS but WATCH for HISTORICAL NONSENSE!

I am excited that PBS (No, I am not going soft – PBS should be denationalized and privatized!) is going to show a three part (Can I say mini-series?) event through their American Experience brand on The Abolitionists. I have tremendous admiration and respect for the abolitionists and consider William Lloyd Garrison a spiritual mentor […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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VOTE NO at this WISCONSIN NEWSPAPER on whether PRO ATHLETES should be in the OLYMPICS!

Here is a online poll in a Milwaukee newspaper on whether professional athletes should be in the Olympic Games and I urge my readers who agree with me that it is sports imperialism to vote NO! To show the sporting and balance in a more amateur event – the Junior ice hockey world championships were […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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IS INDIA about to GET IT about the OLYMPICS? THIS former INDIAN SPORTS OFFICIAL seems to be CLOSE!

There is a remarkable story that I must research further on the IOC suspending the India Olympic Association from the Olympic movement.  I do not know what the facts are yet.  But here’s an interview with a former Indian Sports Minister [Dr. R. S. Gill] who seems to be close to what is occurring in […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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A PROPOSAL in re OLYMPICS: HAVE A PROFESSIONAL and AMATEUR DIVISION for sports such as BASKETBALL!

I am still concerned about the Olympic Games.  I have not backed off a bit:  It’s still sports imperialism to have pro athletes at the Games because not every nation can field a professional team or train pro athletes in sports like tennis.  But I realize that the IOC, the USOC and the moneyed interests […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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THIS LANCE ARMSTRONG thing is BEGINNING to REALLY SMELL…is it SPORTS IMPERIALISM? MAYBE of a DIFFERENT KIND – the UN KIND!

I have been concerned about the Lance Armstrong case from the beginning.  It got more concerned when I read an article on August 25 in Daytona Beach (here is the generic AP article) that said several interesting things.  It is actually not up to the US Anti-Doping Agency to take away Armstrong’s Tour de France […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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REVEALING ARTICLE about how PRO ATHLETES have RUINED OLYMPIC TENNIS!

Here is a mildly complaining article on the state of Olympic tennis, also taken over by pro athletes to its ruination.  This first comment is revealing: Since the Olympics became a venue for professionals to show off their supreme talents, rather than a celebration of amateur athletics, there’s been a decided – however unscientifically sampled […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WON’T ANYONE STAND UP for WHAT’S RIGHT when it comes to OLYMPIC BASKETBALL? NOT RUSSIA or LITHUANIA!

We already know that the NBA blog and presumedly the players do not like the proposed Stern 23 and under rule for Olympic Basketball. And while it is not a complete victory, as William Wilberforce would say (he endorsed a neutral bill that had the tendency to eliminate 80% of the British slave trade), it […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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OUTRAGEOUS SCORE in OLYMPIC BASKETBALL GAME SHOWS WHY PRO ATHLETES have NO PLACE in the OLYMPICS!

156-73 I don’t know what to say I am so angry.  I want to join the President Obama apology tour.  This kind of outrageous mismatch is exactly the reason why the pro athletes must GO from the Olympic games.  They skew the results so as to hinder true competition.  They offend other nations needlessly.  (And […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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TOMORROW at 9 AM; BOTSWANAN BOXER OTENG OTENG takes the RING against PUERTO RICO’S JAYVIER CINTRON

The Olympians from Botswana take to the field, or in this case, the ring, tomorrow at 9 am EDT, as Oteng Oteng boxes against Puerto Rico’s Jayvier Cintron.  (Puerto Rico has its own Olympic committee and team; so much for US imperialism!  So does Guam, US Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas and American Samoa!)  I hate […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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LET’S MAKE THIS CLEAR: I DO SUPPORT our OLYMPIC ATHLETES! I WANT THEM TO WIN! BUT…DO IT RIGHT!

I have written and posted some hard-hitting posts on the Olympics.  I like to use words and phrases to get people to read and think (My hero and role model for this is William Lloyd Garrison the abolitionist agitator and he had tough words to say about a number of issues) such as “sports imperialism” […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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TWO MORE REASONS why I am ROOTING for PUERTO RICO MEN in the OLYMPICS! OR GO LITHUANIA! OR ANGOLA!

I made my point clear several days ago and I’ll keep making it:  The USA men’s basketball team is not representative of the USA I know and thus I cannot support it.  I won’t do it.  It’s chosen of pro NBA athletes chosen again and again in a smoke-filled room.  I’ll openly root against them […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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VCU/UR FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL has POLITICS! MIGHT be WORTH it to GO SEE several of the FILMS!

When many think of a French Film Festival, thoughts of a steamy movie with an exotic, attractive young lady and a handsome young man come to mind.  (And it better not stay there!  Unholiness alert!)  But the schedule of the Film Symposium and French Film Festival this year did have my idea of a steamy […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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