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Once In a While the Sports Imperialists Slip Up: Here’s one in SI

Once in a while, the sports imperialists who have ruined, nearly beyond repair, the Olympic Games make a slip up.  In politics, we’ve call it a gaffe – some might call it an inconvenient truth.  But since I appear to be one of the only bloggers or commentators who dare call out the sports imperialists, […]

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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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WATCH OUT SCOTS! WHIZZING BY! It’s the KITCHEN SINK! THE UNIONIST Scare Tactics are OUT IN FORCE today!

The Scots better watch out:  They might get hit by a kitchen sink today. If the Unionists did not throw the kitchen sink at the YES SCOTLAND drive for independence it was only because they forgot it!  Here thanks to ConservativeHome email alert today are the terrible things that will or could happen if the […]

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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SUPPORT for MY POSITION (I was not CITED) found in UNUSUAL PLACE

I happened to find at a place called Bruinsfansinc.com (Obviously an unofficial Boston Bruins fan site with an amusing disclaimer:  “Official Blog for Bruins Fans Inc.”) a wonderfully stated post about pro athletes in Olympic hockey.  It is well-written. Couple of highlights: I’m old school in a lot of ways. I think the NHL should […]

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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IRON SHARPENS IRON DEP’T: NICE POST FROM DAVID PERRY that DESERVES an ANSWER!

As the Slovenes await their potential Miracle on Ice tomorrow at 730 AM our time, there is a nice post from David Perry that deserves to be answered. I believe as the Bible says, “As iron sharpens iron…” Why is it that people who otherwise are free-market and libertarian (correctly, I should add) and generally […]

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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Watcher’s Council Nominations – Putin’s Winter Olympics Edition

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are coming up soon, and this picture of Russian President Putin calming down a six-month-old leopard cub who had just attacked and injured two journalists inside a cage seems to be an intriguing foreshadowing of upcoming events. After all, Russia’s Putin is the same guy who threatened to cut Islamic […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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DID too much emphasis on RATINGS and HYPE cost an American skater a chance at the OLYMPICS?

I just found this story on the US Olympic figure skaters and I am profoundly disturbed. Here is the report by Jeff Yang at the Wall Street Journal blog and here is another report at NESN by Alison Smith I found that has some disturbing aspects to it embedded that raise questions.  Let’s start with […]

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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MAYBE no NHL PLAYERS in 2018? RIGHT RESULT, WRONG REASONS!

Here’s the article from the Wall Street Journal blog site about no NHL players in the next Winter Games: Fans of Olympic hockey had better enjoy it while it lasts. Next month’s Winter Games could be the last to include the sport’s most-elite players. I am sorry but this is jump-up-and-down-and-cheer news!  Virtually no sports […]

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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SHOULD SOUTH AFRICA and BOTSWANA co-sponsor the WINTER OLYMPICS in 2022?

I have blogged that Botswana ought to have a national curling team.  Set up some Olympic-quality curling ice in Gaborone (say about 8 sheets or so) and then do try outs.  But nobody can curl in Botswana, Sandy?  It would take 50 years to have a competitive team.  I disagree. If you get a name […]

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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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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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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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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AFRICAN NATION of GABON wins their FIRST MEDAL EVER!

Isn’t it exciting!  Two new nations left the terrible never medalled at the Olympics club this summer:  Gabon and Bahrain (who won with a woman athlete to boot!).  Gabon is in former French West Africa and Bahrain, where we used to/still have a base, is an island in the Persian Gulf. Gabon’s medal came 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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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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UNOFFICIAL: CHEERING in GABORONE (and BOTSWANA) TONIGHT! AMOS takes SILVER!

Looks like Botswana will have a medal in the Olympics for the first time ever!  It’s unofficial but Nijel Amos won silver in the men’s 800.  Alas, the Americans took fourth and fifth (Symmonds). I was not able to find any Botswana media yet on the win.  Give it a day or two.  But I […]

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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GRENADA (LIBERATED from COMMUNISM by RONALD REAGAN!) wins FIRST MEDAL! GOLD in the 400 METERS! WILL BOTSWANA JOIN THEM THURSDAY? THREE NEW FENCING MEDALISTS, TOO!

The small Caribbean nation of Grenada, liberated from a Communist coup by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, won their first Olympic medal in history today!  James Kirani won GOLD in the 400 meter run!  Here, for the benefit of NBC and my readers is the national anthem of Grenada! We’ll play it in this home […]

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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HOPE for BOTSWANA YET! NIJEL AMOS wins his heat in the QUARTERFINALS!

Based on this site here, Nigel Amos of Botswana won heat 1 yesterday in the quarterfinals with a time of 1 minute 45.90 seconds.  (My best heat in high school was about twice that for the same event!) Here’s a better article (actually a photo) from a European source: Botswana’s Nijel Amos, center, leads 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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VOTE NO to PRO ATHLETES at the HUFFINGTON POST POLL!

The Huffington Post (read at your own risk!) has a poll here on pro athletes at the Olympics.  Of course it is not a scientific poll but it is great that when I voted NO, the NOES had 60.8%! SO GO VOTE!     About Elwood SandersElwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is […]

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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COMPARE: 10,000 meter run versus men’s basketball! NBA blog ADMITS: It’s not about justice it’s about the MONEY! CONTRAST BOTSWANA – an entire nation awaits: Will Montsho WIN?

Wasn’t it exciting at the Olympics yesterday? US wins a silver medal in the 10,000 meter yesterday – first time since we won gold in 1964! US finally reaches the podium in fencing in the next to last day of competition – the women’s epee team wins bronze! Several days ago, the women’s gymnastics team […]

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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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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