Tag Archive | Professional Athletes

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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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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DID MITT ROMNEY save the OLYMPIC SPIRIT? HE DID bring INTEGRITY to the 2002 GAMES BUT he did NOT STOP SPORTS IMPERIALISM!

I was amazed last evening while waiting for the walkout of Romney’s acceptance speech by the Ron Paul delegates that never occurred.  I was amazed to hear one of our genuine sports heroes, Mike Eruzione, one of the captains of the Miracle on Ice hockey team, say Mitt Romney saved the Olympics.  Yes that Mike […]

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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MATT HUNTER in 2009 GETS IT RIGHT about the OLYMPICS! AMATEURS ONLY!

This column in Bleacher Report by Matt Hunter in 2009 says it right:  No pro athletes in the Olympics! Olympics today are filled with professional athletes in all team sports in both the summer and winter Olympic games. The Olympics has lost that edge that it once possessed. The youth and up and coming 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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SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T GET IT: FURCHTGOTT at REAL CLEAR SPORTS on OLYMPIC SOCCER!

Yesterday, I blogged on someone who DOES GET IT:  Michael Callahan at the Philly Post! Today, Theodore Furchtgott, at Real Clear Sports takes the opposite position:  Olympic Soccer should be more like basketball!  Yes, really: And though the Olympic basketball cannot match the NBA in terms of general quality, Team USA will include such household […]

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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USOC takes a BOLD STAND: “RAVELYMPICS” risks DENIGRATING the real OLYMPIC GAMES! BUT the DREAM TEAM does NOT?

The United States Olympic Committee recently sent a “cease and desist” letter to a knitting website named ravelry.com who wanted to have a knitting contest during the Summer Games.  From the general counsel’s letter (try not to laugh all at once): “We believe using the name ‘Ravelympics’ for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, […]

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 OLYMPICS are TOTALLY DEBASED by PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES; LET’S STOP IT! I’ve HAD IT! I WILL NOT ROOT for USA BASKETBALL in THIS OLYMPICS or ANY ONE until the pros are GONE!

This is an extraordinary article in the AP by Paul Newberry on the statements Dwayne Wade of the NBA made in regard to the Olympic Games.  Here is Newberry’s talk on the Wade remarks: A day earlier, Wade was quoted as saying there should be some compensation for NBA stars who give up a good […]

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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