The Czech Baseball Story Adds a New Chapter

We begin in Brno, the southeastern city of the Czech Republic close to the Austrian and Slovakian borders. While the city is known by many as the second city of the Czech Republic, it is known within the baseball community as the Czech baseball capital. Both in the professional ranks and the youth levels, BrnoContinue reading “The Czech Baseball Story Adds a New Chapter”

Environmentalism, Monarchy, and Capitalism

Some may say that each of these terms juxtaposes the other, but King Charles III hopes to change this. In a meeting held with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, King Charles III and PM James Marape discussed a new hope for the world economy that would reward the environmental benefits of countries likeContinue reading “Environmentalism, Monarchy, and Capitalism”

NCAA FBS Top 25 for Week 3:

Conference: Out of Conference Record; SEC: 22-4; Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Auburn, LSU, Missouri, Vanderbuilt Big 12: 16-3; Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas, Kansas, Iowa State, West Virginia Pac-12: 16-6; USC, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Oregon, Arizona,Continue reading “NCAA FBS Top 25 for Week 3:”

The World Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was the second longest reigning monarch (70 years) after King Louis XVI of France (72 years), and as such, Queen Elizabeth II oversaw an era of deep technological and societal shifts. For one, she is often regarded as the first British Monarch to openly grant self-determination to her colonies. Under her rule,Continue reading “The World Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth II”

The Solomon Islands Repress Freedoms and PNG Territory is Under Threat

The Solomon Islands recently went into a deal with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that would allow the PRC to send “police, armed police, military personnel and other law enforcement” to the country for various reason including “maintaining social order” and “protecting people’s lives and property”. The Solomon Islands have tried to downplay theContinue reading “The Solomon Islands Repress Freedoms and PNG Territory is Under Threat”

Greenland 🇬🇱 Applied to join CONCACAF Earlier this Year

You may know the North American nation of Greenland for the well-known common tale of how Greenland and Iceland were named to confuse future conquerers? Or perhaps, you know Greenland because you really like polar bears and glaciers? Or maybe you are a map enthusiast and are drawn to its sheer deceiving size? There areContinue reading “Greenland 🇬🇱 Applied to join CONCACAF Earlier this Year”

FIFA Bans the All Indian Football Federation

FIFA has banned the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) which means India will not be allowed to compete in any FIFA or Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions for this indefinite period of time. Why was India Banned? India was banned “due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFAContinue reading “FIFA Bans the All Indian Football Federation”

El Salvador Football Federation on Verge of FIFA Ban

El Salvador’s Football Federation (FESFUT) has been receiving pressures to change their leadership from INDES, the Salvadoran Sporting Federation of which President Bukele’s half-brother is the president of. INDES is a governmental institution in charge of most of the major sports federations since 1980, but the sports federations are supposed to be almost completely autonomousContinue reading “El Salvador Football Federation on Verge of FIFA Ban”

The World Baseball Classic is Back!

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is finally back after having to postpone the 2021 edition due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2017 edition was the most successful yet with over 1 million in attendance according to some figures and over 24,000 average attendance, quite high for a tournament that featured two stadiums below this amount:Continue reading “The World Baseball Classic is Back!”

UCLA and USC Big Ten Moves are a Sad Day for the Pacific and Unnecessary – From a UCLA fan

Leading the Pac, dominating the West, and working with our colleagues have made our identities as Bruins and Trojans, and it has been a true honor to represent the PCC/Pac-10/Pac-12. However, now, we have chosen to abandon our leadership and optimism, plus our tradition, families, neighbors, and longtime friends for a better contract at least in terms of money in the short term. But, regardless of how it turns out, it has created a stain on both of our legacies and especially on our historical tradition! We practice everyday to be the best in the West from the time we are young, and this challenge has excelled us to create the internet, to create the technology to reach the Moon, to win Olympic and World titles. Our athletes successes and our universities becoming some of the most sought after brands are directly because of the competitors we have faced for over 100 years! This competitive greatness created the legend of John Wooden, the grit and determination of The Boys in the Boat, the speed of Marcus Allen, and the ingenuity of Phil Knight. We owed it our region and to our competitors who made us who we are to respect their competitiveness by leading the Pac-12 and the Pacific into better times. Yet, just a few years of poor performances in our sports and in our management has led to our regional demise. I think the Big Ten will provide a lot of opportunity for both UCLA and USC, but loyalty, tradition, and honor, as well as leadership was an opportunity we passed up, a much greater set of opportunities because they cannot be bought. UCLA and USC moving to the Big Ten is severely disappointing and sad for the unity and family we shared as a Pac-12 Community. The Pacific looks to Los Angeles and we have abandoned it for the Midwest. We owed it to the region that made us who we were to stick with it to the end. We did not show leadership, we should an ability to follow the temptation of money at the cost of over 100 years of tradition. That is not what our academic institutions teach. There was no loyalty and a lack of respect for our competitors that got us to the position where we are now.

Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and All the Teams Qualified for the FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches during the June Window: Europe (UEFA): Matches Played; Wins-Draws-Losses; Goal Differential; Goals For-Goals Against; Points Second Round: The Group Runners-Ups from the First Round advanced to the Second Round of Qualifiers. The Top 2 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League Group Winners, who are neither Group Winners or Group Runners-Ups, advancedContinue reading “Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and All the Teams Qualified for the FIFA World Cup”

Final European Club Rankings Top 50

Real Madrid (L, DSC, CL) (Spain) Manchester City (L) (England) Liverpool (DC, LC) (England) Chelsea (CWC, CSC) (England) Bayern Munich (L, DSC) (Germany) AC Milan (L) (Italy) PSG (L) (France) Inter Milan (DC, DSC) (Italy) FC Porto (L, DC) (Portugal) Ajax (L) (Netherlands) Red Bull Salzburg (L, DC) (Austria) Tottenham Hotspur (England) RB Leipzig (DC)Continue reading “Final European Club Rankings Top 50”

Republicans and Democrats are both Right and Wrong on Mass Shootings

Democrats constantly love to preach about how Republicans take blood money from the NRA to not protect children at schools from school shootings over the Republicans’ decisions to not vote for gun control legislation and increasing background checks. And, to be honest, they are correct to an extent on this. Republicans could easily support moreContinue reading “Republicans and Democrats are both Right and Wrong on Mass Shootings”

Top 32 Clubs for Week of 23 May:

Real Madrid (Spain) Manchester City (England) Liverpool (England) Chelsea (England) Bayern Munich (Germany) AC Milan (Italy) PSG (France) Inter Milan (Italy) FC Porto (Portugal) Tottenham Hotspur (England) Ajax (Netherlands) RB Leipzig (Germany) SC Portugal (Portugal) FC Barcelona (Spain) Villarreal (Spain) Napoli (Italy) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Real Betis (Spain) Atlético Madrid (Spain) Juventus (Italy) Arsenal (England)Continue reading “Top 32 Clubs for Week of 23 May:”

President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Died Today

The President (Head of State) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir (Head of State) of Abu Dhabi, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died today, 13 May 2022. During his time as President of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and Abu Dhabi became world leaders in everythingContinue reading “President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Died Today”

Top 32 Clubs In The World After 2 May Matches

Liverpool (England) Manchester City (England) Real Madrid (Spain) Chelsea (England) AC Milan (Italy) Inter Milan (Italy) Bayern Munich (Germany) PSG (France) FC Porto (Portugal) Ajax (the Netherlands) SC Portugal (Portugal) River Plate (Argentina) PSV (the Netherlands) Juventus (Italy) Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) SC Freiburg (Germany) Villarreal (Spain) Napoli (Italy) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Arsenal (England) RBContinue reading “Top 32 Clubs In The World After 2 May Matches”

The House Bill to Seize Russian Frozen Assets is a Terrible Precedent

We need more financial independence and not less in this country. Ironically, our socialist member of the House understands this better than most other people. Four Democrats and four Republicans all voted against the House Bill that would allow the Executive Branch to seize the wealth of Russian Oligarchs that exceeds 5 Million USD, andContinue reading “The House Bill to Seize Russian Frozen Assets is a Terrible Precedent”

Top 32 Clubs in the World:

Liverpool (England) Manchester City (England) Real Madrid (Spain) Chelsea (England) Bayern Munich (Germany) PSG (France) Inter Milan (Italy) FC Porto (Portugal) AC Milan (Italy) Villarreal (Spain) Juventus (Italy) RB Leipzig (Germany) Real Betis (Spain) Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) Racing Club (Argentina) SC Portugal (Portugal) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Ajax (Netherlands) Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) SC Freiburg (Germany)Continue reading “Top 32 Clubs in the World:”

The USA Should Use the 2024 T20 World Cup to Grow Closer to the Caribbean

Central America increasingly is being placed into the PR China sphere, and other areas across South America and the Caribbean are. Recently, El Salvador just announced a new stadium to be built with PR China investment. And Nicaragua just switched allegiance to the CCP’s China in 2021. Now, the concerns are in the Caribbean asContinue reading “The USA Should Use the 2024 T20 World Cup to Grow Closer to the Caribbean”

It is Time for Pakistan to Recognize the NRF as the Afghanistan Government

Time has long passed for Pakistan to become a good actor on the world stage. Pakistan continually has backstabbed allies and has taken from all sorts of countries and ideologies, whether it be the USA, PR China, or radical Islam, Pakistan continues to move toward a world where it is not trusted and continually attackedContinue reading “It is Time for Pakistan to Recognize the NRF as the Afghanistan Government”

Solomon Islands Deal with PR China

The Solomon Islands have officially signed a security pact with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that will see the PRC have the ability to have military bases in the Solomon Islands, as well as send in military and security forces personnel if requested. This is disastrous for the Commonwealth Realm and for Western Interests,Continue reading “Solomon Islands Deal with PR China”

UK Sending Refugees to Rwanda is not as Bad as It Seems

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has recently come under fire due to reports they will be sending asylum seekers and refugees to Rwanda. Many people see this as barbaric, but, those peoples are probably very misinformed that Rwanda has become one of Africa’s brightest countries whose economic growth has seenContinue reading “UK Sending Refugees to Rwanda is not as Bad as It Seems”

Top 32 Clubs around the World Right Now:

Liverpool (England) + Manchester City (England) – Real Madrid (Spain) Chelsea (England) Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) Bayern Munich (Germany) PSG (France) + Inter Milan (Italy) – AC Milan (Italy) + RB Leipzig (Germany) + FC Porto (Portugal) + Villarreal (Spain) + River Plate (Argentina) + Racing Club (Argentina) + Flamengo (Brazil) + Atlético Madrid (Spain) +Continue reading “Top 32 Clubs around the World Right Now:”

Top 32 Club Power Rankings:

World: Manchester City (England) + Liverpool (England) + Real Madrid (Spain) + Chelsea (England) – Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) + Bayern Munich (Germany) – Inter Milan (Italy) + Palmeiras (Brazil) + PSG (France) + Ajax (the Netherlands) + AC Milan (Italy) + Villarreal (Spain) + FC Porto (Portugal) + SC Portugal (Portugal) + River Plate (Argentina)Continue reading “Top 32 Club Power Rankings:”

Rangers victory propels Scotland Football forward in their Quest for World Cup Qualification

Having the best club team does not equal having the best league, and having the best league does not equal having the best national team. We have seen this with many nations such as in Spain. Spain’s Real Madrid has been the best club team throughout history, but Spain only won their first and onlyContinue reading “Rangers victory propels Scotland Football forward in their Quest for World Cup Qualification”

The West Indies and the USA have Qualified for the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup!

The 2024 ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup will be the next edition of this storied tournament to be held after its 2022 edition later this year. The hosts for the 2024 edition have been known for sometime: the West Indies and the USA. But, it was yet to be determined if the West Indies andContinue reading “The West Indies and the USA have Qualified for the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup!”

The Pathway to the Final for all 37 Nations Left in the 2022 FIFA World Cup!

Group A: Qatar (Host Nation) (51) Ecuador (46) Senegal (20) Netherlands (10) 21 November: Qatar v.s. Ecuador Senegal v.s. the Netherlands 25 November: Qatar v.s. Senegal Netherlands v.s. Ecuador 29 November: Netherlands v.s. Qatar Ecuador v.s. Senegal Group B: England (5) IR Iran (21) USA (15) Wales (18)/Ukraine (27)/Scotland (39) 21 November: England v.s. IRContinue reading “The Pathway to the Final for all 37 Nations Left in the 2022 FIFA World Cup!”

Pots for Qatar 2022:

Pot 1: Qatar (51), Brazil (1), Belgium (2), France (3), Argentina (4), England (5), Spain (7), and Portugal (8) Pot 2: Mexico (9), the Netherlands (10), Denmark (11), Germany (12), Uruguay (13), Switzerland (14), USA (15), and Croatia (16) Pot 3: Senegal (20), IR Iran (21), Japan (23), Morocco (24), Serbia (25), Poland (26), SouthContinue reading “Pots for Qatar 2022:”

2022 World Cup Qualifiers March Window Update:

North America (CONCACAF): Matches Played; Wins-Draws-Losses; Goal Differential; Goals For-Goals Against; Points Third Round/Octagonal Phase: The Top Three nations in the Group Qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Fourth Place team advances to the Intercontinental Cup to play the Oceanian First Place nation for one of the last two Qualification Spots at theContinue reading “2022 World Cup Qualifiers March Window Update:”

Russia has Crossed Another Line! Next is NATO:

Russia has started to bomb Lviv, Ukraine, the home of the resistance. Russia should be careful not to push too far, but if they do want complete domination over all of Ukraine, then Lviv would be a good place to eliminate for them, assuming the Russians do not care about human rights. However, bombing WesternContinue reading “Russia has Crossed Another Line! Next is NATO:”

NATO Please Start Protecting Gotland and Åland, Covertly!

These two islands need covert protection as well as their civilians to be armed. These are two very important island archipelagos in the Baltic Sea and they desperately need protection from the Russians who are planning to go there. I have stated this since 25 February! The Russians have not started their invasions yet, andContinue reading “NATO Please Start Protecting Gotland and Åland, Covertly!”

Ukrainian Unity and Support is Massive for Defense of their Country

Ukraine has shown tremendous amounts of unity during this war. Because of this, Ukraine and its diaspora has been able to supply funds, weapons, and other necessities like military personnel that has helped curb Russian aggression. But, a factor that most helped is their positivity. According to a Ukrainian poll, 82% of Ukrainians believe theyContinue reading “Ukrainian Unity and Support is Massive for Defense of their Country”

Ukraine should accept some of Russia’s proposals and counter others

Russia has proposed a peace deal that looks like this: De-nazification and de-militarization of Ukraine. Ukraine to be a neutral country. Ukraine recognizes Russian Sovereignty over the Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine recognizes the Donestk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic as two separate independent sovereign states. 1 and 2 are a bit vague. In other words,Continue reading “Ukraine should accept some of Russia’s proposals and counter others”

Russophobia is not helpful

Being against President Putin and some of his supporters in the Ukrainian Invasion, sure is helpful! But, being against Russians simply because they are Russian is not good. This goes for Russian Oligarchs too. We need to mobilize a Russian resistance, and thus we need to be careful the collective punishments we choose for Russians!Continue reading “Russophobia is not helpful”

This Invasion is an effective genocide of Ukrainians

President Putin does not consider Ukrainians a real people or Ukraine a real country. Thus, his hopes are to conquer these people fully by any means necessary. By labeling his opponents as neo-Nazis and Western agents, he is able to dehumanize them to the point that countless civilian casualties is okay! He wishes to eraseContinue reading “This Invasion is an effective genocide of Ukrainians”

Shed some Sympathy for Russians too

The Russian people are suffering too! Their loved ones are being killed. Their country is receiving lots of hate. Their pride is at an all-time low! Their money may get to an all-time low! Their leader is harassing them for their protesting and dissent! Their leader might bring them into nuclear war! It is aContinue reading “Shed some Sympathy for Russians too”

Russian Invasion of Ukraine proves Republicans and Swiss Right on National Security/2nd Amendment

Republicans’ pro-2nd Amendment stance is a big winner coming from the Ukraine War. Had Ukrainians had their weapons sooner, Ukraine would have been better prepared to fight the Russians. The Republican stance often seems a bit idealistic, but the way the Swiss do it often does not. Why? Because the Swiss seem smart while theContinue reading “Russian Invasion of Ukraine proves Republicans and Swiss Right on National Security/2nd Amendment”

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) Showed brilliant diplomatic language in Russia-Ukraine War so far:

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan had a very professionally worded diplomatic message for the Ukraine and Russia War, and in English! The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also showed a good seal, and really nice colors. This may seem trivial, but this is very important because for so long, the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wasContinue reading “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) Showed brilliant diplomatic language in Russia-Ukraine War so far:”

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a big winner from the Ukrainian Crisis, here is why:

Yes, the title is correct and why, because of refugees! The left wing and Representative Ocasio-Cortez are often accused of supporting refugees to get votes or due to their obsession with non-White and non-Christian populations. These are many of the accusations from the right wing and others closer to center. And when Democrats do notContinue reading “Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a big winner from the Ukrainian Crisis, here is why:”

Russia Invades Ukraine; What Should be Next for the USA, NATO, EU, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Holy See (Catholic Church)

USA and NATO: The USA and NATO need to continue to protect Western Ukraine and Lviv from destruction. Lviv is the best hope for Ukrainian independence right now, as it is the biggest city that is at the highest level of Ukrainian patriotic fervor there is, and is home to many Western facing institutions, mostContinue reading “Russia Invades Ukraine; What Should be Next for the USA, NATO, EU, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Holy See (Catholic Church)”

Winter Olympics 2022 – Norway 🇳🇴 wins the Olympic Gold Medal Count!

Norway wins the Winter Olympics by earning the most Gold Medals and Medals in total! Medal Table: Gold(s); Silver(s); Bronze(s); Total. Norway: 16; 8; 13; 37 Germany: 12; 10; 5; 27 PR China: 9; 4; 2; 15 USA: 8; 10; 7; 25 Sweden: 8; 5; 5; 18 Netherlands: 8; 5; 4; 17 Austria: 7; 7;Continue reading “Winter Olympics 2022 – Norway 🇳🇴 wins the Olympic Gold Medal Count!”

Finland 🇫🇮 Wins Men’s Ice Hockey 🏒 Gold 🥇- Updates Men’s Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics 2022

Finland won the Winter Olympics 2022 Gold Medal, their first Gold Medal in Winter Olympics Men’s Hockey! Finland defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 2-1. The Russian Olympic Committee got silver after their Final loss to Finland. And, Slovakia won the Bronze Medal after defeating Sweden 4-0 to win their first Winter Olympics Men’s Ice HockeyContinue reading “Finland 🇫🇮 Wins Men’s Ice Hockey 🏒 Gold 🥇- Updates Men’s Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics 2022”

Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Updates – Gold and Bronze Medal Game Preview

Semifinals: Finland 2 Slovakia 0 Russian Olympic Committee 2 (GWS 3-2) Sweden 1 Analysis: Finland was the superior team to Slovakia going into the game and coming out of the game. Finland scored late in the 1st period and then would not score again until the last minute on an empty net goal. Finland gaveContinue reading “Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Updates – Gold and Bronze Medal Game Preview”

Updates on 2022 Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – Semifinals

USA 2 Slovakia 3 (0-1 GWS) Russian Olympic Committee 3 Denmark 1 Finland 5 Switzerland 1 Sweden 2 Canada 0 Analysis: The USA wasted their chances away as David Quinn had one of the worst coaching jobs of all-time. The USA knew they had power play scoring issues and they did not improve these andContinue reading “Updates on 2022 Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – Semifinals”

The Rams Proved What it Means to Keep Pushing

Rams Fans, Players, Coaches, and LA deserved this Super Bowl for all each have had to go through as a football community. I do not think people realize how many Division 1 and NFL teams LA Area lost in the 1990s and early 2000s! It is quite incredible that so much of LA has come back to the LA Rams and NFL Football. When making the Bengals the underdogs and emotional appeal to root for, these facts were overlooked.

Updates on 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey and Quarterfinal Preview

Playoffs Round: Slovakia 4 Germany 0 Denmark 3 Latvia 2 Canada 7 PR China 2 Czech Republic 2 Switzerland 4 Analysis: Slovakia proved once again that they ate elite against teams in the lower half of the tournament. But, they still have yet to prove they can compete and win nonetheless, against teams in theContinue reading “Updates on 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey and Quarterfinal Preview”

2022 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Updates after Group Play

Team: Games Played; Wins-Overtime Wins-Overtime Losses-Losses; Goals For-Goals Against; Goal Differential; Points Group A: USA: 3; 3-0-0-0; 15-4; +11; 9 Canada: 3; 2-0-0-1; 12-5; +7; 6 Germany: 3; 1-0-0-2; 6-10; -4; 3 PR China: 3; 0-0-0-3; 2-16; -14; 0 Round 1: USA 8 PR China 0 Canada 5 Germany 1 Round 2: Canada 2 USAContinue reading “2022 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Updates after Group Play”