Tag Archives: Sochi2014

Same Butts, Tighter Pants

Figure Skating for a Hockey Audience   Billy will be offering guest posts on figure skating during the Olympics. Don’t be a lutz, follow him here on Twitter @waflanagan, or face his Death Spiral! Hello Hockey Fans! I’m Billy Flanagan, and … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather

An Expert Weighs in on Sochi Hockey Jerseys “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel OK, we’ll play to type and fulfill the obvious stereotype – style is important to us. Among the things we have in common with … Continue reading

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Outbound For Sochi

As current and former broadcasters ourselves, we have a soft spot for anyone in the industry. And by the industry, we mean of course, the business. Because there’s NO business like show business. Matt Davies is Executive Producer for the BBC … Continue reading

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Dear Vladimir

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin penned an open letter to the people of the United States, and printed in the New York Times. In it, he took American leaders to task over the issue of ‘American exceptionalism’ among other critiques. … Continue reading

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High Heels In Sochi

If I’m going to make you understand, I guess I have to take you all the way back to the red high heeled shoe. It seems like a strange way to start this piece, but I think it’s the most appropriate. … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment. And Sochi

The cultural and historic roots of homophobia in Russia (with jokes) We’ve been mostly keeping our powder dry on the Putin pogrom and Sochi, leaving the heavy lifting to our contributors. Until now. Over the next month or two, we’ll … Continue reading

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An Angel Loses Its Wings

Pavel Datsyuk is one of the most beloved and respected players in the NHL. He’s exceptionally talented and a perennial all-star, as well as a valued leader on a storied franchise. Good luck finding anyone around the league who names … Continue reading

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PropaGAYnda

The Gay Games I’ve been a fan of Russian history and culture since my teenage years. (Full Disclosure: I used to believe that if Trotsky had become the leader, the Soviet Union might have prospered. Since learning that Stalin was … Continue reading

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