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The United States Womens National Soccer Team Gets Their NYC Parade Friday, But When Will Serena Williams?

serena_williams_wimbledonLast Sunday, behind the heroic feet of newly crowned American hero, Carli Lloyd, the United States Women’s National Team won FIFA Soccer’s World Cup for the first time since 1999.

It was the third World Cup in U.S. women’s history, and surely the most dominant, as they defeated Japan 5-2 after rushing to a 4-0 lead behind Lloyd’s hat trick.

On Tuesday, it was announced that New York City would hold a ticker-tape parade down the famed Canyon of Heroes, a rarity for a team not calling the New York area home.  Lloyd, along with teammates including Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo, will take part in this once in this unique event.  Only the Yankees and Giants have been a part of these celebrations in recent years, with the most recent non-sports parade happening in honor of John Glenn and his crew on the space shuttle Discovery, in 1998.  [The last non-New York sports entity to get a parade on Broadway were our American Olympics after the 1985 Los Angeles Olympics.]

And while you have to be careful not to set a precedent that can lead to an overload of parades (or anger over those denied ones), you have to wonder if we have missed out on an American champion who has long deserved a similar honor.

That champion is Serena Williams.
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On This President’s Day, A Celebration of Some Great [Movie] Leaders

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President’s Day, and President’s Week (for those luckier) is a great time to remember the great leaders we had in the United States.  This year, more than most, we were reminded of perhaps the best President in our history, Abraham Lincoln, when Steven Spielberg released “Lincoln” in theatres, starring Daniel Day Lewis.

But there are plenty of great Presidents we should remember today; those that led us to greatness….on the silver screen. *(CAUTION: SPOILERS!~@!!@)*

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Vice President Joe Biden’s 1993 Cameo on “Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?”

From time to time, I will write about non-sports subjects, and this seemed quite fitting for my first one.  This clip comes from the early 90’s gameshow, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”, one of my favorites as a child.  Here Joe Biden, then a Senator from Delaware, shoots the breeze with the host of the show.

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