Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bow Down to Washington

One of the things that people who don't like college cheerleaders in skimpy outfits like about the University of Washington cheerleaders, is that usually when they play at home they are covered in plastic raincoats (over their skimpy outfits).

For decades the Washington Huskies have been a perennial Top 20 team, several times national champions, and generally one of the top two or three universities who send the most players to the professional ranks.

But the Huskies have fallen on rebuilding times over the last few seasons.

And the rebuilding is beginning to show and although I generally do not talk about football in this blog, I wanted to be the first writer on the planet to predict that 19-year-old Washington red shirt quarterback Jake Locker (is that a great quarterback name or what?) will win the Heisman Trophy on his junior or senior year.

What an amazing future Jake Locker has...

Tonight the dogs from Seattle fought the USC Trojans, the best team in the country (and the best for years now), and were a 21 point underdog.

And on a day of upsets, where half of the Top 10 teams lost, where number seven Texas was shoved around and brutalized by Kansas State, number three Oklahoma was upset by Colorado, South Florida (???) embarrassed number five West Virginia, the Testudos of Maryland stunned number ten Rutgers, number 13 Clemson was spanked by Georgia Tech, number 21 Penn State lost to Illinois, number 22 Alabama lost to a once fading Florida State... the Huskies almost pulled out a 21-point underdog win over USC... and the dogs were one fumble away, plus a reversed interception in the end zone that turned into the Trojan winning field goal... from a stunning victory.

Go Huskies and Bow Down to Washington.


To Cara Ober and the gang at Bmore Arts, which has been named "Best Use of Bandwith" in this year's Baltimore City Paper's "Best Of Baltimore."

Well deserved!

Beyond the Margins

Hillyer Art Space at 9 Hillyer Court, NW, in DC will have Beyond the Margins: Selections from Soweto, South Africa opening next week, October 5, 2007, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through December 14, 2007.

Developed and curated by Martin Britz, President and Founder of the South African Fine Arts Congress, Beyond the Margins represents a body of work from both established and emerging black, South African artists working in the Soweto region outside the city of Johannesburg from 1970 to the present.

Represented in Beyond the Margins are Peter Sibeko, Muzi Donga and Winston Saoli, three of the most eminent painters of the Soweto school. Additional artists featured in the exhibition include: Ben Macala, Eli Kobeli, Speelman Mahlangu, Hargreaves Ntukwana, Godfrey Ndaba, David Mbele, Martin Tose, Leonard Matotso, Sipho Msimango, Solomon Sekhaelelo, Mvemve Jiyane, and Grand Maghandlela.