Adel Tlatli is the name of the gentleman below. He just took an utter whipping at the hands of some unnamed US sports team. But he still beat the Vegas line. Just for giggles, his first name translates as fair. Uh oh, I heard he slapped a player in the game, I’m not sure if the name fits:
Remember the Carrier Classic, that basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State on the USS Vinson? Standby for the Navy/Marine Corps Classic, between the Florida Gators* and the Georgetown Hoyas. To be played on the USS Bataan, a fine Navy Gator. (Gator is slang for an amphib.) On Nov. 9, in Mayport.
More naval hoops, this time on the Midway:
Syracuse is facing San Diego State aboard the decommissioned carrier Midway in San Diego Harbor (with a TV deal, even), and Ohio State will face Marquette on the decommissioned carrier Yorktown off Charleston, S.C.
I’ve walked the Midway and the Yorktown. Proud ships, both.
* In the interest of displaying my steely self-control, I’m not pointing out the obvious Florida Gator/Navy Gator reference. . .
Sgt. Vincent Hancock, from a Fort Benning-based Army Marksmanship Unit, just set an Olympic record in skeet shooting. And won the gold medal! Go Army, beat the world!
Sorry if I’ve not been paying attention, but since when do we have cheerleaders or dancers in the Olympics? Three British Soldiers and three Olympic dancers?
Wonder how those chaps pulled that cush duty? Report to the beach, Sergeant!
(More dancers and cheerleaders at the link. I have a low tolerability factor for male cheerleaders and dancers. Don’t they have something better to do, like soldier?)
The one-time gangsta rapper has a reggae album titled Reincarnated, with the song “No Guns Allowed” on it. And Korea Norte apparently has some great weightlifters. . .
Ghost ships are abandoned vessels bobbing around the middle of the ocean. And no one is aboard. Except ghosts. And creepy music. And spiderwebs. Here’s a different kind of ghost:
“It’s almost as much an aircraft as it is a boat,” says its inventor, Gregory Sancoff, the founder and CEO of Juliet Marine Systems, a private company in Portsmouth, NH.
The vehicle, dubbed the “Ghost,” is the first of its kind and is garnering attention from organizations like the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, defense contractors, and foreign governments—as well as hackers in foreign countries, who are presumably trying to figure out how it works. Juliet Marine Systems has received about $10 million in total funding, about half of which comes from its founder and private investors. The startup’s institutional investor is Avalon Ventures, a VC firm with offices in the San Diego and Boston areas.
Do we get a pilot or a SWO (Surface Warfare Officer) to drive that thang?
That guy is LT Midgett? Of the 5th Special Forces Group?
Somehow I pictured someone different. Someone in a different weight class.