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Slovakia: Teaching Our Congress A Lesson

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Like many political bodies across the globe, the Slovak National Council was rife with corruption and pork. The new coalition party wanted to do something about that, and they are making radical changes to politics as usual. Consider them the Bratislava Tea Party. Slovak politicians may have to swap classy limos for cheaper cars and [...]

Slovakia Beats The Reigning Champs!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

And we’re moving on to the elimination round! Boosh and/or Ka-kow! Reigning champions Italy crashed out of the World Cup on Thursday, losing 3-2 to Slovakia, who reached the last 16 along with Paraguay after the South Americans’ 0-0 draw with Group F rivals New Zealand. Robert Vittek was Slovakia’s hero with two goals before [...]

Slovakia Kisses Its Sister

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Slovakia had a terrific debut in the World Cup this morning, taking an early lead against New Zealand. Things were going swimmingly for the team, until the final minute in extra time: The hung heads, long faces and talk of “tragedy” did not point to a team who had just scored their first ever World [...]

Slovakia’s Run Comes To An End

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Dammit. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Finland has won the bronze medal in hockey, rallying from a late two-goal deficit for a 5-3 victory over Slovakia. Olli Jokinen scored the tying and go-ahead goals during the dynamic third-period comeback by Finland, the only team to win four medals in the past five Olympic tournaments. Finland’s Jere [...]

Slovakia Makes The Semifinals!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

WHOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!! I don’t know if you folks are sick of hearing about Slovakia yet, but if you are, tough. We beat Sweden tonight by a score of 4-3, and for the first time ever, we’re going to the semifinals! Gratulujem! VANCOUVER – Sweden’s defense of Olympic gold is over. Pavol Demitra scored one of [...]

Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

This vision of teh lovely is Iveta Karafiatova. She is my new favorite hockey player. The 21-year old defenseman is the captain of the Slovakia Women’s Ice Hockey team, and since my family is from there, she holds a special place in my heart. This from an WINIH interview: “I started to play hockey when [...]

Chalk One Up For My Countrymen

Friday, January 8th, 2010

My great-grandparents came to America from Czechoslovakia – more specifically, Slovakia – and the Slovak roots are still pretty strong on my mother’s side of the family. And that is why this story has me shaking my head. I’m not the only one. My Uncle Ray sent me this story, and I could almost hear [...]

Bulgarian Women’s Hockey Team Loses 82-0

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Damn, did they have The Badger in goal? And I thought my hockey team had some rough nights. So at what point during an 82-0 loss in a women’s ice hockey game do you turn to your buddy and say, “C’mon, finish your popcorn and let’s beat the traffic?” Because Slovakia led Bulgaria 31-0 after [...]

Humpday History Highlight

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Sometimes events from history seem to closely resemble present circumstances. When the Russians rolled into parts of Georgia, I thought back to the Cold War and the stories I heard about the Soviets forcefully taking up residence in countries like Hungary and Czechoslovakia. The troubles in Czechoslovakia began when Alexander Dubcek took over as secretary [...]

Your Olympic Babe O’ The Day

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Let’s see: Slovak: check. Gun: check. Hottie: check. This lovely lass is Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova. She is a 23-year old shooter who placed 8th in Women’s Skeet with a score of 67. The three medalists – including American Kimberly Rhode – shot Olympic record scores of 93. Damn. Danka? You’re welcome.

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