Editor’s note: Borderstan.com welcomes a new contributor, Scott Leibowitz. In his own words: “Scott may not be the trendiest, but since age 8 when he realized going pro wasn’t an option, he has watched Sportscenter every morning and rooted for his beloved New York sports teams (despite being from Jersey). Schooled in Foggy Bottom, he plans people’s financial futures by day and enjoys his front lawn of 18th Street Adams Morgan by night. His father the basketball coach taught him his game, and he is always open for a quality discussion on the pros and cons of the designated hitter rule or anything else.
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From Scott Leibowitz. Find me on Twitter @Lebodome.
Hello, Borderstan! How’s it going? My name is Scott and I am new to Borderstan.com. I am here to bring a little sports and outdoor activities into your digital reading space. I am from New Jersey living in D.C., and working for a small financial services company from my room right on the 18th Street strip of Adams Morgan.
My goal is to make this column a mix of sports topics from Borderstan, D.C. and the rest of the world. The focus will be on Borderstan-area activities, including sport leagues, bars to enjoy games and good running routes. I hope to chronicle some of the things I see from my window, as well as a healthy dispensing of Internet links. Feel free to comment or follow me on Twitter at Lebodome.
Old Business Before New Business: I Love June
With the excitement and fun of fireworks, barbecues, and humidity, the time around July 4th is probably one of the best chunks of days on the calendar, especially as it kicks into the deep part of summer.
However, the inevitable passing of our Independence Day also means that June is gone. Why be so sad about June? It’s just the last month of school and full of dog days? Well for those more-involved sports fans like myself, June represents the most jam-packed month of professional athletic competition of the year.
So for a short break from your work, enjoy this short recap of June:
- NBA Finals: 7’0” tall German beats Lebron James. Really enjoyed this one.
- NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Boston wins three playoff series in Game 7. That ain’t easy.
- US Open (golf): In D.C.’s backyard, 22-year-old Irishman crushes field.
- The Belmont Stakes: Horses went in a circle.
- UEFA Champions League (soccer): Barcelona over Manchester United.
- French Open and Wimbledon: New tennis rivalry: Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic.
My Comcast account finally felt valuable last month. I left a few minor things off this list like the College Baseball World Series and general professional baseball (Nats climbing out of the gutter despite random coach quitting). My roommate even watched the Women’s World Cup (which is still on, GO USA!), but sadly I missed that one. Which ones did you enjoy most? Did I miss something? Comment back to me. Plenty of good choices.
Thought of the Week
The Major League Baseball All-Star game is coming up, so wouldn’t it be nice to have at least one Nationals player? Vote for LF Michael Morse and be a D.C. sports fan
Links! Links! Ice Cold Links Here!
- New platform for sports and pop culture journalism by Bill Simmons & Chuck Klosterman
- The NFL and the NBA still have labor problems. Is this really happening?
- Some people eat hot dogs, professionally.
Next Week: Meridian Hill Park: Is it the best for Frisbee and dog walking?