Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Winding up 2004

10 Best Sporting Images
You might have chanced to see these amazing set of snaps at Rediff but in case you missed it, here are 10 of my favorite ones capturing live sporting action from 2004. Enjoy them here.

10 Best Sporting Moments
# Maj Rajvardhan Rathore winning a silver in the double trap shooting event at Athens

# Micheal Phelps' amazing run at the pool yielding a rich 8 medal (6 gold and 2 bronze) haul at Athens. Finally a Yankee I rooted for :-p

# Hicham El Guerrouj's magical 1500m race at Athens which finally fetched him gold - which left only Sergei Bubka as my only favorite never to win gold in an Olympics.

# The Indian cricket team's first series win in Pakistan against the old enemy

# Arsenal winning the EPL without losing a single game the whole of last season

# Bernhard Langer's Europe giving a lesson in golf to Hal Sutton's America in the Ryder Cup

# Lance Armstrong's 6th consecutive Tour De France victory

# Ronnie "The Rocket" O'Sullivan lifting the World Snooker crown at The Crucible for the second time in his career

# Roger "King" Federer winning Wimbledon after playing two weeks of brilliant tennis, often bordering on the sublime

# Micheal Schumacher's second place finish at Monza after spinning early and clawing back from last to complete yet another Ferrari 1-2.

I know I promised some people offline a few weeks back that I would come up with a books/movies/documentaries reco list that you could use to spend your Christmas and New Year vacation. I realise this is long overdue and here is a quick update. As they say, better late than never. I will try and limit myself to stuff I have read in the last two to three months since I have mentioned about the rest of the good reads in a post earlier this year.

Book corner:
Avenger - 4.75/5
Veronika Decides to Die - 4.5/5
Casino Royale - 4/5
Eats Shoots and Leaves - 4/5
Living for Cricket (Clive Lloyd) - 4/5
By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - 3.5/5
Illusions - 3/5
The Color of Money - 3/5 (Work In Progress)
Future Shock - 2/5 (gave up reading)
Tuesdays with Morrie - 2/5

Movies/documentaries time:
Maria Full of Grace - 4.5/5
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer - 4/5
The Incredibles - 4/5
Wicker Park - 4/5
Ocean's 12 - 3.5/5
Polar Express - 3.5/5
Fahrenheit 9/11 - 3/5
Finding Neverland - 3/5
National Treasure - 2/5
Alexander - 1.5/5

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Colin Firth, 1.5?
ok, Angelina Jolie, 1.5???