Yoda or Zorro? Who Wins in a Fencing Duel. (Most Creative explanation of the Duel wins a Fencing Hat)

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In professional sports like basketball they always debate who would win one-on-one if the legends were to play.   Would Michael Jordan beat Lebron James? etc.   Since fencings most well-known swordsmen still remain movie characters (we are working on this!) I thought I’d ask the question, who would win in a duel between Yoda and Zorro?

The most creative and fun description of the duel (as determined by me I guess) will get a free fencing hat.   (Please note: Yoda would not have use of a light saber since that would be unfair!)

Epic Rap Battles of History has nothing on this! lol I’d love to see someone make this into a video…

Usain Bolt Stops Reporter from interviewing him during the USA National Anthem.

Just want to give some kudos to Usain Bolt for a classy move.   A reporter was trying to interview him when he US National anthem began playing and he quickly stopped the interview to pay his respects.

Athletes often get knocked for doing unsportsmanlike things so thought I’d just highlight an athlete being a great role model.   Cheers to you Usain!

This “Ice Ice Baby” Sochi Olympics Inspired School Cancellation Announcement is GREAT!

I wish my school principals had announced snow days this way!

This morning I appeared on ABC News to discuss the top viral stories of the 2014 Sochi Games. Of course, just when I got home, this gem from a school principal in North Carolina was just hitting the social media “airwaves” Enjoy!

Tim Morehouse on ABC News REAL BIZ

The “Jedi Master” of Columbia University Fencing.

Great article in the NY Times about how Columbia Fencing has become the #1 team in the country including that they have a “Jedi Master” on staff.

The “Jedi Master” they refer to is no other than Aladar Kogler of course! (pictured above) He has coached numerous Olympians throughout decades and employees a lot of different psychological methods to aid his students.

There are a lot of fun stories out there about him, but I’ll leave that to his former and current students to share.

Great Article on the team in the NY Times and Great Press for Fencing:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/nyregion/no-1-columbia-fencers-aided-by-a-jedi-master.html?_r=0

I Can’t Stop Watching this Profile of Peter Westbrook from 1984!

This is an amazing find from Coach Jason Sheridan. He posted it on Facebook and it is AWESOME. Love to look back at Peter from 1984 along with some other people like Steve Mormando, Don Anthony and the renown fencing coach Csaba Elthes.

The Fencers Club back in the day on 72nd street off Broadway in NYC. I remember going there when I was in middle school and high school towards the end of its run and it had become so dumpy.

Wow. Great stuff!

Topless Putin Greets Visitors to Sochi. This is my favorite story out of the Olympics so far!

Topless Putin Greets Visitors to Sochi.   This is my favorite story out of the Olympics so far.

This is my favorite story out of the Olympics so far!  I would love to have one of these hanging in my room in Sochi actually.   It would really give me the full experience of an Olympics in Russia!

From the New Yorker:

SOCHI (The Borowitz Report)—With the Olympics underway, hundreds of visitors to Sochi are complaining that they checked into expensive hotel rooms only to find them decorated with seminude portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/02/sochi-hotel-guests-complain-about-topless-portraits-of-putin-in-rooms.html