Talking Points: Kara’s blog



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


Vancouver Olympian Kara Patterson now has a blog on the U.S. Olympic team’s website ( That would automatically raise the friendly/upbeat/funny quotient for any Web site.

In her latest post, America’s best javelin thrower explains some of the details for how professional track and field works. Such as, yes, they do compete during the three years between Olympics Games.

Patterson writes: “It’s so difficult sometimes to get people to understand professional track and field that I’m tempted to lie and say that yes, I am in fact a basketball player, because YES, I’m SO TALL.”


As if it weren’t bad enough for the American tennis contingent on the French Open clay, Friday’s draw pretty much sealed the deal.

The defending champions — Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone — both open against Americans. John Isner for Nadal, Melanie Oudin for Schiavone.

In Nadal’s quarter also sits No. 10 seed Mardy Fish, and unseeded Sam Querrey and Michael Russell.


Another day, another accusation from a cyclist that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs while winning seven Tour de France titles.

Talking Points doesn’t know what to make of all this other than we’d rather not listen to another he-said, he-said argument.

All will be apparently be revealed on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.