Dante’s Inferno: Too Darn Hot in Derby Trial

“The outstanding two-year-old of 2018 gets his first chance to show if he can be the outstanding three-year-old of 2019. We are set to learn plenty but one thing is clear – Too Darn Hot is returning in one darn hot Dante.

“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s unbeaten son of Dubawi spent the winter dominating the 2,000 Guineas market after ending his juvenile season with the same Racing Post Rating posted by the mighty Frankel as a two-year-old. However, the runaway Dewhurst Stakes winner failed to make the Newmarket Classic.

“Instead, he makes a belated return as clear favourite for a wonderfully exciting Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes – but no longer as favourite for the Investec Derby.” […]    –Lee Mottershead and David Jennings, Racing Post, May 16, 2019

Dante Festival: Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Yorkshire Cup

“It’s horses like Stradivarius that help to keep Frankie Dettori young – and racegoers demanding a flying dismount after every big race success.

“Now 47, and the fifth winning-most Flat jockey of all-time, no one is better on the big stage and, once again, he did not disappoint on the Knavesmire.

“And Dettori harbours hopes of landing the Ascot Gold Cup after conjuring a winning tune out of Stradivarius in yesterday’s Yorkshire Cup.

“The final day highlight of York’s Dante meeting, Dettori treated his opponents with near contempt as he won this prestigious prize for a fifth time.” […]    –Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post, May 18, 2018

The 9 Circles of Tee Ball Hell

“Yes, it is almost summer, and for parents with children between the ages of four to six, it is tee ball season, the embryonic stage of America’s favorite pastime. Sure, seeing your child in an over sized t-shirt in one of the primary colors with a matching kiddie baseball cap is cute, but is it worth it?

“I have had two children go through tee ball, and my third has just started, and what I’ve realized is that there are nine circles to tee ball hell. I have taken the liberty of laying them out here.” — Nicole Johnson, Sammiches and Psych Meds

Read the rest of the article here.

The 9 Circles of Youth Sports Hell That All Parents Will Recognize

9-circles-of-youth-sports-and-dance-hell“Youth sports aren’t all trophies and high fives. Youth sports can be a firewalk through the inferno.” — Josette Plank, Scary Mommy

Read the full article of the circles of youth sports hell here.

Sirante’s recent graffiti in Rome (2018)

This piece by Sirante is in protest of the Giro d’Italia beginning in Israel. Note Dante and Virgil in the poster, watching today’s Inferno.

Contributed by Virginia Jewiss 

Dante’s Inferno in Cleveland (the Indians’ baseball stadium)

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Contributed by Eric Goldwyn (Bowdoin, ’02)

“Tevez, l’ultima follia. L’inferno sulla schiena”

Tevez-tattoo-inferno-schiena-juventus-dante“‘Lasciate ogni speranza o voi che entrate.’ Tutto sommato potrebbe essere questo il messaggio dell’ultima follia di Carlitos Tevez: un maxi tatuaggio realizzato dall’artista polacco Piotrek Taton. Tutta la schiena dell’Apache (non cè più spazio) è così diventata un groviglio di anime perse, dannati e diavoli.” — Gaetano de Stefano, La Gazzetta dello Sport, December 9, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics Bid: Sochi vs. 9th Circle

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Somewhat Topical Ecards, February 7, 2014

 

“Alchemists Needed for Mets’ Golden Anniversary”

mets-logo “Two years ago, I quoted Dante in warning Met fans to expect nothing. (Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”) That still works in 2012. But Mets fans need to take stock of the hope and humor that course underground, like a long-forgotten creek under a municipal dump.” [. . .]    –George Vecsey, The New York Times, March 31, 2012

Dante’s Inferno Football Camp

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“Becoming recognized as one of the most dynamic football camps in the northwest, Dante’s Inferno will give your child great football skills, incredible encouragement and inspirational life lessons. Special guest, Dante Rosario, University of Oregon standout and current NFL tight end for the Carolina Panthers, helps the “See Ya Later” Foundation bring a football camp to life that kids from all socio-economic scenarios and athletic talent can find great hope in…This camp is available for boys and girls 3rd through 8th grade…”    —SeeYaLater