Category Archives: Sports

On The Ubiquity Of Astroturf

If one is familiar with organized sports, there is in general a strong difference between outdoor and indoor stadiums, and between the sorts of surfaces that teams play on as well as the effect of those surfaces on sports. (In … Continue reading

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The Human Element

There are some people who are enamored with the thought of the human element in the officiating of sports, one of those factors of randomness that exist in many games. While the rules of the game presuppose a desire to … Continue reading

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Quality Will Out

There is a cliche that is said often in soccer matches–and I have seen enough soccer matches to know–that quality will out. Yet this does not always happen. Anyone who has painful memories, for example, of the disastrous qualifying campaign … Continue reading

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You Never Really Arrive

As I have commented before when it comes to my dreams, one of my foremost patterns within dreams is the inability to find people or arrive at places. Perhaps because finding and looking for things is such a poignant and … Continue reading

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Parents, Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Le’Veon Bell

One of the unfortunate thing that happens to people when they are rich and famous is that they no longer have anyone who is able to tell them no. One of the blessings of wealth and power is the way … Continue reading

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On Chunking And The Backup Quarterback

I commented recently about how I segmented and chunked my travels and trips and chores to make them easier to deal with and easier to understand, and recently I had the chance to watch one of my favorite YouTube channels, … Continue reading

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Wherefore The Tank

In writing this, I feel it is worthwhile to comment at the outset that I am not referring to the tank in its role as a key aspect of armored military technology, but rather in terms of the tank job … Continue reading

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The Athlete’s Dilemma

In game theory there is a classic game known as the prisoner’s dilemma where two people are faced with the choice of cooperating or defecting. The classic form of the game is a one-round game where both parties cooperating is … Continue reading

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Book Review: 24: Life Stories And Lessons From The Say Hey Kid

Life Stories And Lessons From The Say Hey Kid, by Willie Mays And John Shea One of the counterarguments to the past being better than the present, which is true in many respects, is the stupidity of nicknames like the … Continue reading

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On The Joys Of Bilaying

People often find it entertaining and unusual to hear that while I have never done any sort of rock climbing that I have done bilaying. This is not something that many people can say, but I suppose I am the … Continue reading

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