Category Archives: Sports

Fitness Without Deception

It is no great mystery to those who know me that I am fond of sports although certainly not always sanguine about many of the elements that go into sports. Among the more notable aspects of many sports that will … Continue reading

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A Good Drive Spoiled

I do not want to give the impression that I do not like golf. To be sure, there are some people who are perhaps too fond of the sport, and still others who greatly dislike it and would make fun … Continue reading

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On The Power Of Habit: The CONCACAF Octogonal Of 2022

I do not tend to feel, personally, that I have the credibility to attack people for being creatures of habit. Every week, I go into the grocery store and buy basically the same food to eat at work for snacks … Continue reading

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What Makes A Bad Team Bad?

Often times we tend to want to think of success and look at how teams succeed and then do our best to mimic them.  That said, sometimes there is a great deal of worth in thinking about what makes a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Money Players

Money Players, by Armen Keteyian, Harvey Araton, and Martin F. Dardis This is a book that had to feel like it was a fiery expose of the problems of basketball when it was published in the late 1990’s.  For those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line:  Observations and Arguments On The Sports Business, by Andrew Zimbalist I must admit I was a bit disappointed with this book.  The fact that this book was painted as being an academic work that features observations and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hoops!

Hoops!:  Confessions Of A College Basketball Analyst, by Billy Packer with Roland Lazenby This book is probably not as impressive as the author thinks it is.  Even so, despite not being particularly interested in Billy Packer on his own merits, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Safety In Individual And Dual Sports

Safety In Individual And Dual Sports, edited by Joseph Borozne, Chauncey Morehouse, and Stanley Pechar There is something deeply amusing about a work like this one.  All of the sports included here are listed as being very safe (including fencing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soccer Under The Swatstika

Soccer Under The Swatstika:  Stories Of Survival And Resistance During The Holocaust, by Kevin E. Simpson I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read that focuses on soccer and its role in Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Buzkashi

From time to time it is worth pondering the purposes of rules.  A few months ago I listened to an audiobook from an Afghan-American who sought to educate fellow Americans on the traumatic last couple of centuries of Afghan history, … Continue reading

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