Category Archives: Sports

On The Constrained Optimization Of World Cup Draws

In a few hours as I write this, a group of people will oversee the draw for the World Cup that takes place later this week in Qatar. 29 of the 32 teams have already qualified, and there remain several … Continue reading

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On Not Taking Care Of Business

By way of introduction, I would like to begin by saying that my view of professional athletes in general is that they are usually grossly overpaid and like most professional entertainers have an overly inflated view of their importance and … Continue reading

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Not All Losses Are Created Equal

As someone who has watched the NCAA Tournament in Women’s Basketball, I tend to find those who push for equal promotion and advertising attention between it and the men’s game to be somewhat puzzling, since the men’s game is vastly … Continue reading

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The Bellarmine Rule

For those who do not know, Bellarmine University is a small Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky, that is aiming to have a role in the promotion of college basketball. Over the past few years there has been a growing concern … Continue reading

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On The Ferocity Of Zoo Animals

While I was at dinner this evening, I watched, off and on, the scoreless first half of the women’s soccer game between the United States and the Czech Republic. While I was watching the game I puzzled over the quality … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Super Bowl LVI

3:15PM: I am sitting down in a comfortable spot looking at a host of televisions that are showing the pre-game festivities for the upcoming Super Bowl, and I will comment as is my habit [1] [1] See, for example: https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/02/05/liveblogging-super-bowl-li/Continue reading

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Let Them Kiss

In the 1982 World Cup there was an incident of collusion between two teams for a mutually advantageous result that was so flagrant that it became known, among other things, as “Disgrace of Gij√≥n”, and it changed how it was … Continue reading

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Rooting Interest

One of the more characteristically Nathanish things I like to do is observe the patterns and habits and behaviors of other people around me. Being someone who is more than usually habitual and regular in my habits, it is by … Continue reading

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On The Yinzer Diaspora

From time to time I am reminded of the field of diaspora study, and usually my own personal role in such matters. It is not something I think about on a daily basis, but it is something that tends to … Continue reading

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The Longest Match

A record fell today that drew a great deal of attention in the world of chess. Currently, for those who are not aware, the chess championship is going on between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi, and … Continue reading

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