Category Archives: Sports

Days Of Past Futures

Recently, I was listening to an online lecture that discussed the importance of studying the history of the Roman Republic–something I was inclined to study about myself already, obviously–and the speaker commented that one of the characteristics of the present … Continue reading

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They Don’t Care If You’re Hate Watching As Long As You’re Watching

This evening while I was eating dinner and watching, as is my custom, Thursday Night Football, I noticed that the television next to football was showing Game 3 of the WNBA championship. I must admit that while there was a … Continue reading

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On The Provincialism Of Sports

It is said that there are two subjects about which one does not talk about–politics and religion–because they can cause such hostility among people, but we ought to add sports to this. Sports, and the sorts of teams that we … Continue reading

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Piglet In A Pen

One of the more unusual aspects of the annual kids’ rodeo hosted by our congregation’s pastor (which I usually personally label by his name) is the fact that even though we are a people who have nothing to do with … Continue reading

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There’s A Reason Why You’re Wide Open

Sometimes team sports is a lot like group projects. I remember mostly hating group projects when I was a student, largely because I ended up doing the vast majority of the work while others got an easy A out of … Continue reading

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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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