- “TO BE A HEDONIST WITH BAD TASTE…” (2)
- ORWELL—WRITING SHOULD BE LIKE SPOKEN LANGUAGE. (1)
- Nathaniel: That’s why I can’t text. I’m too much of a writer. It pains me to leave out...
- MARSHALL MCLUHAN AND THE INTERNET. (2)
- HOW BASEBALLS ARE MADE. (2)
- Carl Davidson: Re the video on the making of baseballs, it appears that several parts of the process are done by hand...
- SMALL SAMPLES—ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH PUBLISHED ARTICLES. (2)
- Henry Nejako: Just came across this fascinating New York Magazine article about a 28-year-old graduate student,...
- UMPIRE RATINGS. (4)
- Richard C. Northrup: While watching a game on the MLB network on Wed. 4/17/13, KC vs ATL the home plate umpire...
- MY REACTIONS TO THE HAMLET COMIC STRIP—CONTEMPORARY HAMLETS. (1)
- Barb: Probably Jesus and his disciples…and various writers who shared facts or their own fiction :o) (Sitting...
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE STARTS ITS 32ND SEASON. (COMMENT). (6)
- michael gallo: since 1984…..the year the first book came out..stats done by hand when the sporting news arrived
- HOW DID THE ORIOLES DO IT LAST YEAR? (1)
- Nick: And luck can also explain the strong bullpen. The Orioles’ relievers were 9th in the majors in K/BB ratio...
- COMPENSATORY ETHICS—A NEW THEORY OF ETHICS? (1)
- Serhiy: I will not say that people are endowed with different stock of virtue but rather stick to the idea: that some...
Category Archives: Football
WHAT HOCKEY GETS RIGHT ABOUT DANGEROUS PLAYS. This article by Nicholas Cotsonika about the thought process underlying a penalty imposed on a player for an illegal check which caused an injury illustrates several things that the National Hockey League does … Continue reading
HOW I READ THE NEWS. The front page of Yahoo news has been my home page for a long time in internet years. I really don’t like the latest revision, and that dislike highlights for me how different the way … Continue reading
SUNK COSTS—THE CASE OF MARK SANCHEZ. A friend called my attention to an article by James Surowiecki in the New Yorker (January 21). Mark Sanchez, the New York Jet quarterback, had a poor year, but has a guaranteed salary for … Continue reading
BRONKO NAGURSKI REVISITED. I am alerted when another website links to one of my posts. The Medium Happy blog recently linked to this post about the great football player Bronko Nagurski. I was pleased to see that this blog is … Continue reading
CABRERA OR TROUT?—IT’S STILL BASEBALL SEASON (COMMENT). Dick Weisfelder asked in a comment on my post on football referees: “Cabrera or Trout?” Talking about baseball is more fun than talking about football, much less football referees. The question is which … Continue reading
ARE THE REGULAR REFEREES AS BAD AS THE REPLACEMENT REFEREES? I have long maintained that a selection of the referees from the thousands who referee high school games across the country could do as well as the National Football League … Continue reading
BOUNTY HUNTING IN FOOTBALL. I posted recently about the claim that in a conference championship game the New York Giants “strategically concussed” a player for the 49ers—targeted him because he had previously had four concussions. Now the NFL has announced … Continue reading
FOOTBALL PLAYERS DELIBERATELY CAUSING CONCUSSIONS? I have posted several times about the dangers of concussions in football (see this post asking whether the NFL is serious about reducing concussions). Benjamin Wallace-Wells has a post on the New York magazine web … Continue reading
A KIPLING LIMERICK. I have posted on limericks and how I think that light verse is an important branch of poetry. Today is the middle of January, and there is playoff game scheduled on the Frozen Tundra in Green Bay. … Continue reading