- ANOTHER USE FOR PHILOSOPHY. (1)
- Mary Jane Schaefer: Sic transit gloria mundi.
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- Nick: What’s exciting is the statistical developments haven’t stopped. Harry Pavlidis & Co. continue...
- MAYBE SHAKESPEARE NEEDED A COMPLICATED BLOODBATH AT THE END OF “HAMLET”. (1)
- Nick: I have to go back and read it again as a whole, but I don’t see why Brecht needs elaborate explanations...
- IF YOUR FLU SYMPTOMS GET BETTER AND THEN GET WORSE, CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY !!! (1)
- Nick: Not to be melodramatic, but whenever I read about some exotic or rare disease which can be lethal, it seems as...
- DEBRA TANNEN: EVERY USE OR NONUSE OF TEXTING SENDS OUT METAMESSAGES. (1)
- Nick: I recently learned that in the UK it is much more common to include affectionate signatures / signoffs at the...
- HOW AN AIRLINE CUT COSTS. (1)
- Nick: The article also discusses trimming sales of perfume and chocolate in duty free on flights. I have always been...
- “NOBODY, NOT EVEN THE RAIN, HAS SUCH SMALL HANDS”. (1)
- Jane: Nick and I love this poem. We are lucky to have a friend who gave it such a great reading at our wedding! It is...
- MY EFFORTS TO REPLACE A SET OF STEPS. (1)
- Annalisa Schaefer: Did Grandma Schaefer sit there and watch you and Elmer work on building the steps? My only...
- HOW BUILDING A SET OF STEPS ILLUSTRATES “A FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTY OF THE UNIVERSE”. (1)
- Annalisa Schaefer: I really like that lesson at the end! Wow! When you were quoting the fundamental principle of the...
- EMMA RICE’S PENULTIMATE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION AT THE GLOBE. (1)
- Annalisa Schaefer: I hope everyone who was in attendance of that production knew what they were getting into. I would...
- AN INFLATABLE IRISH PUB. (1)
- Nick: You do have a front yard, though…
- CAMUS AND SIMENON AND THE NOBEL PRIZE. (2)
- bill johsnon: Just read Maigret in Society-rather long short story with an ending that was a bit dismaying after the...
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Category Archives: Football
ARMAGEDDON FOOTBALL—-AN AUCTION TO SEE WHO GETS THE BALL FIRST IN OVERTIME IN THE SUPERBOWL? I posted here about the asymmetry in the Armageddon Chess that is the ultimate tiebreaker in world championship chess matches. In the post I endorsed … Continue reading
WAS WINNING THE COIN FLIP THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAY IN THE 2017 SUPERBOWL? A number of sportswriters have argued that the most important play in the 2017 Superbowl was the coin flip.The game was tied at the end of regulation. … Continue reading
ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF WORKING THE REFEREES. Here is a link to a paper by Michael J Lopez published in Economic Inquiry which provides support for the finding that football referees are influenced in making calls by whether they are near … Continue reading
EVIDENCE THAT YELLING AT REFEREES WORKS. This article on the fivethirtyeight website by Noah Davis and Michael Lopez describes a study which shows that “a sideline bias in the NFL is real, and itâ€™s spectacular.” A “natural experiment” results from … Continue reading
“UNTIL YOU JUST POUND THEM INTO THE TURF….UNTIL THEIR HEAD HURTS”. With the information that has come out about head injuries in football, I find it hard to watch professional football any more. I have watched only one NFL game … Continue reading
HENRY VIII AND FOOTBALL HEAD INJURIES. I have posted several times, including here, about the increased recognition of the risks of head injuries in football. This article in the Daily Mail by Colin Fernandez reports on a new study to … Continue reading
REDUCING CONCUSSIONS BY TACKLING THE WAY RUGBY PLAYERS DO. This article on the Quartz website by Aamna Mohdin points out that the rate of concussions in professional football is much greater than in rugby (which has not had a one … Continue reading
THE SPIKE AND FOOTBALL CONCUSSIONS. This article entitled “Football helmets are creating more problems than they solve” by Todd Halslop on the Sporting News website from May of 2015 identifies an important aspect of football’s concussion problem. Halslop begins his … Continue reading
NOT TAKING CONCUSSIONS SERIOUSLY. The football concussion problem has been reflected in a one billion dollar settlement with former players and a new movie, “Concussion”, with Will Smith, a major star. So it is astonishing what new NFL rules on … Continue reading
A WAY TO MAKE BASEBALL HIGH SCORING LIKE FOOTBALL. Jo Craven McGinty had an excellent article in “The Numbers” section of the Wall Street Journal (April 11-12) taking on the question: “is baseball really dying in the shadow of its … Continue reading