One of the most thrilling BCS games I can remember was the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when an outmanned and outranked Boise State team upended the mighty Sooners. That’s the kind of thing I would want to see in an expanded playoff system. Not another chance for Georgia to blow a big lead against the Tide.
A logic problem about baseball: best of all possible worlds.
A better understanding of the toll football takes on its players might convince you: American Football should be abolished.
Then it hit me: How about a good rant? That is right in my wheelhouse!
USA Gymnastics has named Mary Bono as the organization’s newest CEO. In perhaps the least surprising news every published, her hiring was impossibly tone deaf, and the gymnasts she was proposing to lead less than thrilled with the organization’s decision. Bono has already stepped down.
With more strikeouts than hits, what, if anything, has changed? And what to do about it?
As is the case with every Conor McGregor fight, regardless of whether you love or loathe him as a fighter and character, his fight Saturday is must-watch television for anyone even casually interested in combat sports.
Tennessee State football player Christion Abercrombie in critical condition after head injury necessitated emergency brain surgery, according to reports.
Concussion concerns for the other football?
Gone in 6 seconds.
Wherein I start by talking about female athlete concussions, and invariably return to men.
The difference between good tanking and bad tanking
Revisiting yet again the question of Peak NFL
Aly Raisman’s righteous anger at Larry Nassar was deserved. So to was her righteous anger at the system that aided and abetted him. But only one of those is going to get the attention that it deserves.
It’s bowl season. I have some thoughts, some (so far terrible) predictions, and a challenge for y’all.
Towards a shorter MLB game.
Does a football team need fans?
The inability to recognize another person’s humanity is how it is that Michael Bennett ended up being handcuffed on the ground, after having been threatened.
Asking whether or not one should exercise to lose weight isn’t the same as asking whether or not someone can. Dave puts a recent Vox article into its proper perspective and asks “do they even lift?”
So it begins…
On casting Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor
Or, How Spalding Signed Clarkson, but that is boring…
What does it even mean to say a game matters?
In which I let loose my inner curmudgeon
The end of the world as we know it?
How do you feel about this?
Some coaches want us to believe very much that they have nothing at all to do with what their players achieve, or don’t achieve, on the court.
The Birth of American Football
The Cubs never were the most futile club, their fans notwithstanding.
A harder question than it first appears
Nowhere to run, nowhere to dodge.
The ideology of a rule.
Looking to build on a big (invisible) week.
An exercise in recreational antiquarian sports pedantry.