Category Archives: Sportsball!

COVID Surrealism at the U.S. Open

Earlier this week, I blogged about the ‘mystery outbreak’ at the U.S. Open, and how it shouldn’t be a mystery at all: for about $12, the price of a box of 2 rapid antigen tests, one can determine if you … Continue reading

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2019 in One Video

I kid (sort of), as I’ve been looking for an excuse to post this (some of the action, such as it is occurs at the 11:50 and 16:30 marks):

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Sporting Adventures In Artificial Intelligence

Since I need something lighthearted as the rule of law finally implodes between Il Trumpe’s lawlessness and House Democrats’ gormlessness, let’s talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and sports. According to the Washington Post, a research team had an algorithm develop … Continue reading

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Big John

Observed in Bladgen Alley, D.C.:

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Sunday Sermon: The Guarantor Of Freedom

David Zirin commenting on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem (boldface mine): This country—despite its awful treatment of soldiers when they return home—worships the cult of the military. And professional sports—especially the NFL—have played a central role. … Continue reading

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The War On Science: The NFL Edition

Whenever you read about assaults on the scientific process, it’s safe to say you should always follow the money (boldface mine): The league’s conduct with the NIH was strikingly similar: a deficient and false process, with an attempt to strong-arm … Continue reading

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Favorite Sports For Kids

If someone had told me twenty-five years ago that in 2014, more kids who played organized sports would be playing ultimate frisbee than either lacrosse or hockey, I wouldn’t have believed it. While baseball, basketball, and soccer are the largest … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With the Proposed New Sportsball Arena In D.C.

The august solons who govern D.C., including Mayor Muriel Bowser, have decided that shouldering the cost of a new basketball arena/practice facility to the tune of $55 million–ninety percent of the estimated cost–in part of the vacant land at the … Continue reading

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‘Femwashing’ Brutality

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been quite a few posts about mixed martial arts/ultimate fighting that have come across the transom. Most of them have focused on female fighter Ronda Rousey, who reigns supreme (most of her … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fix a Broken Polity With a Shotgun Olympic Wedding

It looks like D.C. dodged a bullet, while Boston is possibly saddled with the 2024 Olympics. Personally, I think Los Angeles would be the best choice, and both D.C. and Boston were very bad choices (one thing most people don’t … Continue reading

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