Day 60 of the NHL Lockout: Learning From the Past

Previously, I’ve written about my interest in history and how I think it’s important for us to have some semblance of an understanding of the past, so that we can make more informed decisions about the future. That is, the past can certainly help in forecasting the future (to some extent). This is part of […]

Shutting Pitchers Down Early: A Creative Lesson in Long-Term Sustainability

I’d been meaning to write about this for the last few weeks. In fact, I first got the idea after the Washington Nationals made the playoffs for the first time in a long time. I immediately knew that there were going to be a number of articles written in trying to sway the management of […]

Every Game Counts The Same: Does It Really?

In most sports, there is a “regular” season and a “post” season. That is, the teams play against it each other for a set number of games to jockey for position in the playoffs. As I write this, I’m thinking about baseball in particular, as it is getting very near to the end of their […]

Why I’m Considering Not Watching Football

For the better part of my life, I have been a football fan. I’ve seen every Superbowl since 1991 and seen quite a few Grey Cups between then and now, too. However, I’m strongly considering not watching football anymore. Based on my previous fandom, this may seem strange. The obvious question follows — why? Well, […]

The Theory of Relativity and the 2012 London Olympics

A few hours ago, I was in the flagship Whole Foods for the mid Atlantic watching Canada play Great Britain in Women’s Soccer in the quarterfinals. The reason I mention that it’s the flagship Whole Foods is because they have an area where there’s 12 (maybe more?) big screen TV’s playing an assortment of sports. As […]

Is it Time for More International Sports Events?

I’m still a little surprised that I haven’t written more about sports, but I’ve got a couple of posts (including this one) coming on the subject. Having been born and raised in North America, the sports that are ‘native’ to me are very different from the sports that would be native to me had I […]

Watch Your Favorite Team: From The Other Side

Truth be told: when I first started blogging here and I wrote down a bunch of categories that I thought I would write about, I thought I would have a harder time writing articles that weren’t about sports. Today’s post will be my 10th in the sports category, which is still 7 behind the entertainment and […]

Usain Bolt False Start: Evidence for Heightened Awareness?

The IAAF World Championships in Athletics are nearly over, but not without a little bit of controversy. Particularly, in the men’s 100m final that is. I’ve embedded a short 2-minute clip of the false start. After watching the video, it’d be pretty hard not to agree with the decision that Usain Bolt did false start (and […]