Category Archives: Sports

Map of Player Salary Stats

Current players (by State of birth) (via Playboy).

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Dept. of Good Riddance?

What’s up? The world’s most overpaid and overrated athlete recently wrote a lame poem to announce his retirement from the game of basketball. (No, we aren’t talking about Amar’e Stoudemire.) In any case, this odd ode makes no reference to … Continue reading

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Bat flips and moral philosophy?

Revised on Oct. 19. When Toronto slugger Jose Bautista crushed a monster “homerun” off the hapless Texas Rangers’ reliever Sam Dyson, Mr Bautista arrogantly chucked his bat to the side before rounding the bases. (The T-shirt pictured below breaks down … Continue reading

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Scoreboard Symmetry

Credit: goregyle (via reddit)

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Messi Madness

Note: Since the film clip we had originally posted of Lionel Messi’s beautiful goal in the Copa del Rey match has since been taken down, we are posting to a different video of another astonishing shot by the amazing Messi.

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Is baseball too slow?

My daughter Adys Ann and I attended a Spring Training baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. yesterday afternoon. While my little one was napping during the first few innings of the game, I kept … Continue reading

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Theatre of the absurd (Arizona State edition)

Check out Justin Wolfers’s most recent essay “How Arizona State Reinvented Free-Throw Distraction.” Here is an excerpt (edited by us for clarity):

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The Super Bowl of Cricket

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Monday morning quarterbacks and the limits of game theory

Our colleague Justin Wolfers has written an excellent essay defending the indefensible–Coach Carroll’s controversial play call on 2nd down with 26 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, the disastrous (in hindsight) play call that led to his team’s gut-wrenching … Continue reading

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Most Valuable Cheater?

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, “Brady told someone close to him that he works on the footballs all week, then has no idea what happens to them on gameday.” Yeah right … We are still awaiting the results of the NFL’s … Continue reading

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