Category Archives: Opinion

Excessive NCAA Time Outs

How many timeouts are in a televised NCAA basketball game? Possibly 28! Twenty-eight! Each team gets 5 during each half, four 30 seconds timeouts and one 60 second timeout.  On top of that there are 4 TV timeouts each half … Continue reading

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“Second Skin”

These computers on our desks are turning into portals to other realms of existence…realms that will one day be preferred to earth.  –Edward Castronova I just watched a documentary on Netflix called Second Skin.  I would recommend it, especially if … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Technology…

I’ve been obsessing over comparing TVs and computers the last couple days.  It never feels right to say I need a new TV or computer because a need is something like food or water, something that many of us Americans … Continue reading

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Note about American Football

Just a side note, I do prefer baseball and soccer over football.  However, I’ve realized that football is American culture–it simply trumps baseball and soccer here.  Sometimes you have to really give things a chance even if they aren’t your … Continue reading

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Henry Cheats Ireland

Yesterday was the final day of qualifying for the World Cup.  Unfortunately, it was a bad day for soccer.  France and Ireland were playing the second leg of their 2 game qualifying playoff.  France had won the first game 1-0 … Continue reading

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Bobby Fischer/Can a Chess Player be Spiritual?

I’ve been trying to get into chess lately, mostly playing games online at Yahoo.  I randomly went on Wikipedia to look up Bobby Fischer, just to briefly look over his bio.  I was shocked.  I had watched “Searching for Bobby … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Agree With Sports Betting…

What is the point of predictions? Why pick a team when you have absolutely no influence on whether they win or lose? Why not just sit back and enjoy baseball for what it is instead of worrying about what teams … Continue reading

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Cowboys vs. Giants (Opening Game)

Yes, my loyalty still lies with baseball, but I wanted to throw this in here due to the magnitude of this event.  Before Sunday, the highest number of page views on my site was 22.  Yesterday it hiked up to … Continue reading

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Why I like the National League…

I have to give the National League some credit on one thing –the only thing that separates it from the American League — the pitcher having to bat.  Growing up with the Rangers, it’s hard not to favor the DH.  … Continue reading

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Salary cap or no?

The 1994 MLB strike caused the entire postseason to be cancelled.  With finances worsening in baseball, the owners wanted a salary cap, and the players wouldn’t have it.  The 1995 season was shortened to 144 games because the strike didn’t … Continue reading

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