Category Archives: Sports

Super Bowl Ad Watch: Half-time, Pause and Digression

Fenster writes: We just took a look at the Super Bowl ad for Genesis starring Legend & Teigen.  I’ll shortly be taking a closer look at some other ads, including Porsche and that Super Bowl stalwart Oil of Olay.  First, … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad Watch: Overview

Fenster writes: I was going to write about the Super Bowl halftime show but boy has that ever been done to death in a few short days.  Plus it is treacherous terrain no matter what side of the aisle you … Continue reading

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Nerds Who Aren’t As Smart As They Think They Are, The First in a Possible Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this NYT profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Anne’s mother Esther has this to say about her daughter dating Yankee* Alex Rodriguez: “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He … Continue reading

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1970s Shooting Targets

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: These days, I suspect the targets used by shooting ranges aren’t nearly so dramatic.

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New York Baseball, Part 1: Yankee Stadium

Blowhard, Esq. writes:   The Yankees recently played the Angels and your correspondent eagerly headed out to the Bronx to take in the new Yankee Stadium for the first time. Here are a few pics I snapped. First place I headed … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Bullshit Dumps

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Baseball men often like to attribute the success or failure of a team to clutch performance. Those of us who study baseball systematically know that his is largely untrue, that the number of runs a team scores is … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Fenster writes: Boston Globe sports columnist Christopher L. Gasper weighs in on the public debate in the media over the Washington Redskins’ name. Well, that’s not completely accurate.  There is little to no public debate in the media about the … Continue reading

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