College students who’ve actually spent time in a classroom have likely come across a popular and fundamental example of inductive logic called “The Duck Test”. It goes like this: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck… then it’s probably a duck”. When contemplating the prominence of college […] READ MORE
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Mitch Williams Takes Leave (of His Judgement)
I never forgave the Atlanta Braves for losing the 1992 World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays in 6 games. Although after the Philadelphia Phillies allowed the Champs to repeat in 1993, I declared nothing good would ever again come from the City of Brotherly Love… At least in my lifetime. Therapy eventually allowed me […] READ MORE
Would Somebody Please Throw the Sterlings a Shovel?
Now that Shelly Sterling, and her co-owner husband of the Los Angles Clippers, Donald Sterling, have submitted to interviews with Barbara Walters and Anderson Cooper, we have officially crossed over to the exposé stage of Les Affaires Sterling. Contrary to traditional crises, where the “Up Close & Personal” interview is often the equivalent of a […] READ MORE
Sterling, Racist; NBA Enables Him
Much has been said about Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, in the past few days so now seems like the perfect time to pile on…. Although Sterling is a racist (a character trait which is NOT illegal under the First Amendment in America), according to taped phone conversations leaked by TMZ on the weekend, […] READ MORE
Yankees to Pineda: "Dude, Why the Pine Tar?
Does pitcher Michael Pineda have what it takes to remain in the New York Yankee rotation? It might be a good question to consider while the substance abuser serves out a suspension that will certainly be announced shortly Pineda is currently the Yankees fifth starter, and his results so far this season have been somewhat […] READ MORE
Seattle Mariners: Time For a Cup Adjustment
The Seattle Mariners sent Felix Hernandez to the mound Monday night against the Houston Astros in an effort to avoid their 7th straight loss. Unfortunately the wheels fell off for the Mariners in the 6th inning after an error at third base led to four unearned runs for the visiting Astros, who eventually walked away […] READ MORE
Shabazz Napier: The Voice of Hunger
Ronald Reagan is widely credited with being the voice that brought down the Iron Curtain when he challenged Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to “tear down this wall”. Shabazz Napier, however, might one day be known as the voice that solved the hunger crisis in college sports… as well as the man who pushed the NCAA […] READ MORE
Go On Bubba, Eat Your Hashbrowns
The world of golf got it’s underwear in a bunch again Sunday after the sports’ favorite counter-culturalist, Bubba Watson, took home his second green jacket at the 2014 Masters. His celebration at a local Waffle House afterward with friends and family is significant not because the menu is cheap and cheesy but for the juxtaposition […] READ MORE
Testee Award Winner: David Ortiz's "Tater Trot"
Several years ago, as part of their “Just Do It” campaign, Nike created a series of commercials centering on the theme: “Chicks Dig The Long Ball”. Following his 360 foot shot around the Pesky Pole last week against the Texas Rangers, however, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, David Ortiz, out-did the sportswear manufacturer’s popular promotion […] READ MORE
Pine Tar on a Slider: The Struggling Pitcher's Viagra
Boston Red Sox fans who tuned in to this season’s opening match between the defending World Champions and their bitter rivals, the New York Yankees, possibly thought last night’s game should have featured this dependent clause of a disclaimer: “For wicked sliders lasting five innings or more…..”. That choice of words may sound like a […] READ MORE