Tagged: sports

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Sports and Politics: 1869 and 2019

“Keep politics out of sports!” “Just report what happens on the field!” This isn’t how it works.

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The Perspective of Luck, or Lack Thereof

Sports and politics have that in common. People absolutely lose their minds over it, and their basic life skills and humanity tend to go with it.

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On Stealing First Base

What’s up with the Atlantic League experiments with the rules of baseball?

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What’s In A Name?

Perhaps the time has finally come for schools to recognize that they don’t need to distinguish between “ladies and gentlemen” when it comes to what team is taking the field, pitch or court.

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A Very Welcome Victory

Sports are not a salve. That said, an unexpected win still manages to feel awfully damned good.

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The Bowl Points System

One of the most thrilling BCS games I can remember was the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when an outmanned and outranked Boise State team upended the mighty Sooners. That’s the kind of thing I would want to see in an expanded playoff system. Not another chance for Georgia to blow a big lead against the Tide.

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Briefly, When Accessible History Matters

Alan Maloney made Andrew Johnson cut his hair. Although they disagree vociferously, everybody involved is absolutely certain as to why he did that.

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Linky Friday: All in Due Time

Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “All in Due Time” is the theme, with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.

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Return of the Notorious Conor McGregor

As is the case with every Conor McGregor fight, regardless of whether you love or loathe him as a fighter and character, his fight Saturday is must-watch television for anyone even casually interested in combat sports.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, and sports with music to read, share, and discuss.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Quick Links

Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, and sports with music to read, share, and discuss.

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Unrequited Love: Sports Fan Edition

Since the most basic concept of sport is “there can only be one winner”, does the not winning become a source of frustration, cause pride in loyalty, or become a catalyst for change?

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