Category Archives: Sports

Football and Our Way of Life

Yesterday I was in attendance as the football team of my alma mater, the University of Michigan, beat our arch-rivals Ohio State 40-34 in the final regular-season game of the season. Moments before the opening kickoff I looked at the … Continue reading

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‘Moneyball’ and Good and Bad Sports Movies

 What’s the best sports movie? Probably Hoosiers, right? If not Hoosiers, then maybe it’s Bull Durham, or The Natural, or even Chariots of Fire. I like Hoosiers a lot. It probably is the best sports movie ever. But the actual … Continue reading

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NBA: How Good is Dirk Nowitzki?

Now that Dirk Nowitzki’s finally won an NBA title, the pundits are talking about him joining the list of all-time great players. So I was wondering—where does he stand now, and how high could he go? (Disclaimer: Never been a … Continue reading

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Carmelo Anthony Traded to the Knicks

Carmelo Anthony just got traded to the Knicks. They give up four of their best five players to get him, and get Anthony and Chauncey Billups to add to Amar’e Stoudemire. At the start of the season I was super-excited … Continue reading

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NFL, Round 2

Interest rates have been hovering around 0% for two years, so it’s almost impossible to find any kind of safe investment today—a savings account, or even a short-term CD or a money market fund—that will generate any kind of decent … Continue reading

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Maurice Clarett

Maurice Clarett was the tailback on Ohio State’s 2002 national championship team. His life fell apart at the seams after that season. ESPN has done a video segment on what he’s up to these days: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5523789 If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading

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