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Why I Care About Sports: They are a Metaphor for the Workplace

February 20, 2013 by


I wrote about why I, and by proxy we, as adults in American society, cared about sports before.  I was a bit negativish in ultimately saying that I cared about sports mostly because sports has storylines rife with hateable or loveable characters.  I suggested that community organizations or NGOs or other people trying to do […]

Race and Leadership: Bears and Bruins Coaching Searches in NFL and the NCAA

January 28, 2013 by


if Lovie was named O’Whitey and had 10 wins at the Catholic School for the blind……he’d be an NFL head coach today! – Dufus McDillweed on the ESPN boards Its almost like fans want to believe in some coaches more than others.  I think that while it may be due in large part to track […] Baptist Church Is Fake, Don’t Take Them Seriously

December 28, 2012 by


I think. “Fake” in the sense that I’m not sure that those people actually believe what they say out in public. By this post, I think everyone from the white house petition to anon should take everything Westboro Baptist Church does with a “grain of salt.” Basically, this is a post arguing not to take […]

Easy-to-Follow Trajectories: The Answer to Why I Care So Much About Sports

August 15, 2012 by


In December of 2011, I was wondering:  why do I care so much about sports? Now that I have been engorged in all things pop culture since that time, while staying somewhat abreast of Anthro, Philosophy theory, I have come across a major realization:  we care about sports, celebrities’ personal lives because we generally like […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 8/1/2012

August 2, 2012 by


Today’s Observations Caught a huge swath of the Today Show today after the US Women’s gymnastics team won gold in the team competition. The women’s gymnastics team was the story, as was seeing their parents.  The past few nights we’d seen Aly Raisman’s parents, Jordyn Wieber’s mom, and Gabby Douglas’ mom.  This was the first time […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/30/2012

August 2, 2012 by


Today’s Observations   On the Today show they talked a lot about Jordyn Wieber’s failure to make it into the US Women’s all-around final.  Some talked about how it was unfair that the World champion, who placed 4th overall in a field of 24 would not be competing because her two teammates had already taken up […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/29/2012

August 2, 2012 by


Today’s Observations This is going to sound sexist but Women’s cycling looks just like men’s cycling, except either they appear to be moving slow and/or the commentators make it sound not as exciting.  I must admit though, that there was an interesting segment on a US cyclist who made a comfortable living in NYC, got […]