Category Archives: Sports

What Happened to the Philadelphia Eagles?

I don’t write about sports very often, as I would rather focus on other subjects. Every so often, I do have something to say about sports and I would rather post it here than in a comment section of a … Continue reading

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How to Fix Formula 1

The power brokers who run Formula 1 are finally beginning to realize that the sport is going in the wrong direction. It has recently been reported that the sanctioning body is working on new engine rules to increase engine noise … Continue reading

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35th Anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve vs Rene Arnoux – 1979 French Grand Prix

Today marks the 35th anniversary of arguably the most exciting lap in Formula 1 history. Note the magical combination of turbos and ground effects that permitted such close racing. H/T Fox Sports

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From The Hardball Times: A Decision Tree Approach to Pitch Prediction

“A Decision Tree Approach to Pitch Prediction” is an article about the use of decision trees to predict pitch type using PITCHf/x data. The problem here is that the bar is set very high to produce useful results. For all pitchers, … Continue reading

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Former drone operator says he’s haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths by Open Channel

‘A former Air Force drone operator who says he participated in missions that killed more than 1,600 people remembers watching one of the first victims bleed to death. Brandon Bryant says he was sitting in a chair at a Nevada … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant Goes Paleo

At age 34 and in his 17th season, Kobe Bryant has reached the pinnacle of his profession. Yet he is honest enough to know that father time is catching up to him and that his days of dominance are numbered. … Continue reading

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Other People’s Money

One of the most astonishing scams in the US today is the use of tax payer money to build sports stadiums. The fact that this repeatedly occurs with or without public support displays cronyism in all of its glory. Such … Continue reading

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