Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Why Do You Do This?

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Why do some people operate on the edge?  Professor Jose Bowen at SMU’s Meadows School stated that all creativity and innovation happens on the edge.  So why are some so driven that they will be live on the edge and push themselves well beyond the normal?  The creator of this short film used a Nikon D4 launch film capture the athletes in action and then look into their soles to answer one simple question:  Why?  This is an excellent short video worth viewing.

Big 12 Preview: Texas

Posted by    |    August 4th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Texas Longhorn fans will have to wait one more year before being serious contenders for the national championship.  So for now, Texas football fans will have to satisfy themselves with the memories of past accomplishments.

The video below is well edited but its prediction of an 8-4 regular season record contains flawed logic.  The Big 12 isn’t as strong as last year. Baylor cannot replace a Heisman winner although Art Briles has proven to be a better coach than Mack Brown. TCU is in rebuilding mode.  The major challenges will come from OU and West Virginia.   We think 9-3 or 10-2 is much more realistic than 8-4 because  the Texas defense will keep them in games and barring injuries, the Texas offense will look like an SEC offense and score just enough to win most games.


Is There Fandom After Death?

Posted by    |    August 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am

Ok, we love this video.  As boys men, we love our football, our sports, our universities.  Why wear the dark suit in a casket when you can be adorned in your favorite team’s merchandise and propped up in your favorite recliner?  Is sports merchandise for funerals a growth industry for the NFL, MLB, NBA?


Lamar Odom and Commitment

Posted by    |    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Commitment is more than just deciding to do something; it is also about following through with that decision.  Lamar Odom is an example of someone who needs to rethink his commitments.  When he became a professional basketball player he made a commitment to his team and his fans to give the best he could each and every game.

The fans and the franchises depend on their players to perform at the level at which they were recruited or drafted. Excluding injuries, this is usually a fair expectation.

When one player begins to allow outside influences to affect their performance, their true commitment to the game is tested. In this case, it is clear that Odom allowed outside influences and/or his personal agenda to cloud his judgment and commitment to the game. (more…)

2012 MLB Preview; National League

Posted by    |    April 6th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

NEW THIS YEAR: An extra Wild Card spot per league! Grab ‘em while/if you can!

New Astros Shortstop Jed Lowrie

I know, I know, the season has already started, but in order to properly make my 2012 Major League Baseball season predictions, I simply had to know if corner outfielder Justin Ruggiano was going to make the Astros opening day roster, (he didn’t) if newly acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie was starting the season on the Disabled List or not, and between Jordan Lyles, Kyle Weiland, and Lucas Harrell, who the heck was not making the initial pitching rotation?! So many questions, and these only concern 1/30 of so many unanswered questions that were finally resolved just hours ago – or concerning Lowrie, minutes.

But I have my answers, and without further adieu, I present you my 2012 baseball predictions.

Instead of a three part production that many of my readers called an “essay” for better or worse, you’re getting a clean, neat, easy-to-read division by division prediction. Saving the best for last, let us (me) begin.

National League East
1. Philadelphia Phillies
2. Atlanta Braves WC
3. Miami Marlins
4. Washington Nationals
5. New York Mets (more…)