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Episodes in the Life of Bounce: "All ball sports are aleatoric structures organized, to greater or lesser degrees, around bounce. Aleatoric structures—structures of planned chance—produce a reliable kind of uncertainty. We don’t know who will win and who will lose, but we know that at the end of the day, there will be a winner and a loser. A ball introduces a second, more uncertain, kind of uncertainty into the fray. Its bounce dances along the edge of our predictive capacity, always almost but never fully under control. At least in the Anglophone world, this second kind of chance—the chance of the ball—seems to be especially important to our contemporary understanding of play. While other kinds of contests are raced, run, rowed, and swum; wrestled, fenced, fought, and boxed; timed, weighed, measured, and judged; ball games are played. And only an athlete who contends with balls (or pucks, or shuttlecocks, or other third objects) earns the title “player.” We become players in and through bounce."

posted by rumple to general at 03:30 PM on November 28 - 0 comments

Racism Between the Goal Posts: New research finds black quarterbacks are benched far more often than their white counterparts. "Volz found that, once all the variables were factored in, "black starting quarterbacks are 1.98 to 2.46 times more likely to be benched the next week [after a poor performance]" than white quarterbacks with approximately equivalent skills."

posted by rumple to football at 10:17 PM on November 10 - 5 comments

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passes away: at the age of 90.

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:35 AM on September 23 - 6 comments

Moses Malone, three time NBA MVP, passes away: age 60.

posted by rumple to basketball at 01:42 PM on September 13 - 3 comments

Surprise military reunions at NFL games reach peak Bullsh*t: one might wonder why no headline writer went with “Husband Surprises Military Wife At Her Job”

posted by rumple to football at 05:41 PM on September 05 - 6 comments

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SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Inuit group call for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos to change their name.

posted by rumple at 05:00 PM on November 28

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Edmonton by 17




posted by rumple at 09:45 PM on November 26

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Philadelphia by 7

Carolina by 3

Green Bay by 14

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 10

Oakland by 6

Indianapolis by 10

Kansas City by 14

Miami by 7

Washington by 3

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK? a Jax lock sure wtf bring on the Costanza

Houston by 3

San Francisco by 6

Seattle by 10

New England by 10

posted by rumple at 10:25 PM on November 25

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Hamilton by 8

Edmonton by 17



posted by rumple at 12:06 PM on November 21

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 7

Atlanta by 10

Chicago by 3

Oakland by 10

Dallas by 3

Philadelphia by 14

Carolina by 10

Baltimore by 6

N.Y. Jets by 3

San Diego by 6

Green Bay by 7

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Arizona by 3

New England by 10

posted by rumple at 01:38 PM on November 19

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Hamilton by 10

BC by 3



posted by rumple at 11:22 AM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 3

Green Bay by 17

Carolina by 14

Chicago By 3

Philadelphia by 10

Pittsburgh by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Washington by 3

Baltimore by 14

Oakland by 7

Denver by 3

New England By 14

Seattle by 3

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK!?

posted by rumple at 11:20 AM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Blaine Gabbert Edition

Cleveland at Cincinnati xxx

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 11

New England by 10

Tennessee by 7

New York Jets by 14

Pittsburgh by 6

Carolina by 7

San Francisco by 3

Tampa Bay by 3

Indianapolis by 7 Lock because I want the Costanza?

Philadelphia by 10

Chicago by 10

posted by rumple at 02:07 PM on November 06

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Waitin' All Week for Sunday Night

Miami at New England xxxx

KC by 17

Atlanta by 11

Chicago by 4

Arizona by 10

St. Louis by 3

New Orleans by 9

Cincinnati by 17

San Diego by 7

Tennessee by 3

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 10

Green Bay by 14

Carolina by 13 LOCK because why the F not

posted by rumple at 11:49 AM on October 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

BC by 7

SASK by 4

Hamilton by 11

Edmonton by 17

posted by rumple at 11:42 AM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven: Don't Snap It, Griff Edition

Seattle at San Francisco damn too late

Jacksonville by 10

Minnesota by 14

Tennessee by 10

Indianapolis by 14

Kansas City by 17

St. Louis by 10

Miami by 4

New England by 21

Washington by 3

Oakland by 10

Dallas by 9

Philadelphia by 6

Arizona by 10 LOCK

Did I miss a week? Hope that doesn't disqualfy me for the Costanza. Well, it's been nutty out here.

posted by rumple at 11:27 AM on October 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Montreal by 7

BC by 11

Ottawa by 3

Edmonton by 25

posted by rumple at 11:24 AM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Lock: Seattle

posted by rumple at 12:49 AM on October 15

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Mike Tomlin/Tom Osborne Edition

Atlanta by 5

Buffalo by 3

Denver by 17

Chicago by 10

Tennessee by 6

Minnesota by 4

Washington by 3

Pittsburgh by 10

Jacksonville by 7

Seattle by 14

Green Bay by 17

SF by 6

Indianapolis by 6

Philadelphia by 11

posted by rumple at 12:47 AM on October 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Ottawa by 7

Calgary by 11

Edmonton by 19

Hamilton by 17

posted by rumple at 11:59 PM on October 14