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Sparse Football Homecoming

The school district for the town where I live spent a huge amount of money to construct a new football field and set of bleachers at the high school. Today came the test. Was the spending worth it? The Homecoming game is taking place right now – traditionally the most popular game of the season. […]

Shouting Soccer

Some people are celebrating the increasing popularity of soccer in the United States. My experience with soccer this weekend, however, has caused me to question this trend.

My daughter asked to join a soccer league this year, because she wanted to be with her friends. There are plenty of other ways for her to be […]

While the Super Bowl Churns On, Tweeters Identify Real Struggle

“This year’s game pits Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos squad against the young Seattle Seahawks team in what is sure to be an epic battle.” — Fox Sports, before the game “Squirrel!” — Fox Sports, after the game

If I have to hear the the Super Bowl characterized as an “epic battle” one more […]

Ending Charity For The NFL

However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. […]

#31 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Rake in Millions in NFL Profit, Pay Sweatshop Workers Pennies

$141,600,000.00: amount of money raked in by the Green Bay Packers in media fees alone during the Super Bowl.

$0.08: amount of money paid to a worker in El Salvador for sewing an NFL-branded t-shirt that retails for $25.

SportyPal Tracks Hikes From Your Smart Phone For Free

The above is a map of my hike this morning up and down Ragged Mountain in Maine. It’s been automatically generated through a combination of my HTC Ozone, a smart phone running on a Windows Mobile operating system, and SportyPal, a piece of software (called an “app” by those in the know because somewhere […]

Sarah Palin's Economic Empowerment Plan: Take Up Sports

You know, the Republicans tried really hard to fix everything just right for Sarah Palin to take her first-ever question from an actual member of the American public. They shut down public access to the “town hall” in Grand Rapids so that people in the town weren’t welcome to come. They made it a ticketed […]