Controversy

NCAA and Amateurism: A Second Look at the Game Behind the Game

In appreciation of the recent landmark ruling allowing college athletes to monetize their names and likenesses, a look back at why this change was long overdue: The NCAA has long vacated the moral high-ground on education. Kids traveling cross-country several times a semester to play games. Schools shuffling conferences like it’s a game of musical …

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Floyd, Chauvin, and Race in America: Where Do We Go from Here?

[My audio commentary here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/floyd-chauvin-race-relations-where-do-we-go-from-here-jttg-may-2021] This article employs race relations as the backdrop for tackling some universal challenges we all face. It’s less about politics than it is about exploring two skills that serve well in all walks: 1) A knack for asking the right questions.  2) The ability to get others aligned with your …

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On George Floyd, Donald Trump, and Social Progress

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/on-george-floyd-donald-trump-and-social-progress-jttg-june-2020] A number of people have asked about my thoughts on the George Floyd situation, so I’ll explore that below.

The Gift of Mortality (and other post-New Year’s Lessons)

First, thanks for your responses to my previous entry, asking what you would like to see from this site going forward. Your requests will fuel much of the content that hits JTTG in the coming months. I experienced a health scare a few weeks back. Gave me plenty of time to think.

How to Make Money by Going Against The Herd: An Underdog Story

(image credit: Rawbot) Over at my buddy, Jon Bales’ site, a compelling read: “…identify situations where others are overconfident and fragile and put yourself in a position to be the beneficiary if things don’t go their way. That was my approach here, as it is in DFS, but it’s very applicable to many facets of …

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Lessons From Election 2016

My article on the 2016 election generated some reaction, some of which I’ll address in this post. But before I get to that, some notes (and jokes) on Donald Trump’s shocking victory: