Sports

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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On Life and Football – An Interview with Referee Rant

Over at my buddy, Ralph’s, “Referee Rant” podcast series, my latest entry: https://refereerant.com/episode-252-the-rant-kene-erike/ We explore my thoughts on COVID, real-world conflict resolution, and navigating the games—within the game—of football. Some time stamps below….

Blame Games: Personal Accountability in the Context of Group Performance

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/blame-games-jttg-september-2020] Over at Women 2.0, a look at the relationship between finger-pointing and group performance: You’ve got to decide how important winning is to you. Weigh the long-term risk of fracturing team chemistry with the here-and-now threat of losing the current skirmish. This can be particularly-tough when dealing with one-off competitions …

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Can You Ever Be Too Careful?: The Case for Calculated Aggression

  Over at Women 2.0, a look at one of the biggest questions arising from the current state of affairs: The following is inspired by the Coronavirus saga. Rather than explore the news and responses related to the events — -which would require some dialogue centered on pathology, confounding variables, and journalistic integrity — -we’ll springboard to a more …

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Down With Knee Pain, Up With Mobility: 2 Books You Need To Read Immediately

We’ve all struggled with muscle and joint pain. Whether you’re a sedentary adult, high-level athlete, or just a weekend warrior, our bodies are reeling from years of running, walking, sitting, and even sleeping using incorrect form. Knee pain is one of the most frequent drains on quality of life, leaving a slew of ‘what ifs?’ …

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The Game Within The Game: Tricks of The Trade For Conflict Resolution in Basketball

One of the main talking points in the 2016 NBA Playoffs has been the impact of officiating on game outcomes. Officials will forever be a focal point of post-game criticism because of technology’s growing role in sports—shining an ever-brightening spotlight on human error— and the allure of counterfactual thinking. It brought to mind an article …

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My NCAA Brackets for 2016 –

My NCAA Brackets for 2016 – All three entries have identical selections through the Final Four. See notes on the selections here: https://justtaptheglass.com/post/141159046514/ncaa-tournament-2016