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Did Jeneba Tarmoh Get Jobbed Again? No. (A Very Short Explanation of Track & Field Relays)

August 11, 2012 by

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Sean Newell makes the case over at Deadspin that Jeneba Tarmoh, who tied Allyson Felix for third in the 100m at the U.S. Olympics Trials, was screwed out of a place on the women’s 4x100m relay team. A very brief response: 1. It is hard to argue with Jon Drummond’s team selection when the four […]

Happy Retirement, Tek. Thank you for Squishing A-Rod’s Face.

February 27, 2012 by

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News came down today that Jason Varitek is retiring this week. I could tell you how old it makes me feel that so many of my favorite players are retiring, or tell you about how great Tek was at handling a pitching staff, but let’s be honest: when I am old and gray and I […]

Rules and Predictability in Sports by Ryan Caldwell

December 28, 2011 by

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This post marks our first guest submission to Field Grade! Ryan Caldwell works as a consultant for several contractors in the defense industry. He recently graduated from law school and is making a tentative return to blogging. You can follow him on Twitter at @CaldwellGR. This is an issue that has irritated me for a […]

Yes, I’m from Boston. No, I don’t read Simmons.

December 16, 2011 by

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I’m from Boston. I love sports. People often assume that I must love the Sports Guy. The truth is I haven’t read a word he’s written in several years. Here’s why. I read Bill Simmons when he was the Boston Sports Guy and sent out his columns in a newsletter. I loved those columns: he […]

Reason #283 Why I Hate ESPN

December 15, 2011 by

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This is why I hate ESPN. Well, it’s actually reason #283 why I hate ESPN, but that’s a topic for a separate post, or blog. It’s also why I dislike Tim Tebow. Well, actually, the reason I dislike Tim Tebow is because I went to the University of Georgia and, well, I don’t want to […]

Craig James (R-TX)

December 13, 2011 by

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I wish Craig James the best in his Senate race. I know nothing about Texas politics, but I know something about college football, and I’m thinking James is going to need a lot of luck to get any votes in Lubbock. (Or maybe getting Mike Leach fired was a ploy to get votes from alumni […]

If you love SEC football…

December 12, 2011 by

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…take seven minutes of your life and watch this great tribute to Larry Munson. “Man, is there going to be some property destroyed tonight!”