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

August 11, 2012 by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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