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Why Do I Bother?

I generally enjoy Gregg Easterbrook’s football writing– he gets a little repetitive, and the shtick is starting to overwhelm any insight, but he makes some good points, and is usually entertaining. For example, I really enjoyed his take on the Dallas Cowboys at the end of this week’s column (schadenfreude is a powerful thing). Easterbrook’s…

Over at Cosmic Variance, Sean has a nice, concise post about what’s wrong with college football. He’s responding to a desperately stupid post that ends with this: Let’s not ruin college football’s fabulous 13 week do-or-die regular season with a playoff! This was posted back in October, so the author can perhaps be forgiven for…

NFL Notes

SteelyKid was kind of fussy for the early part of the afternoon, and my Giants lost. It’s hard to say whether she was fussy for reasons of her own, or just picking up on my irritation at the Giants’ lousy play. In any case, the correlation between Happy Baby and football victories remains intact– she…

Gun Safety Notes

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Putting Baby Mojo to the Test

It has been observed that my New York Football Giants are undefeated this year in games where SteelyKid was present for the game, and happy. The one game they’ve lost, an inexcusable thrashing by the otherwise hapless Browns, was a night game, and Kate took her upstairs for a final feeding before kickoff, and put…

Athletes and Academia, part II

I got a bunch of really good comments to yesterday’s post about athletes and attitudes toward education. Unfortunately, yesterday was also a stay-at-home-with-SteelyKid day, and she spent a lot of time demanding to be held or otherwise catered to, so I didn’t have a chance to respond. I’d like to correct that today by responding…

Correlation Equals Causation, NFL Style

Going into last night’s game, my New York Football Giants were 4-0, leading the NFL in a whole bunch of statistical categories. SteelyKid watched at least part of every one of those games with me. Last night, just before kick-off, Kate took SteelyKid upstairs for a late-evening feeding. After eating, she dropped off to sleep…

Steelykid says “Touchdown!” (as does her shirt): And then goes to sleep.

Correlation Equals Causation, NFL Edition

I started watching the Giants-Rams game today with SteelyKid on my lap. The Giants marched right down the field, and scored a touchdown, and seemed to have the game well in hand. It was lunchtime, though, so Kate took SteelyKid upstairs, and the Giant offense sputtered after that, producing only two field goals. In the…

If You Were a Republican…

We’re in Boston to visit Kate’s parents, and while we wait for SteelyKid to wake up and demand food, we’re watching “Mike and Mike” on ESPN2 (the live simulcast of the radio show). They’ve been talking about how tonight’s NFL kick-off (our long national nightmare is over…) was pushed up so as not to conflict…