One of the best things about sports is sharing the immediacy of a great event. Yesterday Alvin Kamara tied the 91-year-old NFL record for touchdowns with six for the New Orleans Saints. With four minutes left the Saints chose not to send him in again to get the tie breaker. But as Kamara was going… Continue reading Are you watching this?
Updated: May 5 Even the greatest baseball play by play announcer of all time, Vin Scully, used to make a claim like that. Say there was one out and Sax tried to steal second. And say he was called out on a controversial play. Then the next guy up would lace a hit and Scully… Continue reading That hit would have scored a run if Sax was still on second
Updated: May 5 Take a free throw shooter like Steph Curry. He is one of the all time best at 90.6%. Fans would say if he misses a free throw then he is even more likely to make the next because he just missed one. But they love to teach in statistics that that the… Continue reading He’ll make the second one
Updated: May 5 It’s because of chance. Because of chance, we watch sports and our hearts race since we don’t know what’s going to happen. Sports are about immediacy and the discovery of the unexpected. Sports movies about true stories are not exciting because they are about something that already happened; sports movies that are… Continue reading There will never be a great sports movie
Updated: Apr 29 … when the sports sites and ESPN begin the end of year countdown of the year’s greatest plays. A great catch at the wall. A buzzer beater. But occasionally they count down the greatest of all time. When they do that for the NFL, it’s time to turn off the TV. That… Continue reading It’s that Bragr time of the year…