Category Archives: sports

Even Bing Crosby Believed in Sports Jinxes

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities One of the funny things that sports fans do is believe that they can influence the game by attending it, watching it, … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Sports Figure?

We usually give examples of poor communication in the blog, but I recently heard a quote from an unusually candid and thoughtful sports figure. Since sports personalities usually answer in nothing but cliches, I thought the exception¬† was worth noting. … Continue reading

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Baseball’s What Not to Say

I apologize to all of the people I know who will read this and think I’m singling them out because they will most likely make some version of the statement during the next 24 hours. I’m not, and that’s part … Continue reading

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March Sadness

March Sadness is not as famous as the trademarked term that rhymes with it, but it more accurately reflects how I feel about the basketball fever that sweeps through this country more quickly than a logging company through a South … Continue reading

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Not-So-Super Advice

Having days and days and days of Super Bowl preview shows is analogous to 24-hour-per-day news coverage. With so much time to kill, there is simply not enough good information to fill the time, and the result is quite a … Continue reading

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Big Off-Season Move

Winter is nearly as important to baseball as summer, when the games are played, because the foundation for the team is set during the winter off-season. With that in mind, it appears as if the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that … Continue reading

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Man Up

Man up is a relatively new term that’s all the rage. All I can say is:¬† Oy. I know that it’s intended to be funny. I know that men-are-different-than-women humor has been popular since Eve picked the apple from the … Continue reading

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