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August 2010

More of the Same in Houston?

Greg Steele is a graduate student at Abilene Christian University. He has been married for two years and likes to read. He used to play basketball, and got into the blog while looking for ways to better describe what happens during NBA games. Last year the Houston Rockets went 42-40, …

Talking About the Pirates Again and Again

This weekend I was a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the recent revelation that the Pirates – despite years of losing – are still able to earn a profit. As I have noted in the past, a radio or television interview is similar to taking a test.  …

A Quick Comment on Brett Favre

Today was the first day of classes at Southern Utah University.  And this story on the Pittsburgh Pirates also appeared (a story that I wish to comment on in more detail tomorrow).   So today was a bit busy (between teaching classes and talking to reporters). But I wanted to offer …

Can T-Mac Learn from Bob?

Tracy McGrady has finally found a home.  The league scoring champion in 2002-03 and 2003-04 has landed with the same team that recently employed the scoring champion from 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02, and 2004-05.  Yes, T-Mac – following the same path recently blazed by Allen Iverson – is going to MoTown. …