Sports signage in times of pandemic

In watching some futbol (aka soccer aka English football) matches this past year, it kind of seems like some of them have maybe increased the sponsorship names on the stadium seats. It kind of makes sense that with no butts in seats, this is real estate that is more on camera than in the past.… Continue reading Sports signage in times of pandemic

Counting in counties

The frequency of both words being used in the same sentence the past couple days has me wondering about the relatedness. So, I looked up the etymology of both. count (verb) late 14c., “to enumerate, assign numerals to successively and in order; repeat the numerals in order,” also “to reckon among, include,” from Old French conter “to… Continue reading Counting in counties

Cognitive dissonance of UGA and Falcons fans

It is funny to me how many rivalries UGA football has: Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry “Grown Man Football” with Missouri with South Carolina with Tennessee fans talk about hating Clemson fans talk about hating Alabama Since Atlanta is the closest metropolitan area to UGA, there is a… Continue reading Cognitive dissonance of UGA and Falcons fans

Nerducation

Nerds are a special breed. Not all of us discover we are one at an early age. Some may even deny it for a long time. So the late bloomers who discover they are a nerd have a lot of catching up to do. Step one: What do you love? Make wishlists. Step two: Work your way… Continue reading Nerducation

Seasons

In the southern US, one can tell it is winter based on people wearing sweaters or scarves outside office buildings. It is summer based on people wearing sweaters or scarves inside office buildings.

Unwritten Rules

A while ago, a baseball player coworker and I had a conversation about the unwritten rules of baseball. These are expected sportsmanship behaviors. When players are perceived to violate these moral guidelines, the other team may result in retaliation. Teams can end up in brawls on the field over the escalations started by someone violating an unwritten rule.… Continue reading Unwritten Rules

1996 Olympics

Twenty years ago I was able to watch some soccer Olympic events in person. We watched the first women’s tournament where the US played Sweden. And Nigeria (who eventually won) play Japan. These were all at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. It made me happy two teams we watched went on to win both the… Continue reading 1996 Olympics