Category: Sports

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sports Announcers & Hot Hand

    It seems fairly common for sports announcers to contradict themselves. One minute, “Team X cannot catch a break,” and the next, “Everything is going their way.” During the first case, they were up by a sizable amount but a few chances in a row went bust. They were never at risk, but eventually, the other […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hands on Their Hips

    Over the past couple months during football or football[1] games, I noticed announcers refer to defensive players already having hands on their hips. They mean the defensive players are already tired and out of breath, so breathing more heavily than they should. Also, the players are ready to be broken by the offensive players. So, […]

  • Red Uniform Effect

    While watching the NFL draft the other day, a woman at the bar lamented about how highlights for players from all over the SEC displayed their prowess against the local university. I explained Red Dress Effect to her and the bartender. Obviously these football players were not women in red dresses. Red can draw attention. […]

  • American Chinese

    From a logo design perspective, the United States should adopt Chinese. For logos that are the first letter of the entity, the designer has to do something special to distinguish it from all the others using the same letter. This came to me watching a rapper in a video wearing a baseball cap with a […]

  • An All Year Sport

    Some of my sports fan friends are a single game fan.When the season is over, they have nothing else about which to talk until recruits are chosen for the next. Over the past week, I saw a couple countdowns for certain baseball players to report to spring training. Since October they waited for this. Football, […]

  • Dream of a UGA Loss

    In part I, I attended a Christmas party where others kept moving to different rooms of the house. They would move and only later would I notice I was alone. In part II, walking home, there were cars everywhere. Some were even parked on top of houses. There was a crowd noise up ahead. It […]