I Miss Those Days

Tonight we had the chance to watch our grand-niece's swim meet, and it must have been the smell of the chlorine that triggered so many wonderful memories of the sport I love. Swimming was a big part of my life for 12 years, having been a competitive swimmer from about 9 years old until I … Continue reading I Miss Those Days

$130,000 Salary – Per Day??

Earlier this week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs, signed a record-breaking, 10-year extension worth up to $503 million, making it the largest contract not just in NFL history, but in sports history. This means Mahomes will earn an average of over $130,000, per day. To put that number in perspective, the median … Continue reading $130,000 Salary – Per Day??

Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

His colleagues called him Bucky the Bookkeeper. His company was on the brink of bankruptcy multiple times. His credit card was declined while trying to rent a car in 1974. Six years later, he was worth $178 million. Today, he is worth $37 billion. Do you know who this person is, or what company he … Continue reading Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

The Tradition Continues

I don’t know how long we’ve been doing it, but it’s been a Father’s Day tradition for perhaps 20 years. No one in the Borden family is a golfer, but we all enjoy miniature golf. Well, at least I do, and they humor me. So every year for Father’s Day we go out for a … Continue reading The Tradition Continues

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

I just discovered a web site that may be fertile ground for future blog posts. The site is StudyFinds.org, and it defines its mission as: StudyFinds sets out to find new research that speaks to mass audiences — without all the scientific jargon. The stories we publish are digestible, summarized versions of research that are … Continue reading Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

The Paradox of Last Place

We all (well, maybe not all) remember those dreaded gym classes when it was time for teams to be picked. If you weren't an athlete (nope), popular (nope), or good-looking (nope), you were going to be among the last ones selected. And you were just hoping you would not be THE last one selected. While … Continue reading The Paradox of Last Place

A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

The world of sports has ground to a halt. While there have been some isolated comebacks, one thing that is missing from these events are the fans. There have been a few attempts to mimic fan attendance at some events that have taken place, but it’s not close to the real thing. Borussia Mönchengladbach, a … Continue reading A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection

The routines that college marching bands use are often quite intricate, and even the slighest misstep could throw everything off. So it's no surprise that at some point there is going to be a collision of some sort. Here are a few such fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpiINv1WeBg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHe9grrOCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZRlDxJ4t0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1FnHcMDBlU Fortunately, such failures seem to be … Continue reading Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection