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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
This guy's amazing. Clay Dyer was born with no legs and only half of one arm.
"I knew early that competition was something I would love to be able to do for the rest of my life," Clay said. "That's when I started getting into fishing. I realized it was something I could do, no matter if I was 6'5" and weighed 250 pounds or if I was 40 inches tall and weighed 85 pounds. And I thought it was a sport I could take up on a national level, versus trying to play in the NBA or NFL!"
Friday, February 24, 2006
The United States' first Olympic medal in curling was earned today by the boys from Bemidji when they defeated the British team 8-6. The team's skip (I think that's what you call the guy who sends the stone down toward the big target), Pete Fenson, is the owner of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji, Minnesota. Every student, past or present, of Bemidji State University has enjoyed a pie at Dave's. I had more than a few in the late 70's - early 80's. Congrats to Team Fenson!
But did you know ... ?
Britain was shut out of a medal one Olympics after Scottish housewife Rhona Martin threw the "Stone of Destiny" to win the gold medal in Salt Lake City. David Murdoch's team is also from Scotland, which is considered the birthplace of curling.The "Stone of Destiny"? Did you know about this? I guess if you lived in Scotland you did. Here's more. (Obviously, this is not the "stone of density", with which we're all familiar.)
Thursday, February 16, 2006Debunked
Tuesday, February 07, 2006Gary -- I totally agree. The refs did a job on the Seahawks, without question. On the Rothlisbergereiesligbergerwhatever "touchdown", you could see the ref running up, thinking "Okay, hmmm, spot this on about the one inch line.... oh, wait, that's right, we got that memo from Tagliabue.... TOUCHDOWN!".
Hines Ward was given the MVP award, but I think the Refs should have gotten it. Without them, Pittsburgh wouldn't have won. As far as I'm concerned, Pittsburgh's "victory" is completely tainted. It was almost like an NBA playoff game out there.
My favorite commercial was the one where the guy kept throwing the phone at the other dude. I want one of those theft prevention phones. My other favorite commercial was the little colt who pulled the Budweiser wagon. That was cool.
As for the Holmgren family, God bless 'em.
Monday, February 06, 2006The Seahawks were robbed. It seems the NFL wanted a Steelers victory and a Jerome Bettis "retiring as a champion" story line (what is this, figure skating?). The memo went down to the zebras and they did their part - quite unconvincingly. We saw phantom pass interference, holding to negate any big play, and blocking below the waist - on a tackler! They tried to give the Steelers the ball on a non-fumble but the video evidence was too strong. The Seahawks didn't help their cause much - too many dropped passes and poor clock management. But even in spite of those mistakes, they should have won. Had the crowd not been 90% Steelers fans, we would have (and should have) heard the time-honored chant, "These refs suck! These refs suck!"
Some related stories:
Friday, February 03, 2006Hero
Thursday, February 02, 2006How much better can it get? Jonah Goldberg writing about the movie Groundhog Day.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006Sick
Business Week explains how math is being applied to new problems.
The world is moving into a new age of numbers. Partnerships between mathematicians and computer scientists are bulling into whole new domains of business and imposing the efficiencies of math. .. They're helping to map out advertising campaigns, they're changing the nature of research in newsrooms and in biology labs, and they're enabling marketers to forge new one-on-one relationships with customers. As this occurs, more of the economy falls into the realm of numbers. Says James R. Schatz, chief of the mathematics research group at the National Security Agency: "There has never been a better time to be a mathematician."Very interesting article.
I know, I know, this has been all over the blogosphere. But, what the heck, they made me laugh ...
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