Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Simulation of the Future

The late, great sports writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam once said “I am a fan of World Cup soccer, but not of soccer itself… I like checking out national characteristics as reflected by playing styles – the great … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 2009 Revisited

With Wimbledon 2010 beginning this week, we should all take a moment to revisit last year’s Men’s Singles Final. EPO originally wrote this piece the day after that match – on July 6, 2009.   So I clearly wasn’t quiet enough as … Continue reading

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Blogging during Australia v Germany

3:55am – The alarm goes off so that I can maintain my record of having watched every one of Australia’s World Cup matches during my lifetime live. Sure, I may have drifted off during the loss to Brazil 4 years … Continue reading

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Resetting the Scoreboard

What was Daniel Joyce thinking during those 59.4 seconds? For there he was, in the middle of this farce of a basketball game in which the final four-and-a-half minutes of game time had taken 40 minutes of real time, festooned … Continue reading

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