Music’s Effect on Sports and Performance

music-and-athleteWith Apple’s iPod and iPhone, music and exercise have gone hand-in-hand. You can hardly watch a sporting event without seeing a player warming up with headphones in their ears. Between every play in football, the band or the PA system plays some form of music. What is it about music that gets people so pumped up? Lets take a look at what music does for athletic performance. Continue reading

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Should Teams Have to Change Their Names?

Redskins primary logo 1972-1981, 1983-present

The Washington Redskins have been coming under a lot of fire recently as their owner Daniel Snyder refuses to change the name of the team. And President Obama was pitching in his own opinion about this. Yes, some of the names can be seen as offensive, but are people being to sensitive? Continue reading

Process vs. Result

I recently got into a discussion about who the better pitcher was in the 2nd half of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals between Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly.  The discussion basically boiled down into a old school vs. new school statistical showdown with my opponent using traditional stats like Wins and ERA to argue for Kelly while I used new stats or Sabermetrics, like FIP and K/9, to argue for Lynn. Continue reading