Category Archives: Sports

A Terrible Game of Golf

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I played golf today—my occasional escape from the heaviness of writing about the meaning of life. My normal partner, a pleasant seventy-year-old gentlemen and I were paired with two brothers. While one of the brothers was friendly the other began mouthing expletives from the first shot onward. He quickly explained the reason for his terrible play was that he had already downed two glasses of whiskey for breakfast! Continue reading A Terrible Game of Golf

Football and Resistance to Change

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Every now and then you have to forget the meaning of life and have fun. This story is dedicated to my son-in-law who finds all this so amusing.

Resistance to change is everywhere—even in sports. Think of the slow embrace of using stats or changing the rules in professional sports. Consider an example. I grew up in St. Louis and our NFL team then was the St. Louis (now Arizona) Cardinals. From 1963 to 1978 our kicker was Jim Bakken. Continue reading Football and Resistance to Change