Tag Archives: football

Brain of Destruction: The NFL and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

The Frontline teaser: ___________ Link to the full documentary: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365093675/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=fron_covefullprogram

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Correlation-Causation Fallacy Watch: Packers Lost Sunday Because Casey’s Stupid Sister, Megan, Told Her to Put Sparkles on Her Nails

_____ What strikes me about this clip (apart from its humor) is Casey’s fundamentally religious intuition: the reason the Green Bay Packers lost to the New York Giants on Sunday is because the ritual guaranteeing success was not followed perfectly—with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is This Mitt Romney’s Way of Flipping the Bird at the Losers He Conned and Fired?

There’s something deeply tribal about the below image of Mitt Romney with his buddies at Bain Capital in 1984. It’s more than just an expression of joy at making money: it’s the glee of spiking a football before the losers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Ten-Year-Old Boy is Raped; Penn Students Show Outrage at Joe Paterno’s Firing

To focus the mind, let’s point to just one of the things Joe Paterno did (or, rather, failed to do) as coach at Penn State. In 2002, one of his coaches sodomized a ten-year-old boy in a university locker room shower. Assistant … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ancient Roman Existentialism?

Jean-Paul Sartre, I think, would have like this. It’s from Carlin Barton’s Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones (pg. 32, UC Press 2001): As the art historian Bettina Bergmann points out, the Romans had a taste for moments of high tension, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Existential Contingency and Absurdity Explained by an “Onion Network News” Sports Video-Clip

Fully digesting the philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre, and soberly pondering Albert Camus’s famous observation that the first question of every life is whether or not to commit suicide—and then losing the opening coin toss to the Tennessee Titans—the Jacksonville … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment