NCAA: So, it’s hard to actually calculate the exact odds of a perfect bracket, but if every game were a coin flip, the odds would be about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Linked at hot air.com but I’ve been focused on trigonometry. Mr Big Food is all about probability lately— Bishop Reverend Bayes, et al. We will discuss.
Field & Stream Treasury: Memorable Articles and Stories From the Pages of America’s Number One Sportsman’s Magazine (1955) I’m cleaning my desktop. It tends to accumulate a lot of crappy old books that either need to be returned to their homes or find homes somewhere besides my desk.I’d forgotten all about this one which I
Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of RightsA mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights
“The most ‘fashionable’ health resort” also “Park of Culture and Rest” “barrage of blistering statistics” [Inside Russia Today. John Gunther. Harper & Brothers, New York. 1957.] [1984. George Orwell. 1949.] [From The New York Times via Drudgereport.com] I call it “stream of consciousness blogging.” I’m clearing off my desk. These two crappy old books
Odium for authoritarians, no matter their political ilk, is the mark of a grown up Libertarian. –Mr. Big Food I’ll take Daughter C’s advise and just say that Alexander Hamilton is odium to me. –Marica His odium for Ohio State was simply off the hook. –A. Leland LSU and Alabama fans share a relationship filled
Last Friday was a BIG day in Starkvegas– the Mississippi State Baseball Dawgs advanced to the World Series of Baseball! And I just happened to be in ‘Vegas to capture the excitement! It’s been a while since I’ve traveled to Euro-America, but here in Redneck America The South, we do enjoy us some balcony bars. Not
asked my little neighbor girls. “How much does a chance to win $1000 cost?” “$10.” “Of course I would!” It’s for the girls’ softball team. Hey– someone’s gonna win. I’ll buy a chance. [The dogs were so excited to see the girls they’d have paid $10 just for the chance to see the girls!]
p. 191 of A World of Experience Teachers’ Edition, published by American Book Company copyrighted in 1963. The story, “Jim Thorpe,” in Chapter 4, “Game Champions,” was written by Robert H. Shoemaker. The crappy old story concludes with some questions. SOME THINKING Do you think there is such a thing as a “born athlete”? If