Archive for the 'General' Category

Interesting Sports Urban Legends Revealed Mention

Julie Ham, of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, wrote an interesting guide to the role of rumor when it comes to sporting events and the trafficking of women for sex. She e-mailed me to mention that she cited an old installment of Soccer/Football Urban Legends Revealed about the myths about women trafficking at [...]

Horse Racing Urban Legends #1

This is the first in a series of examinations of horse racing-related urban legends and whether they are true or false. This week, discover if the term “upset” came from the world of horse racing, whether a side bet unintentionally led to the first horse to win the Triple Crown and whether Secretariat was acquired [...]

TV/Movie Easter Eggs – Star Trek the Next Generation Easter Eggs!

In this feature, I share with you a few TV/Movie “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that is hidden somewhere in a film or in an episode of a TV show for viewers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check [...]

Using Math to Make a Decision

SPORTS LEGEND: The head referee asked about the size of his security detail before making a decision on a crucial play that would affect the home crowd in Pittsburgh.

Immaculate Re-play?

SPORTS LEGEND: The referees used video replay to check to make sure they had the right call on the “Immaculate Reception” before ruling it a touchdown.