Can anyone tell me why the best women golfers cannot compete against the best men? “Because they’re weaker, on average, than men,” sings the Conventional Wisdom Chorus. “Men can drive the ball farther, and that’s a big advantage on long holes and long courses, which are generally the rule on the PGA tour.” The Chorus […]
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Next time you’re watching an NFL game in which a team is out of timeouts and trying to score in the last few seconds, watch the officials. Tell me you haven’t seen this a hundred times: An offensive player is tackled inbounds.The quarterback waves frantically for everyone to line up. Tick-tick-tick…. Hurry, hurry! The offensive […]
No new popular sports have been invented in more than a century. Calling all inventors to change that.
I wouldn’t say the NCAA tournament is getting boring, just predictable. I’m sorry, Cinderellas, but fairy godmothers apparently no longer exist. Or if they do, they must have lost most of their powers. The fairies might get you into the dance, Robert Morris, but only your wicked stepsisters, the high seeds, are going to be […]
Imagine if a baseball game were tied after nine innings and instead of playing extra innings the contest was decided by … a home run derby. Each team would send its five strongest sluggers up to the plate. Each hitter would get three swings at balls lobbed in by his own team’s pitching coach. Whichever […]
We’ve all grown accustomed the intrusion of corporate sponsor names into sporting events: the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Toyota Halftime Report, the Chevrolet Players of the game. Companies pay good money to have their brands mentioned during broadcasts that reach millions of people.The typical NFL telecast starts like this: “Welcome to Qualcomm Stadium for today’s […]
NBA should go to a pickup format at the all-star game. Poll: which player would be chosen last?
The Steelers’ first touchdown, on a scramble by QB Ben Roethlisberger, was disallowed after the Cardinals challenged. The refs decided the replays showed that Big Ben’s knee was down before the ball pierced the imaginary plane rising up from the front of the goal line. The Steelers had to settle for a a field goal. […]
How about the URL, domwis? It’s Wisdom spelled inside out And that’s kind of the point of this blog. It’s the place to play iconoclast, puncture the conventional wisdom, span the globe, and point out the constant variety of errors and opportunities for improvement in the world of sports. Ed Cohen