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Draw Your Own Conclusions

Back in the long hot spring of 2003, I took an American student, fresh off the boat, to watch his first live televised football match.  He was a lacrosse-playing college sports fan with about as much interest in soccer as I have in ultimate Frisbee, so I was intrigued to see how he’d take to […]

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I, Ferguson: We Need to Talk About Alex

I’m just getting around to flicking through Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest autobiography here.  A somewhat smug 416 page tome of self-righteous back stabbing and bitter one-upmanship.  He’s gone for the rather uninspiring title, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography.  But with his writing having clear influences from sources as diverse as David Brinkley, Alan Partridge and Homer […]

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The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

So tweeted Heraclitus about 2,500 years ago.  But your modern day Madrileño philosopher here would like to add: But Every Change Needs a Constant.  Read on, and please bear with me, to be illuminated. The system for calculating world golf rankings is as convoluted as it gets.  But the only knowledge of it needed for […]