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Farewell, Grantland

This past Friday, news came out that ESPN would be shutting down the sports and pop culture website, effectively immediately. The site, with its “free flowing” content that “occasionally touche[d] on mature subjects,” was known for its overly long … Continue reading

Original Soundtrack

Last weekend I went to the movies, for the first time in a long time, to peep the new drug-trade thriller Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve. It was enjoyable for a slew of reasons—the cast, the action-driven plot, and the … Continue reading

Infobesity: The Future of Sports Analytics

By the start of this upcoming NBA season, up to 20 teams will be employing wearable GPS devices created by the company Catapult, which will track player biometric data in real time. The championship Warriors were one of a number … Continue reading

Into the Abyss

More than two years ago, I wrote a blogcat about the SyFy channel. You can read the original here. I gave that article the title the “uncanny valley,” after a well-known psychological phenomenon, describing the revulsion people tend to feel … Continue reading

Play or Get Played

It is my opinion that The Wire is the greatest show in the history of television. Obviously I have not watched every show ever, so I suppose I can’t know for sure, but I have watched and read about my … Continue reading

NogFest Analysis: Individual Games

This Blogcat is the third and final chapter in my analysis of NogFest, a Pong tournament hosted by my friend Nog during the last weekend of May this year. If you need to get caught up on Part 1 (which … Continue reading

NogFest Analysis: Player Performance

This Blogcat is a continuation of some posts I’ve previously written regarding my fraternity’s game of Pong: The Brother Pi Breakdown Pong II: Advanced Analytics DKE Pong Rules & Regulations Don’t Doobie To bring everyone on the same page: at … Continue reading

DKE Pong Rules & Regulations

As I’ve made painfully clear in a number of this website’s columns, my fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, plays Beer Pong. Regulation games are played to 21 points, between 2 teams of 2 players on a ping-pong-sized, wooden, metal-trimmed table using … Continue reading

Zion Bible Institute (Part 2)

If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find it here. As mentioned in Part 1, the pictures in these articles are only a small sample of the pictures I took on site. You can view the rest of them … Continue reading

Brother Pi II: Advanced Analytics

Apologies to all non-DKE readers; this one’s pretty fratty. In light of my friend Nog putting the finishing touches on his own personal Pong table – and me playing on said table this past weekend – I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading