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Seahawk’s Sherman is not the story

This is Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tipping a pass and ensuring a victory and the NFC championship for his team last Sunday. Seconds later a reporter was shoving a […]

Not the yachts of yore

They bear little resemblance to the magnificent 12-meter America’s Cup yachts I watched for so many years. The water-skimming, wind-driven flying machines of today have 131-foot-high wings instead of sails, twin instead […]

Facebook’s football folly

With the college football season firing up, this Facebook map is guaranteed to spark discussion. It shows which top-25 college team has the most Likes in each county. Slate breaks […]

The fastest two minutes in sports

America. Where the TV networks turn a two-minute horse race, the Kentucky Derby, into a three-hour show. But then again it’s called “the fastest two minutes in sports,” not in […]

2013 Pagani Huayra

Zero to 60 in 3.3 seconds

I won’t lie. I like pretty things. I like pretty things that go vroom, vroom. Although I doubt the sound of 0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds is anything like a vroom. Maybe […]