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Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30 teams playing 162 games each a year. In that span of time, speculative taxonomists and fly-by-night actuaries have marveled over a sample size of recordable human activity that's created pinnacles of unlikelihood like Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and Joe Torre batting into four double plays in one game. Take into account the sport's extensive minor league programs, and baseball trudges fiercely beyond statistical extremes of "great men doing inconceivable deeds" or "ordinary men doing great deeds" into a realm known popularly as "inconceivably ordinary men doing greatly inconceivable deeds ordinarily."

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A Super Bowl Preview For People Who Don’t Know Football (2011 edition)

Once a year, an awful lot of people are forced to pretend to care about football.

Some friend or partner of theirs drags them to a Super Bowl party, and while it can be worth the hassle just to experience the expensive commercials, the unhealthy food, the surfeit of alcohol, the hilariously dumb halftime show, the Puppy Bowl, or drunk people wearing unattractive props, many people would rather spend three hours passing a stone than watch the actual game.

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Super Bowl Character Sketches

When Scott Fujita, outside linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, was six weeks old, his white parents put him up for adoption, and he ended up as the son of Rod and Helen Fujita.

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