Category Archives: Sports

Never Enough Oz

Lost Lands of Oz: The Rain King Is Missing, by Dr. Janet Kelly – This book is intended to teach values to kids, and as an adult reading for fun, I can’t say how successful it is in that respect. … Continue reading

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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

I already wrote a post about sports and games in the Oz series, but I had a few more ideas along those lines that I thought I could develop somewhat. Characters in the books are frequently seen playing games, and … Continue reading

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Stations of the Flag

I don’t follow sports, so I doubt I ever would have heard of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem before a football game if it hadn’t been all over the news. But I did see a … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Geeky

This post on Tumblr about geekiness and gender roles has some good points, although I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I sometimes get confused by geeky people who marginalize others, with my reasoning being that they’ve generally … Continue reading

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It’s an Odd Boy Who Doesn’t Like Sport

It’s stories like this that make me despise sport culture. Not necessarily sports per se, as I don’t enjoy them, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. Rather, it’s the culture that is willing to excuse anything for the sake … Continue reading

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It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Sacrificed

Hey, isn’t there some kind of big sporting event tomorrow/today? Seriously, I find that Superbowl time is a good opportunity to go out, since there aren’t any crowds. This year, though, I’m working at the time. I wonder if the … Continue reading

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