Baseball's Back!

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 by Games_and_Sports

Moneyball Spring is here: the flowers are blooming, love is in the air, and the World Series hopes of millions of fans are flying high before they get pummeled back to earth by reality. That's right, baseball season is underway, and Bay Area fans have much to look forward to. The Oakland A's come into the season with high expectations, having won the American League West . . . more »

The Science of Sports

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by ChristinaReads

Sports Gene: Inside The Science Of Extraordinary Athletic Performance In Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell theorizes that it takes around 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to truly master a skill. Now, think of any of the major super athletes performing today. For example, Tiger Woods, Shaun White, and Kerry Walsh-Jennings all began training in their respective sports as children and have easily logged at least 10,000 hours of practice. Each of these athletes have broken . . . more »

Sports Gaming: Athletic Glory for the Common Man

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 by Games_and_Sports

Madden NFL 13 Some people are blessed with amazing physical gifts: blazing speed, astounding leaping ability, precise hand-eye coordination. These incredible human specimens often end up playing sports at high levels, and go on to become the athletes of legend, gaining immense fame and adoration for their skill and achievements ...and then there are the rest of us. Most of us will never know what it's like to . . . more »

Getting Back into a Hockey Mood

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012 by Games_and_Sports

Miracle After months of anguish and hundreds of games missed, NHL hockey is finally back! For those who haven't been following the news, the NHL owners locked out the players due to an inability to agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the league and the player's union, which governs the players contracts, revenue splitting, and other rules (for more details on the lockout, . . . more »