The Man Behind 1984

People are reading George Orwell again. Not that they ever stopped reading him, but now his works are hitting the bestseller lists, thanks largely to the kind of language we are hearing from members of the new Trump administration. And language, particularly English language as used by politicians, was Orwell’s preoccupation. Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair. The son of a British civil servant, he was born in India but, at age 8 was sent off to a British boarding school. He published Read more […]

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I Knew Eero Mntyranta Had Magic Blood

Was already circumspect of the idea that a level playing field in athletics was possible if we could just eliminate PEDs when I read David Epstein’s great 2014 book, The Sports Gene, which made plain how nature favors some over others, and not only in limb length and other obvious things but also in vision and blood and lungs. These inborn advantages laugh at the idea that 10,000 hours of practice can transform a modest talent into a champion, at least in sports (though I doubt 416 days at Read more […]


Podcast Episode 41: End of the Euros, UFC 200, British Open Golf, Hot Dogs

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 41Welcome to the Season Ticket Podcast. It’s episode 41, and it is ready for streaming or download by clicking the play button above, so give it a listen!You can follow us on Twitter @seasonticketpod and Also don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes if you get a second.Euro 2016It’s all over for another 4 years and the general consensus is that Euro 2016 wasn’t up to much, with an industrious Read more […]


WI 76/2 | India (IND) vs West Indies (WI) 2016 Live Cricket Score, 1st Test at Antigua, Day 4: Get updates on live score and ball-by-ball commentary for Indias tour of West Indies

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket  blog and live cricket updates’ post of the fourth day’s play between India and West Indies, in the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards International Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. India will look to wrap up things after imposing follow-on against the frail West Indies, and picking one wicket in their second innings to finish yet another day on a high. The West Indies trail by more than 300 runs, and a massive defeat is looming Read more […]


CONCACAF kicks off referee course in Miami

The Tier 2 referee program offers match officials – each at various stages of their international careers — an opportunity to receive special theoretical and practical training.  MIAMI — A three-day course for 50 CONCACAF referees and assistant referees opened Thursday here, with some of football’s top instructors sharing their considerable reservoir of knowledge. The Tier 2 referee program offers match officials – each at various stages of their international careers Read more […]


Drew Galloway Talks Being Himself In TNA, Working As An Underdog, Which Ex-WWE Stars Would He Like To See In TNA?, More

(Photo by Phillip Massey/WireImage) Drew Galloway spoke with Ring Rust Radio in advance of the TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view this month.  Galloway talked about playing the underdog to Bobby Lashley, TNA possibly signing more new talent, getting to be himself and getting TNA’s name out there, and much more. You can read some excerpts, and listen to the full interview in the player below:  Does Drew Galloway like the underdog role, or does he prefer to be favored?  I always like Read more […]