What did you circle on the schedule?
I'm still looking for some input on the top local high school football games this fall. What are you looking forward to? Got an idea there's going to be a sleeper game in there somewhere that could decide a region? Lemme know, I'm putting together a list of the most anticipated and important games of the season.
Carver OL McKinney likes South Carolina
Carver OL Quincy McKinney was pretty impressed with an unofficial weekend visit to South Carolina, but it did little to help him whittle down his choices, The State reports .
From the story:
"I got a little tour because I hadn't been there before," McKinney said. "South Carolina's facilities are beautiful, state of the art, best I've seen. The academic center is beautiful. If I got there I'll be spending a lot of my time there."
ESPN blames ESPN for out-of-control LeBron James madness
The ESPN ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer, is tasked with being an advocate for ESPN's readers and viewers. So it's nice that at least one person in that organization recognized what everyone else in the country thought: The network was out of bounds with the LeBron James mess.
Ohlmeyer this week wrote a long, harsh column about where ESPN went wrong ( read it here ). Here are a few of my favorite points:
- Some found ESPN guilty of violating a key ethical journalistic tenet -- paying for news
- If the network wants to be considered the true worldwide leader in sports, it must accept the responsibility that comes with it. As the biggest player in the space, ESPN can establish and give credibility to a story. With that clout, of course, comes the obligation to cover each story not just with journalistic integrity but with appropriate weight -- or risk that very same credibility.
- It also put some news executives in the uncomfortable position of knowing details they couldn't share unless one of their reporters uncovered it of their own accord.
- Editorial control also covers the length of a program. "The Decision" was much longer than it needed to be.
Rare seabirds mean no Friday night lights on Hawaii's Kauai island
Hawaiian officials are afraid a threatened species of seabird - newborn Newell's searwaters, to be specific - will be hurt of killed by the use of stadium lights, so they have moved all the high school football games from Friday nights to Saturday afternoons ( link ).
The birds, which use the moon to navigate, get disoriented by the lights and fall to their death, something that happened to about 30 of them each year.
Still want to play on Friday night? That's a $30,000 fine for each dead bird.
MIT researchers: Your attempts to kill your grandfather while traveling back in time are futile
Some MIT researchers are doing something very important - pondering time travel and its paradoxes.
I kind of consider myself an idiot when it comes to actually doing math, but I've long been interested in any kind of 'physics for idiots' books I can get my hands on , so I have a small understanding of some of the stuff in this article. But not much
Like a movie hero who always manages to escape seemingly imminent death, the grandfather would always somehow manage to survive his grandchild’s murderous plots. “Some little quantum fluctuation would whisk the bullet away at the last moment,” Lloyd explained.