General, Share-topia 2018

Soccer growing pains

I’ve been a season ticket holder of the Minnesota United FC for many years, and attended games back when they were just called the NSC Stars. This past week, the team released the season ticket pricing for next year for when the team moves in to it’s brand new stadium in the Hamline-Midway area of […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Olympic “sports”?

On my Facebook feed I recently made a comment that I make every time the Winter Olympics come around; “How is ice dancing an Olympic sport?” Many people piped up about other sports such as synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics that also would fall into this category. Needless to say it provoked some discussion, and […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Phooey on the Super Bowl

Because of the nature of my work, the Super Bowl is a big deal. We support some local infrastructure that has to be available 24×7, and when you have such a big event like the Super Bowl happening, all eyes are on your IT systems. What this means is that for the past three months, […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Sports and the anthem

I feel like I need to make some type of comment on the hype that is permeating media right now around the national anthem and athletes. What began as a small protest by one football player, about racial inequality in America, turned into a massive circus this past weekend. Even President Trump got into the […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Revisiting Sportball

For many years I was a consistent fan of the Minnesota Vikings. On Sunday afternoons you would almost always find me watching the game, and Superbowl time was always a big party at an ex-family member’s house. I don’t recall exactly when I stopped watching, but it’s been a few years now. I just lost […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

The nature of professional sports

At last night’s Minnesota United FC game I had a few thoughts about the nature of sports, and specifically professional sports in our country. As I looked around the pitch at the various players it struck me at how much of a divide there is between what we consider elite athletes and other professional players. […]

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