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FIFA joins 20th century: Adds goal line technology for 2014 World Cup

February 19th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

I have written about the truculent FIFA decisions regarding goal line technology in the past. And there are plenty of articles out there announcing the news that FIFA is allowing goal line technology for the 2013 CONFED Cup and 2014 WC. I just wanted to say congrats and welcome to the 20th century. We should [...]

Is American Football Dead or do Fans just Want to See Death?

January 19th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

Adding an edit here from a NY Times article I just saw. “Insurers will be tightening up their own coverage and make sports more expensive,” said Robert Boland, who teaches sports law at New York University. “It could make the sustainability of certain sports a real issue.” The N.F.L. contends that the insurers, some of [...]

Kids Who Engage in More FREE PLAY Get Fewer Injuries When They Play Organized Sports

January 13th, 2013Posted by BJ Pheasant

Here’s a cool study from Loyola University about something that doesn’t surprise me at all: The more that kids play on their own, the less likely they are to get injured while playing their organized sports. A press release about the study was titled, “To Protect Against Injuries, Young Athletes May Need to Play More [...]

Academics in an Athletic World

November 11th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

This is a post which I would like to make in the future. I have not articulated my views in a manner worthy of an article, yet. George Forsythe, President of Westminster College, has written an article articulating the NCAA Division 3 philosophy and advantages that expresses many of the thoughts that I would like to [...]

Goal line technology finally here!

October 23rd, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Hawk-Eye and GoalRef Tuesday were cleared to install their systems worldwide after being granted licenses by FIFA. The granting of the licenses means the systems can now be installed in stadiums, after which they will undergo a final inspection by an independent test institute before being allowed to function. The first competitive tournament using the systems [...]

Never give up the dream. (and emigrate to a small country)

September 5th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Never give up the dream. (and emigrate to a small country) You hear about improbable debuts in sports all the time, but anybody else’s story would be hard-pressed to top that of Sarah Crilly. Last week, the 20-year-old university student, who plays for club team Hamilton Academical, was sitting in the stands watching Scotland’s national team play [...]

Why Put Your Kid at A Movement Disadvantage?

September 4th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A great video from a movement expert at a shoe store with his kids. He discusses how Parents are hurting the children’s biomechanics by purchasing bad shoes. In kindergarten he said that he doesn’t see heel strikes as the children move, but in first grade it starts up and just keeps getting worse. “Today’s episode [...]

Preseason Prep: Common Toe Problems in Soccer

August 15th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Common Toe Problems In Soccer Josh Kilpatrick, MD Daryl A. Rosenbaum, MD Aug. 24, 2010 —————– Play with 2 socks: a normal cotton one under the usual “synthetics/polyester/nylon” team sock. All those synthetic materials are bad for friction and shear the cotton absorbs and sweat and handles the stresses and strains better. One basic check is: do not play [...]

The end of American Football?

June 6th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A researcher at Virginia Tech named Stefan Duma put electronic monitors in the helmets of 7- and 8-year-olds playing Pop Warner football. He found that those kids were routinely getting hits to the head in the 40 to 60 g range, with some even upwards of 80 gs. To put that in perspective, imagine that [...]

Healthy Measure: Replacing BMI with something else

May 15th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Ideally, all should aim to keep their waist measurement less than half that of their height, found the scientists. That means a 6ft (72 inch) tall man should aim to keep his waist less than 36 inches, while a 5ft 4in (64 inch) woman should keep hers under 32 inches. They have found that the [...]

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