Over the long weekend I was privileged to observe and even participate in some bizarre graveyard rituals to ensure a victorious season for the New Orleans Saints. These were organized in large part by college professors. There were at least three profs in attendance — maybe more. With getups like these it’s hard to tell. […]

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Typical Indianapolis Architecture / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Now that I’ve sobered up sufficiently, I thought I’d write about something serious for a change. Some people suffer a persistent delusion that the Super Bowl is won by whichever team plays better on that day. Not so. Wise folks know the big game will be won by […]

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravages/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Yesterday everyone on campus was wearing black and gold — except for our administrative assistant. A Colts fan from way back, she was defiant in a blue and white dress which she’d been saving for the occasion. She’ll be rooting for the Colts in the Superbowl. But even she was […]

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Today is the day when the Saints return to the Superdome. I think everybody who lives in New Orleans is pretty happy about that, even football-skeptical folks like myself. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement, since so many people seem to pin so much on this team. But even as we […]

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People in New Orleans are getting excited about Bush. No, not George W. Bush — Reggie Bush. He’s some sort of new football guy for the Saints that people are hailing as the team’s savior, even the city’s savior. It is surely the height of foolishness for me to opine on a subject of which […]

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