Comments for SportsMyriad http://www.sportsmyriad.com More sports than are dreamed of in your philosophy Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:51:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Chasing a national championship by Beau Dure http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/chasing-a-national-championship/comment-page-1/#comment-161874 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:51:15 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5258#comment-161874 To split the hair even finer — soccer isn’t discussed in great detail in the book, but neither is it explicitly exempted. And the book does mention the study with a “minimum speed” and certain character traits that are beneficial.

To be sure, soccer players need more specific skills practice than, say, an offensive lineman. That’s not to say offensive line play is unskilled (it takes more than a casual football fan realizes), but in that case, you’re starting with a pool of big guys. Being big and mobile will be enough to get you on the high school varsity.

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Comment on Chasing a national championship by Sgc http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/chasing-a-national-championship/comment-page-1/#comment-161873 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:16:41 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5258#comment-161873 “I shouldn’t sympathize with them. Their mission/vision statement reeks of arrogance and a results-first mentality. (To nitpick something else on their website, David Epstein’s The Sports Gene refutes the “10,000 hour” thing.) And they certainly didn’t seem like the underdog against NEFC Elite (Mass.).”

Let me nitpick that nitpick. That book rather pointedly did not extend the conclusion to soccer:
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/53084/nature-vs-nurture-the-sports-gene-search-mostl.html

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Comment on Chasing a national championship by Fitzcamel http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/chasing-a-national-championship/comment-page-1/#comment-161871 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:33:11 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5258#comment-161871 I think we have different definitions of “results-first mentality”…

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Comment on Chasing a national championship by starcityfan http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/chasing-a-national-championship/comment-page-1/#comment-161863 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:55:59 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5258#comment-161863 I was there on Saturday morning. There were an awful lot of tears from players who were eliminated in the semifinals, unhappy about only being the third-best team in their age group in the country.

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Comment on Remembering Dan Borislow by Joshua (my cat's name) http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/remembering-dan-borislow/comment-page-1/#comment-161843 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:10:00 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5250#comment-161843 A quarter page obituary to Dan Borislow was in the Los Angeles Times of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Mostly discusses how he invented and developed Magicjack. Also mentions his big score predicting the winners of six horseraces at Gulfstream Park in May, 2014. No mention of his involvement with WPS , nor women’s soccer was made in the article.

RIP Dan Borislow.

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Comment on The rise of the U.S. soccer media by vabeacher http://www.sportsmyriad.com/2014/07/the-rise-of-the-u-s-soccer-media/comment-page-1/#comment-161822 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:38:18 +0000 http://www.sportsmyriad.com/?p=5245#comment-161822 The Wall Street Journal had some amazingly good coverage during the past World Cup.

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