NYC Cookie Crawl with Shannon Devido!

October 15, 2013 New York City, Pop Culture, Video Blog Comments (0) 205

Comedian and Actor Shannon Devido (of Stare at Shannon, among other projects) joins me for a cookie-eating tour of Midtown New York City!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Ls9_3_kt4

Shannon talks about her projects including stand-up comedy, her goal of becoming Senior Disabled Correspondant on The Daily Show, and her hit YouTube show STARE AT SHANNON.

LINKS:

Stare At Shannon on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1cQ8nXj
Shannon’s Web Site: http://bit.ly/1fyPau8
Coach Corky Runs: http://bit.ly/1en8t6y

Chris’s Homepage: http://bit.ly/16Jb8pJ
Chris on Twitter: http://twitter.com/keeltyc
Chris on Facebook: http://facebook.com/christopherkeelty
Chris on Tumblr: http://christopherkeelty.tumblr.com

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Deadspin: NHL Enforcers “The Most Useless Role in Sports.”

October 12, 2013 Hockey, In The News Comments (0) 227

Deadspin’s Adam Gretz yesterday published his argument that the hockey enforcer is “the most useless role in sports,” including a statistical analysis that shows the presence of enforcers on the ice or bench in modern NHL games does nothing to deter injuries. It’s well worth reading, though like most arguments against fighting in hockey, its lack of understanding for the sport’s nuances suggests Gretz has never actually played–something I may or may not be completely wrong about.

The math is enlightening, certainly, but the thesis ignores recent historical development. It’s the NHL who diminished the role of the enforcer, and made their players less safe by removing the opportunity for them to police themselves. I would be very interested to see the same mathematical analysis on the NHL game before the “third-man-in” and “instigator” rules effectively took away the ability of an enforcer to protect his team-mates without hurting his team. Maybe there was no statistical basis for this idea either, but I’m betting it would show. Continue Reading

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