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Madden ’13 With Wrong Player Picture TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The newest edition of the EA Sports Madden NFL video game, Madden ’13, came out on Tuesday. Generally football fans, gamers, and players alike are over-the-top excited about the release …Continue reading →

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College Football and the Lack of PDCA TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Pretend for a moment you’re a company with a few manufacturing lines. Some are big, some are small, some are complex, and there’s one that gets a lot of attention …Continue reading →

Troy Polamalu, NFL, Concussions, and Cheating the System TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NFL is currently in the midst of a large lawsuit on behalf of retired players who are suing the league for health-related issues caused by on-field concussions during their …Continue reading →

Visual Management and Strawberry Jam TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Every couple of years my mother and I get together to make batches of strawberry jam. She’s made freezer jams for as long as I’ve been alive, and since I’ve …Continue reading →

Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

NFL Draft – Player Names on Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Thursday night featured the first round of the NFL Draft in New York. One of the most notable things about the prime time coverage of the draft was the players …Continue reading →

NCAA Tournament Instant Replay and Inconsistent Officiating TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In Thursday night’s NCAA Tournament action, history was nearly¬†made with a 16 seed almost knocking off a 1 seed for the first time ever. With the assistance of some questionable …Continue reading →

Super Bowl XLVI, NBC Production, and the Blame Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Eight years after the infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” the Super Bowl halftime show again gets attention for the wrong reasons. Joining Madonna as a guest singer on stage at …Continue reading →

The NBA, the Sports Guy, and Aversion to Change TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Bill Simmons, editor-in-chief of Grantland.com and ESPN’s The Sports Guy, analyzed the 2011-2012 NBA season thus far and concluded that the league should strongly consider starting the regular season on …Continue reading →

Defects Example – Dallas Cowboys Championship Gear TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sunday night, the New York (Football) Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 NFC East Championship. As is a newfangled popular custom with professional sports teams on the verge …Continue reading →

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