Reasons why footballer-biting-other-footballer resulted from nature (i.e., the passing of traits from parent to offspring at a biological, or genetic, level): “I would suggest he is hard-wired in this way. It’s not something … Continue Reading Suarez: Nature or nurture? BBC expert unable to specify, quoted extensively nonetheless
1. Analyzing John Brooks’ Dream About Scoring the Winning Goal Source: Time.com, ‘HEALTH’ section (17 June) One-line summary: A US soccer player scored a goal and then says he previously had a dream … Continue Reading Bandwagon latest: ‘Science news’ with tenuous World Cup relevance doing the rounds right now
From footballshirtculture.com: This the new Zambia Home football shirt to be worn throughout 2014, by Nike. The 2012 African Cup of Nations champions’ green shirt is embellished with a complex … Continue Reading New Zambia soccer jersey features spermatozoa design, presumably not on purpose
It turns out that Lucozade Sport doesn’t hydrate and fuel better than water after all. In the UK, our old friends the ASA have finally told them to quit saying … Continue Reading Sports drink ad fuels complaints, producer ordered to water down claim
Here’s a famous football quote (out of the mouth of Satan himself): “Football, eh? Bloody hell!” Yes. Football and hell. Inextricably linked. So, it was always but a matter of … Continue Reading Obligatory Halloween tie-in: Ghost spotted at football match actually a man
Following up on last week’s Irish Skeptics Society lecture on science communication, journalist John Holden filed a report on the Irish politics and current affairs website, Politico.ie. As part of … Continue Reading Politico.ie covers “The Babel Fish”
The Daily Telegraph recently reported — in their “Science News” section, notice — a story headlined “Secret of match success: Suits for the dugout, tracksuits for training”. According to the … Continue Reading ‘Science News’ and Football: Together at last
Professional football (soccer) manager, Ian Dowie, was until recently in charge of Hull City FC in the English Premier League. One of his claims to fame is that he holds … Continue Reading Football manager Ian Dowie, a loss to chemical engineering?