Author Archives: Benjamin Timm

Flyin’ Bobby Beaman

Learning about ergogenic aids this week and reading some other posts has reminded me of some cool animations that I saw this summer that the New York Times had made comparing the performance of the top three Olympic 100 meter … Continue reading

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Harder, Better, Faster and More Dangerous

Bernard Pollard, a Baltimore Ravens safety with a penchant for injuring Patriots players, has stated in a recent interview that he thinks that with the way that the NFL is headed there will be a death on the field due … Continue reading

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The Scallenge

Joe Blow sports fan often watch their favorite sports teams and jeer certain players who don’t perform with claim, “Even I could do better than that!”  Last week 4 Boston sports fans had that chance. Brian Scalabrine, a former Celtics … Continue reading

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The Mass of the Mules

One of the first things I noticed when I first visited Colby, which was also noted in one of our lectures, is how fit people are here. Athletics are hugely popular and even people who are not involved in organized … Continue reading

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Maybe My Parents Knew What They Were Doing

Growing up I had never had Cocoa Puffs, Cap’n Crunch or Lucky Charms. While other kids during school lunch got to enjoy Lunchables or school food like chicken nuggets or pizza I was stuck with my peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

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Rice for Breakfast, Rice for Lunch, Rice for Dinner

I spent my last semester studying abroad in Madagascar. As a component of my program, I spent a month of my trip completing an independent study project. I chose to look at the distribution of two endangered endemic palms in … Continue reading

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Sluggers & Steroids

Today for the first time since 1996 the Baseball Writers of America elected no new members to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was the first year of Hall of Fame eligibility for players such as Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds … Continue reading

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