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GoodReplay is a spoiler-free ranking of European football matches.

This webapp helps you pick the best on-demand ⚽ game replay to watch. You can also deliberately spoil only the games that meet your criteria. Say you want to save some time and know which matches feature score-less first halves. Or you’d rather avoid matches that went all the way to penalty kicks. You can do that, without ever seeing the final scores. [more inside]
posted by a complicated history on Dec 21, 2018 - 1 comment

A book on chanting

I wrote a book on joint speech (many speakers, speaking/chanting in unison). Its a science book, but aimed at a general readership. After being unexpectedly dropped by a publisher, I'm self-publishing. Details below. The book is available as a free pdf for tablets or smartphones. The associated website has numerous examples and additional documentation. [more inside]
posted by stonepharisee on Jan 5, 2018 - 1 comment

Genetic Football

You got your football simulator in my evolutionary model! No, YOU got your genetic algorithms in MY incredibly realistic football simulator! Which is to say: Genetic Football applies the ideas of natural selection to some very, very dumb simulated football players and lets you try and evolve the league over time. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 28, 2015 - 7 comments

Lucy, Charlie Brown and the Football - A Deeper Look

For this article up on Slate, I took a look at every example in the 50+ year history of Lucy yanking the football away from poor ol' Chuck, and was surprised to learn that the backstory is much more complex than I thought. It was fun to write, and I hope people enjoy it!
posted by ericbop on Oct 9, 2014 - 0 comments

"Always a Fire"

Always a Fire is a short documentary about Chad Jones, an athletic phenom whose professional career was derailed by a horrific accident just weeks after he was drafted by the New York Giants, and details his recovery and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
posted by nathancaswell on Sep 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Steeler Fan? Get your Super Bowl beard here!

Brett Keisel, of the American Football Pittsburgh Steelers, has a monstrously cool beard. A couple friends and I put together a site to let you put Brett's Big Beard on an uploaded photo. Your face, Keisel's beard. [more inside]
posted by sexymofo on Jan 28, 2011 - 5 comments

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