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The 2010 Olympic Ice Resurfacing Kerfuffle

-Derek Belohrad

At this point, the 2010 Winter Olympics are nearly halfway over.  Earlier today I watched curling over my lunch break and I caught some hockey tonight but that has been it.  If it were not for my Twitter feed, I would have no idea what has been happening.  So yes, I am an Olympic slug (I also just got Bioshock 2- it is a bit distracting).

I did manage to come across the story about the Canadian made Olympia ice resurfacers breaking down and having to be replaced by American made Zambonis.  I don’t have the direct details on why the Olympia machines sucked but I can share my past experiences with ice resurfacers.

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Racism scandal in college football?

Charles Barkley has been all over the news this week, as he sounded off regarding Auburn’s decision to hire Gene Chizik as their head football coach.  I know Charles has an opinion on EVERYTHING, but this is one of those rare times where Sir Charles may have a legitimate argument.

Charles was quoted as saying, “I look at things from a common sense standpoint, how do you interview Turner Gill and pick Gene Chizik over Turner Gill?  First of all you can’t compare these two, their records. That’s not even close to being fair.  I believe race had a factor. Of course I do.”

In case you can’t tell, Chizik is white and  Gill is black.

This is an extremely controversial topic, and so I am going to try and play devil’s advocate.

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