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Thank God he let us win today

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I never understood why God would care about the outcome of a sporting event. With all the strife in the world, he’s going to listen to your fervent wish for your “team” to win? Half Of Americans Say God Plays A Role In Super Bowl Winner: Survey. Two weeks ahead of the Super Bowl, half…

God cares about football?

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I always found this idea quite amusing. I bet the deity does too. Survey: 27 Percent Of Americans Believe God Helps Decide Who Wins Sporting Events. Because it’s Super Bowl time, everyone has to get in on the football. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey earlier this month, and asked its random sample…

Sports woo illustrated: Catch up on the latest athletic gimmicks

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The new sports WOO! Power balance pseudoscience repackaged. Same exact stuff. S.W.A.T.S. — Sports with Alternatives to Steroids Tracing the involvement of NFL, college football players with S.W.A.T.S. – NFL – SI.com. Key began by telling the players that there would be thousands of cellphones in the Superdome the following night and that frequencies from…

Flogging Power Balance in the golfing world

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What a GREAT piece on how athletes endorsed Power Balance magical bracelets but then scientific trials showed they were useless. Also a mention of the “bogus” scientific claims called out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Golf Spelled Backwards*: ‘Magic Bracelet’ Power Balance Back in Business, with Stacy Lewis’ Help. The annual PGA Merchandise Show…

The week in sports: Lies and hoaxes

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You could be forgiven if you lost faith in sports this week. Between the Lance Armstrong doping admission and this front page mess of a story, it was a disaster. Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax. Did you enjoy the uplifiting story, the…

Delivering a kick to Shuzi sports band: Skeptics group conduct test and expose claims

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Claims for the Shuzi sports band exposed as baseless by Merseyside skeptics group. Is the Shuzi sport band a brilliant technology or a waste of money? | Michael Marshall | Science | guardian.co.uk. The Shuzi sport band claims to deliver ‘Nano Vibrational Technology’ to perk up your blood and enhance performance. I first became aware…

Oracle hog

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In a follow up to the psychic llama, we have a psychic pig. Every day, I miss Paul more… ‘Psychic’ pig to make Euro tips A psychic pig is set to take over where Paul the Octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the European championships in…

Devices and cures for concussion unsupported

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More Sports – The Globe and Mail. Parents who rushed out to buy football helmets this year on claims that the head gear could prevent concussions were buying promises that couldn’t be kept, says Toronto neurosurgeon Charles Tator. “Thank God the manufacturers had to withdraw that claim. I’ve talked with a lot of very talented…

The “talent” rubs off on you: Contagion of celebrity stuff

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The Case of the Haunted Golf Club How can you make people better at sports? Tell them they’re using equipment that previously belonged to a professional athlete. No, really. A new study finds that golfers significantly improved their putting ability when they believed the putter they were using belonged to a celebrity golfer. In sports,…