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NPR’s Fresh Air Interview: Talent Or Skill?: Honing In On The Elusive ‘Sports Gene’

NPR’s Fresh Air Interview: Talent Or Skill?: Honing In On The Elusive ‘Sports Gene’

Wow. Amazing interview about the differences in ability as they correspond to sports achievement broken down not only to the the differences of genetics, but also the differences to specific avenues that regard training those athletes.

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“But this week he told the Herald that it was only his cycling helmet that saved him from a potentially lethal injury.

The Lambs star said: “I was coming into training from Heath Hayes on my bike when I literally went head over heels after a car swerved into me.

“I was flown right over my handle bars after hitting one of those electrical grey boxes on the side of the road.

“I was left with bumps and scraps and a bad hip and a badly bruised arm, but it could have been a lot worse if I wasn’t wearing my helmet at the time.

“I kind of landed head first on the kerb – if I had done that without my helmet on, who knows what could have happened?

“That is why you have to wear a helmet. You never know when you might need it.”

Watching Football, Real Football.

When I saw “Real Football”, I wonder which readers think I’m referring to… Both are “real” in their own respects.

As much as I complain about the bloat of American Football on television, with commercials that expand the actual game to more than three times the actual time that the games says it’ll be (60 Minutes), I rarely miss the scoring, timing my breaks around the commercials.

Even if not, I am becoming a big fan of condensed formats like NFL Rewind and DVR’ing games just to cut the fluff.

Watching a European football game is a study in attention. This Chelsea – Wigan game, I missed each of the scoring, doing something, whether it was getting my coffee or other stuff.

Learning about scores afterward defeats the joy of the moment or the surprise in what may have been a dull game or the shock that an exciting game had no scores.