Nate Silver predicts Seahawks-Patriots rematch in Super Bowl

Nate Silver from the New York Times predicts that the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet in this year’s Super Bowl. Given how accurate he was in predicting the election this passed November, this is good news for Seahawks fans.

Here is a video (from ESPN) with Nate Silver explaining his thinking and methodology.

Announcing Russell Wilson’s candidacy

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m announcing Russell Wilson’s candidacy | Seattle Seahawks – The News Tribune.

Endurance Sports: Studies on Older Endurance Athletes Suggest the Fittest Reap Few Health Benefits

Endurance Sports: Studies on Older Endurance Athletes Suggest the Fittest Reap Few Health Benefits – WSJ.com.

In a surprising article about strenuous exercise in later life, the Wall Street Journal reports that older endurance athletes may be doing more harm than good when they participate in certain endurance activities. We already know, through reporting done by Gary Taubes of the New York Times in his thought-provoking book “Why We Get Fat” that eating is the most important component to maintaining a healthy weight.  More specifically, eating a low-carbohydrate diet is invaluable to obtaining the proper weight.  

Now, I don’t think that the position of the article is that exercise is bad. Just the contrary, there are many healthy benefits to be healthy, inconsistent, exercise regimen. I think the larger story is that of extremes. Perhaps it really is better to have moderation in all things (even exercise).

Here’s a lecture that Gary Taubes gave last year on the subject:

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