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say what?

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 13 21:30:20 EST 1999

basically, i'm saying, again, that there are no 'clocks' in the nervous

in addition to that, i'm saying that coaches should travel their teams days in
advance of the big college Championship basketball games that occur, here in
the U.S., in March each year. it's always a very exciting Tournament that goes
on for weeks, and which many people watch and talk about the next day, with
respect to which teams make it to the "Sweet Sixteen", the "Elite Eight", the
"Final Four", and the Championship game. viewers are on the edges of their
seats with the awareness that they're catching a glimpse of developing NBA
basketball stars, and it's all just the best fun after a long winter... just
when Spring is 'peeking around the corner' of the year. hence "March Madness"

it's a tournament that, IMO, is just about the best sports stuff that happens.
always thrilling performances.

when i read the _Science News_ article, i was struck by how needless it is for
Championship contests to 'hinge' so much on something not-in-the-athleticism
like 'jet lag'.

traveling across three 'time' zones =doubles= the probability that a
highly-ranked team will be upset. something like this shouldn't be so much of
a determining factor in sports. (it all applies to the World Cup, too.) so i
just thought i'd point out that the travel-induced performance deficit can be
ameliorated by traveling days in advance, and spending those days settling
into a 'normal' routine at the traveled-to site. (the Researchers whose work
was reported in the _SN_ article reccommend grouping the competitions in
smaller travel zones, but i think that'd take some of the thrill out of the
Tournament, so why not just travel early enough to get aclimated?)

a small adjustment will, in this way, put the sport back into "March Madness".

daan wrote:

> Excuse me...
> What the HELL are you talking about?


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