say what?

daan daanBACHvdb at wins.uva.nl
Sun Nov 14 10:29:25 EST 1999



kenneth Collins schreef:
> 
> basically, i'm saying, again, that there are no 'clocks' in the nervous
> system.

Well excuse me once more, but I feel obliged to report to you that many
researchers pointed out that indeed there are. Are you unaware of this
or simply provoking?

> 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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