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Mark Twain - Lies, Damn lies, and statistics
So said the incomparable Mark Twain (Samuel Clemons), creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn – a brilliant observer who understood our basic human nature as well as anyone. Twain did not invent this ‘lies and statistics’ saying, but he knew that a weak argument sure seemed stronger by injecting numbers into it. Whether the individual making their statistically...

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The Thunderbird Diaries… Why we play the games

In our opening Diary entry, the profound cultural divide that exists between NCAA student athletes and their Canadian U Sport counterparts was explained. Where the NCAA rightly promotes the fact that most of its...

The Thunderbird Diaries … second take

Dark, wind-driven Sault September autumn skies, even when the calendar still says Summer. Uncertain game day weather – a perfect backdrop, as the Algoma Thunderbird soccer women kicked off a two-game weekend series against...

Algoma U attracts enrollment by an entire soccer team!

The early 2019 press release might not have seemed significant to a casual observer: ‘Thirteen Oshawa area soccer players commit to play for the Algoma Thunderbirds Women’s Varsity in September 2019…’. Algoma University, Sault...

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