The Probability of Competing In Sports Beyond High School

As a teacher, I have often heard students tell me that they don’t need to learn anything in school because they’re “going pro” in one sport or another. I have always pointed out that it is an incredibly short-sighted strategy because the odds of making it to the pros are incredibly slim.

I just never knew exactly how slim. Now I do. Here’s a chart from the NCAA:

Those are not good odds, and it backs up a line of questioning I have always used to disabuse them of their notions:

“Do you know anyone in this school who is better than you are in (say) basketball? If you do, you’re already done.”

March 12, 2014 |  Category: Education
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Camera and Photo Warehouse Sale At Amazon

Camera and Photo Warehouse deals

Lots of good stuff here.

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Holiday Electronics Gift Guide

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Abadak Covers The World

As I sit here watching the snow fall, I am reminded that I meant to get a cover for a variety of things in the backyard: the grill, the wheelbarrow and the deck chest among them. It’s a little late now, I’m putting it on my list of things to do at the first sign of a thaw.

Abadak is an online superstore for covers of all sorts—not only for grills, boats, cars and the like, but also for things I never thought about. They’ve got tree and bush covers, for example. It sounds silly, but Mrs. GolfBlogger puts covers over her roses to protect them from the Michigan cold.

It just goes to show that you can find anything on the web.

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January 21, 2013 |  Category: Bargains
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Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

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Today is the birthday of one of my favorite authors: Edgar Allan Poe.

Born January 19, 1809
Died October 7, 1849

Once Upon A Midnight Dreary

January 20, 2013 |  Category: Random Nonsense
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