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Lewis Krell is a Canadian ex-pat currently stealing jobs from hard working Americans. In his spare time, Lewis enjoys planning trips on www.utrip.com and allocating capital to its most productive use.

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I Just Got Back From Italy... And America Is the Best Food Country in the World

(6) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 2:37 PM

I'm guessing that title caught your attention, right? I promise you that this is not a shameless attention-grabbing but ultimately misleading headline but rather, I intend to show you that there really is no better country on the planet for cuisine than right here in the United States of America....

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My Big Break: Stepping in for Bill Simmons

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Being notable for your presence is one thing but being truly notable is when the absence of your presence is in and of itself notable. That is what has happened over the past three weeks with Bill Simmons' suspension. With Simmons suspension set to expire next week I realized two...

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Fixing Flopping in Soccer: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Anyone who has ever taken an Economics class knows that there is only one universal truth; we all respond to incentives. What it is that motivates us changes from person to person but we are all willing to change our behavior to get whatever it is that we want. In...

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Hate Uber? Then You Hate America

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:01 PM

Portland, Ore., is a charming place with plenty of green trees, street names that inspired Simpson's characters, and people who still claim that drafting Greg Oden over Kevin Durant was the right move. Business took me to Portland last week, and despite all the wonderful things about the...

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Richard Sherman, The Seahawks and a Study of Obnoxious Sports Fans

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 3:34 PM

A recently completed study shows definite proof that the most obnoxious fan base in all of sports are Seattle Seahawks fans. This study was commissioned by me, carried out by me, and was based strictly on observations I have made in and around Seattle over the past few months. As...

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A Visit to Speakers' Corner

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Spending a day of precious travel time being told how horrible you and the rest of humanity are would not normally be a recommended way to allocate your finite vacation hours. But then again, Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park in London is not a normal place. The average person would...

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San Francisco: Where Age Is Just a Number

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:00 PM

San Francisco is a unique city in many well-documented ways. It is freezing cold all summer long, naked bike races are a minor traffic inconvenience instead of an out of the ordinary spectacle, and sex tapes are filmed on our trains. You have undoubtedly read a thousand articles...

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Seinfeld After 15 Years: A Rigorous Scientific Analysis

(27) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Believe it or not, and you should believe it because no one starts a sentence that way and then follows it up with a lie, this week marks the 15-year anniversary of the Seinfeld finale. A common question to ask at a time like this is simply, has the show...

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Bill Walton and the Illusion of Importance in Sports

(21) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 6:47 PM

After a three-year absence from announcing basketball games Bill Walton has returned to the broadcast booth this year to be the voice of Pac-12 Basketball for ESPN. After undergoing numerous surgeries and years of physical therapy it is a heart-warming and miraculous tale that Walton is even able to be...

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My One Piece of Advice: Play Basketball

(5) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 4:52 PM

Every year during the holiday season, there is a large group of individuals who are often overlooked. I am not speaking about those less fortunate than us, you've heard enough about them. I'm speaking about the students who graduate in December. Whether you are really lazy and finishing up a...

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There Is No 'I' in Gold Medal

(3) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 7:29 PM

Imagine for a minute that you are Ryan Lochte. To accomplish this, shave 50-100 points off of your IQ but also most likely, become much better looking.

Now, imagine that you have worked your entire life -- most specifically these last four years -- to be the...

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My First Rodeo

(16) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 12:42 PM

I am moderate in my political views, Canadian by nationality, mild-mannered by nature and an urbanite by dwelling. These traits, combined with my love of sweeping generalizations, do not often go hand in hand with rodeo fandom and thus it wasn't until this summer that I attended my first live...

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Sports Schadenfreude

(3) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 6:29 PM

As I have gotten older, I have realized how important the issues of hatred and spite are to being a sports fan. As a kid, I wanted to see everyone do well -- I wanted to see a good clean game played by heroes that I looked up to and...

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