I’m what you call a novice Chess player. I love the game. I’m also taking a statistics class at college and love it, even though there are some tricked up formulas. So here is a story about Chess now in the computer age. Did you know that until relatively recently, chess was too complicated for computers? An analysis of chess’s complicatedness in Wired determined that the number of possible positions in an average 40-move game is 10 to the 128th power, a sum “vastly larger than the number of atoms in the known universe.”
So it comes as no surprise then, when you allow computers in a Chess player’s hands, cheating is a possibility.
A concussion kept Jamie Kuntz from suiting up for his first college football game. A kiss from his much-older boyfriend at that game led the freshman linebacker to be kicked off the team, he said.
North Dakota State College of Sciences in Wahpeton acknowledges Kuntz was disciplined by the team, but says it wasn’t because he is gay. Football coach Chuck Parsons told Kuntz in a letter that he was removed from the team for lying about the kiss.
Kuntz said he and his 65-year-old boyfriend were in the press box at the game against Snow College in Pueblo, Colo., over Labor Day weekend. Kuntz was videotaping the game for the team. His Wildcats were down by more than 40 points when “the kiss just happened,” he said. The team would eventually lose 63-17.
So the reason he was disciplined by the coach was because he lied to his coach and not because of his lifestyle. That’s a huge distinction to me. It looks like in many media outlets, they are twisting this story to make it appear his dismissal was because of his lifestyle. Now, we all can assume the coach is lying, but I prefer to take the coach at his word.
There are so many vantage points to watch an NFL game right?
Ha, going from college to real life is sometimes an adjustment.
It’s Thirsty Thursday. Have a great day!