Category Archive: Sports

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Use the Start of the NFL Season as Inspiration for LSAT Prep

The NFL regular season is finally here and that means it’s time to get out the chips and guacamole. Oh, and it also means that the October LSAT must be close (officially less than a month away).

Although there’s no better excuse to put off studying than to watch the fourth quarter of a Monday Night Football game, the NFL can also provide some good takeaways for LSAT test takers. For instance, there’s the preseason—a long and tedious process in which each game mirrors an LSAT practice test. As the preseason ends for NFL players, it starts for all the October LSAT test takers, and here’s what this means:

Four weeks before the NFL opener marks the end of training camp and the beginning of the preseason.

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What Can LSAT Test-Takers Learn From the Olympics?

With the 2012 Olympic Games winding down, it’s time to look back on a few of the biggest stories from London to see what LSAT test-takers can glean. After all, LSAT test-takers and Olympians are really just two peas in a pod. So once you’re done checking out Ryan Lochte or Lolo Jones, let’s check out the valuable LSAT lessons that can be learned from these summer Olympics.

LSAT Lesson 1 to Take Away From the Olympics: “The most prepared person wins every time”- Michael Phelps.

The gold medal winner is not necessarily the most naturally gifted, but rather the most prepared. Phelps surprisingly said this right after losing his specialty 200m butterfly to underdog Chad LeClos. Although Phelps was undoubtedly the most talented swimmer in the pool, he came up short in a race that he has traditionally dominated, admittedly due to a lack of preparation.

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5 Olympic Events that are Perfect for LSAT Prep

The Olympics are now in full swing, but you’d be forgiven for not realizing this if you’re currently studying for the LSAT. The LSAT has a tendency to take up all of your waking hours, filling your days with logic games, reading comp passages, and countless logical reasoning problems. We feel your pain. While it’s important to do plenty of LSAT studying, it’s also important to take breaks to prevent your brain from slowly turning to mush. And what better way to take a break than by watching a quick Olympic event? Now that you can watch all the different sports streaming online, you pick and choose among your favorites. Below I’ve put together a list of Olympic events, and when’s a good time to watch them during your LSAT study.

Olympic Event #1 Perfect for LSAT Prep: 50km Racewalking
Purpose: Meaningless Background Noise
How is this even a sport?

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What LSAT Test-Takers Can Learn From LeBron’s Redemption

Whether or not you’re a sports fan, you no doubt had a hard time avoiding the coverage of the Miami Heat — or at least, LeBron James — winning the NBA title. “The King” actually has a crown now. Granted, in the past he may have made a poor decision, but he’s learned from his mistakes and reached the top of the mountain (or at least the top of some mountain, because Kobe, Mike, Larry and Magic can still see the top of LeBron’s rapidly receding hairline).

But there’s more to be gained from this momentous event than jokes at the expense of LeBron’s physical appearance. Indeed, any LSAT student can learn from LeBron’s example.

Some of you may think that going it alone, and trying to get that 99th percentile LSAT score on your own is the right path. Well, we all saw how well trying to win by yourself worked for LeBron in Cleveland. I seem to remember a certain team from San Antonio embarrassing the Cavs in the 2007 Finals.

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What Would They Score on the LSAT: NBA Playoffs Round II

The first round of this year’s NBA playoffs are in the books (finally), and the second round is underway. The defending champion Dallas Mavericks were eliminated in four games by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Chicago Bulls saw their season go down the pipes when star point guard Derrick Rose suffered a devastating knee injury. Now only eight teams remain.

I’ve already discussed the LSAT scores of Rose and other big names of round one, but what about round two?

Let’s check into the game:

TIM DUNCAN, San Antonio Spurs — 177

Oh, the Spurs.

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What Would They Score on the LSAT: NBA Playoffs Edition

The NBA Playoffs tip off this weekend, and I’m so excited I could elbow someone in the head.

Among the notable storylines in the Western Conference this year are the veteran Spurs locking down the No. 1 seed, the high-flying Clippers returning to the postseason for the first time in six years, and the defending champion Dallas Mavericks limping in as the No. 7 seed because they spent too much time this season wiping down last year’s trophy. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls earned the top seed, the No. 3 seed Pacers will face the Dwight Howard-less Magic, and the Knicks will battle LeBron James’s receding hairline and the Miami Heat.

Although most players didn’t graduate college, it takes brains to win in the NBA Playoffs.

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How March Madness is Like the LSAT

We’re nearing the time when March Madness bleeds into April. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has reached the Final Four; games this Saturday and next Monday will narrow it down from Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Kansas to one champion.

Meanwhile, many future law students are gearing up for some April and May madness of their own, studying for the June LSAT. Whereas one of these events is a team sport in which highly trained athletes try to send a round ball through the net, the other is an individual intellectual endeavor in which the only round things are the bubbles on the answer sheet (and the occasional weird logic game).

Nonetheless, there are more similarities between the NCAA tournament and the LSAT than you might think:

The right kind of preparation is key.

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Tackling Some LSAT Fallacies in the NFL

Watching the NFL can be an annoying pastime for anyone familiar with the LSAT. Commentators, prognosticators and whoever Frank Caliendo is portraying that week can’t help but make fallacious leaps and bounds in their analysis and predictions. Sometimes it’s as complicated as “Team A will beat Team B because Team A beat Team C and Team C beat Team B,” and sometimes it’s as simple as “Team A will beat Team B because Team B stinks.” We as fans are just as guilty of this kind of erroneous logic.

That’s why I thought it would be fun to take a look around the league and apply some of Blueprint’s flaw types — like a Super Bowl of LSAT silliness. So let’s kick it off:

Chatter amongst NFL commentators indicates that the majority of fans believe Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league.

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How to Mix Football and Studying for the LSAT

Since the Super Bowl way back in February, most Americans have been eagerly awaiting weekends filled with high-flying, hard-hitting football action.

As you might have discovered, college and pro football have been doing their best to distract you from studying for the LSAT. Whether it’s Thursday and Monday night or all day Saturday and Sunday, it almost seems like the NCAA and NFL are trying to take over your life. Add a looming LSAT date into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

With so much riding on this test, it’s of utmost importance that you handle your football consumption with care — especially during this final week of studying for the LSAT. It’s easy to lose an entire day in a daze of football frenzy, much less an entire weekend.

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Le Tour de France of LSAT Studying

The Tour de France officially ended this week. Comprised of three grueling weeks over varied terrain including the French Alps and Pyrenees, it is the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. You might be familiar with the tour from one Lance Armstrong, who won the tour a world-record seven times with only one testicle. Which is why he’s such a badass. (Also because he dated Sheryl Crow).

Anyhoo.

I find watching the tour every year a riveting experience, and this time around was no different. From Dutch cyclist Hoogerland getting hurled into a barb wire fence to the first time stage win by America sprinter Tyler Ferrar, it was packed full of excitement.

So what does the Tour de France have to do with the LSAT, you might wonder?