I have made a commitment to being a better colleague at work. One area on which I need improvement is lunch-time conversation. I am strong on topics such as the inquisition, German Expressionism, and prison architecture, but I am weak on anything related to sports. In an effort to improve my knowledge of sports, I periodically research sports. In case you have not been following it, the Reindeer Racing season is getting ready to kick off in Finland. Ski-jouring is the most common variant of the sport. A ski-jourer, wearing cross-country skis, holds onto a rope which is lashed to a frightened and angry reindeer. This usually happens on a frozen lake and the races are run in groups of 4-6. The fastest time wins.