Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Ping Pong Ball Trick Shots

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Not usually my thing, but this one is pretty amusing.

ESPN Shutting Down Grantland?

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Though the site itself is still up, EPSN has announced that it is shutting down Grantland, it’s longform sports and pop-culture essay site.

Which is a shame, since Grantland sucked considerably less than ESPN’s regular site, which TO READ THE REST OF THIS SENTENCE, SIGN UP TO BECOME AN ESPN INSIDER! Grantland did a lot of interesting, in-depth analytics stuff and essays that were actually worth reading.

This is probably part of parent company Disney’s program of cost-cutting at ESPN, despite the network being their undisputed cash cow.

Why Sports Parody Is Impossible These Days

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Though this happened last year, with the Olympics starting it’s newly relevant again: Canadian curler gets two year ban for steroids.

Still waiting for that chess steroid scandal…

Slamball, ChessBoxing, or Hockey?

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

With the NHL lockout looking to drag on indefinitely, America finally has a chance to ditch hockey for another sport.

So below, find a poll on what should be America’s next great sport:

  • Slamball
  • ChessBoxing
  • Hockey
  • Let your voice be heard! Vote below!

    Which Fringe Sport Should Be More Popular?
      
    pollcode.com free polls 

    Disasters of Event Planning

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

    November 16 next year, there will be a UT home football game (against OSU) and a Formula One race in Austin on the same weekend.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    The biggest winner? Hotel and motel owners in Bastrop.

    If you plan on attending either of these events, you might want to make your reservations now…

    Norts Spews

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    Which is sadder:

    1. The fact that the Mariners have lost 16 games in a row, or

    2. The fact that they’re still ten games better than the Astros?

    All Hail Our Aggie Cyborg Softball Overlords!

    Thursday, May 26th, 2011

    I root for the Texas Longhorns over interstate rival Texas A&M, but man, you can’t help but be inspired by this story about Aggie softball slugger Meagan May’s recovery from a near-fatal car accident to play again in less than a year. Especially given this awesome Borg-queen photo of her:

    Obituary Watch: Endurance Athlete Jure Robic, RIP

    Thursday, September 30th, 2010

    From Dwight comes news that endurance athlete Jure Robic has died.

    He was the completely insane insanely dedicated guy I mentioned earlier this year. Sad, but I can’t really say I’m surprised…