Boston’s Bridge and Harbor handcrafts accessories from leather and wool. Among their wares are these motel-style key fobs sewn from leather reclaimed from vintage footballs, baseball gloves, boxing speed bags, and hockey goalie gloves. They also make unique wallets from the same kinds of materials.
This incredible footage shows athlete and Olympic gold medalist Kjeld Nuis breaking the world record for the fastest speed ice skating ever. He achieved his 103 km/h (64 mph) top speed skating on a frozen lake in Norway, inside a specially-designed enclosure to shelter him from wind resistance.
Can wayward pickleballs float? Asking for friends booked on AmaWaterways’ river voyages, where summer cruisers will be the first ever to play America’s fastest-growing sport while sailing past picturesque towns and castles along Europe’s gorgeous Danube river. AmaWaterways has plenty of extra balls stowed away in case of the occasional overboard slam/splash.
Writer/director Taika Waititi takes a break from big-budget superhero movies with a return to indie form. Next Goal Wins is a lighthearted underdog comedy about a coach (Michael Fassbender) who reluctantly relocates to American Samoa to help fix the world’s worst international soccer team.
We previously enjoyed a few snowy days driving the Ram 1500 TRX. After another week of living with this bonkers truck in warmer and drier surroundings, we’re convinced no production pickup’s more fun-to-drive or off-road capable. This one looks incredible, bathed in pearl-coat Hydro Blue paint with black accents.
Ben Affleck directed and stars in this drama about athletic wear giant Nike as it struck its game-changing partnership with Michael Jordan. Affleck portrays Nike boss Phil Knight, while Matt Damon plays the man who took a gamble on a rookie NBA player to help spawn the company’s new basketball division. In theaters 4.5.23.
Vintage pictures of boxers often show fighters standing in this silly “fisticuffs” stance. But that position served a purpose, as Primo – Boxing explains in this short video. Basically, the lower arm protected the torso since gloveless fighters took way more body blows and aimed for the head less frequently to prevent broken hands.
Basketball shoes are meant for playing basketball. But Marko took the concept literally and crafted custom sneakers out of a Wilson basketball. The leather and rubber from the ball look like they were difficult to work with, but the finished shoes look like they were worth the effort. That flame paint job is sweet!
LEGO has revealed a brick-built tabletop foosball table. Inspired by a fan-submitted design, the 2339-piece set is fully-playable. It comes with 22 Minifigures – 10 on the field and 12 cheering them on from the grandstand. 44 unique heads and wigs let you create players from many races and ethnicities. One figure even has vitiligo.
If you’ve ever seen a grade school dance routine, you know how hard it is to get kids to move in sync. But these little girls have been taught not only how to dribble two basketballs without losing them, but to do it in perfect time with their classmates while performing a choreographed routine.
Instead of taking a bath on MLB ticket$$$, fans in Atlanta can take a Presidential Suite bubble bath while watching a live Braves game. Special suites, guestrooms, and the rooftop pool at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta have awesome ballfield views. Book during home games to score overnight home runs.
A couple of years back, Stuff Made Here created a basketball hoop that was always in the right place to catch the ball. Now he’s back with an upgraded, cable-driven robot with six degrees of freedom so it can catch balls thrown long or short or off-axis. Like all good engineering projects, it required lots of failures along the way.
Originating from Southeast Asia, Sepak Takraw is a unique variant of volleyball where players use their feet instead of hands and head to send a small ball over the net. This brief slow-motion footage shows just how flexible, acrobatic, and agile its players must be.
(PG-13: Language) “The only thing that makes every Olympian the same… is that we all want to win a f**king gold medal.” Filmmaker Jeff Alper followed fencer Race Imbolden before and after winning his medal at the 2021 Olympic Games, offering a glimpse into how an athlete’s mindset shifts after the adrenaline wears off.
If March Madness betting means you’re reaching to fill (or empty) your wallet, this full-grain model from ProStyle Sports will do the trick. It’s made from Horween basketball leather, so it looks, feels, and even smells like a pro ball. Inside are eight credit-card slots – nearly enough for season tickets, parking, and $20 beers.
It’s tricky enough for a cameraperson to keep their lens aimed at the right player during a fast-moving game like basketball. But this pro goes above and beyond the call, not only focusing on the action between the players but zooming in on the ball at precisely the right moment and then right back into the game.
Gridiron fan? Flash your cash with the Pro Style Sports’ Football Wallet. It’s made from real football leather with the pebbly texture of pro balls. It breaks in like a real football, with a brown split-grain leather interior, and an exterior hand-stitched with white polymer lace to keep your grip on money, ID, and gameday tickets.
Known to many as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, Hafþór Björnsson spent more than a decade as a Strongman. But since becoming The World’s Strongest Man, he is reshaping his career and his body to become a professional boxer. Pete Banks’ short documentary explores what motivates the mighty Hafþór.
Equally at home on the neighborhood gridiron or on a trophy shelf, the Shinola Leather Football has all the timeless good looks of Shinola Detroit’s first furnishings and accessories collection for Crate and Barrel. It’s all in the vintage details, from the rich brown leather to the contrasting raw leather lacings. An instant heirloom.
If you catch enough air on a trampoline, it’s not terribly hard to do a single or even a double backflip. But Ernest Brenchley from Radial Flipz is an overachiever, and with the help of a few of his friends adding some extra spring, he managed to pull a record-setting 8-rotation backflip before coming in for a landing.
The Japanese sport of Bo-Taoshi is one of the craziest games we’ve ever seen. The chaotic war game pits teams against each other as they attempt to knock a player off the top of a pole, guarded by dozens of defenders at its base. It’s kind of like Capture the Flag, but the flag is a man.
Writer-director Sam H. Buchanan’s amusing short film imagines what it would be like if sports like golf, tennis, and billiards were played with a bowling ball instead of their normal game balls. Naturally, the added weight and mass make things a little more difficult, though it could make ice hockey even more exciting.