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xkcd already summed it up best, but The Kicker does a pretty good job of generalizing what goes on in post-game press cons, with help from Weird Al. Seriously though, these things are worthless. Everyone already knows what everyone else is going to say.
The snow is coming down, school is closed, so it’s time to play. Nike managed to assemble a veritable who’s who of pro athletes to frolic in the white stuff. Want to know something even cooler? It was all shot on a soundstage.
The latest episode of Salomon Running’s web series is an awe-inspiring introduction to Skyrunning – a sport that combines mountaineering and marathon. The video features interviews with leading skyrunners, including founder Marino Giacometti.
“Out there there ain’t no black and white. There’s only fast and slow.” A fictionalized biopic of track and field legend Jesse Owens. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics, which was held in Germany, spitting in the face of Hitler’s racist propaganda.
Reigning MVP Steph Curry continues to be the NBA’s mad trickster, responding to dire situations with absurd moves. In this play from a pre-season game against the Lakers, he slips and falls down but still ends up humiliating his guard.
Up until this year, the NHL resolved regular season ties in a 5-minute sudden death overtime with four players on each side. The Flyers and the Lightning became the first teams to show the effect of the new 3-on-3 rule: ATTACK, ATTACK, (HEART) ATTACK.
Athlete Mirko Hanßen decided to ignore the instructions on his inline skate box and wears his on his hands instead of his feet. Needless to say, his version requires significantly greater balance and gymnastic skill than traditional rollerblading.
The guys from Dude Perfect attempt to perform a variety of football drills while running on tarps covered with slippery baby oil, and catching balls with their hands slathered in Vaseline. We’re impressed that anyone scored a single point.
Biking phenom and sole two-time Red Bull Rampage winner Kyle Strait went back to the old contest grounds to talk about the highlights and evolution of the competition that has helped redefine mountain biking.
Watch America go up against Estonia in the ultimate battle for slackline supremacy, turning in mad flips, bounces and spins on a springy line of webbing. That trick at 3:55 was sick. We’re just glad they didn’t try it here.
Uncanny Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins Uncanny Shaquille O’Neal and Uncanny Ernie Johnson as commentators in NBA 2K16. The three analysts will provide banter and trivia not just in the pre-game loading screen but at halftime and after the game as well.
During the Canadian Football League Labor Day Classic, a rabbit ran onto the field and proceeded to make a break for the endzone. With no defense blocking his way, he not only scored a touchdown, he did a little showboating as he crossed the goal line.
(PG-13 Language)Grantland warns pickup hoops players to stick to the normal 2- and 3-point system. Why? Because using 1s and 2s – i.e. making one shot twice as valuable as the other – encourages players to summon their inner Josh Smith.
9″x 9″ relief sculptures of Major League Baseball stadiums laser cut from oak veneer. For now only Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, AT&T Park, Busch Stadium and Kauffman Stadium are available; the rest will be made after the product launches.
Fans attending a recent football game between Hawaiian high schools Kahuku and Kaiser were treated to one of the odder and more entertaining punt return sequences we’ve seen. Hit play, and keep your eye on the ball, folks.
In this clip from an old USA vs. Canada 9-ball tourney, America’s Jeremy Jones did a great job hiding the cue ball. But it wasn’t good enough, as Alain Martel found a crazy way to extract the cue ball and set up another shot.
Indulge your Rambo and Katniss fantasies with Archery Tag. It’s a lot like dodgeball, except you use a bow and foam-tipped arrows. Eliminate opponents by tagging them or catching their arrow. Video by Archery Sports.
Surf gear maker O’Neill challenged filmmakers to create surfing videos with a twist. Here’s Stefan Nadelman’s contribution, an eye-popping visualization of waves in a variety of different contexts. Wave is love. Wave is life.
The Game Theorists argue that esports should be on ESPN, which by the way also shows poker tourneys and spelling bees. The problem is that non-gamers have outdated perceptions about competitive gaming and video games in general.
Sherpas Cinema’s insane-looking documentary about freerider Graham Agassiz. In 2013 Aggy broke two vertebrae when his bike got caught in a bush in one of his downhill runs. Thankfully he recovered and is back in action.
This TED talk is a thinly veiled ad for a sports analytics company. To be fair, they’re Minority Report minus the psychics. By quantifying behavior and ability they can accurately predict the likelihood of possible outcomes.
Hans-Kristian Vittinghus put on a show at the 2015 Yonex US Open Badminton Championships Men’s Finals against Lee Chong Wei. The two engaged in a battle of placing that couldn’t have ended better. Lee got the last laugh though.