Posts filed under “Sports”

Moneyball for Football: The Coach Who Never Punts

I mentioned this in the Weekend Reads, but its worth revisiting — the video is tells a fascinating story:

Coach Kevin Kelley of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, instructs his players to never punt, never field punts, and only do onside kicks, and he claims that math backs up his innovative philosophy. Grantland spent some time with Kelley and his players to learn more about the coach behind the team that once scored 29 points before its opponent touched the ball.

 

via Grantland

Category: Sports, Weekend

Surfline Video

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Category: Sports, Weekend

NFL’s Crusade Against Concussion Science

The NFL is run by a bunch of jerks:

Category: Science, Sports, Video

BMW M6 v Mercedes SL63 AMG

With over 1100hp combined these are the ultimate super-heated GT cars. Fast enough to match a 911 Turbo, comfy enough to cruise a continent. CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

Category: Sports, Weekend

100 Feet Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

27 Below 0°F; 45 Below 0°F Wind Chill

Ever been out in near 50 below temperature? I recommend it. Since I am in Winnipeg to speak at a CFA conference today, and I had to eat lunch anyway, I thought — what the hell — let’s see what it is like out there. How often do you get to voluntarily go out in…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Sports

Bad Lip Reading: THE NFL

So THAT’S what they were saying…

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

Free Soloing with Alex Honnold

Join rock climber Alex Honnold in his ascent of Half Dome, nearly 2,000 feet — without a rope. National Geographic:

Category: Sports, Weekend

Hurricane Sandy Kite Surfing in Aruba

While we were getting slammed with Hurricane Sandy in the NorthEast, a group of adrenalin junkies decided to head to Playa Linda and ride her dark walls. Strong side-offshore winds provided epic conditions. Hurricane Sandy Session from Oli Berlic on Vimeo. Track: Collect Call – Adventure Club Remix

Category: Sports, Weekend

Kluge: The Athlete Machine

Derived from the German adjective Klug (meaning “clever”), Red Bull Kluge combines complex machinery patched together with the energy and prowess of world-class athletes, to see what happens when physics gets physical. Sean MacCormac (Skydiver), Joey Brezinski (Skateboarder), Rickie Fowler (Golfer), Danny MacAskill (Trials Biker), Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarder), Drew Bezanson (BMX Rider), Bryce Menzies (Off-Road…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend