Posts filed under “Sports”

World Cup of Everything Else

The WSJ has an insane chart of just about any factor you could think of to slice and dice the World Cup competitors.


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World Cup of Everything Else

Source: WSJ

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports

John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup

John Oliver’s excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with the upcoming tournament and the staggering allegations of corruption against FIFA. Hilarious:

Category: Sports, Weekend

Congratulations, You Were Drafted. Prepare To Go Broke.

Professional athletes need to learn to keep their finances in good shape Barry Ritholtz, Washington Post, May 30, 2014     Michael Sam made sports history when the St. Louis Rams made him the first openly gay player to be drafted into the National Football League. If he is smart, he can join another elite…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Sports

Richard Sherman: Student of the Game

kottke writes: Sherman is, by his own admission, not particularly athletically gifted in comparison to some others in the NFL, but he’s one of the top 5 cornerbacks in the game because he studies and prepares like a mofo. In this video, he explains how he approaches preparing for games and shares some of the…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

What NBA Teams Should You Bet On ?

Source: Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

Bumps, Bruises, and Breaks in Pro Football

Source: Visually

Category: Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

Is Richard Sherman The NFL’s Best Corner?

Source: The Onion

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Sports

Bad British Sports Commentary

These are hilarious:   Bad British NFL Commentary   Bad British Baseball Commentary   Bad British Basketball Commentary

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

Surfs Up! A “Real” Artificial Wave

From Quartz: Monster Energy Presents a film by Tim Boydell and Reubyn Ash, documenting 3, 50 degree, dusty days at the Wadi Adventure Wave Pool in Al Ain near Dubai. In what is regarded as ‘one of the best wave pools in the world’, Reubyn Ash Had three days to see what he could do….Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

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…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend