Posts filed under “Sports”

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

Apple’s Maps Made Me A Record Setting Half-Marathoner

Move Over Paul Ryan: Thanks to my upgrading my iPhone 4 to IO6, Runkeeper no longer uses Google Maps — it uses Apple maps. So my usual 2 mile 25 minute walk became a record setting half-marathon.  

Category: Digital Media, Sports, Web/Tech

BloombergTV: `NFL Owners, Get Your Acts Together, You Morons’

Barry Ritholtz, CEO at FusionIQ, implores NFL owners to settle with professional referees and bring them back to the field. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

See if you can tell that I am a little annoyed at this (watch carefully, it might sneak by you):

Accidentally hilarious:

Bloomberg, Sept. 25 2012

Category: Humor, Sports, Video

Federal Judge: Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck

Source: Judge Rules Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck Mike Pesca NPR, August 22, 2012

Category: Sports, Weekend

Medal Math

Via Carl Bialik, this interesting break down of Olympic medals:   Source: WSJ

Category: Mathematics, Sports, Weekend

WSJ Interview: Michael Phelps Exits the Pool

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic medalist ever, talks with WSJ’s Andy Jordan about what he plans to do in retirement, whether he would ever swim in open water races, and even whether he has ever relieved himself in the pool.

Category: Sports, Weekend

Alex Tanney Trick Shot Quarterback

Trick Shot Quarterback, Alex Tanney was signed yesterday by the KC Chiefs. Regardless of setting the NCAA Division III record for passing with 14,249 yards, the NCAA record for touchdowns with 157, and only throwing 30 interceptions in college, Tanney had gone undrafted Hat tip kottke

Category: Sports, Weekend

Death & Disarray at the Horse Track

Some say a culture of drugs and lax regulation at race tracks is behind the nation’s high fatality rate for horses.

Breakdown: Part One


Jockeys are on the front lines of the risky business of horse racing. Twenty-four horses a week die at racetracks around the country.

Breakdown: Part Two

Source: Mangled Horses, Maimed Jockeys

Category: Sports, Video