Posts filed under “Sports”

Manuel De Los Santos

Today’s feel good video:

Manuel de los Santos is one of sport’s most inspirational figures. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, he played baseball from a young age and by 2003 was planning to turn professional. But a motorcycle accident changed his life forever when he lost his left leg above the knee.

Following this accident, he moved to France and on seeing the film, ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’, he was inspired to take up golf. Now 26 years old, Manuel lives in Paris and plays to a handicap of just three, competing in high profile tournaments all around the world. His extraordinary golf swing has become instantly recognisable.

Peter Montgomery read about Manuel at the end of 2009 and had the idea of making a film about him. This short documentary portrait is the result.

Category: Sports, Weekend

How to Bury the Lede

The following narrative and news item comes my way via a professional journalist (cue the oxymoron jokes) friend.  Emphasis mine: Now, when you’re in the sports information business, you generally highlight the exploits of your own team, not your opponents. With very, very, very rare exceptions. I’d say the eighth Division I perfect game in…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Sports

Floating Soccer Field

TMB bank have launched a new brand vision “Make THE Difference” by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. With a hope that they will start to Make THE Difference to their own world. It doesn’t have to be big, but a little can create positive changes. This film is based on…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

Bracketology: Sweet Sixteen of Corporate Bankruptcy

Warning: Legal wonkery ahead: Powerhouse law firm Weill Gotshal published a “Sweet 16″ of most influential, transformative, or game-changing U.S. bankruptcy decisions. At their bankruptcy blog (really), you can choose your favorite bankruptcy case — they and Weill will eventually crown a March bankruptcy madness winner: > > Hat tip Dealbook

Category: Legal, Sports

Ronaldo Top 10 Goals

A video honoring Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, the greatest pure striker to ever grace the game. He has been an icon and a star of the Brazilian national team, and has forged a hugely successful career based on not just talent, but determination and a quest for excellence.

Category: Sports, Weekend

MJ vs Kobe

I’ve really enjoyed watching the Lakers over the past few years, but there really isn’t a contest (via Daily Infographic) > Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant click for larger graphic >

Category: Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

Wayne Rooney Goal (Bicycle Kick)

Manchester Derby February 12, 2011 Amazing Goal of Wayne Rooney vs Manchester City in Barclays Premier League. ManU – ManCity: 2-1 Third time’s a charm — This is the official broadcast, and should stick around Video: Rooney’s Bicycle Kick from all angles

Category: Sports, Weekend

Best SuperBowl Commercials

These were my favorite Superbowl commercials: > Audi Big Game Commercial 2011 – Release the Hounds A surprisingly witty spot from Audi: ~~~ Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl Commercial – Imported From Detroit Powerful and emotional piece: ~~~ Volkswagen Commercial: The Force I love the frustration in the kid visible in his body language: ~~~ Volkswagen…Read More

Category: Humor, Sports, Television, Weekend

Annualized Cost of Super Bowl Ad = $3.2 TN, German GDP

Here’s a little fun breaking the law of large numbers on the eve of the Superbowl.   The cost of a 30 second ad during game time will average around $3 million.  You we do the math for you: > 1 > That’s one big nut and almost equivalent to the size of German GDP, the…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Sports, Television

History of the Superbowl

This is the first 10% of a huge Superbowl chartporn, via Daily Infographic:

click for ginormous graphic

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Category: Digital Media, Sports