Posts filed under “Sports”

How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters

The closer Mariano Rivera has confounded hitters with mostly one pitch: his signature cutter.

NYT: How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters

Category: Sports, Weekend

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…Read More

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