ESPN teams up with MSN
First the Justice Department folds, and now this: “ESPN.com’s sports content will be uniquely integrated with MSN and will carry MSN branding and links throughout the ESPN.com site.” Is it really a surprise? Will it really make a difference?
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 6, 2001 -
Abercrombie & Fallacies
“And there’s the group of guys playing football wearing only boxer shorts and boat shoes, because what self-respecting masculine guy wears shorts or a shirt, or needs any kind of traction on wet grass, when playing football?”
posted by joeclark
on Aug 30, 2001 -
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posted by Brilliantcrank
on Aug 30, 2001 -
No $250 million dollar crybabies here.
The Little League World Series has been much more engaging than the pro game to me - mostly because the kids are there to play baseball
as opposed to the ego and salaries that permeate MLB. (the broadcast, on the other hand, is the usual commercial b.s. with things like the "Bubblicious Lineup")
posted by owillis
on Aug 26, 2001 -
stopping football holigans in the gambia
security forces banned from football tourney - "the beating of some of the footballers, team officials and supporters of the opposing team which resulted in the admission to hospital of a footabller and the serious wounding of some supporters is a total violation of fair play and can no longer be entertained by the committee."
well you've got to draw the line somewhere
posted by quarsan
on Aug 26, 2001 -
Not many still-practiced sports existed at the dawn of recorded
history. Sumo wrestling is one of them. I've been trying to learn
about Sumo lately, and with the Aki-Basho tournament coming
up next month, now is the time to follow
web as the drama unfolds.
posted by machaus
on Aug 25, 2001 -
Golf course: men only
PGA golfer Fred Couples is helping build a golf course open only to men. Is this any different from a womens-only gym, or more sinister?
posted by owillis
on Aug 25, 2001 -
"Jesus and Sports
go together like peanut butter and jelly." But remember, once you apply elephant dung it becomes sacreligious.
(via Dr. Boom)
posted by black8
on Aug 23, 2001 -
And So It Ends.
With Guilty pleas, the Gold Club trial is over. Now the Feds own the most profitable strip club in the country. Will they pave it? Turn it into a wetland? Or set it up for exploratory oil drilling?
posted by dwivian
on Aug 2, 2001 -
What if Dubya ran football?
Yup, it's another piece of Dubya-bashing. This however, makes no pretence to be anything other than silly. How would Dubya run your
favourite sport? For the intellectual snobs - move along, nothing to see here!
posted by salmacis
on Jul 18, 2001 -
Gay Games VI Under the Gun
“What has sparked the concern is a three-page E-mail from the
executive committee of the Federation of Gay Games two weeks ago that
raised the possibility of the 2002 Games being moved or forfeited. The
executive committee of the Federation will visit Sydney from July
21–28 for a status report that will be critical. [...] Also, he said a comparison of Sydney's budget to Amsterdam and New
York is flawed, because using the exchange rate doesn't matter.
‘We're not buying any of our goods and service in the US.... $11 million Australian is still $11 million
posted by joeclark
on Jul 17, 2001 -
Okay, so the tabloids take the eroticization
of female tennis players to the extreme, including The Mirror, which has paid
Barbara "Babsi" Schett 50,000 pounds to promote her as the next Anna Kournikova. Last fall we talked
about women sports players being on beauty, not talent
; while the beauty judging goes on, they forget to even mention player records
. There's Babsi
, Anna, Jelena Dokic
, and the supposedly beautiful Krasnoroutskaya who says
of Kournikova what everyone keeps saying about good-looking female players in general: "She makes the beauty of tennis. She started it. Now tennis is very popular. People come to watch her. That helps everybody."
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jul 6, 2001 -
-- The stripper who posed for Playboy and went on national TV after she was kicked off the Cal State Fullerton cross-country team has been offered the chance to wear a Titan uniform once again.
posted by fooljay
on Jul 2, 2001 -
Baseball is a good game. The nicknames
, however, absolutely kill me.
Ridiculous, almost pornographic nicknames like Cannonball Titcomb, Dick Tettleback, Cy Slapnicka, Rusty Kuntz, Pete LaCock and Dizzy Nutter.
Anyone else have any favorite sports nicknames?
posted by norm
on Jun 28, 2001 -
Oscar goes For Five
He will attempt to join Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns as the only boxers in history to win world championships in five weight divisions when he challenges WBC super welterweight champion Javier Castillejo on Saturday, June 23. I find the middle weight divisions more credible and fun than the heavyweight division.
posted by riley370
on Jun 18, 2001 -
Republican athlete politicians
With trepidation, I post a link to a Slate article (is that akin to posting a Salon article?) Anyway, I've been largely impressed with the "Sports Nut" columns. I think my favourite quote of this one is Brent Jones saying "An athlete is a small business owner whose product is yourself." And Charles Barkely reminding his grandma, unsure of her grandson's political leanings towards the Republicans, "we are
posted by youthbc1
on Jun 12, 2001 -
isn't about drugs at all. It's a site that collects information about pro athletes and their run-ins with various law enforcement agencies. They have an All-Cracksmoker team, Cracksmoker Survivor, and databases divided by sport (and yes, Florida State football has its own database).
posted by Reggie452
on Jun 8, 2001 -
Sixers shock the world,
or at least this fan with their OT victory last night. I'm glad to see cocky Kobe and his Lakers' perfect playoff record marred somewhat. And I can't believe the Sixers were able to pull it off. Anyone think they have a chance to go all the way now?
posted by eoligarry
on Jun 7, 2001 -
The NBA Finals
start tonight. I've never been a big fan of watching any sport, but the hometown Sixers have been quite exciting. Now I find myself hoping that they can find a way to win against those smug Lakers and quiet their arrogant, over-confident fans. Anyone else love an underdog?
posted by quirked
on Jun 6, 2001 -
NBA Finals Fixed,
Ray Allen all but makes the statement straight out. I have been hearing this on the radio over the last week or so. Could it just be poor officiating?
posted by vanderwal
on Jun 1, 2001 -
Seattle returns home. North and South finally get representation after being discrimated against for years by East, West, and Central. And of course, plenty of work for designers and coders to integrate new graphics and site changes. Yippee!
posted by lescour
on May 22, 2001 -
Doc Ellis Says He Pitched 1970 No-Hitter Under The Influence of LSD
From the article: "It was the highpoint in the baseball career of one of the finer pitchers of his time, and arguably, one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports." Damn right! I wonder if there are any other drug-induced accomplishments in modern history that have been kept a secret.
posted by Karl
on May 15, 2001 -
Go to a football match.
Police arrive with tear gas and start a riot. 130 people die. I wonder if the police get some kind of bonus for killing innocent civilians...
posted by timbooker
on May 10, 2001 -
When soocer dads go bad.
Maybe it's the geek klutz in me but I'm always a little leery when people start talking about team sports as a way to build character.
posted by rdr
on May 6, 2001 -
to life for fraud? Crime should be punished, but this seems somewhat harsh when there's murderers, rapists, etc. on the loose
posted by owillis
on Apr 28, 2001 -
Today is the 105th running of the Boston Marathon.
Growing up in Natick, Massachusetts, which is the ten-mile point of the route, the Marathon was always a huge deal. I remember watching every year as the wheelchair racers would zoom by to the roar of the crowd. We'd then wait a few minutes until the State Police motorcycles and the press trucks marked the lead runners. Before long the street was nothing but a solid wall of runners in all shapes, sizes and colors. A favorite thing to do would be to cheer someone on based on the t-shirt they were wearing. One year I saw a man wearing a t-shirt with a picture of the Mandlebrot Set. I yelled "Go fractal man!" He looked at me and smiled, and I knew I gave him a little bit of a boost that day. The race is certainly a yearly tradition around these parts. Does the rest of the world care? Is this big news elsewhere or just a small blurb on Page E-6?
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 16, 2001 -
Coach Touretski Suspended Over Steroids Charge
- Leading swimming coach Gennadi Touretski has been suspended from the Australian Institute of Sport following allegations of illegal possession of anabolic steroids.
This is very big news here in Australia at the moment.
posted by Jase_B
on Apr 10, 2001 -
Historic as the moon landing?
No man or woman in history has ever held all golf's major championship titles concurrently. Is Tiger Woods' sweep of the Grand Slam an achievement of epic proportion, or just a blip on the radar of personal success?
posted by netbros
on Apr 8, 2001 -
Accused of one of the most bizarre charges in the history of Rugby League, or sport in general, a player has been found guilty of poking his fingers up the anuses of three North Queensland players.
posted by aki
on Mar 28, 2001 -
Farewell to another free lunch...
Streamed baseball radio is an interesting microcosm of the web's development. It started with a few forward-looking local stations taking the initiative and unilaterally offering a live stream; then it went under the auspices of Broadcast.com; now RealNetworks and MLB Inc. have tied up the subscription deal. A touchstone for other online content?
posted by holgate
on Mar 27, 2001 -
Anyone catch the fall of Three Rivers?
The Steelers want some footage of the stadium falling. The Kingdome falling
made the headlines here before, but didn't have any contests to my knowldege. So I was wondering does anyone know of any other buildings coming down? Any suggestions on what buildings should come down? And does the destruction or closing of a favorite place in your city or recall any fond memories?
posted by brent
on Feb 11, 2001 -