The recently retired Manny Ramirez was one of the most inscrutable players in recent history. Ben McGrath of the New Yorker attempted to figure out Ramirez's motivations in this 2007 piece
posted by reenum
on Apr 11, 2011 -
"What do you get if you cross a large rubber ball used for physical therapy with the medieval sport of Jousting? Yoga Ball Jousting."
posted by feelinglistless
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Did you grow up anticipating sports where death would be likely, if not certain? Almost certainly played by convicts, possibly with robot limbs? And which would be even more likely to have chainsaws and flamethrowers not usually found in the sports of today? Those We Left Behind’s
look at Future-sports of the past, in videogames
is for you!
posted by Artw
on Sep 11, 2008 -
In the grand tradition of Killer
comes Humans Vs. Zombies
, a campus game that's growing in popularity. From its origins at Goucher
, it's spread to a reported two dozen colleges. An interview with the game's moderator is here
, and you can watch the 45-minute documentary from one of the games on Google Video
posted by Pope Guilty
on Jul 12, 2007 -
The Third Annual World Quoits Championship
will be held tomorrow in Amityville, PA. This ancient game, related to the discus
, involves pitching rings at a peg in the ground. Once widely played in the UK
and US, the game of quoits has declined in popularity over the years, replaced in the US by its derivative--horseshoes
(which are easier to throw and more likely to score “ringers”). Today, it’s a regional pastime, played primarily in PA
. Learn everything there is to know about quoits here.
They’ll even find you a partner.
posted by jrossi4r
on Sep 9, 2005 -
looks like a ton of fun. It's Jai Alai meets basketball meets bumper cars. What a great sport for those of us who are athletically challenged!
posted by Fantt
on Jan 28, 2004 -
I'm here to tell you about the ultimate sporting clash of the titans-Air Hockey!
That's right, the ultimate rec-room sport of the '70's is alive and well. There's leagues galore
including one in Austin, Texas
(home of numerous MeFite's.), and cool Flash animations
of some slick moves. Ever since I bought my first table at age 10 at a yard sale, this has been my game. Nice to know it's still out there. There's even places to buy nifty tables
if you're in the market. Me and the missus used to love playing at the local arcade on this beauty
with the nifty flourescent puck. Now drop the puck and play!
posted by jonmc
on Apr 7, 2002 -