Tag: sports

  • Playing the game

    Ko Yamaguchi is causing such a sensation in the Japanese High School Baseball tournament that even the Major League Baseball blog has a post about him. This savant from Japan is taking switch-hitting to a new extreme. He switches which side he hits after EACH pitch. Literally every pitch! Though perhaps we should put “hits” […]

  • On Losing

    On Losing

    So the Warriors won … again.

  • The longest marathon

    The longest marathon

    The curious case of Shizo Kanakuri’s epic run

  • Simone Biles

    The courage to “put mental health first”

  • Damian Lillard sinks OKC like it’s no big deal

    “the most irrational and hysterically rude shots you will ever see” – Deadline Also see: It’s in the Details: Hidden Highlights From Damian Lillard’s Buzzer-Beater

  • March Madness is our Koshien

    March Madness is our Koshien

    NCAA March Madness is like Japan’s High School baseball tournament. Both serve as national catharsis bringing people together around a celebration of youth and the future.

  • Putting it on the line

    Putting it on the line

    Kaepernick & Booker – putting it on the line.

  • Catch a puck and score

    Jared Spurgeon plays hockey for the Minnesota Wild but is looking forward to baseball season. h/t to SBNation

  • Never Give Up

    In the final lap of a 4×400 relay Phil Healy, the anchor runner for University College Cork women’s team, was a quarter lap down and in 5th place. She had to make up a massive gap and ahead of her and runners to chase down included a future representative for Ireland in this Summer’s 2016 Olympics. Not only will […]

  • Heineken Champions League

    Heineken has long-running relationship with the UEFA Champions League tournament in Europe. Each year they run a series of advertisements running up to the contest that feature the fans and get everyone excited about the game. This year’s installment is brilliant. The Dilemma pits an Italian fan’s love of the game against his faithfulness to […]