“The Beautiful Triangles of FC Barcelona”
9 Jun 2012 6:25 am Craig Newmark
Neat little video giving the basics of how Barca does what it does.View More...
“Whistling His Own Tune Joey Crawford Sounds Off on 35 Years as an N.B.A. Referee”
27 May 2012 6:16 am Craig Newmark
He’s had a good time.View More...
“It’s more like Err Jordan”
29 Apr 2012 6:07 am Craig Newmark
It’s hard to stay at the top.View More...
8 Apr 2012 6:10 am Craig Newmark
It’s a lovely story. People who quit alcohol deserve an awful lot of credit.View More...
“The 20 Luckiest Shots in Sports History”
31 Mar 2012 5:45 am Craig Newmark
Interesting list (with video). The Immaculate Reception is doesn’t even crack the top 10.View More...
A problem, honestly, I didn’t know we had: the “Bob Famine”
26 Feb 2012 6:05 am Craig Newmark
We need a emergency federal investigation into this: “The Bob Famine: Athletes Aren’t Named ‘Bob’ Anymore And There’s Nothing We Can Do About It“.View More...
25 Feb 2012 5:56 am Craig Newmark
“Pay cut, hectic schedule can make broadcasting career a challenging transition for ex-players, coaches.”
Hey, I’d be willing to try it. And I’ll work cheap.
Fired ESPN Editor Claims no Racial Slam Meant with ‘Chink in Armor’ Headline
21 Feb 2012 7:42 pm Warner Todd Huston
The headline written by ESPN editor Anthony Federico about Asian-American basketball star Jeremy Lin lasted only about a half hour before ESPN changed it but the fallout is lasting a bit longer for editor Federico.
On its Saturday story on Jeremy Lin’s less than stellar game the night before, ESPN’s headline screamed, “Chink in the Armor.”
Sports fans were riled at this apparent racial allusion – player Jeremy being of Asian background — and ESPN pulled the headline down quickly. In this age of Internet outrage-of-the-day stories, this one was a natural …
11 Feb 2012 5:59 am Craig Newmark
“The incredible spot off the British coast that could produce the biggest surfable waves on Earth at 120ft-high“.View More...
“Is there a secret recipe for turning around an NFL franchise?”
5 Feb 2012 6:07 am Craig Newmark
The formula, it seems, is some combination of leadership, stability, buy-in across the board, talent (especially at quarterback) and tough love.
“These 20 Schools Spend The Most Money On Their Basketball Teams”
22 Jan 2012 6:06 am Craig Newmark
Who’s number 1?
“Why You Should Avoid Companies That Put Their Name On A Stadium”
21 Jan 2012 6:26 am Craig Newmark
On average the stocks of companies that buy stadium naming rights don’t do well subsequently.
(Well, at least from 1990 to 2001. Somebody needs to update this.)
“. . . one of the sickest surfer videos you’ll ever watch”
14 Jan 2012 6:19 am Craig Newmark
It is kinda cool.View More...
“Vin Scully Remembers His Greatest Calls”
5 Nov 2011 5:40 am Craig Newmark
At what he does, Mr. Scully is the best.View More...
Can this be optimal?
24 Sep 2011 5:13 am Craig Newmark
I’ve been gradually warming up to soccer, at least as played by the better European clubs. But one question I have is this: ESPN, The Magazine, 9/19, p. 114, reports that in the English Premier League, averaging over the last four seasons, the percentage of shots on goal was a hair more than 36%.
To compare, the percentage of passes completed in the NFL on 3rd down and 8 or longer is roughly–this season, as I write–about the same. But in the NFL the receiver will usually be personally defended, the passer …
“The 50 Greatest Plays in College Football” (With Video)
18 Sep 2011 5:58 am Craig Newmark
“The Play”–Stanford-Cal–is only #3.View More...
4 Sep 2011 5:07 am Craig Newmark
Nice story by Gary Smith (Sports Illustrated) about the Phillies’s catcher, Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz.View More...
“The 50 Greatest Sports-Movie Quotes Ever”
3 Sep 2011 5:43 am Craig Newmark
Many excellent ones. Missed the halftime speech from Friday Night Lights.View More...
“Cheat with Science: Why Smart B-Ballers Bank on the Bank Shot”
28 Aug 2011 5:41 am Craig Newmark
Research done at my university, NC State, confirms what the Wizard of Westwood always taught: use the glass.View More...
Obama: The Kingpin of Broken Promises
27 Aug 2011 3:10 pm Warner Todd Huston
Well, let’s get the ball rolling on another broken promise from The One, Barack Hussein Obama, shall we? I mean, every time we think we are done chronicling his broken promises we have to do a reset. He’s had so many gutter balls on this that it is hard to keep them straight. His record has had strike after strike in the lies column. He’s the veritable kingpin of broken promises.
Let’s take this one from 2008:
I have sworn that we’re taking out the bowling alley in the White House and …View More...