Posts tagged sports

Steve Carell’s “The Decision” spoofs LeBron James on the ESPY Awards

Samuel L Jackson: secret Sportscaster
(from the 2009 ESPYs)

GIF: All 16 saves by Tim Howard in Team USA’s World Cup game against Belgium (via @SBnation)

Visualizing Belgium’s whopping 39 shots against Team USA in their World Cup game yesterday

Visualizing Belgium’s whopping 39 shots against Team USA in their World Cup game yesterday

Was 50 Cent’s opening pitch the worst of all time?

By now you’ve seen countless replays of 50 Cent’s blooper on the web… 

But a quick google search shows he’s not alone in being a bit off in his aim for home plate.  In fact, a more scientific approach was taken to visualize the ceremonial pitches by celebrities and public figures:

So maybe 50 Cent’s pitch isn’t the worst, but just another outlier as part of a wider set of data.

The story of New York Rangers star Dominic Moore, and the time he took off of playing hockey

Comparing athletes by height and wight across different sports

Comparing athletes by height and wight across different sports

Recently I started noticing that I’ve grown a little older than many of the athletes I cheer on.  And according to this tool by Deadspin, I am older than most professional athletes/
Feel old for yourself using the “How many athletes are older than you?" tool…

Recently I started noticing that I’ve grown a little older than many of the athletes I cheer on.  And according to this tool by Deadspin, I am older than most professional athletes/

Feel old for yourself using the “How many athletes are older than you?" tool…

Whoever created this “Smartest Spenders in Sports”infographic, charting the teams with the most playoffs/championship wins for their budgets across multiple sports, must have been a big Chicago Blackhawks fan. Because if you change the weighting even a single percentage point from the default values in this interactive graphic, the St. Louis Cardinals are the top team in terms of their salary cap vs wins (aka “The Cardinal Way”).
Of course as a Cardinals fan I may be a bit biased, so feel free to create your own rankings here.

Whoever created this “Smartest Spenders in Sports”infographic, charting the teams with the most playoffs/championship wins for their budgets across multiple sports, must have been a big Chicago Blackhawks fan. Because if you change the weighting even a single percentage point from the default values in this interactive graphic, the St. Louis Cardinals are the top team in terms of their salary cap vs wins (aka “The Cardinal Way”).

Of course as a Cardinals fan I may be a bit biased, so feel free to create your own rankings here.

The best tradition in sports: the Hockey Handshake

Only during the Stanley Cup playoffs can a hit like this: image

be resolved at the end of the series with a handshake between David Backes and Brent Seabrook. image

Congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks on a hard-fought win over my hometown St. Louis Blues.