Posts tagged with ‘sports

No matter how your day is going, at least you don’t have six balls in your mouth. Hopefully.

No matter how your day is going, at least you don’t have six balls in your mouth. Hopefully.

US goalkeeper Tim Howard’s senior year high school yearbook quote is awesomely accurate
Sadly, yesterday it looked like Tim Howard versus a nation of millions as he broke the World Cup record for the most saves ever in a World Cup finals game, a feat his US teammates seemed happy to help him out with, as noted by the almost total lack of American defense. Having the best goalkeeper in the world will only get you so far…
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US goalkeeper Tim Howard’s senior year high school yearbook quote is awesomely accurate

Sadly, yesterday it looked like Tim Howard versus a nation of millions as he broke the World Cup record for the most saves ever in a World Cup finals game, a feat his US teammates seemed happy to help him out with, as noted by the almost total lack of American defense. Having the best goalkeeper in the world will only get you so far…

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This is what it looks like when a ping pong ball hits a paddle at supersonic speeds

Or rather, when a ping pong ball burns through a wooden ping pong paddle like it’s not even there. Velocity counts for a lot, kids.

Statistically, this is the best World Cup ever

If you watched the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, you may remember how frustrating it was to see so many scoreless matches, so many 0-0 ties decided with penalty kicks because it seemed like no one could find the back of the net for anything. This year by comparison, at least by the numbers, has been the best World Cup ever. More goals per game, more goals per team, more games decided by a single goal and more games decided within the last five minutes. Part of the reason for these numbers in both 2010 and 2014 may have to do with the ball— in 2010, the ball Adidas supplied was way too slick and didn’t respond to players in the way they expected. This year, Adidas spent a huge amount of money to create a ball that’s as quick and responsive as possible. In any case, if you haven’t been watching so far, games resume tomorrow and shit’s only going to get better through the elimination round.

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More World Cup awfulness: John Oliver on the cesspool of greed and corruption that is FIFA

John Oliver perfectly illustrates the sausage principle - with an insight into the World Cup & it’s parent organisation FIFA.  It surprised me and angered me as well.  It also ties in with the ESPN Qatar video posted earlier and should be viewable to everyone (the ESPN one sadly wasn’t available to me in the UK).









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