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Tuesday, 14 May 2024

What I Think About When I Think About Tennis

quote [ What does it feel like to lose, and then rediscover, the game of tennis? Photographer Josh Skinner takes the shots. Writer Peter Short returns the serve. ]

Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (yeah)
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 3 March 2024

Behind F1's Velvet Curtain

quote [ If you wanted to turn someone into a socialist you could do it in about an hour by taking them for a spin around the paddock of a Formula 1 race. The kind of money I saw will haunt me forever. ]

So apparently they asked Kate Wagner (of McMansion fame) to write about Formula 1 and she did it very honestly. The article from 3 days ago is no longer available, as is the authors page on the outlet. Link goes to Wayback Machine.

[SFW] [sports] [+2 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@9:05pmGMT] [1 comment]

How the Obscure Sport of Pickleball Became King of the Court

quote [ With origins dating back to the 16th century, paddle sports have always had an unmistakable allure ]

With the pickleball scene
[SFW] [sports] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:11amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

?I have frozen my penis,? says Swedish cross-country skier Calle Halfvarsson after racing in icy temperatures

quote [ Swedish cross-country skier Calle Halfvarsson experienced an unusual but not unheard-of consequence of competing in icy temperatures in Finland at the weekend. ]

[SFW] [sports] [+5 Informative]
[by arrowhen@11:13pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

In American Indie Wrestling, Bodies Are Cheap And Healthcare Is Not

quote [ It took Jonni ?Rotten? Ramirez one and a half seconds to ruin his life. I?ve watched the footage: Ramirez, real name Jonathan Carrion, is wrestling against Prince Adam for the Inspire A.D. promotion in Austin, Texas. The event is called ?The Long Walk Home? and it?s just after 7:00 p.m. in the gray-beige back room of a pinball arcade in the far northwest side of town ]

Ring bell, fighters in the ring
[SFW] [sports] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [3 comments]



Monday, 20 March 2023

Field of Bankruptcies

quote [ It?s hard out there trying to do something new, which is why we want to look back on some of the notable failed sports leagues. ]

got years in the league bitch the hustle the sport
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:28amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

The Muhammad Ali of Marbles

quote [ Len Smith is quite possibly the most dominant sportsperson on the planet. The Crawley resident is crafting perfect porcelain spheres from discarded toilet bowls, as he prepares to defend his world title at the 1973 British and World Marbles Championship on the hallowed concrete circle at Tinsley Green. ]

Quietly manipulating his marbles
[SFW] [sports] [+5 Original]
[by slaytanik@8:37amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 4 November 2022

Fan?s Clairvoyant 2019 ?Next 10 World Series Champions? Tweet Goes Viral

quote [ They successfully picked the Dodgers to win the 2020 World Series, and the Braves to win in ?21. Both franchises were riding fairly high in 2019, but nailing the two picks is impressive nevertheless. ]

He picked the Phillies for this year. If the Phillies win tomorrow, putting $1000 on the fucking mariners next year.

[SFW] [sports]
[by rylex@5:57amGMT] [5 comments]

The Centerfield Soldiers of the 7 Line Army

quote [ Riding the emotional rollercoaster with ?Loogy,? ?Barefoot? and the most dedicated family of Mets superfans as they root, root, root for the hardest-luck team in sports. ]

Keep my bases loaded like the New York Mets
[SFW] [sports]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 8 August 2022

Gentlepeople, I present to you: Ice Wars!

quote [ Bareknuckle boxing in an ice skating rink has gone professional ]

It's like Boxing Ice Capades! And it's amazing!

[NSFW] [sports]
[by rylex@7:53pmGMT] [2 comments]



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