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Competing in the buff

Recently, a friend of mine wondered why there’s no men’s synchronised swimming in the London Olympics. I’d like to push the envelope further by suggesting that Olympians resume the grand old tradition and compete in the buff in future games. No, it’s not that I want the Olympics to be turned into a cross breed… Read More »

What “The Decision” taught us

Basketball is a team sport. Don’t believe? Look at how far the great MJ got in his early career. King James is probably overrated as a superstar who can carry a team on his shoulders. Not all decisions provide an immediate ROI – “redemption on insult” to the party for which the decision went against.… Read More »

2 Goals in 30 Seconds

This is a video of a goalkeeper having his best and worst moments in the space of 30 seconds. It occurred in a match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen on 17 April 2004. Bayer’s goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt (ok, no butt jokes), who’s well-known for taking penalty kicks, scores a penalty at one end,… Read More »

Beer we go again

If any of the World Cup matches in the knockout round goes to a shoot-out, opposing fans should take their cue from this Budweiser commercial. Technorati Tags: 2010 World Cup Budweiser commercial penalty shootout Help spread the word!

Controversial goal

The World Cup may have its fair share of controversy, but let’s hope a cock-up like this does not happen. Related post:少林足球 Technorati Tags: World Cup soccer controversy cock-up Help spread the word!

No handball, in Thierry

Just in case you think censorship is a by-product of authoritarian regimes, here’s an example of political correctness in the free world. If you check out the opening few second of Gillette’s “Gillette Champions“, you will notice a minor discrepancy between the French version and most other versions of the commercial. In the latter, all… Read More »