Category Archives: Other Sports

The Number 11: Great Moments in History

I had to do something for 11-11-11, and other websites have already done the best #11’s in sports history. Who posts a story about 11-11-11 on November 9th? Seriously.

Anyway, I’ve decided to take it a step further and catalog the greatest moments in the history of the number 11, sports or otherwise. My 11th birthday narrowly missed the cut, although that was one hell of an ice cream cake. Continue reading

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Video: Garret McNamara Surfs ‘Largest Wave Ever Ridden’

I had a brief love affair with surfing a few summers ago. I watched Laird Hamilton and others in the outstanding documentary, Riding Giants, and I thought to myself, “I need to do this.”

I bought a board, got the gear, and headed to Venice a few days a week. It was at that time that I realized…surfing is really freaking hard. I was scared to go down the face of a three-foot wave, and there are guys out there riding 50-footers? The learning curve seemed a bit too steep for my tastes.

That’s why my surfboard has been collecting dust in the garage for the past four years, and why this clip of Garret McNamara riding a 90-foot wave (brought to my attention by my good friend Royal) is so unbelievably impressive. Watch the video and then check out the story at GrindTV. Continue reading

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One Man’s Quest To End AFB: Annoying Fan Behavior

We’ve all been there. You invite your friends over to watch the game, but one of them takes it upon himself to bring Dave from work. While you and your friends are doing your thing, Dave starts off quiet but slowly starts making little interjections here and there.

You don’t completely agree with what Dave’s saying, but you appreciate him taking an interest and you don’t want to be a discourteous host. You break for halftime and chow down on some hot wings while Dave tells you about how he was “really into sports” growing up and that he’s happy to “finally have a group of guys to watch games with.” Continue reading

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You Stay Classy, Vancouver: A Riot Photo Essay

Photos of the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots with insightful commentary attached. Continue reading

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YouTube Clip of the Day: 1987 Calgary Flames Song, ‘Red Hot’

Apparently the song was released to benefit charity. I hope it was the “Mustaches and Synthesizers” charity. I’d give to that annually. Continue reading

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