I’ve decided against doing a Rio Gymnastics summary. Instead, I wanted to have a look at the stats of the sprinters who dipped below the 10 seconds barrier for the 100 meters dash and to see who did it the most times. Continue reading
Jesus Michael, you’re still writing Olympic summaries? Rio 2016 ended like 5 months ago! Yeah, it feels like it. But what can I do, these rankings take a lot of time to make and write. Although it’s still a huge enjoyment to do them. So yeah, I want to finish the whole lot. Dunno if I will do the Gymnastics stuff, though. We’ll see how things go. Continue reading
Never was I more disappointed with the internet than now, when I found out no one ever made a photo like this one: Continue reading
The track & field rankings of Rio 2016 provided more of a challenge than the swimming ones. The number of medals is irrelevant, because how can you compare a sprinter who can win 3 medals to a pole vaulter who is restricted to winning a single medal? I decided to try and compare the relative greatness of the athletes’ performances. Yeah, I know, it’s ambiguous as fuck, but still – subjective rankings are fun to do. Much more than objective ones.
Ok, this is something I wanted to do for a long time – to rank all the world records in track & field according to their breakability, from the record most susceptible to breaking, which would be ranked lowest, to the most durable record, the most unlikely to be broken, which would be ranked, er… first? I guess so… Anyway, now, before the Olympic Games in Rio seems like a good timing to finally do it. Continue reading
This is actually something from 2012, but I just came across this and it was too cool to not write about it in the blog. So here we go.
Nick Symmonds – an 800m runner at the highest possible level (silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. 5th place in the London Olympics) and one of the most outspoken athletes against the Russian anti-LGBT policy during the World Championships in Moscow – ran in August of 2012 the Beer Mile, less than two weeks after competing in the Olympic final. Continue reading
As an avid reader since a very young age, I always thought that the books are ALWAYS better than their cinematic adaptations, even if the cinematic adaptations are really awesome, be it “Game Of Thrones”, “Harry Potter” or “Lord Of The Rings”. I always treat the movies\series as visual aids to the books, or some sort of appendices. I don’t see how someone who didn’t read the original material and is relying only on the movies\series can truly grasp and appreciate the intricacies of the work. You just can’t film EVERYTHING and some stuff will inevitably be left out. Continue reading
After some thinking and deliberation I’ve decided that I will not induct active athletes into the Blog’s Hall Of Fame. The dilemma arose because of the upcoimg induction I was about to make, which was of my all-time favorite female swimmer. But as you can tell – she is still
sexually active, and because the Hall Of Fame posts serve as a career summary of sorts, things may still change in the near future and I’ve decided eventually against doing it. Continue reading
I used to really like Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers of all-time, who was also recognized as the best boxer of the noughties – 00’s, by several different major organizations. However, after it turned out that the man is a huge homophob I wish him to lose in a devastating fashion his next fight, which is supposed to be his last, and then that it won’t be enough for him, and similarly to Muhammad Ali he will drag his career well beyond its natural end and continue to accumulate losses.