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
Nick Symmonds – Beer Mile
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
Random Euro 2016 Thoughts – IV
Just like my girlfriend’s pregnancy, this post was not planned, but you know what they say – every good trilogy must have a fourth chapter. Or, well, A chapter. I simply had another influx of random thoughts about the Euro tournament, and hey, why should I be the only one to suffer from them? Continue reading
2015-16 All-NBA Teams: Predictions vs. Reality
With Euro 2016 on a break, it’s time to go back to something I was planning to post for about a month now. Let’s return to the world of NBA for a little while. Quick, to the Ballmobile!
Back in 2013, when the All-NBA Teams for the 2012-13 season were announced, Sekou Smith of the awesome NBA.com Hangtime blog (very recommended!) wrote a post in which he predicted how the 2015-16 All-NBA Teams will look like.
Fastforward 3 years to 2016, now we have the actual All-NBA teams for the 2015-16 season, and it’s time to check how right and how wrong he was. Predictions vs. reality, yo. Continue reading
Random Euro 2016 Thoughts – III
Well, the 1/8 finals (the round of 16? what kind of a lame name is that?) is now behind us and the quarter-finals are looming ahead. After the first fucking boring and horrible not-so-good day of the 1/8 finals we were fully compensated by the two days that followed. And especially by Italy’s marvelous win over the evil Sith empire from Spain. What a revenge for the past two Euros! Continue reading
Random Euro 2016 Thoughts – II
Ok, so now the group stage is concluded it’s time for the second edition of our “random Euro 2016 thoughts” posts. Personally, I like this Euro tournament. True, I would have liked it more if we had some more goals scored: the average now is only 1.917 goals per match, even way lower than the all-time World Cup low, 2.212 goals per game in Italy 1990. But I like the drama and the small teams and most of the matches are great to watch. Continue reading
Random Euro 2016 Thoughts – I
I’m actually in the middle of writing a new
fantastic NBA-related post, but since now I’m mostly occupied with the Euro and I had some quick random thoughts I wanted to share, I figured – why not have a post about it too. The end of the group matches’ second round looks like a good opportunity to do this. I reckon I may do this a couple more times later in the tournament. Continue reading
Brandon Stark… Wait, What?!
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
Statistical Achievements That Went (Largely) Unnoticed In The 2015/16 NBA Season
The end of a yet another NBA season means a couple of things – the major statistical summaries are getting published in every possible sports-website, while some other statistical achievements are getting forgotten and wait to be mentioned in places such as this blog. This is the 4th year in a row in which I give a loud shout-out to those forgotten achievements, the shy ones, the ones who for days make plans to talk to this girl at this party and then end up sitting across from her throughout the whole evening and not mustering enough courage to actually come and talk to her, even though she’s sitting there all alone by herself and probably could use somebody to talk to. God damn it coy statistical achievements, why d’you have to be so insecure?! Continue reading
Renaud Lavillenie – The Fucking BOSS
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