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Video: "The Tricky" is a pro streetballer in Serbia who either has total control over inanimate objects or the ability to bend gravity, because he can make a basketball spin on pretty much anything that can loosely resemble a finger. That means the corner of books, the tips of pens, the bottom of Coca Cola bottles, toothbrushes (while brushing), razors (while shaving) and knives (while cutting).
If you thought those cross-court, buzzer-beating basketball shots you'll find all over YouTube were impressive, you'll be blown away by the How Ridiculous team's latest stunt. They set an official Guinness World Record with this 180.968m free throw made from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland.
Video: Jumping out of an aeroplane with a parachute on your back has its own risks. But at least in the air there's nothing to crash into until you hit the ground. Speedflying, on the other hand, where athletes like Jamie Lee parachute down mountains just inches above massive rocks, is basically a non-stop life-risking thrill ride.
So you might possibly have heard that earlier this week the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year record to win the World Series against the Cleveland Indians - a victory kiiiiind of predicted by Back to the Future II's alternate 2015. THR caught up with screenwriter Bob Gale to discuss the gag's sudden relevance again.
Here's an idea for a sport: What if a bunch of poorly-dressed athletes wandered around a grassy park for four hours casually hitting balls with a long stick? Here's a less boring idea: What if those athletes were instead racing the clock to put the ball in the hole as quickly as possible? That's the basic idea behind The Fastest Hole of Golf.
One reason a product ends up on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo is because companies, or investors, have deemed it too dangerous to bring to market. Wearing a wingsuit while skiing seems like it would make an already dangerous sport even riskier, but you can still pre-order one via Indiegogo.
Video: There's a whole taxonomy of people on any given street who want something from you: The clipboard activists, the donation fund folks who are too aggressive, the lady selling bad art, the creepy free massage guys. And then there's the humble sign spinner, the platonic ideal of mild inconvenience.
The grand final yesterday between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs will go down as one of the more exceptional in recent years. It certainly showed in the viewing numbers too, with the Seven Network reporting over three million people watched the victors triumphing over the other blokes. Match spoilers ahead.
Video: Now, you might be expecting this to be a rant about how irritating sports and sports fans can be. Maybe one about how team loyalties are based solely on regional pride even though many teams' players aren't from that city or state. How fans argue constantly with one another about the most irrelevant minutia and whole conversational dick-measuring contests exist to prove whose mental arsenal of said minutia is better stocked. How those same shrieking fools pack themselves into otherwise quiet bars when some of us just want a quiet drink.
Football fans this weekend are in for a treat as the AFL and NRL Grand Finals are on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. How do you watch it for free if you don't have tickets to see the games live? How can you watch them if you're overseas? How do you make conversation with AFL and NRL fans when you know nothing about the two sports? What snacks should you make while you and your mates watch the games? We've got you covered.
Video: The robotic versions of competitive sports are usually disappointing at best — but not when it comes to sumo wrestling. The human titans who try to slowly push each other out of a circular ring are actually far less exciting than these tiny zippy robots whose matches are usually over almost as quickly as they begin.