Archive for September 17th, 2008

17
Sep
08

Best Gets Knocked Down a Peg

One of my favorite sports movies is The Program, starring James Caan and Omar Epps. The movie itself isn’t that great, but I sincerely enjoy subpar movies so, that’s that. Anyways, Caan, the hard-driving coach tells one of his linebackers that he wants him to hit people so hard that they have snot bubbles coming out of their nose. This clip, from this weekend’s Maryland/California tilt has just that kind of hit. Jahvid Best gets an ill-advised sling-pass sent his way and Maryland’s Kevin Barnes makes a perfectly timed hit. Wait, let me rephrase, he fucking LEVELS Best. It is totally awesome, mostly because that wasn’t me receiving that hit. I’m surprised because I always thought bears would be stronger than turtles…Anyways, make sure you stick around for the end of the video for a fun surprise!

17
Sep
08

The Olympic Spirit Continues

Sure the Summer Olympics are over, but that doesn’t mean Olympic fever has left Beijing. Closing today, the same venues as the main Olympics are hosting a whole new host of athletes from 148 countries participating in the Paralympic Games. My favorite picture blog, The Big Picture has an amazing gallery of some of these athletes and their events and they are well well worth a look-see. Click on the pictures below to see the larger full versions, you won’t be disappointed. And definitely go to the full gallery as some of these pictures will knock you on your ass.

How about some blind soccer? Goalies are allowed to be partially sighted, and players with partial sight are required to wear blindfolds.

The women's sitting volleyball matches are hotly contested.

This event is called goalball and all the players are blind or wearing blindfolds. There is a little bell inside the ball to alert players to its presence.

This event is called goalball and all the players are blind or wearing blindfolds. There is a little bell inside the ball to alert players to its presence.

One armed archery? That's so ridiculously dope that I don't have anything snarky to add.

One armed archery? That's just simply too awesome for me to even try and be snarky. Well-played sir.




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