Archive for February 24th, 2009

24
Feb
09

Everybody OUT of the Pool

Jarron Gilbert is a defensive lineman from that hotbed of football talent San Jose State, right now he’s projected to be a second or third round pick. That may change after people see this video. Explosiveness is nice in a D-lineman, strength is nice, athleticism is nice, and so here is Jarron jumping out of a pool onto the ground.

Awesome.

24
Feb
09

Grandmaster Takes on All Comers

georgiev02Bulgarian Grand Master Kiril Georgiev broke the world record for the largest number of simultaneous chess matches on Monday when he played 360 games at one time. The marathon process took 14 hours and 8 minutes with Georgiev playing against opponents ranging from children to retired old people.

His final record at the end of the challenge, 284 wins, 70 draws and only 6 losses. The record has now been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for certification.

Pretty impressive I suppose, although those 6 losses are a bit embarrassing, after all, he IS a GRANDMASTER and then he gets beat by little Billy from some nearby elementary school?

[Whiz Bang Pop]

24
Feb
09

Take it to the House

Brittney Griner is a high school senior en route to Baylor University next year on a basketball scholarship, and has been intimidating opponents with her ability to dunk. Considering that the rest of the team looks like they are about 5’1″, Griner’s 6’8″ length must already be pretty overwhelming but to see someone who can actually dunk on you, in a girl’s high school game no less is impressive. I can’t dunk myself, but I can touch the bottom of the backboard if I try really hard.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

[The Dagger

24
Feb
09

Devin Harris For the Win

Hitting a buzzer beater is hard enough, hitting one in 1.8 seconds is really hard and hitting one while fumbling with the ball and throwing off balance is just ridiculously hard. Devin Harris managed last night to halt the New Jersey Nets’ 5 game losing streak with an incredible half-court shot to win the game. That’s some skill…

24
Feb
09

Two Men Who Like to Force Themselves on You

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[LA Times]

24
Feb
09

Duke Goes Out Walking

Fresh off Corey Maggette’s 6 step travel comes this video of a Duke player taking it one step further. And they say that kids don’t have the desire to excel. Here is a nice little 12 step move before taking off, and of course, it went uncalled. Ah, college!

24
Feb
09

What the H!

A confused helicopter pilot made a lot of cricket players VERY confused when he mistook the “H” painted on a corner of the field and landed during a match. The game on Saturday was delayed when the hapless pilot suddenly landed his craft scattering the players and disrupting the game.

“It landed suddenly. No one knew what was happening,” the competing Punjab team manager told the paper after his side won the interrupted game. “There was chaos. Everyone ran for cover.”

The home team, Himachal Pradesh have a large “H” painted on the field representing their team and the pilot saw it and assumed he was at his helicopter landing pad. A nearby fire also disoriented the pilot who “misinterpreted it for smoke signals.”

The game was stopped for about 30 minutes before the very embarrassed pilot took off once more and peaced out.

I for one find it reassuring to have the pilot of my helicopter unable to distinguish landing fields and particularly unable to notice a group of people playing CRICKET while he is landing the craft. Not to mention someone who thinks that there are SMOKE SIGNALS being used to relay information. What is it 1834? Helicopters are a ridiculous flying machine, I’m sure it’s comforting to have your pilot so aware of the situations around him.

[Yahoo]




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