This is an insane collection of the 10 best “jumps” in extreme sports. Ranging from skiing to skydiving to dirt biking to base jumping. These guys must have some of the biggest gonads ever. I don’t think I’d even have enough gumption to watch dudes like this do it live.
The old saying is, “April showers bring May flowers.” We’re …
If you’re like me you’ll be cheering for the underdogs when West Virginia University takes on #1 seed Duke in the NCAA Final Four tomorrow but if you need a few more reasons to root for them, here you go.
One of the coolest surf videos I’ve seen in a long time. This is Sam Boex using a GoPro Surf Hero HD cam in South Wales.
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No one wants to get dunked on but this is the ultimate statement of “getting dunked on.” He was posterized worse than *NSync in a teens bedroom. Not since Vince Carter in the 2000 Olympics have I seen a dunk quite like this.
While they did manage to sneak into 3rd overall in the medal count finishing with a total of 26 they also got the highest number of golds as well at 14. We all of course know that the US finished with a grand total 37 besting the 2nd place Germans by 7.
There were many highs and low for our neighbors up north throughout these games…starting with the pitiful opening ceremonies (as a low) and ending with their men’s hockey gold (a high…for them). But of all their accomplishments over the last two weeks, a lesser known one is their record for prophylactic distribution. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control handed out a whopping 100,000 condoms. The amazing thing is that there were rumors that even with those staggering numbers there may have been a shortage still.
One of the officials involved stated, “We were not getting calls from people saying, ‘Help, I need condoms,’” but mentioned that they had ordered an additional 8,500. The free condoms were available not just to athletes and game officials but also on cruise ships that housed security, support staff and volunteers. They were also placed in bathrooms in and near the Olympic venues and handed out in the downtown area.
Nearly 40,000 of the condoms, however, were earmarked for the athletes. That’s a whole lot of sex going on over a 17 day period. You may or may not have read the story two years ago about sex in the Olympic village but apparently it’s a big deal. You’ve got a lot of young (normally fairly attractive) athletes all living in close proximity. Once they’ve finished competing what else is there to do than “mingle” for a couple of days. It’d be interesting to see the number of children that are born 9 months from now amongst all of the competitors….I’ll bet it’s a little higher than normal. But with hundreds of thousands of rubbers floating around maybe not.
I tend to give the Canadians a hard time…well…because they’re Canadian but after winning gold in Woman’s hockey they have begun to win my heart. To celebrate the gals of the puck took back to the ice and partied with champagne, beer and stoggies.
The IOC is now looking into the situation because there were revelers that possibly weren’t of age (it varies from province to province) but I say let them live it up. How often do you get a chance to celebrate an Olympic gold medal? Way to go Canada…way to go. We’ll see how the Canadian Men’s hockey team does today against Slovakia…and if all goes well the US and Canada will face-off this Sunday in the gold game at 3:15 EST. Here too is the current medal count…although Canada is nowhere near the US at least they’ve moved up to 4th overall.
Our Father, who art in GM Place, hockey be thy name, thy will be done, GOLD to be WON on ICE as well as IN THE STANDS. Give us this day, our hockey sticks and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who crosscheck against us. Lead us not into failure but deliver us to victory, in the name of the fans, CANADA …and the HOLY PUCK. AMEN
Turns out the wonderful NBA theme music was spawned not only by John Tesh but also via an answering machine. Listen to the story of its inception along with the greatest rendition of it ever.
Oh poor ol’ Daniela Anschutz-Thoms of Germany’s speed skating team. She has now managed to finish fourth in a major event for the 15th time without once earning a medal. She was actually poised to get 1st or 2nd in the 3000m race but was overtaken on the last lap, continuing her unfortunate streak, losing (3rd) by a measly three hundredths of a second.
Anschutz-Thoms has managed to build this record of hers up over the last 12 years in major competitions ranging from the Olympics to the World Championships and even the European Championships.
While downing a beer afterward she said the following about her streak, “Shit! Shit follows me wherever I go! I made no mistakes, I’m endlessly disappointed. Winning all my fourth places has always been a close call. This is a black day for me. It couldn’t possibly be any worse.”
She’ll have one more chance to get on the podium next Wednesday when she competes in the 5000m race. Lets hope for the best…whatever that is.