Posts tagged Sports

procrastinaut:


Baseball season is well underway and April is National Kite Month! I came across these vintage baseball-player kites on eBay a while back along with some mid-century "baseball menko" cards.

 More: ALL MY EYES: eBay Eyes: Vintage Baseball Goodies From Japan

procrastinaut:

Baseball season is well underway and April is National Kite Month! I came across these vintage baseball-player kites on eBay a while back along with some mid-century "baseball menko" cards.

 More: ALL MY EYES: eBay Eyes: Vintage Baseball Goodies From Japan

"Designed by a guy named Yuri Psinakis and is sold by a San Francisco operation called Park Life, which specializes in cool, design-y products.” Spotted by Uni Watch » You Should Own This T-Shirt (or one very much like it).

"Designed by a guy named Yuri Psinakis and is sold by a San Francisco operation called Park Life, which specializes in cool, design-y products.” Spotted by Uni Watch » You Should Own This T-Shirt (or one very much like it).


 Sonic, the Oklahoma City-based chain of drive-in restaurants announced plans to stamp burger buns with team logos as well as feature deals with universities from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. For instance, The University of Louisiana’s cheeseburger, otherwise known as the ‘Ragin’ Cajun Bulldog Burger’ is topped with a spicy Tabasco mayo and Pepper Jack cheese.

(via Burger Chain Steams Edible Football Logos Onto Buns - PSFK)

 Sonic, the Oklahoma City-based chain of drive-in restaurants announced plans to stamp burger buns with team logos as well as feature deals with universities from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. For instance, The University of Louisiana’s cheeseburger, otherwise known as the ‘Ragin’ Cajun Bulldog Burger’ is topped with a spicy Tabasco mayo and Pepper Jack cheese.

(via Burger Chain Steams Edible Football Logos Onto Buns - PSFK)

(via Uni Watch » Earning Their Stripes)
unconsumption:

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, there’s this repurposing find:
Football leather made into cuff links.
(via bottomofthe9thonline on Etsy)
Related: Last year’s (2011) Unconsumption Super Bowl/football-related post here.
See also: Super Bowl football-related trivia, from Wilson Football’s Web site here.

unconsumption:

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, there’s this repurposing find:

Football leather made into cuff links.

(via bottomofthe9thonline on Etsy)

Related: Last year’s (2011) Unconsumption Super Bowl/football-related post here.

See also: Super Bowl football-related trivia, from Wilson Football’s Web site here.

thingsthatlooklikeotherthings:

Onesie That Looks Like A Football
(via Iconic Ballplayers - Jumbotron Art)
A great moment in poor sportsmanship:

Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch mocks Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow with a “Tebowing” pose after he sacked Tebow during the first quarter. More photos from the Broncos vs. Lions game Sunday. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post) (via Image Viewer)

Seriously, I love this. I didn’t watch the game, and haven’t really followed the NFL’s thinking on this sort of thing, so I don’t know if Tulloch was penalized, or criticized. I’d understand if he were — he’s being pretty obnoxious. 
But at the same time: He’s being obnoxious with great panache. And I think every real sports fan enjoys that. (Anybody else remember the Saints’ Joe Horn, after scoring a touchdown, grab a cell phone he’d hidden in the goal-post padding and flamboyantly pretend to call his mom? He was fined, of course.)
I know that in general we don’t want to encourage the kids, or whatever, to engage in unsportsmanlike taunting and theatrics — thus the penalties and fines. But maybe while that’s the only response to dull, run-of-the-mill taunting, there could also be some recognition for really outstanding taunting. Tulloch’s action here qualifies; it’s funny, it’s effective, and it even plays off an Internet fad. (He gets bonus points for claiming afterward: "It was no disrespect to Tebow." Yeah, right!) 
In other words, by officially recognizing Best Bad Sportsmanship from time to time, we could  give the kids an example of superlative unacceptable behavior.

A great moment in poor sportsmanship:

Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch mocks Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow with a “Tebowing” pose after he sacked Tebow during the first quarter. More photos from the Broncos vs. Lions game Sunday. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post) (via Image Viewer)

Seriously, I love this. I didn’t watch the game, and haven’t really followed the NFL’s thinking on this sort of thing, so I don’t know if Tulloch was penalized, or criticized. I’d understand if he were — he’s being pretty obnoxious.

But at the same time: He’s being obnoxious with great panache. And I think every real sports fan enjoys that. (Anybody else remember the Saints’ Joe Horn, after scoring a touchdown, grab a cell phone he’d hidden in the goal-post padding and flamboyantly pretend to call his mom? He was fined, of course.)

I know that in general we don’t want to encourage the kids, or whatever, to engage in unsportsmanlike taunting and theatrics — thus the penalties and fines. But maybe while that’s the only response to dull, run-of-the-mill taunting, there could also be some recognition for really outstanding taunting. Tulloch’s action here qualifies; it’s funny, it’s effective, and it even plays off an Internet fad. (He gets bonus points for claiming afterward: "It was no disrespect to Tebow." Yeah, right!)

In other words, by officially recognizing Best Bad Sportsmanship from time to time, we could give the kids an example of superlative unacceptable behavior.

(via Some Baseball Art To Enjoy With The World Series | The Awl)

This Kickstarter project has ended — but it’s awesome. (Thx Paul L.)

The Eephus League Baseball Scorebook Revival Project by Bethany Heck — Kickstarter

Jesus is My Noseguard: Inspirational Sport Statues