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England In The 90s reminds us cricket used to be front-page news | Barney Ronay | Sport | The Guardian
"The bowlers are a joy too, players with home-made, defiantly un-homogenised actions, all oddly-angled run-ups and sweeps of the arm. Devon Malcolm ran in like a heavy goods vehicle triumphantly veering off a mountain pass. Allan Mullally’s run-up didn’t seem to be anything to do with sport at all, resembling instead a man running along the beach or about to catch a Frisbee." Delightful cricket writing.
sport  cricket  writing 
may 2016 by infovore
The Packers of Catan: Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession - WSJ
A bunch of Packers players are really, really into Catan. It's quite a sweet story, really.
games  sport  strategy  boardgames  greenbaypackers 
january 2015 by infovore
In-screen sports graphics - Design - Domus
"Parametric models indicate how a change to one component of a structure causes ripples of changes through all the other connected elements, mapped across structural loads but also environmental characteristics, financial models and construction sequencing. FC Barcelona's activity is also clearly parametric in this sense. It cannot be understood through sensors tracking individuals but only through assembling the whole into one harmonious, interdependent system: the symphony and orchestra, rather than the midfield string section, or Lionel Messi as the first violinist." A brilliant article from Max; finally, he's written his long-promised article on 'realtime sports graphics' and it's really excellent: insightful about football and data visualisation alike. Top stuff.
maxgadney  visualization  design  graphics  motion  sport  football  analysis 
june 2012 by infovore
Dave Hickey - The Heresy of Zone Defence [pdf]
"Kareem, after the game, remarked that he would pay to see Doctor J make that play against someone else. Kareem's remark clouds the issue, however, because the play was as much his as it was Erving's, since it was Kareem's perfect defense that made Erving's instantaneous, pluperfect response to it both necessary and possible—thus the joy, because everyone behaved perfectly, eloquently, with mutual respect, and something magic happened—thus the joy, at the triumph of civil society in an act that was clearly the product of talent and will accommodating itself to liberating rules." This is phenomenal writing.
writing  play  sport  games  basketball  davehickey  juliuserving 
february 2012 by infovore
Everything I Know About Tennis I Learned from Cow Paths
"That's why guys like Tarn Adams or Vic Davis are a thousand times more interesting. They're making games, not DLC or marketing or anything else. A game, to them, isn't the launching pad. It's the rocket."
desirelines  tennis  deadgrass  sport 
july 2010 by infovore
Wimbledon 2010 live blog: 23 June | Xan Brooks | Sport |
"Still, if you're going to watch a pair of zombies go at each other for eleventy-billion hours, far into the night, it might as well be these zombies. They were incredible, astonishing, indefatigable. They fell over frequently but they never stayed down. My hat goes off to these zombies. Possibly my head goes off to them too." Xan Brooks' live coverage of Isner-Mahut. Some great writing in there.
xanbrooks  isnermahut  tennis  wimbledon  sport  writing  liveblog 
june 2010 by infovore
Ten Million Sports
"In this adaptation of Raymond Queneau’s 100,000,000,000,000 Poems, the rules of 10 sports (football, polo, water polo, lacrosse, ice hockey, table tennis, basketball, rugby, the Kirkwall ba' and beach volleyball) are divided into their constituant elements (duration, playing area, objective, players per team, attire, ball and method of play/restrictions) in such a way that they can be reassembled without contradicting each other."
games  play  oulipo  language  sport 
april 2010 by infovore
Introduction to Grifball - The Quixotic Engineer
"What’s fascinating about Grifball is how well it emulates a sport (or rather a sport game.) Like basketball or hockey, players must alternately think offensively and defensively as the bomb changes possession. Movement suddenly trumps aiming, as players must gauge distance for successful attacks and create openings to score. The best players are the ones who can move in tricky, unpredictable ways and psych out their opponents. In terms of skill and strategy, Grifball has much more in common with virtual rugby than it does a shooter." Matthew Gallant on Grifball, and more forms of consensual play.
games  grifball  halo  play  consensualplay  modification  sport  inlink 
may 2009 by infovore
English Russia » Group Rope Jumping
"It’s new fun in some Russian cities, to jump from the bridge with the rope in a big group, when there is no water under the bridge but raw firm ice, also they use to jump at that same moment when the train is going thru the bridge". The pictures explain it pretty well.
sport  photography  russia  bridge  jumping 
march 2009 by infovore
cityofsound: Cables
"Either way, I love reading these cables. The language is crafted so perfectly, despite the constraints. They’re caught between poetry and machinery." Yes. And what a different game it was then; lots to like in this taut post from Dan Hill.
broadcast  media  sport  commentary  compression  cricket  condensation  cables  telegram  bandwidth 
january 2009 by infovore
Nike Playmaker
"Take the hassle out of organising football". It's been done before, but perhaps the brand, mobile experience, and quality of product will win out for Nike's team-management app. They showed us the MMO with Nike+; now they're doing guild management for the masses.
nike  services  team  sport  groups  application  football  management 
october 2008 by infovore
TrailRunner - Mac OS X route planning and training software for Garmin GPS or Nike+ SportBand
"TrailRunner is a route planning software for all kinds of long distance sports like running, biking, hiking, inline-skating, skiing and more." Imports data from Nike+, apparently.
apple  macosx  running  application  fitness  health  mapping  geo  sport  training 
july 2008 by infovore
Extract from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami | Health and wellbeing | Life and Health
"I may not hear the Rocky theme song, or see the sunset anywhere, but for me, this may be a sort of conclusion." Delightful Murakami article on running.
running  fitness  health  murakami  writing  journalism  sport  exercise  concentration 
june 2008 by infovore
SI Vault - 54 years of Sports Illustrated history -
Forty+ years of Sports Illustrated, all under one roof online, and free. Worth it for the photography alone, even if you're not a sportsfan.
sportsillustrated  sport  publishing  writing  journalism  photography 
april 2008 by infovore

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