Category Sports

Somehow, the Man Vs. Robot Ping Pong Video Totally Sucks

Just over a month ago, KUKA Robotics released a cinematic trailer for an upcoming video project. The teaser for The Duel featured world-class Ping Ponger Timo Boll preparing for a match against a giant orange robotic arm capable of handling a paddle and ball with the same grace as the pros. The trailer promised not […]

A hockey fan answers olympic questions from a non hockey fan

On the eve of the first Men’s Olympic Hockey game, avid hockey fan, Andy Verderosa, answers questions from Aaron Weiss, someone who doesn’t really know hockey all that well but wants to engage in a once-every-four-years patriotic event. Aaron: Are there any teams to care about besides the US, Canada and Russia? Andy: Oh, you betcha. Sweden took home […]

Everyone needs to back all the way off of Bob Costas’ eyes

The worst part about having pink eye is not the discharge, the pain, the irritation, the having to put in eye drops, nor the word “gunk.” No, the worst part is going out into the world and watching as people recoil away from you like you’re some kind disease carrying vermin who is about to […]

The F.U. Effect

You don’t have to know too much about football to know Terrell Owns (T.O.). His controversial career has made him quite the media tool.  Before Carl’s Jr. grabbed him to promote their new heart-slowing Philly Cheesesteak Burger, my last memory of T.O was seeing him sobbing on some reality show. He’s well traveled, having played […]

NFL Playoffs, Golden Globes, Downton, Girls: I watched 11 straight hours of TV yesterday

Yo, yesterday was a crazy day of TV. At 10:56pm the Golden Globes gave out its final award, Best Picture, to 12 Years a Slave, a great movie that I haven’t seen yet because my family didn’t want to watch something so heavy during the holidays. Like the movie itself, I  didn’t see this award. […]

Fantasy Football Anger Management

Many sports fans are of the opinion that in the fall months, Sunday exists as the simultaneously best and worst day of the week. On the one hand, there’s football: beer, friends, fantasy teams, food, sloth, and watching grown men pummel the shit out of each other. On the other, it’s Sunday. It’s the day […]

Larry David Loves Basketball

Today, a brilliant picture of Larry David at Sunday’s Knicks-Spurs games made its rounds on the world wide web. In it, not only is he sporting a classic apathetic Larry David look, but he’s featured with a great supporting cast. From left to right: Nelly, Anthony Anderson, cute random girl, Justin Bartha/The Hangover‘s married man/Nicholas […]