Archive for the 'Sports' Category

2013 Superbowl Commercials

Monday, February 4th, 2013

FootballThis year’s crop of Superbowl commercials was definitely lacking. But Hulu has all of them available online. Here are my favorites:

  1. [Tide] Miracle Stain
  2. [Coca-Cola] Mirage
  3. [Century 21] Wedding Day
  4. [Toyota Rav4] Wish Granted

Note: if your Internet browser has an ad-blocking extension, you will need to disable it to view the videos.


Woman Makes a One-in-a-Million Hockey Shot to Win a New Truck [VIDEO]

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Hockey Stick and PuckBrenda Hewlett made a 114 foot hockey shot, into an opening that couldn’t have been more than an inch wider than the puck. For her efforts, she won a new Ford F-150.

(via Kim Komando)

2012 Superbowl Commercials

Monday, February 6th, 2012

FootballIn case you missed them, Hulu has online videos of this year’s Superbowl commercials (it also has previous years back to 2008). Here are my three favorites:

And then there’s the one where Priceline (finally!) kills off William Shatner.

Note that it may be necessary to disable your browser’s ad-blocking software in order to view the site.


Madden NFL Video Game Predicts Superbowl Winner 88% of the Time

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

FootballEA Sports publishes the popular Madden NFL video games. Each September, they run a simulation of the upcoming NFL season using the game. Their record is impressive—they’ve picked the correct Superbowl winner seven times in the last 8 years. Note that the linked article, written in September 2010, correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers as the champions.

(via Slashdot)

Sauna World Championships

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

ThermometerI can’t think of anything that would keep me in an enclosed room at 261° Fahrenheit for 12½ minutes. That’s well above the boiling point of water! Yet Timo Kaukonen did exactly that in order to win the 2007 Sauna World Championship in Finland.

(via Neatorama)

2009 Superbowl Commercials

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

FootballThe linked site has videos of all the Superbowl commercials. My favorite is the Doritos snow globe.


Unbelievable Wiffle Ball Pitching

Monday, October 6th, 2008

BaseballI don’t know who this guy is, but he can do seemingly impossible things with a Wiffle ball. The video includes footage of a real game, and I feel sorry for the players on the other team—there’s just no way to hit the pitches.

(via digg)

Filming an Olympic Diver

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

CameraFor those Chad’s News readers who’ve been watching the Olympic platform diving competitions, have you ever wondered how the camera manages to keep pace with the diver, even underwater? Turns out the answer is fairly straightforward.

(via Mental Floss)

No More Perfect 10s in Olympic Gymnastics

Friday, August 8th, 2008

GymnastWhile it’s still theoretically possible to get an exact 10.0 in Olympic gymnastic competitions, that score would be pretty low for this year’s summer games in China (which start today). Look for the medalists to reach 16 or 17 points. This will be the first Olympics using a new scoring system that was first implemented two years ago.

(via Slashdot)

Wearing Red Gives an Advantage

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

FootballResearchers have proven that referees unconsciously favor athletes who wear red. I wonder if this translates into other areas of life?


Olympic Protester

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

AbsurdI don’t know if this photo is for real, but it’s obviously intended to be someone protesting the fact that China will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics. For those who don’t understand why the picture is so funny, I suggest the following Google search.

(via digg)

Why a Near-vertical Pop Fly In Baseball Is Hard To Catch

Monday, April 21st, 2008

BaseballThe extreme spin on the ball causes it to curve back on itself.