That’s legal in Arkansas if the mule consents.
22. “It’s for the Federation to decide.”
Speaking also as someone who is way more into Virtue/Moir (in fact, they’re one of my all time faves) than Papa/Ciz, lemme try to explain what makes P/C so good: Unprecedented speed/power, but generated out of elegant footwork, not just simple or (god forbid) labored looking strokes. In fact, that’s a big part of…
This is an excellent point you’ve made about the Olympic women’s ski halfpipe final.
To me, that’s the unsavoury part of this. If an overmatched skier from Tibet gets to the Olympics despite facilities or coaching or funding and represents his country gamely, fair ball, that’s the Olympics ideal. But this dilettante gamed the system in a way that only a 1%er could, by flying all over the world at the…
You know, edging properly along the pipe bottom to maintain speed, making it to the lip, unweighting properly to switch edges at the apex of the trajectory rather than sliding/washing out a turn, looking at the direction of travel instead of at your nose/ski tips, these are all laudable, necessary building blocks, for…
Yes. German Madrazo. However here are some key differences:
The Mexican cross-country skier that came last was nearly double the leader’s time, sure, but it’s one of those things that comes off differently when you’re talking about someone who’s working hard to scrape together qualifying times vs gaming the system like this.
I think the problem here is because it’s a scored…
We strip our garb for thee.
Of course scandals like this are nothing new in curling. Last year at the Tournament of Hearts the Skip of the Manitoba team was busted for having a blood-alcohol level under .12. The sport still hasn’t recovered.
Glorious and free.
Who would have thought someone who released a song titled “Let’s Get Retarded” may not be the greatest arbiter of taste?
While this is taught to referees as a way to diffuse a situation, it has been taken as offensive by players who want to have more of an open back-and-forth.
Yes, when “basketball” is a stand-in for “you are black and therefore you should not be playing hockey.” It’s clearly intended to reference a racial stereotype, and deploying it to taunt and unsettle a black man makes it obviously racist as hell.
Yes, I’ve corrected this above. I mistakenly took NBC’s repeated references to Vonn having to ski the course without a training run as an anomaly and thus an excuse for her performance, when in reality nobody gets a training run in Super-G. Which is misleading by NBC, but then this entire post is about NBC being…
There are a lot of things wrong with Canadian television (simsub is a downright travesty), but the way they broadcast the Olympics should always be commended. With the limited amount of events in the Winter Games compared to the Summer, nearly every event is broadcast live by one of their commentary teams and is…
They even had their human interest hook! She’s a freaking snowboarder who borrowed Shiffrin’s skis!
The worst part is that her reaction after the run is the stuff live sports TV dreams of:
You should look into why interstates are said this way. It’s an interesting bit of linguistic history.
That Scocca Jalopnik piece reads like the backstory to developing his alter ego, Rom Romberts.