We don’t hide our admiration for Austrian NFL broadcaster PULS4's enthusiasm for our brand of football. Once again, they’ve gone above and beyond to introduce tonight’s Super Bowl broadcast. Come for the Star Wars; stay for the heavy metal.
We’ve previously covered in this space our appreciation for Austria’s approach to NFL coverage. Österreich is just wild about American football, and official broadcaster PULS4 has produced this Star Wars-themed promo for Sunday’s games. It’s... interesting.
Ah, the distinct charm of lower league soccer. One second you’re awed by an inch-perfect, outside-of-the-foot 40-yard through ball sending a teammate clear on goal, the next you’re doubled over in laughter when the striker can’t walk it into the net.
Yesterday at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, three Austrian synchronized swimmers were injured, one severely, after a bus just up and plowed through them in the athletes village. The video, obtained by Meydan TV, is above, and it might be upsetting.
We've been over this.
You're Austria. You're not a hockey power. You're not going to medal. So why not take advantage of even the smallest measure of Olympic success to drink until sunrise?
[A member of Austria's delegation lies on the ground after falling during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images]
We've barely withheld our admiration for Austria's love of the NFL, and official network PULS4 gave the Super Bowl its full attention on Sunday—complete with lengthy pre-game show, halftime analysis, and, yes, Super Bowl ads. Oh, and they updated that awesome Game of Thrones-themed intro for the game, too.
Are you tired of the incessant attempts to make Game Of Thrones-themed everything? Probably! But check out this promo from Austrian TV promoting today's NFL conference title games anyway, because it's awesome.
It's been a decidedly disappointing year for Rapid Wien. Despite being the most historically successful team in the Austrian Bundesliga, they're running a distant third, and on Saturday lost at home to rivals Red Bull Salzburg.
Lindsey Vonn, the 28-year-old American skier and Olympic gold medalist, was airlifted from the slope at the World Championships in Austria this morning after a hideous, sudden crash in the Super-G. Her injuries are still unclear, though the AP reports that it appeared to be her right knee. If fellow skier Tina…
As NHL players return to North America—those who aren't claiming asylum to escape the Islanders regime, anyway—they're being set upon by their neglected beat writers, and sharing some strange stories of their sabbaticals. Alex Picard made some new friends in the shower. Ryan Jones was handcuffed and detained at the…
Austrian Olympic swimmer Jakub Maly lives and trains in Pompano Beach, Fla., and yesterday was his day off. So he spent the afternoon digging a hole in the beach 7 feet deep and 6 feet across. Naturally, he jumped in, and naturally, it collapsed around him, leaving only his head unburied.
Go on, admit it — you thought the international break for a load of pointless friendlies would be about as much fun as watching beige paint evaporate, didn't you? Well, to be honest, so did The Spoiler.
The Austrian soccer team is hosting the Euro 2008 tournament, which gives them a bid in the tournament. The problem is that Austria has lost eight consecutive matches and is pretty much gonna get destroyed. (And by "destroyed," we mean "lose 1-0.") It's inspiring some fans to beg the team to give up.