Marcin Gortat Driving A Humvee With Usain Bolt

Marcin Gortat's go-to move for public appearances is driving a Humvee. In June, Gortat rode into his basketball camp in Poland manning the enormous gun mounted on a Humvee. Earlier today, he uploaded a video to Instagram that shows him driving another Humvee, this time with Usain Bolt ( THE CHAMP) in the power… » 8/23/14 1:22pm 8/23/14 1:22pm

Marcin Gortat Rides Humvee With Giant Gun Into His Basketball Camp

Marcin Gortat was in Poland to make an appearance at his basketball camp today, and he rolled into the gym in style. Which is to say, he arrived manning the pant-shittingly large gun turret of a military vehicle. » 6/30/14 4:26pm 6/30/14 4:26pm

Crazy Photo: Soccer Fan Goes Up In Flames

This intense photo comes from a Polish league match over the weekend. One supporter of visiting Zaglebie Lubin attempted to climb the fence keeping them from the rest of the stadium, so a police officer gave him a blast of pepper spray. Did we mention the fan was holding a flare? » 4/28/14 10:59am 4/28/14 10:59am

Santa And His Helper Crash Sleigh, Could Face Drunk-Driving Charges

An inebriated Santa and his female helper in Poland went to the hospital for possible concussions Monday after their horse-drawn sleigh crashed into a wall. It gets worse for the holiday pair, though: Police might press drunk-driving charges against them. » 12/25/13 11:22am 12/25/13 11:22am

This Is How You Protest UEFA Sanctions

Defending Polish league champs Legia Warsaw were fined and forced to close down a stand for today's Champions League tie, after unspecified "racist behavior" at a match last month. Their fans responded with choreography and fire. » 8/27/13 6:46pm 8/27/13 6:46pm

Koenigsegg Wreck In Poland Takes Out 19 Spectators UPDATE

A crash at the Gran Turismo Polonia involving a Koenigsegg CCX injured 19 people, four of them seriously, who were watching the start of the rally race. The cars were on their way to Poznan after leaving from Gdansk. » 6/30/13 3:00pm 6/30/13 3:00pm

Multicultural Soccer Tournament Features Multicultural Scuffle,…

As for the Week in Ironic Soccer Violence, we bring you the comedic-tragic World Class Players Cup out of Regina, Saskatchewan. There, teams from different national backgrounds compete in a three-week tournament, under the auspices of multiculturalism and understanding and sportspersonship and not harming people who… » 4/13/13 5:10pm 4/13/13 5:10pm

In Polish MMA, Fighters Simultaneously Headbutt Each Other Into…

Marcin "the Polish Hammer" Mencel and Mateusz "the Polish Hammer" Zawadzki end their fight this weekend with the rare technical draw. Note: headbutting is also how Poles kill mosquitoes, screw in light bulbs, and christen screen-door submarines. » 10/29/12 2:40pm 10/29/12 2:40pm

Polish Shot Put Gold Medalist's Celebration Nearly Interrupts Women's…

Tomasz Majewski was excited, and he had reason to be. The Polish shot putter's throw of 21.89 meters secured a defense of his 2008 Beijing gold in the event, but it's his celebration we're more interested in. In search of the flag of Poland, Majewski rushed across the track while the women's 10K final cruised on… » 8/03/12 5:10pm 8/03/12 5:10pm

The Hussars Are Coming

Here's a Polish volleyball fan in a rather interesting outfit. I didn't actually know what this was, so I consulted Twitter who informed me of the legendary Polish Winged Hussars. I'm impressed with the build quality but mostly with the fact I'm quite sure there's a cache of beer stored in the center portion which… » 8/03/12 8:38am 8/03/12 8:38am

Russian And Polish Fans May Kill Each Other Before Their Match Starts

Here are some of the videos that have surfaced from this morning's clashes between Russian and Polish soccer fans, before their teams' match later today at Euro 2012. According to one (biased) account, a Russian fan march was set upon by Polish supporters, and broken up by police firing tear gas and nonlethal… » 6/12/12 2:05pm 6/12/12 2:05pm

It Took Negative One Day For Euro 2012 Fans To Start Their Racist Chants

The tourney doesn't start until tomorrow; today was merely a practice for the Netherlands. A practice open to the public. The Dutch team began the practice session by jogging around a track in Krakow, and when they reached one end of the circuit, "several hundred" or around "500" fans began hooting monkey chants at… » 6/07/12 6:40pm 6/07/12 6:40pm

Piss Cannons And Scrotum-Seeking Dogs: Poland Is READY For Euro 2012

We already dealt with the possibility of trouble inside the stadiums at the European Championship, starting tomorrow. But what about non-matchdays? It's one solid month of foreigners, drunk and nationalistic, roaming an unfamiliar country. Some countries (England) have a reputation for traveling in numbers, and… » 6/07/12 1:10pm 6/07/12 1:10pm

Polish U8 Soccer Match Abandoned After Fans Light Flares, Generally Go…

Poland has a history of fans disrupting youth soccer games, for what we suspect are shits and giggles. Here's another one—undated, with no details, but at one point a fan is shown with the flag of FC Wągrowiec (apparently distinct from third-tier side Nielba Wągrowiec). » 3/14/12 12:10pm 3/14/12 12:10pm

Great Passing Sequence Reminds Everyone That Spain Is Pretty Good At…

Spain defeated Poland in their final World Cup tuneup and the obvious highlight was this stunning series of passes that led to a David Silva goal, which officially put the rest of Group H on pants-crapping notice. [Business Insider] » 6/09/10 5:45pm 6/09/10 5:45pm

How Many Polish Soccer Goalies Does It Take To Write A Homophobic Book?

Arek Onyszko was kicked off his Danish soccer club after writing a book titled "Fucking Polack" (seriously), including passages like "I hate gays, I really do." Really? Because the Chinese character tattoos on your beautifully sculpted abs say otherwise. [Brooks] » 11/03/09 1:50pm 11/03/09 1:50pm

Live Blog: Germany Vs. Poland

This is a key second game for each of these teams, with Germany needing a win to nail down a Round of 16 appearance and Poland needing a win (or at least a draw) just to have a chance. It's a good thing, too, because there's no obvious historic link between the two countries that would otherwise add to the intrigue. » 6/14/06 4:00pm 6/14/06 4:00pm

Four Tiny Tidbits On: Poland

The World Cup is ominously close! So that you aren't caught offside (they have that in soccer, right?), we're previewing all the participants, bringing you Four Things You Don't Know About Them. If you have a tidbit, send it along to Today: Poland! And for World Cup previews that are even better… » 4/21/06 2:30pm 4/21/06 2:30pm