Super Bowl to San Francisco: "Can You, Like, Take Down All Those Icky Bus Wires?"

Super Bowls and public transportation don’t always mix, and sometimes the result is nothing less than apocalyptic. Usually the problem is that cities need more transit to handle more people. But here’s the odd idea for the next Super Bowl, being held in San Francisco: Take some of that transit away. »11/12/15 8:25pm11/12/15 8:25pm


A new study attempts to identify the “greatest” sports record of all time, taking into account thing

A new study attempts to identify the “greatest” sports record of all time, taking into account things like longevity, distance ahead of closest challenger, the era in which it was set, and how truly individual the achievement is. The winner? Barry Bonds’s 688 career intentional walks. [Pacific Standard] »10/29/15 12:35pm10/29/15 12:35pm

When's The Last Time You Cried About Sports?

Yesterday morning, Will from Queens phoned into Mike Francesa and couldn’t hold back his sobs over the swirl of emotion surrounding the Mets’ playoff hopes, Ruben Tejada’s health, and the biggest start of Matt Harvey’s career. It’s worked out well for Will so far—he’ll be at the game tonight—but it got me wondering:… »10/12/15 5:32pm10/12/15 5:32pm

Street Fighter Replaces Giant Jesus Statue With... Soccer Trophy?

Cristo Redentor, the giant statue of Jesus that towers above the city of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the world’s great landmarks. It won’t be appearing in Street Fighter V, though, after Capcom decided to swap it out and replace it with...a monstrous replica of what sure looks like the FIFA World Cup trophy. »10/07/15 8:51pm10/07/15 8:51pm

How an indoor arena makes an ice hockey rink

Here’s a glimpse of the process of how an NHL arena turns a concrete slab into an official ice hockey rink. It’s footage from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a place that’s hard enough to get water (let alone ice). The process of putting the ice rink together is quite quaint, it involves string and paint and… »9/03/15 7:53pm9/03/15 7:53pm

Carbon Fiber Tour de France Bikes Are Surprisingly Easy to Counterfeit

The rise of carbon fiber technology brought lighter bikes, faster speeds, and innovative aerodynamics to the world of cycling. But an unexpected side effect is starting to frustrate the world’s top bike builders. Chinese factories are counterfeiting their products and selling them for a fraction of the price. It’s… »7/20/15 12:08pm7/20/15 12:08pm