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Podcast equivalent of "30 for 30"

Looking for sports podcasts which are not sports news or discussion of sports news. More sports documentary, if you will. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Aug 20, 2014 - 6 answers

What sports can someone start doing at 30 and become world class at?

Are there any? The only possibilities I can immediately think of are Lawn Bowls and Shooting. And maybe varieties of race car driving (I'm not sure if there's a physical fitness component to this at all?) Is there anything you could say this of that IS a more physical sport?
posted by Kirn on Jul 28, 2014 - 52 answers

Help me find youtube clips of moments in sports with intelligent plays

I'd like to see youtube clips of sports moments that are of the variety "OMG, did he do that on PURPOSE?" for example nutmeg goal in soccer, something that requires great anticipation/awareness, on the intelligent side of sport. Moments where a player did something before the play had even developed to a point where one could realize what was going to happen
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Jul 2, 2014 - 15 answers

Powerjump purchase near Chicago?

Where somewhere near Chicago can I view and buy powerjumpers / powerbocks / power stilts?
posted by Meatbomb on May 24, 2014 - 2 answers

Sources for good football/Soccer long form writing?

As part of the eternal quest to have interesting things to read on the train, I've been trying to find more sources of good long form writing on football (the Soccer variety for those who know it as such). [more inside]
posted by garius on May 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Skilled skier seeks ski sites

What are some websites or books about skiing? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jan 26, 2014 - 6 answers

The Ladies and Women of Olympic Sport.

A question on vocabulary.  Why are some Olympic sports listed as "ladies" events, while others are "women's"?  Ski jumping is for ladies.  Ice Hockey is for women.
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

What is the training regime of elite sportspeople like?

I'm interested in any information about the training regime of elite sportspeople in any kind of sport, the more detail the better. I imagine that this will be hard to find as many will keep this under wraps in order to maintain a competitive advantage. I'm also especially interested in more recent information because I suspect that developments in technology and technique mean that things have changed a lot in the past twenty years or so
posted by casebash on Jan 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Sport Psychology filter:

Does the significance of a game really affect performance? Is having experience at higher levels a deciding factor in outcomes? Because I'd think that professional athletes don't get to where they are without the kind of focus that makes those considerations irrelevant. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Jan 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Hybrid vs. Cyclocross bikes?

Back in the day, there were two styles of bikes that I was aware of – road bikes and mountain bikes. Now there are road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and cyclocross bikes. This is very exciting – as more options – but also subtly confusing. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Dec 29, 2013 - 17 answers

How do I best coach my son's Gr. 7/8 school soccer team?

I've decided to help out my son's grade 7/8 soccer team this year as a coach but I have no experience with the game or coaching in a team environment. What can I do to make this fun for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Sports Uniforms Distribution For Schools and Other Institutions

I'm researching the market for sports uniforms, e.g., those snazzy football and soccer uniforms worn by high school athletes, etc. I mainly want to understand the sales process. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Apr 29, 2013 - 3 answers

2.5 km to 10km in a month?

Hello. I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling. I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Where to watch the Six Nations in Vancouver?

Flying out to Vancouver this weekend for work, and it'd be great to find somewhere to watch the final Six Nations rugby matches. Can anyone reccommend a good, friendly place that might be showing them? Staying in Downtown, so somewhere nearish there would be good!
posted by TheTelf on Mar 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Hypothermia, be gone! XC skiing in Norway, seeking clothing help

Cross-country Skiing Outfit: I'm seeking clothing advice so that I don't freeze when XC skiing for the first time this winter (in Norway). [more inside]
posted by fakelvis on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Should I continue with my swimming lessons?

Should I continue my swimming lessons? I'm an exchange student, and I'm thinking of spending part of my grant on finally getting a good grasp of swimming, but not sure if it's worth it. Moar details to follow. [more inside]
posted by lethologues on Nov 1, 2012 - 13 answers

What should our name be?

Help my curling team come up with a clever name for our tournament! [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Sep 14, 2012 - 23 answers

Unusually Fit

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto?

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on May 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Starting to play rugby

I want to start playing rugby (I think!) but I'm having issues... [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on Apr 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Software/ online app for sports league scheduling?

I'm looking for software that will help me schedule play and practice sessions for teams in a sports league. Ideally, the software would be free and be flexible enough to take into account: the number of teams, how many times each team should play each other, & the number of available fields. [more inside]
posted by woodman on Mar 30, 2012 - 2 answers

When you started rock climbing for fitness, did you start alone?

Looking to try rock climbing for fitness and mental health, but I don’t have many friends who do it currently and honestly not interested in a social experience if or until I get any good. It seems like it’d be a great sport for me but I’m daunted by the need for belaying partners and all that business. Is this a sport that you even can do solo, or are there other sports that involve a combination of strength and puzzle solving I should be looking at?
posted by migurski on Feb 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

What are the best squash/racquetball goggles/glasses on the market? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Do athletes have musical bodies too?

I think I'm in okay shape. I lift weights 4 times a week, play soccer and have a good diet filled with vegetables, fruit and lean proteins. My body makes all kinds of crazy cracking noises (from my ankles to my shoulders) during and after exercise. Do professional athletes have this problem or am I not in as good shape as I thought?
posted by klwatts on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Can has physical coordination?

How can I train myself to become less of a clumsy oaf and more physically coordinated? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Give me examples of gamesmanship in sport or other arenas

Give me examples of tricky strategy in sport or other arenas [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 31, 2011 - 48 answers

How to live & recover from a broken ankle?

I've broken my Ankle need advise on how to live & recover from it [more inside]
posted by complience on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

Keep me covered

I'm in the UK, I've just started Couch to 5k, and I'm having trouble getting suitable running gear. Particularly a sports bra. Help! [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 12, 2011 - 20 answers

mentors for sport?

I used to produce a public radio show and do journalism. I love writing and the work of program-making. They say everyone should change their careers at least once in their life. I moved in fundraising, which I do not honestly think is in itself a career. Since October 2010 I am the commercial director of a pro basketball team in England. I don't know how long the job will last but it has brought a lot of meaning to my life to do real executive producing again. I would like to find a mentor in sports business but most mentoring organizations in the UK are not equipped to deal with this request. What are some logical resources in Europe and the USA I should be looking at?
posted by parmanparman on Apr 12, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me to get into a sport - any sport! - as a completely un-sporty adult male.

As a 38 year old guy with no significant experience AT ALL of playing sports, it is very hard to see how I might start to get into them. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Mar 20, 2011 - 28 answers

You'd think that stretching 4 times a day would do it!

I stretch 3-4 times a day (for about 10 minutes each time), and get 1-2 massages a week, but my muscles are still SO tight, and my flexibility isn't increasing! What can I do? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Sports bar near union station (NYC)

Wife and I are looking for a sports bar near Union Station / Chelsea that will be showing the most NFL games this Sunday so we can get our Steelers fix.
posted by terrapin on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

What helmet foam gives the best protection?

I want to understand the science of different kinds of helmet foam and how it protects brains. Specifically: is a helmet with hard (EPS) foam always preferable, or is there scientific evidence that in some situations soft foam may provide better protection? [more inside]
posted by davar on Sep 15, 2010 - 6 answers

How to learn American Football tactics?

I know the basics of (American) football, and enjoy watching it on TV, but what's the best way to get to grips with the tactics etc? [more inside]
posted by fabius on Sep 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Is it possible to get tickets for a cricket match at The Oval in London?

I really want to get two tickets to the third day of the third test between England and Pakistan at the Oval (in London). The only tickets on public sale are in the premium section at £100ish each. Any cricket fans know if there's likely to be another release of tickets nearer the time, or whether there's any other legitimate avenue for buying tickets?
posted by ascullion on Jul 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Fitting in working, exercising and sleeping - if I eat after I can't sleep.

I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Podcast/Twitter recommendations for World Cup 2010?

Which Podcasts/Twitter Feeds are most worth my time in the run-up to (and during) next month's World Cup? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

What is best way to organize a sports team?

What is the best method or tool for organizing, scheduling and communicating with an amateur sports team? [more inside]
posted by kellyrickert on May 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Which golf bag?

Can any golfers out there recommend a decent golf bag for under £100 (if such a thing exists)? Failing that, what do golfers look for in a golf bag? Are there any particular brands that'll earn you a bit of kudos? It's a gift, but I haven't the first clue.
posted by nthdegx on Apr 15, 2010 - 7 answers

The last time I played with a four year old I was four

Is a four year old too young to enjoy/remember going to see basketball? [more inside]
posted by golakers on Apr 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Three teams enter...

Are there any sports where three teams compete on a field at the same time? Perhaps on a triangular field? [more inside]
posted by battleshipkropotkin on Mar 25, 2010 - 25 answers

I'm interested in the way that athletic performance changes with age.

I'm interested in the way that athletic performance changes with age, and how this varies amongst different sports. Can anyone point me to some data sources on age-specific performance for any sports? What about age at retirement for pro/semi-pro athletes in different sports? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Mar 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Casual blue blazer for summer

Where can I find a somewhat casual, good quality blue blazer made of cotton, linen, or a cotton/linen blend? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Mar 15, 2010 - 7 answers

The tell-tale signs of weekend athleticism

What does a person's body tell you about the kind of sports or athletic activities they engage in? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Feb 27, 2010 - 38 answers

Biathlon for beginners

I live in East Thetford, Vermont. I've never shot a gun or cross-country skied. How do I become a biathlete? Does one take lessons?
posted by billtron on Jan 2, 2010 - 3 answers

I can't believe there's no app for that!

Could I possibly use my iPhone as a bike computer? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me determine rate of imprement for my players!

I coach a high school soccer team. Each practice we go through a routine which involves repetitions of various skills. The number of repetitions accomplished by a player for each skill is recorded in an excel spreadsheet for ranking purposes. I want to determine the rate of improvement so the players can see their progress and who's improving most. Is there a simple excel function that would help me do this?
posted by TheManticore on Sep 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Where should I buy a ticket for in Camp Nou?

I'm going to Barcelona in October and am going to take in a football match at Camp Nou. Tickets are currently freely available in the stadium - is there a particuarly good or bad place for a neutral/tourist to sit?
posted by ascullion on Sep 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Recent trends in high school marketing and education methods?

What are the trends around the world underlying the most successful (I guess I am talking financially mostly) high schools around the world these days? What are the marketing buzzwords driving the race for students? My old high school is in trouble and I'd like to help if I can. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Horse riding event with car driving?

Some time ago I remember seeing an event on TV that involved horse riding and car driving in the same event. Does anyone know about this? [more inside]
posted by markturner on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

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