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Sports vs. My Body - Cost Benefit Analysis

Recently took up a sport, which I LOVE, but which my body doesn't seem well suited for. It has been suggested to me to seek orthopedic treatment, but I think it's an anatomical problem. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by raspberrE on Nov 29, 2016 - 16 answers

How can I get my child to get involved in the game?

Several years ago, my daughter decided she wanted to play hockey. She has been skating for several years and played in an all-girls club last season. This season, she has been playing in a coed league. She does great in practice, but when the time comes for her to participate in the game, she freezes up. [more inside]
posted by valentinepig on Nov 21, 2016 - 15 answers

Tips For an England Football Match

I'm taking a football-loving six-year-old boy to the England v. Spain friendly at Wembley this week. This will be the first pro football (or "soccer," for Americans) match either of us have ever attended, and I know next to nothing about the sport. What advice would you give me for having a fun and safe night out? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Baseball. Protective barrier on the dugout.

I am so sure (of course, I am) that in the 80's or early 90's, a player got hit in the dugout by a line drive. And that is why the big protective barriers are up for the dugout. I know several have been hit since...Cano. Dietrich. Who was the, er, genesis of this, if I am (possilbly incorrectly) remembering this? I feel like this player went on to be a coach.
posted by oflinkey on Nov 2, 2016 - 2 answers

How many balls are available for a major league game?

The internet says that frequently 90~100 are used, and I'm sure they have well double on hand, but does anybody know exactly how many they stock?
posted by colin_l on Nov 2, 2016 - 4 answers

Recommendations for sports documentaries about kids?

I've been enjoying watching sports documentaries about kids and the obscure activities they choose to be good at. Can you recommend any others I should check out? Not limited to sports, just anything kids are good at. [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Sep 28, 2016 - 18 answers

For love of the game

I greatly enjoyed going through this post filled with amazing performances. I was also brought to tears while watching this video of Dee Gordon's home run - his first - after his close friend and teammate Jose Fernandez' tragic death this weekend. This lead me down the rabbit hole of great moments in sports that give me the feels - happy, sad, laughing, crying, amazement, etc. I need more. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Sep 27, 2016 - 39 answers

What are your favorite transcendent, gives you the chills, performances?

I want to feel amazed. Please give me your best examples of transcendent performance (musical, sports, film, fictional stories, etc.) that show people performing at the peak of what's possible and even surpassing their conscious selves. Give me the chills! Raise the hair on the back of my head! Some Youtube links would be great. Thanks!
posted by Gosha_Dog on Sep 24, 2016 - 135 answers

How to be a good assistant coach for kids' sports

I am the assistant coach of my daughter's (8-yo) softball team. The head coach is knowledgeable about the sport, but in my opinion can be a bit too tough on the kids, several of whom have never played before. I can see the spirit being sapped in a number of the kids and I'd like to help turn that around without undermining the head coach's authority. Is it possible to help some of these girls actually enjoy their season, or am SOL if I'm just the assistant? [more inside]
posted by GorgeousPorridge on Sep 12, 2016 - 9 answers

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket & cheerleader skirt!

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket or varsity jacket & cheerleader skirt from a dance/athletic supplier, rather than a fashion retailer. These are pretty standard items, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but I was wondering if any of you had particular experience with any specific vendor! I only want to buy one of each, so no bulk minimums is good. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 3, 2016 - 5 answers

The rites and rituals of sport

One of my favorite aspects of playing a sport or engaging in an activity are the rituals participants do to prepare. I want to know what people do to prepare for their activity of choice. [more inside]
posted by thefang on Jul 27, 2016 - 14 answers

Amazon Fire TV or something else for live sports?

I want to cancel my U-Verse subscription and still have access to live NHL and MLB games. Would the Amazon Fire TV work for me or is there something better? More details about my TV preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by a moisturizing whip on Jul 12, 2016 - 8 answers

Why do I feel so squeezed when I swim?

I've always had this experience when swimming, where my lungs feel SUPER compressed and I get out of breath easily. What I'm wondering is, is this me being out of shape or is it common to feel this way? YANMD. I'm just curious about other people's experiences. [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Apr 1, 2016 - 16 answers

Entertain Academics In Atlanta

I'll be in Atlanta from April 13-17 for a conference. I am trying to come up with an interesting social activity for everyone associated with our research project - 10-15 people. In the past, this has taken place at sporting events, but we can't find anything in town! Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Mar 24, 2016 - 15 answers

Do you have experience wearing a wool sports bra?

I'd like to hear about experiences with wool sports bras that aren't from gear reviewers. [more inside]
posted by barchan on Mar 22, 2016 - 8 answers

Super basic ball skills for 5yo

Uncoordinated 5yo. Uncoordinated parent. Noodling around in the backyard with a t-ball set, a baseball glove, and a soccer ball. What are some fun games we can play that will help lay the groundwork for actual ball handling skills? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Mar 21, 2016 - 17 answers

How are basketball games audio engineered?

I'm curious about two aspects of live sound engineering basketball games: 1. The actual sounds you hear at a game in person. 2. The engineering for broadcasts. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Feb 23, 2016 - 3 answers

I was bullied at the gym I go to. Best approaches and solutions?

I got in an argument that resulted in the other person expressing physical threats and intimidation. I feel unsafe; however, I feel okay towards resolving this issue seriously and systematically. But this is an unknown area for me. If there are best practices that I should consider, that would be incredibly useful. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jan 9, 2016 - 46 answers

Ouch, ouch, ouch

I have recently gotten back into cardio and have signed up for a Spartan a Race in April...yeah me! Now the problem...I think I have extensor tendinitis in my left foot. About a mile into a run/walk, the top of my foot up into my ankle starts to burn. It doesn't stop me, but damn it hurts. I have tried loosening my laces, ice, pain killers...no help. Is there anything other than stopping the cardio? Thanks hive!
posted by keep it tight on Dec 27, 2015 - 5 answers

Can I walk to Oracle Arena in Oakland?

I'm going to a Golden State Warriors game next week. Ideally I want to stay at hotel nearby, hopefully park the rental car, and walk to the arena. Google Maps suggests this would not be a fun or plausible walk. Asking for local knowledge to confirm or deny... [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Dec 23, 2015 - 24 answers

Help me tarnish my friends at fantasy basketball

This season my friends decided to make a fantasy basketball league for the very first time. Most everyone in the league is new to this and it's been a ton of fun so far! However, after a stressful 6 weeks and therefore not setting my lineup as often as I'd liked, I'm second-to-last and am gunning for a major comeback (I just won this week's matchup, too). [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Dec 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Injury Prevention for injury-prone 33 year old guy

I enjoy playing sports regularly (once or twice a day) and I end up getting injured often, (rolled ankle, straight calf, tight hamstring, over-use injuries too) and I'd like recommendations on injury prevention. Specific exercises, books, DVDs, principles, equipment, anything that can keep me in the field with less injuries. [more inside]
posted by kikithekat on Nov 23, 2015 - 10 answers

Help Me Replace Grantland

What should I be reading to replace Grantland? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Nov 12, 2015 - 11 answers

What happens to the game if a professional athlete dies on the field?

After watching Ricardo Lockette get knocked terrifyingly unconscious in tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys game, and wondering for the eight minutes he was down if he was even alive*, I'm curious to know what the rules governing various high-level sports leagues are about continuing play in the event of the death of an athlete on the field. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Nov 1, 2015 - 22 answers

Selling Autographed Baseballs

How can I sell autographed baseballs? [more inside]
posted by AwfulWaffle on Oct 25, 2015 - 2 answers

What is widely considered the greatest basketball game of all time?

I've recently, in the past few years, become obsessed with basketball. I paid a lot of attention to the last few seasons and I'm already paying attention to the pre-season right now. Every season has these amazing, incredible, jaw dropping moments, ones where me and all my friends or the bar I'm at are all screaming "NO WAY!" at the television. I'm looking for a spectacular display of basketball. A fierce rivalry. Crazy shots, last minute shots, amazing layups, incredible steals, exacting passes. Just... the best basketball game ever. What is it? Who were the characters? What was on the line? I need it.
posted by gucci mane on Oct 10, 2015 - 22 answers

How to train as an older (60+) athlete

I'm a competitive athlete, in my mid-60s. I'm getting discouraged because I need cross-training that will keep me mobile and strong. I need recommendations for low-impact aerobic, core, and weight work that will keep me moving, keep me competitive, and reduce injuries. [more inside]
posted by Peach on Oct 10, 2015 - 5 answers

What to do with 25 year old baseball memorabilia?

So, back in grade 5 (or 5th grade, as we called it in Brooklyn), our teacher had us all write to various sports teams and basically ask for free stuff. I ended up deluged with schedules, stickers, postcards, and a few autographed photos. Somewhere along the way, I also picked up about a hundred autographs (on 3 x 5 index cards, with neatly handwritten descriptions) of baseball players from the 40s-70s. How can I find out if this load of presumed shite is worth anything? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 6, 2015 - 2 answers

Help an experienced hiker prepare for a cycle tour

I'm an experienced hiker and runner with a reasonably good level of fitness. A friend of mine has a big birthday coming up, so I have agreed to join her for a cycle trip in Myanmar/Burma at Christmas. How do I prepare when I don't have a bike, and don't live in an area where road cycling is easy? (Difficulty Level: I live in Hong Kong.) [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Jul 17, 2015 - 5 answers

What's a good mixed-skill, active gift?

GiftFilter: what active/outdoorsy gift can I give my athletic boyfriend to use together with my wannabe-active self? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jul 10, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me hunt down these specific board (or paddling?) shorts!

This past week I was at the beach and saw a group of women pop out of nowhere carrying an outrigger canoe which they climbed into and paddled off. A few of them were wearing awesome pairs of knee-length shorts, black with a hibiscus pattern down the side. I couldn't tell if they were Spandex or Neoprene...but I want to buy some like them. Google is unproductive. Can you help me find them?
posted by Miko on Jul 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Where to watch a Women's World Cup game in Toronto?

I'm interested in going out and catching the quarter final game this Saturday in Toronto. Where would be a good place? [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Jun 25, 2015 - 6 answers

What unusual family entertainment is there in Los Angeles/San Francisco?

We - mum, dad and two teenage boys aged 13 and 17) - will be in Los Angeles for a few days at the end of July and San Francisco for a few days at the start of August. We'd like to spend one evening in either city letting someone else entertain us - a sporting event or a show - but we'd like it to be either a bit odd or typically Californian. (Or both!) [more inside]
posted by Beverley Westwood on Jun 15, 2015 - 23 answers

How does a relatively new to US sports fan become more in the know?

I'm English. I have lived in the US since 2009. I am a big baseball and football fan. I know quite a bit about my teams and the seasons I've seen since moving here but nothing before that. [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on May 19, 2015 - 10 answers

When to push your kids, when to let them give up?

My daughter (7 years old) is constantly begging us to let her try new extracurricular activities -- dance, ice-skaing, T-ball, soccer. These activities are not cheap. However, she displays a strong propensity to quit and sulk at the first sign of not being an expert during the first go-round and obstinately demands to abandon the activity, saying she "hates" it. Given that some of these activities represent a significant non-refundable investment, when do you force your kids to keep going and when do you cut bait? [more inside]
posted by Creamroller on Apr 10, 2015 - 41 answers

Is there a list of individuals who have done well in their NCAA brackets

I am looking for a database or an aggregator that runs for atleast 4 or 5 years and shows people who have done exceptionally well in their NCAA bracket picks. I do realize that past performance is not an idnicator of future performance but I would still like to obtain this information. Are there any individuals who have done exceptionally well in these brackets on a consistent basis over some set period of time?
posted by RapcityinBlue on Mar 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Name that Company

I need to name a fictitious sporting goods company. This company will pretend to be a online retailer like REI who sells GPS watches, camping gear, and bikes. Although not required, the name should not already be a registered domain. The name needs to be authentic and not cheesy. Think "Gander Mountain" or "Sport Chalet". Help me name this company!
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 16, 2015 - 17 answers

March Madness bracket conundrum

I want to make a bracket for a March Madness-style competition in one of my classes, but most of the brackets I can figure out will end up giving a significant portion of my class byes in the first round. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Mar 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Is a sports bra necessary for women or is this a marketing ploy?

Do I really need to wear a sports bra when I exercise or is it fine to wear a regular bra with medium support /underwire? More inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Feb 21, 2015 - 35 answers

More surrealist/absurdist sports commentary?

Does anyone know of places on the internet that publish more surrealist/absurdist sports commentary like that found in Reggie Watts and Peter Serafinowicz's coverage of the most recent world cup? [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on Feb 13, 2015 - 7 answers

Are There Contingency Plans in the Event of a Catastrophe?

Do the four major US professional team sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA) have secret plans on how to proceed with the league and the league schedule in the event of a catastrophe such as a plane crash to one of the teams? [more inside]
posted by 724A on Jan 29, 2015 - 12 answers

Action only NFL / MLB games / videos?

I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 26, 2015 - 8 answers

It's my adulthood, and I'll ride horsies if I want to.

I'd like to learn how to ride horses. Difficulty level: I haven't ridden a horse since I was 12, and it didn't go too well then. Oh, and I'm also a bit of a coward. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jan 21, 2015 - 26 answers

What's the best way to buy U.S. professional sports tickets nowadays?

I'm preparing to attend my first NBA game and I would like to know what is the best way to buy tickets for a specific game. More generally, I'd be interested in learning about the best ways to buy U.S. professional sports tickets in general. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Jan 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Who are the best Twitter accounts for sports and gaming?

I'm trying to put together a canonical list of the best Twitter personalities for people who are into popular sports (football, basketball, golf, soccer, etc.) and gaming (poker, blackjack, slots, etc.). Who are the best that are currently tweeting, and why do you like them? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Can you break me out of my fitness rut?

I'm looking for creative suggestions on new fitness activities (and concrete suggestions on how to get started) that would play best to my body type. Blizzard inside. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Dec 25, 2014 - 24 answers

Is there really a point to "gender" verification?

Is there any real, concrete reason for genetically testing female athletes like Castor Semenya? It seems to me to be an exercise in gender policing and humiliation rather than anything else. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Dec 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Sports in the Maritimes

Who do the Canadian Maritimes root for in the major sports? [more inside]
posted by Crashback on Dec 16, 2014 - 14 answers

Worst shank ever

I slapped an opposing player while playing sports. I'd like some advice on how to avoid doing something like this again. [more inside]
posted by miomiomio on Dec 10, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I become a fight announcer?

I want to become a fight announcer, specifically for MMA and kickboxing. (I'd love to do boxing, too, but I think I'm more qualified for MMA and kickboxing.) Who do I talk to? Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by whydub on Dec 2, 2014 - 2 answers

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