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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 - 22 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

tips for a full-contact kickboxer competing in sports karate

I'm a full contact kickboxer/MMA student looking for training tips for competing in karate point sparring in January. (Light/moderate contact, continuous and stop/start, NASKA rules.) Would love input both from other full contact fighters who've done point fighting, and from pure point fighters. [more inside]
posted by whydub on Nov 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Balanced team schedules based on seeding

I'm running a fantasy football league in which we have 10 teams. The first 9 weeks were round-robin style, with each team playing each other team exactly once. My plan was to schedule weeks 10 through 13 (four weeks) such that each team played a mix of stronger and weaker opponents based on the standings in weeks 1 through 9, then use the week 1-13 results to seed teams for the playoffs in weeks 14-16, but I'm having trouble developing an approach for generating these balanced week 10-13 matchups fairly. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Nov 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Good bars to watch a Cowboys (vs. Giants) game near JFK airport?

This Sunday, the Cowboys are playing the Giants at 4:25pm. My flight lands at JFK at 3:30pm (fingers crossed). Are there any good/existing sports bars that are pro-Cowboys, if not neutral (e.g., pro-Jets/Steelers/Patriots), and that are within 30-45 minutes driving distance of the airport? If not (or if the flight is delayed), are there any good sports bars in JFK?
posted by unknowncommand on Oct 13, 2014 - 3 answers

What exactly is ESPN 3?

My Comcast cable contract is up and I'm trying to decide if I want to cut the cord, or sign another contract in order to get my rate back down. The only thing not easily replaceable by Hulu / Netflix / Amazon is live sports. [more inside]
posted by COD on Sep 18, 2014 - 9 answers

My daughter appears to have zero athletic ability. What now?

She's six, and is kind of timid. The other kids like her, but she daydreams when the coach is talking, and is noticeably less athletic than her teammates. I was always terrible at team sports, but feel like I missed out on some personal development by not playing. Should I keep her in soccer, or are there better things she could be doing?
posted by atchafalaya on Sep 17, 2014 - 56 answers

Where can I watch Bears games in Cleveland?

Cleveland transplant via Chicago. Are there any evidently well-kept secrets regarding places to watch Bears games here? In Lakewood area.
posted by swoopstake on Sep 6, 2014 - 0 answers

VPN possibilities?

We've cut the cable cord, but sorely miss big sporting events. Watched world cup through round of 16 on univision, then signed up for VPN to continue watching via CBC.ca. Would like to catch FIBA tournament, champions league, etc., but tough to track these things down. [more inside]
posted by bullatony on Sep 6, 2014 - 1 answer

Fantasy Hockey For Dummies

After a mediocre first year*, I've signed up for my second go-around in the MeFi Fantasy Hockey League! Last year I was hindered by my near-total ignorance of hockey (It took me a looong time to grok +/-) and my total ignorance of pool mechanics in general ("So, who wins the week is the one who gets the most points in those categories, not whose players actually won the most games. Ooooh.") Please share your management tips, tricks, and strategies so we can make this the Super Absorbent Pads' winningest year! *I think we still did better than Buffalo. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Sep 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Listening to Oregon Ducks play the Michigan State Spartans on road trip?

I will be driving between approximately Chico, CA and Los Angeles, CA during the afternoon of Saturday, September 6th and I would like to listen to the Oregon Ducks football game against the Michigan State Spartans on either the radio or on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 1, 2014 - 5 answers

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

Let's get physical (in fiction)

Recommend me novels that have a strong component of sport, physical training, or exercise. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jul 28, 2014 - 23 answers

Buying sports bras in Ottawa and Montreal

What are the best brands of sports bras and where are the best places to buy them in either Ottawa or Montreal? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jul 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Sporting suggestions

Winter is coming... and I need an indoor sport to play. What sport can you recommend that is not fitness-as-sport (so weightlifting is out), not gear-heavy (hockey is out), not done totally solo (speed skating is out; interactive one-on-one competition like squash is OK), and works up a sweat (range shooting is out)? [more inside]
posted by rebooter on Jul 24, 2014 - 21 answers

Looking for Badminton Set Recommendations

I am in the market for a badminton set to play in the park on nice days. I do not have a yard, so it's important that the set is portable and the net is easy to set up and take down. None of the sporting goods stores in DC seem to carry badminton sets, so definitely looking for something that can be ordered online. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jul 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me find a calander of all major sporting events around the world?

I only enjoy watching the "big game", the super bowl, march madness, world cup soccer, Ironman triathlon championship in Hawaii, the six marathon majors, "the worlds" in track and field", Olympic trials for most sports, NBA finals, MLS championship etc. etc. Is there a way I can find a concise calendar with all these dates highlighted so I can enjoy watching them live? Thanks
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Maybe we are stuck-up jerks.

My boyfriend and I are considering moving to the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 29, 2014 - 27 answers

How do we watch the World Cup matches without ESPN123?

Straightforward question: we'd like to be able to watch the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, especially towards the later stages. We have ultra-basic basic cable (over the air broadcast TV via cable, no cable box), fast internet, Netflix, Amazon Prime. Since this is mostly for my dad, a solution that doesn't involve too many technical steps would be better - I'm not averse to spending some cash on it, but the thought of paying even more money to Time Warner Cable fills me with murderous rage. Obvious solutions? Creative ideas?
posted by RedOrGreen on Jun 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Lady champions

In what sports (especially endurance sports) do women perform better than men? And biomechanically speaking, why? [more inside]
posted by mermily on May 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Make it rain

I can't sweat on one side of my face - What are the implications for endurance sports/running a marathon? [more inside]
posted by mermily on May 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for a woman's sports watch with no exposed metal.

My wife would like a sports watch. She doesn't need GPS or fancy gadgetry, just something to wear to the gym. She needs large digital numbers that can be read easily while she's moving, and some timing functions. The problem is that she's allergic to metal, so anything that would touch her skin would have to be leather or plastic--the strap, the buckle, the back of the case, and any buttons on the side. I've looked in sporting goods stores but only found metal on the backs of cases, and that's something that's hard to tell online. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 18, 2014 - 17 answers

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!

Asides from the Jamaican bobsled team, which other international competitors or talents are involved in pursuits that seem like a highly unlikely match given their nationality or location? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 17, 2014 - 24 answers

What are some sports teams that have a large number of rivalries?

I am a fan of the New York Rangers hockey club. Part of the fun of being a Rangers fan is that the team is a part of an unusually large number of heated rivalries. Or maybe it's not so unusual. What other examples are there of sports teams that have many different rivals? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred on Apr 15, 2014 - 19 answers

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

I have a friend visiting me that wants to watch the Red Sox and so I got tickets for the upcoming Red Sox v. Orioles game in Boston (Friday, January 18). Said friend is a big baseball buff, while I only have passing interest and haven't been following any baseball closely for more than two years now. My friend won't judge me for that or anything, but still, can someone give me a quick rundown of interesting talking points for this game? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Please help me find a term for this strength/endurance concept.

I am looking for a clever descriptive term for the idea of training with a "hardship" that when omitted later, makes you feel super-strong. Like when baseball players put that donut thing on their bats while taking practice swings. (Donuting?) Or when you ride a really heavy bike, then switch to a lighter one. Or practice at high altitudes, and compete at low altitudes. Is there already a term that describes this? If not, I am open to any ideas.
posted by oxisos on Apr 13, 2014 - 11 answers

What are some great sports newsletters?

I'm looking for some good sports newsletters. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2014 - 0 answers

What is meant by a "blind scramble"?

Search results indicate this term being used synonymously with "mad scramble", but also as something to do with sports tournaments. Apart from being evocative, does it mean anything specific?
posted by unmake on Apr 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Teach me to be a good ref

In a few weeks, I will be refereeing a game of [obscure sportsball] for the first time. Please give me your tips to do as good a job as possible! [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Mar 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for reference of high end / exclusive Pool Halls…

I'm looking for some examples of high end or exclusive Pool Halls or even potentially sports bars for a research project. However, as I'm based in the UK – it's quite difficult for me to research in person (not to mention knowing nothing about the sport). Any suggestions are welcomed!
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 10, 2014 - 2 answers

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