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Athletes who zigged when others were zagging

Please help me find examples of athletes who did something completely counterintuitive in terms of the sport (so seemingly wrong) and won because of it. I'm especially looking for those moments that have been captured on video. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Sep 13, 2012 - 53 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

What are the best websites out there?

If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca on Oct 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't anyone here last for more than a few minutes?

I've seen a couple Askmes for good, short podcasts. I want long ones. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Jul 28, 2010 - 49 answers

Do you remember the Glasnost Bowl?

Did they really get the bright idea to host a college football game in Soviet Russia, and then have to cancel it because they couldn't sell enough vacation packages? The Wikipedia entry about the Glasnost Bowl has a bunch of outdated angelfire pages as its sources. The 1989 New York Times article that mentions it doesn't treat it as very interesting. I think it would make a publishable journal article if it's real and am looking for more info.
posted by srs on Jul 4, 2009 - 1 answer

Where can I find film footage of Richard Nixon bowling?

Where can I find film footage of Richard Nixon bowling? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Apr 19, 2008 - 1 answer

Can you help me track down the man who introduced football to Iceland in 1895, a Scotsman by the name of James B. Ferguson?

In 1895 a Scottish printer by the name of James B. Ferguson introduced Icelanders to football (soccer) and gymnastics. Is there any way to find out what happened to Ferguson after he left Iceland in 1896? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Bobsled Mystery

Who Made The Bobsleds For The 1932 U.S. Olympic Team? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Aug 9, 2006 - 9 answers

what the heck is a Mighty Duck?

I've recently become obsessed with the origin of American sports team names. In particular, team names which make a specific reference to something unique in the history or culture of the team location. Does anyone know of an online list of this type of information? And also, anyone care to site any not obvious examples of this from American sports? [more inside]
posted by peppermint22 on Nov 9, 2005 - 52 answers

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