A foot and a half: Finally, A Use for Twitter
Guy meets Shaq in a diner thanks to Twitter. "To all twitterers , if u c me n public come say hi, we r not the same we r from twitteronia, we connect"
Twitter gets you a celeb meet-up.
"To all twitterers , if u c me n public come say hi, we r not the same we r from twitteronia, we connect" (O-Ton Shaquille O'Neal)Prank War 7: The Half Million Dollar Shot - CollegeHumor Video
Amir makes a blindfolded half-court basketball shot for $500,000. Or so he thinks.
: The Half Million Dollar Shot - CollegeHumor VideoNCAA March Madness on Demand - NCAA.com
NCAA March Madness on Demand streams every game from the first round to the NCAA Championship live online for free!Annals of Innovation: How David Beats Goliath: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
It isn’t surprising that the tournament directors found Eurisko’s strategies beyond the pale. It’s wrong to sink your own ships, they believed. And they were right. But let’s remember who made that rule: Goliath. And let’s remember why Goliath made that rule: when the world has to play on Goliath’s terms, Goliath wins.
"Insurgents, though, operate in real time. Lawrence hit the Turks, in that stretch in the spring of 1917, nearly every day, because he knew that the more he accelerated the pace of combat the more the war became a battle of endurance—and endurance battles favor the insurgent."Annals of Innovation: How David Beats Goliath: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
12 year old girls become basketball heroes by defying convention. SWEET!
"David" can beat "Goliath" by playing by his rules, not the established ones.
When underdogs choose not to play by Goliath’s rules, they win, Arreguín-Toft concluded, “even when everything we think we know about power says they shouldn’t.”Basketball - Online Games
[[* Player 2.0, uses stats to guide play; problem of selfishness in basketball v baseball *]]
Fantastic story featuring an underdog bball star, advanced data analysis and great questions about whether our sports statistics really measure greatness.Bill Simmons: A back-and-forth with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell - ESPN
Great way to lose an hour - a must-read dialog between sports columnist Bill Simmons and author Malcolm Gladwell. http://bit.ly/3w857i [from http://twitter.com/JMaultasch/statuses/1796294654]
This will suck about 30 minutes from your life. As Truman Capote once said about Jack Kerouac, "That's not writing, it's typing."
Simmons Meets Gladwell Part II
Malcolm Gladwell talking about Nick Faldo. "Faldo in his prime was terrifying. He was surly and tough and charismatic and emotionally and psychologically bulletproof, and I feel like he'd do a better job of getting under Tiger's skin than anyone out there right now. What's the defining fact about Faldo? His ex-girlfriend once destroyed his Porsche with a 9-iron. The corresponding fact for Woods is that his favorite band is Hootie and the Blowfish. Hootie and the Blowfish? What's Faldo's favorite band? Joy Division? Or some kind of obscure Welsh thrash band too hard core for American radio?"How the NBA is Using Social Media