I have a pair of Salomon Smart Skate Chill LX inline skates. They’re pretty nifty — combining skates and shoes into one, so you have less to carry. Recently, one of the straps broke in half. As Salomon no longer makes skates, I had to shop around for replacement parts. Both Inline Warehouse and Roller …
Category Archives: sports
They don’t make things like they used to
Last year, I stayed with a friend in north Austin during SXSW. A bike was the best way to make the three-mile journey downtown. I had a few options: Renting I called Bicycle Sport Shop and a couple other stores. The problem is that people rent bicycles as entertainment, not transportation, and they’re priced accordingly. …
(via failblog, of course).
A couple of old favourites
Here’s a pair of great Bauer hockey commercials from back in the day: We all have something A clean sheet Does anyone have higher-quality copies? While we’re at it, does anyone have a copy of the NFL “Feel the Power” commercial that used Ani DiFranco’s “32 flavors” and featured various running backs? I can’t find …
Beyond amazing snowboard run
The lawyers win, again
My new Trek bike came with not one, not two, but three warning stickers. They difficult to read, state only the obvious, help no one, and leave an annoying, gooey mess when you remove them. I wonder if bikes in other countries have to be covered with crap like this.
Evgeni Malkin’s amazing goal
hockey rinks in the bay area
handy list of roller and ice hockey and skating rinks in the bay area.
moneyball for college football
Michael Lewis, chaser-down of those who make good use of limited resources, found Mike Leach at Texas Tech: Four years ago, Hodges was a high-school senior with just one other offer to be a college quarterback, from the University of Wyoming. Now, two-thirds of the way through the 2005 N.C.A.A. football season, and with a …
guerilla usability: ice oasis hockey
For the past two years, I’ve been playing hockey at Ice Oasis. It’s a nice enough rink, but their web site is terrible. While they’ve since ditched the neon colours, the schedule page is pretty awful: you have to see all of the teams at once white text on a red background is hard to …