Category Archives: Sports

In case you missed it: excerpts from the live stream of a recent SPFL Championship match (in an empty stadium on account of lockdown) between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ayr United.

Caledonian stadium has no camera operator, relying instead on an AI controlled tracking camera programmed to follow the ball.

Except it’s not following the ball is it?

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A nostalgic short with the distinctly 1970s aesthetic from New York animation studio Dress Code in which legendary Arsenal goalie Bob Wilson reflects on his gruelling and often surreal experience as the “only individual in the team game”.

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The extraordinary skills of 17 year old Japanese freestyle skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto, who won his first world Championship at the age of 11. Yamamoto’s own hero, Rodney Mullen – the US ‘Godfather of Street Skateboarding’ – sez of him:

The way he links his tricks together and the speed of them — it’s beautiful to watch. I would dare say that not many could do that, in that way, if they tried.

In fairness

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The annual British Lawn Mower Racing Association 12 hour race.

Ride-on, or die. To wit:

As usual, the teams will line up in a traditional Le Mans grid formation with the drivers running to their machines at the start. The teams of three drivers (male and female) compete throughout the night at speeds approaching 50 mph — and without any form of suspension other than a padded seat…

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