Topic: Injuries

November 20, 2013

Skateboarding videos showcase dizzying acts of grace, and increasingly also portray the work (and multiple failed attempts) required to get it right. They are, fundamentally, celebrations of possibility. The ghoulish, violent slam videos that still haunt the sport are... not.

February 15, 2013

Nerlens Noel's short, strange and NBA-mandated college basketball career is almost certainly over after just 24 games and one scary knee injury. He'll be fine, most likely, but college basketball fans are still worse off for not getting to watch him figure out for himself how his dazzling talent works.

October 25, 2012

Further revelations of ridiculous and ill-advised Navy SEAL-style training practices haven't made the Pirates look any less sad, bad and unintentionall comic. But there is a positive side, in that these practices might get the Pirates sued someday. We can hope.

October 4, 2012

In which the author learns the Estonian Carry, meets the foremost competitors in one of the world's strangest and most deceptively difficult sports, and flirts with very serious injury while carrying his wife through the National Wife-Carrying Championships obstacle course. 

March 10, 2012

Ricky Rubio will miss the rest of the season, and for some reason, we just can't cope.