Topic: Video

February 2, 2014

On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

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.

October 3, 2013

A look at the disco-soundtracked, Al Michaels-narrated, endearingly batshit highlight video of the not-very-good 1980 San Francisco Giants. Part of an occasional series, hopefully.

May 15, 2013

It's difficult to relate to a dominant NBA big man, but it's weirdly easy to feel a kinship with a terrified, overmatched 7-footer. It's complicated, but it mostly comes down to recognizing how strange it is to be a human at that size.

March 27, 2013

Come with The Classical to the frozen north, where roam the bears.  You've seen the bears: they rumble-bumble, eat Cheetos, sit on couches. And sometimes they do other human-like things, like play hockey and destroy the entire planet for hockey reasons.

January 18, 2013

Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?

January 10, 2013

Shane Battier is hosting a karaoke event to benefit the Shane Battier Take Charge Foundation, which is a worthy enough idea. He cut a video of himself singing the theme to "The Love Boat" to advertise this event, which was... a much more debatable idea, honestly.

December 11, 2012

In which a sassy young dude walks on the field at a Buccaneers home game, throws down some dance moves with the Bucs' cheerleaders, and teaches us all a valuable lesson.

November 30, 2012

Part seven of our occasional series revisiting the peculiarly joke-like antics of Bob Hope and that year's All-American college football team. This installment finds Hope doing shtick with John Elway, making jokes about Bruce Matthews' butt, and comparing Eric Dickerson to Reagan budget chief David Stockman. So kind of the usual.

November 21, 2012

This Thanksgiving, remember America's foremost placekicking family with a series of videos paying homage to Luis Zendejas, radical abstract minimalism, and (spoiler alert) Paul Rodriguez.