Recent Posts by iconomy

December 12, 2002

"We started off with a small goal... to see every single standing ballpark in the world." Eric and Wendy Pastore run Digital Ballparks; a free online digital baseball stadium museum. The photographs are fantastic.

posted by iconomy to baseball at 07:08 AM - 3 comments

September 11, 2002

Via this great compilation of sports links, I discovered Ball Parks, where you can find seating charts, cross sections, trivia, and more on many hockey, baseball, football, soccer, horse racing, and basketball stadiums. Now if only they'd include some really good concession stand recipes.

posted by iconomy to general at 08:16 AM - 2 comments

September 05, 2002

Sepak is Malaysian for "kick", and takraw means "woven ball" in Thai. Put them together and you get Sepak Takraw, the 500 year old Malaysian sport that's taking the rest of the world by...a really slow moving storm. Think 3 players on a side, using soccer kicks and head butts, on a volleyball court, trying to get a beautiful little hard, woven rattan ball over the net. It may be coming to the 2008 Winter Olympics, and small leagues are popping up all over the place. Photo op.

posted by iconomy to other at 06:52 AM - 2 comments

August 29, 2002

Chicks on Football was started by two high school pals who approach football news and reporting with a style that is, according to them, lighter, sexier, and more humorous. They also do a column for the equally lighthearted Sports Hollywood, where you can find a world class collection of Yogi Berra-isms. I wanted to include a Yogi quote in this post, but it's impossible to pick one; they're all so good (or bad, depending on how you look at it).

posted by iconomy to football at 08:08 PM - 0 comments

August 18, 2002

I just got back from 2 grueling days of heat and noise and five dollar sodas courtesy of the Philly hosted X-Games. Major giveaway booty was to be had in the form of free cds, t-shirts, stickers, key chains, jewelry, magazines, baseball caps, towels, and all the chocolate milk your tummy could hold. My son's highlights? The music, and the big truck that was filled with a bazillion televisions, each one hooked up to a PS2. My highlight? Skateboard vert doubles.

posted by iconomy to extreme at 03:38 PM - 4 comments

August 14, 2002

Your gf or wife isn't interested in sports, and complains if you spend too much time watching? Just point out how hot some of the players are, and don't forget to mention that Derek Jeter used to date Mariah Carey. Women love that stuff.

posted by iconomy to culture at 09:15 PM - 5 comments

July 01, 2002

It's July again and you know what that means - time for the mother of all endurance challenges, the hypnotically beautiful yet grueling Tour de France. The pageantry and tradition and spirit never fail to captivate me. Read all about it in The Cycling News and watch the action unfold live on OLN tv. It's too bad that Italy's Warrior, Michele Bartoli, is out of the race after fracturing his pelvis in the first stage of the Giro d'Italia (read more on his weblog) - I was looking forward to watching him compete. And what about that Armstrong guy - do you think he can do it again?

posted by iconomy to other at 07:24 PM - 10 comments

June 29, 2002

Presenting The All-Bastard Athletic Club, comprised of ballplayers possessed with monstrous Úlan, a flair for savagery on the playing field, or a ravening impact on the National Pastime. It is critical to understand: a Bastard is not a scumbag.

posted by iconomy to baseball at 02:24 PM - 3 comments