Thursday, March 13

The Trivial Eye: Basketball Movies

by Jason Toon

The likes of Eight Men Out and The Blind Side notwithstanding, basketball tops every sport on the silver screen. The back-and-forth scoring, the spectacular jumps and shots, the buzzer-beaters from halfcourt, the complex interplay of class and race: it's all made for the movies. Before the real basketball drama starts unfolding next week, can you identify these eight hoops films by their posters or DVD covers?

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Wednesday, March 12

There Can Be Only Pun: Crappy College Basketball Teams

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Crappy College Basketball Teams!

Next week, the tournament of young basketball teams begins. We'll be taking the week off from the pun post, so we figured we'd celebrate now… with some really crappy college basketball teams. That's right. We're looking for bathroom humor in the form of basketball team puns. Use the whole team name or just the school. Here are a few examples:

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Thursday, February 20

 

Wednesday, February 05

There Can Be Only Pun: The Edible Games!

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Edible Events From The Every-Four-Years Games!

Strange things are afoot in Sochi. A grand contest of sport! No, we can't say the name. But you know what we're talking about. And this week we're looking for edible events that might take place in the summer or winter version of said contest of sport. Examples:

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Wednesday, January 29

There Can Be Only Pun: TV Teams

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: TV Teams!

In honor of the big game coming up, we're looking for sports team TV shows. The teams don't have to be football teams; they can be any sport. The TV shows can be any genre. Here are few examples:

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Wednesday, September 11

Watch This First: Potbellied Pig Racing Thrills!

by Jason Toon

With a manic race announcer and a thrilling finish, this potbellied pig race is the most exciting 45 seconds of sports you'll watch all day - even if the contestants themselves quite don't seem to get the urgency of the whole racing thing.

 

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Tuesday, September 10

 

Tuesday, August 20

There Can Be Only Pun: Italian Food Sports Teams

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Italian Food Sports Teams

Okay let's make a delicious meal. Take some Italian food and mix it with a pro sports team. Here're some example:

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Wednesday, August 14

Watch This First: Motoball Monsters, 2013

by Jason Toon

Soccer on motorcycles: sounds exciting, right? Motoball is actually a little slow and sloppy. Maneuvering those motorcycles in a confined space doesn't allow for a lot of speed and precicision. But this six-minute documentary about the snaggletoothed bruisehounds on Russia's top motoball team feels like an artifact from a postapocalyptic future, like Rollerball in Thunderdome.
 

 

Watch Watch This First first, every weekday morning. Because the best way to start the day is to start it a few minutes later.

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Tuesday, April 09

There Can Be Only Pun: Sport A Cappella

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments! I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Sport-a-pella!

Imagine if sports teams didn't have cheerleaders. Imagine if, instead, they had an a cappella group. What would they be called? Here's what we think:

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