Thursday, June 27

Sports That Saved The World

by Scott Lydon

True fitness isn't just about the body. It's about the mind. That's why we're gonna motivate you, right now. Did you know that some sports can save… the world? It's true! Throughout history, man has told stories (both real and imaginary) that center around the magic of sports. We'll start at the beginning, shall we?

The Popol Vuh

Mexico-2266

 

Heroic twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque marched down a long, descending labyrinth into the Mayan Underworld, to free their father and uncle. The contest? That freaky Mayan basketball game thing, played against the rulers of the Underworld. The final score? Twins 1, Underworld 0! And, in the after-game celebrations, the sun and the moon were formed. Just goes to show you, don't park on the street the night of a championship game.

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Tuesday, June 25

There Can Be Only Pun: Fitness Super Heroes and Super Villains!

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: Fitness Heroes and Villians

So, to celebrate the Woot Will* Get You Ripped In 5 Days event happening on Sport.Woot right now, we decided to do some fitness puns. But not just any fitness puns; fitness super hero and super villain puns. Check out the examples:

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Monday, June 24

Music Monday: Fitness Week

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! This week the Woot.com is celebrating Fitness Week, as the idea of being fit overwhelms all our normal programming. Scott's put down the potato chips and went hunting for five songs about sports, just to get us all being active. Let's begin with a slow warm-up here...

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer

 

Not really the music you'd expect anyone to walk into Madison Square Garden to, but still, nice enough, right? There's nothing more lovely and mysterious than an old fighter. And yet, even an old fighter is probably in respectable shape. Don't challenge him. He'll sit you down on your butt.

Jumping is healthy exercise! So see you after the jump.

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