The world of sports has been by no means immune to the advancements in technology. Games that use to rely solely on the eye and judgment of a few trusted (I use the term loosely) officials, now extend ever on into eternity as instant replay has caused us to not only question their authority, but establish rules that require them to question their own rulings.
Challenges, you are a blessing and a curse. Of course, the instant replay is far from precise. The cameras only have so many angles and none of them are precisely from that of the referee…until now. Read the rest of this entry
In the past 2WC has shared our March Madness journey’s. We’ve offered up our triumphs, apparent defeats, and ultimate victories as our brackets journeyed through the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, all the way to the championship game.
Not this year.
Super Bowl Sunday means something different to everyone.
Obviously, there are those who are concerned about the actual game.
For some, it’s the one day of the year they have to feign an interest in football (at least the commercials might be interesting).
Postseason baseball is here once again.
For some that means the end of a long, heartbreak of a season. For others, it means we can kiss our fingernails goodbye.
Of course, for a select few the postseason is a short-lived experience.
With the institution of the new Wild Card Game, a whole new level of heartbreak has been added to the postseason.
Last night’s game between my beloved Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves, did not fall short of the MLB’s hopes and dreams for this new tradition.
By now, if you haven’t heard of the infamous disputed “infield fly” incident, then you could probably care less.
However, for those of us who do. This, now infamous, incident will be talked about for the remainder of the postseason.
It will be debated and dissected, and suddenly everyone will be an expert on the infield fly rule (click on the info graphic to the right, for a more detailed explanation).
At the end of the day, the Cardinals won, the Braves lost and the Braves’ fans had an ugly, ugly moment.
For those who didn’t witness it. the crowd decided to voice their displeasure by tossing their empty bottles and other assorted items on to the field. It was a sight to behold, and not Atlanta’s proudest moment.
But in all fairness, the heightened emotion and do-or-die mentality of the postseason can sometimes get to you. However, in the future, glasses and plastics go in the blue bins, not on the field.
…and not to rub it in, but…go Cards!
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…just for fun:
It will never cease to amaze me the amount of poise and grace, not to mention the athletic ability, gymnasts possess. It will also never cease to amaze me that such a subjective event is an Olympic event (that goes for you too diving and synchronized swimming).
Before the fans of these events descend upon me, I want to reiterate that I do enjoy watching them. Plus, remember that part where I said they never cease to amaze me? Meant every word.
So, tomorrow begins another round of gymnastics, of a different sort–rhythmic gymnastics. Once again, this is girls only. Sorry boys you only get to be artistic with your gymnastics.
The world of rhythmic gymnastics is found at the intersection of floor routines and interpretive dance (of the ballet variety). There are hoops, ribbons, balls, clubs (not of the violent sort, but that would make it more exciting)–it’s basically Cirque du Soleil without the aerial portions.
Plus, there are group performances…I mean competitions.
Basically it’s fun to watch and imagine all the ways you would seriously injure yourself if you even attempted the simplest of these routines. It may be subjective, but it’s awfully pretty.
London 2012: Rhythmic Gymnastics