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The Legend of Panther Girl by Jeff Maysh

Wrestler Ann Casey’s life is the stuff of pulp dreams. She escaped poverty, broke cultural barriers, kissed Elvis, was shot by drug dealers, and came back to win The Belt.

Illustration by Benjamin Marra

Need to Get One of These, Somehow Improve the Algorithm, Then Get That Back to the Future 2 Money

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Microsoft Cortana is 135-73 in picking NFL games this year.

Straight Down the Chute

An interview with skier Cody Townsend about the “Most insane ski line EVER.”

 

Where is this spot?

The location of this line is a semi-secret. It’s in Alaska somewhere is the closest answer I can give. Which really doesn’t narrow it down very much because Alaska has more mountainous terrain than anywhere else in the world.
 
How did you find it?

I found that line by pure chance. I had been explicitly looking for a chute like this for more than 5 years. This one just happened to pop up at the right time.
 
Was that your first time skiing it?

That was my first time skiing it. Didn’t want to do that one twice!
 
How fast do you think you were going?

I was an alpine Downhill racer until I was 20 years old and have been clocked at more than 93mph in a race course. While this chute wasn’t as fast as that, it was the closest I’ve been to it since I ski raced. I’d guestimate I was going about 70+ mph at the bottom.
 
What’s going on in your head before a line like that?

The main thing going on in my head before it was that it was completely doable and I visualized skiing it in my head 100 times before dropping in. By that point, you can’t even imagine yourself falling or making a mistake. So to be honest, while I did have some butterflies in my stomach, I wasn’t that scared. It was actually once I got into the chute that I got more scared and realized how fast I was going, how long the chute was and how narrow the bottom truly was.  That’s why I was so damn fired up when I finally got out of that thing in one piece.
 

Plants, Sports Cards, and Portraits

Jonas Wood’s new exhibition of work at David Kordansky Gallery in LA is MAJOR.

Ballin’ Through the Movies

87 BOUNCES, a short film by HOTU

Winter Trails

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Adidas builds on their SL Loop family by adding an icy, all-terrain model aptly named the SL Loop Runner Tr.

Notes From the California Penal League

San Quentin’s Giants

“Always Leave Them Wanting More”

The Mystery of Morganna: The Kissing Bandit

Lunchtime Laughter

A headfirst slide into third base doesn’t go exactly as planned.

Lunchtime Laughter

Will Ferrell is definitely one of the most unique minds of our time

Morning Dose of NFL Player Intros

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Patrice O’Neal on how Football is getting soft

“In the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar”

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According to a top FIFA official, air-conditioned stadiums built by exploited migrant workers, and games played during the “European winter” might not be enough to keep the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Best Gift Idea For Derek Jeter’s Retirement Tour

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Orioles Manager Buck Showalter wanted to give the legendary Yankees shortstop a framed photograph of his eighth-inning, 1996 ALCS, Jeffrey Maier-assisted opposite field home run which is still a thorn in the sides of many an O’s fan.

Talking to reporters Showalter said: “I would give him a big picture of the home run… Well, it wasn’t a home run. We know that. That’s what I’d give him. A big picture and have the whole Baltimore Orioles team sign it. That’s a good idea. That’s cheap, too, right? Make it in bronze or something. Not that we remember that at all.”

As great an idea as that was, the Orioles management opted for a less humorous gift and gave Jeter a bushel of crabs, an oversized mallet, a U.S. Navy Captain’s Hat, and a 13.5 game deficit in mid-September.

Pretty Sure This Is About As Much Fashion Week As You’ll Get Out of Us

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld, the Bakersfield Condors—Minor League Hockey team and affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers—will be wearing special puffy shirt inspired jerseys for one night only on November 16th.

Taking It Back to the Old School

Much respect goes out to the folks behind Ebbets Field Flannels who have been digging up and reproducing historical baseball jerseys by hand for over 25 years. Here are some of our favorites.

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From One Court to Another

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Leave it to the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor AJ3 by Jordan to link up the similarities in terminology between Tennis and Basketball. Nonetheless, it’s a damn good looking sneaker.

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Lunchtime Laughter

The drunk history of Jim Abbott at the Pan American Games in Cuba

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The Man Without a Mask by William Finnegan

How the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.

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