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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Reinventing a Sports Magazine

Reinventing sports on the Web –

Salon’s King Kaufman discusses how a floundering The Sporting News magazine is experimenting with the radical concept of bringing magazine design, production values and content to the web with Sporting News Today.  Have a look at the revolutionary design, and maybe stay for the detailed daily sports coverage.   In today’s issue, there’s lots of baseball, football and Olympic coverage, but what I want to know is, how much NHL Hockey are they going to cover?




Saturday, August 23, 2008

Weird Olympics photos

Keeping with the recent Olympic theme, the Guardian has 29 weird and unusual photos of the Olympics with some amusing captions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beat Usain Bolt

You vs Bolt – Puma running

In honour of Usain Bolt’s second Olympic gold medal in today’s 200m sprint, Puma Running has a button-mashing Flash game where your fingers can run in a race against the Olympic Champion and world record holder of the men’s 100m dash.

Thanks to kottke.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps' closest race

Today American Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.  Phelps' seventh race was the 100 m Butterfly race, and it was his closest race and the only one where he "only" set an Olympic Record (instead of the World Record).  
Kottke is on point (as usual) with a breakdown of the race and participants (including Silver Medalist, Milorad Cavic representing Serbia) that is worthy of Metafilter.

The highlights are the underwater photos of the finish, Cavic's blog entry, and Omega's explanation that their timing system is more accurate that the length of the swimming lanes.  Also the NYT article and profile of Mike Cavic.

Friday, August 1, 2008

15 Cool Things to Do with Excel

Because today is the Friday of a long-weekend (BC Day here in Vancouver), here are 15 Fun Things to Do with Microsoft Excel