When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and Goodman's attorney, La Fleur and his rag-tag team of underdogs launch a knock-down, drag-out battle in which the winner takes all. [more inside]
Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
American Ninja Warrior: American Ninja Warrior Season 14 Season 14, Ep 0
ANW season 14 wrapped up Monday night. Is anybody else watching? [more inside]
The second round of the playoffs is over and we're into the conference finals; the Western conference will be a high-stakes 🥩 battle of elite scoring talent, as Connor McDavid 🥇 turned from the best player in the world into one of the best players of all time with his Edmonton Oilers kicking out 🦵⛸ the Calgary Flames. They face a stacked and favoured Colorado Avalanche, where Nathan McKinnon 🍝 and Cale 🥬Makar scored some beautiful goals in a sometimes ugly (by which I mean racist) series against the St Louis Blues. In the East, it could be the matchup of the best two goaltenders 🥅 in the world. Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy 🦁 led his team into a dominant four game 🧹of the Florida Panthers, the regular season winners. Meanwhile NY Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin 🤴 slammed the 🚪 on the Carolina Hurricanes to turn the tables in game 7 after the home teams won the first 6 games. [more inside]
The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs kicks off tonight! The two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning take on the best team in the regular season, the Florida Panthers. The Battle of Florida is a repeat of last year's opening round, which featured some incredibly entertaining hockey. In the west, the heavily favoured Colorado Avalanche take on the St. Louis Blues, who won it all just a few years ago. Tomorrow night, the Carolina Hurricanes and their deep squad host the New York Rangers and the best goalie of the regular season, Igor Shesterkin. And in the final game, the first playoff Battle of Alberta since 1991 will be crazy; the Calgary Flames and the best line in hockey take on the Edmonton Oilers, who happen to have the best player in the sport, Connor McDavid. [more inside]
It's time to put on your dancing shoes! Schedules and such are pretty much back to pre-Rona organization. Baylor is the 2021 defending men's champion, and Arizona is the defending women's champion. [more inside]
American Rock Stars: American Rock Stars Season 1, Ep 0
No, not those rock stars. Curling rock stars. Specifically, the US Men's team, led by John Shuster. This 4-part documentary on Peacock, narrated by Nick Offerman, covers their shocking gold medal in 2018, the aftermath, and the journey back to the Olympics in 2022. It's a fun show, and they all seem like genuinely down to earth people that you'd enjoy hanging out with.
It's The Large Game! Come discuss all these great owls, and a probably Socks Dot Com-magnitude overabundance of cryptocurrency-related advertisements.
The Winter Olympics are starting - Here's a space for folks who are interested to watch and talk about the sports and the ceremonies! [more inside]
It's been two weeks of downtime, and now Blaseball is back for season 15 and I have no idea what's going on but apparently they did something with snacks and also maybe there are time-fish that can rewind innings? Come on in! [more inside]
Run On: Run On Season 1, Ep 0
Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
The schedules are a little unusual this year, with all the games in central locations and being played later in the week. Schedule is subject to change if needed. Teams need 5 healthy players to be able to play in the tournament. (They don't even need coaches.) In case you've forgotten, Virginia (men) and Baylor (women) are your defending national champions. [more inside]
Season 14 is now underway! Play ball! [more inside]
Blaseball is quite recently back! As we head into what is obviously an extremely lucky and not incredibly dangerously cursed at all Season 13, the two biggest pieces of news of the Internet Blaseball League are (1) teams will now be getting their own official in-game blallparks with who knows WHAT implications, and (2) there are new expansion teams in the league: the Ohio Worms, the Core Mechanics, and the Atlantis Georgians. Rounding things out, the infamously Ascended and thereafter absent Baltimore Crabs are back in the league, raising the total team count from 20 to 24. [more inside]
Kansas City Chiefs (Mahomes!) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Brady!). The Buccaneers will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, and it's Brady's 10th Super Bowl. Only 25,000 people in a stadium which seats 65,000 people. Also there are commercials!
I don't quite understand what's been going on during the extended siesta, but soon a mid-siesta Coffee Cup tournament will be held on the Blaseball site. It seems like a one-off All-Star + special guests tournament, with 16 brand-new teams. [more inside]
Season 11 of Blaseball is kicking off and, geez, where to start! The Crabs won their third championship, and thus (after immmmeadiately losing their fight with The Shelled One's Pods) have ascended out of the ILB, to be replaced by newcomer team Tokyo Lift. Also the squid ate? the Peanut, and then The Boss, who presents as an ancient Roman coin bearing a sigil of justice, ushered in the age of Peace & Prosperity. All the new blessings are Tarot Major Arcana, all the new decrees are about destroying the Forbidden Book, and none of them have any explanatory text. Here comes some Blaseball. [more inside]
Blaseball hits double digits, as season 10 kicks off! Strange weather, five bases for most teams, and a lot of weird Peanut God hijinks coming off last season including a team of undead thralls! Come on in and try to sort it all out. [more inside]
Another week, another year of Blaseball: season 8 opens with the entire Los Angeli Tacos pitching rotation encased in giant peanut shells, Jaylen Hotdogfingers apparently still around and pitching deadly bean balls, and a huge squid rising from the Trench looking for eggs to eat. The Hall of Flame has been revealed, and every incinerated player lurks there (in what state?!), waiting for tribute. We have literally no idea what's going to happen. Play ball! [more inside]
New week, new season: between the resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers, the postponement of the Blood Bath, and the imprisonment of league powerhouses Jessica Telephone and Nagomi Mcdaniel inside giant peanut shells, season 7 of Internet League Blaseball is starting off weird. Which is normal? Anyway, here we go. [more inside]
Another week, another year of Blaseball: season 6 is about to kick off, with a whole new set of leagues and divisions and a lot of Sunday-election changes to players and teams. Have you chosen an idol? Come on in and let's talk blases and balls. [more inside]
Here we are, heading into season 5 of the immaterial plane's favorite and only splort: Blaseball! Get your ablative armor on, put in your anti-Feedback earplugs, careful consume a peanut, and let's talk blases. [more inside]
Well, here we are, most of the way through season 4 of Blaseball's regular season but with a lot of games left to go and pretty much everybody still having at least a slim shot at a playoff slot. Eat some peanuts—carefully—and let's talk blases and balls. [more inside]
A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus: Sports Season 7, Ep 12
This week: Another episde from the Void. Rick Bright became a whistleblower into Trump's Coronavirus response, while Trump dissipated his energies unveiling the "Space Force" flag. There is a scandal around North Carolina Senator Richard Burr for profiting off of non-public Coronavirus briefings back in February. And Now: Rachael Ray Is Doing Her Best With Her New, One-Man Production Crew. Main story: Sports, why shutting them down for a while was the right thing to do, and what they've been doing in the meantime, some of which is actually fairly positive! Although some are fairly sucky, with the drive to earn profits overruling some team owners and even schools' desire to keep their players healthy. Which brings us... to Last Week's Tonight's newly-announced sponsorship of Marble League 2020, Jelle's Marble Runs (the producers of Marbula One) Olympics-like marble sports competition! On YouTube (22m) LWT is off next week. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SIDEHACKERS Rewatch Season 2, Ep 2
Rewatch! On Thursday: Rommel is a mechanic who participates in weird motorcycle races in his off time. He introduces the unstable J.C. and his gang to his sport, but events take a violent turn. A grimy and depressing take of shattered love and revenge. How did this episode become one of Mystery Science Theater 3000's earliest beloved classics? A lot of it has to do with the sport of sidehacking depicted in the movie, which is two-person motorcycling on a dirt track, with a driver and a rider who leans their butt way out on a sidehack to balance the bike out on sharp turns. An obviously extremely dangerous sport that's the subject of some hilarious extended riff runs. Previously.
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
It's the Superbowl! San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Grab your snack foods and come on in here to talk about the game.
Cheer: Cheer (Netflix): Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
In the small town of Corsicana, Texas, hard-driving head coach Monica Adalma demands perfection from her squad of competitive college cheerleaders. [more inside]
In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
The World Series begins tonight! A seven game series, Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals. Come in here for all your livewatch needs!
Any interest in a thread? Technically it's already started with the NL Wild Card game last night, but we still have the AL Wild Card game, both division series, both championship series, and the World Series ahead of us.
The round of 16 has begun!
It's you, it's me, it's Match Day 3.
It's Match Day 2, come on in!
The 12th edition, held in England and Wales - 30th May to 14th July [more inside]
It begins! Come in here to root on your fave college basketball team, even if you're wrongheaded in your life choices.
L.A. Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox. Best-of-seven series starts tonight at 8pm eastern; come on in here to chatter, predict, and livewatch.
Two best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series! The L.A. Dodgers vs. the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Championship, and the Houston Astros vs. the Boston Red Sox for the American League Championship.
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. [more inside]
Discuss the NCAA Tournament here! If you want to get in on the action, a brackets post is up on MetaTalk.
The Winter Olympics are starting, are we going to do FanFare threads again? It looks like for the Rio ones we had separate threads for the Ceremonies, and then others by sport category?
Come get your football, and your ads, your halftime show, and your nachos or beer brats in here -- the Eagles and the Pats play in Minneapolis.
The Houston Astros vs the LA Dodgers in a best-of-seven series.
The US college basketball tournament is on! Men's and women's, let's try having both in here. There's also a MeTa for brackets if you're into that.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: RACKET GIRLS Season 6, Ep 16
AKA Pin-Down Girls "The Strange LOVE-LIFE of a WRESTLING GAL!" "SEE...Intimate Scenes of Gorgeous Girl Wrestlers with the Naked Eye of the Camera!" Less a coherent narrative as an exhibition. Ladies wrestle. Their manager uses his business to launder money. But, primarily, ladies wrestle. With short Are You Ready For Marriage?: Two young lovers plan to drop out and get hitched, but a councilor warns them about the terrible possibility that they might BOING. I've heard it said that women wrestling is to this movie as jets refueling is to The Starfighters, which is a hell of a warning. By the way, there are just 14 Comedy Central episodes left in our tour. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 26, 1994. [more inside]
Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
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