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Beckham: Full Series  Season 1, Ep 0

This four-episode documentary series follows the life and career of Mr. Posh Spice, David Beckham. Directed by Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit, Succession, and The Cove), it is an in-depth look at his life both on and off the pitch.
posted by jimw on Oct 16, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Untold: Johnny Football

This documentary traces the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of football star Johnny Manziel via interviews with friends, coaches and Manziel himself. [more inside]
posted by box on Aug 13, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Raging Bull

The story of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with Vickie (Cathy Moriarty) a gorgeous girl from the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life. He eventually is sent into a downward spiral that costs him everything. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Slap Shot

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town's minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team's last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club's recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers' actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Special Event: The Return of Blaseball

Blaseball has Returned. After a series of Falls in which players and... game mechanics?... fell out of the Black Hole that consumed everything at the end of the Blaseball beta, Games have Commenced. Official Blaseball website. Previous Blaseball posts. [more inside]
posted by valrus on Jan 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Next Karate Kid

Karate master Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita) goes to Boston to attend a military reunion. There, he visits with Louisa (Constance Towers), the widow of his former commander, and meets her granddaughter, Julie (Hilary Swank). Julie's parents were recently killed in a car accident, and she is still reeling from the loss. When Julie surprises Miyagi with her knowledge of karate, he takes her to a Buddhist monastery for training and to help her come to terms with her angst. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 7, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: The Karate Kid

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 7, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Tokyo Olympiad

Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 30, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

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]
posted by Marky on Oct 5, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: The Cutting Edge

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...
posted by brainwane on Sep 3, 2022 - 19 comments

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]
posted by COD on Aug 31, 2022 - 4 comments

Special Event: 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs πŸ’ - Third Round

The second round of the playoffs is over and we're into the conference finals; the Western conference will be a high-stakes πŸ₯© battle of elite scoring talent, as Connor McDavid πŸ₯‡ turned from the best player in the world into one of the best players of all time with his Edmonton Oilers kicking out πŸ¦΅β›Έ the Calgary Flames. They face a stacked and favoured Colorado Avalanche, where Nathan McKinnon 🍝 and Cale πŸ₯¬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 πŸ₯… 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 πŸšͺ on the Carolina Hurricanes to turn the tables in game 7 after the home teams won the first 6 games. [more inside]
posted by Superilla on Jun 1, 2022 - 16 comments

Special Event: 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs πŸ’ - Second Round

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]
posted by Superilla on May 17, 2022 - 30 comments

Special Event: NCAA basketball tournament 2022

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]
posted by joycehealy on Mar 15, 2022 - 31 comments

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.
posted by COD on Feb 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Special Event: Superbowl LVI

It's The Large Game! Come discuss all these great owls, and a probably Socks Dot Com-magnitude overabundance of cryptocurrency-related advertisements.
posted by cortex on Feb 13, 2022 - 43 comments

Special Event: 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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]
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 3, 2022 - 108 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 15

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]
posted by cortex on Apr 5, 2021 - 11 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2021 - 1 comment

Special Event: NCAA basketball tournament 2021

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]
posted by cortex on Mar 18, 2021 - 25 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 14

Season 14 is now underway! Play ball! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 15, 2021 - 15 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 13

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]
posted by cortex on Mar 8, 2021 - 6 comments

Blaseball Season 12: The Return

The Grand Siesta is over, and Blaseball is back. [more inside]
posted by Ampersand692 on Mar 1, 2021 - 25 comments

Special Event: Super Bowl LV + commercials

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!
posted by jessamyn on Feb 6, 2021 - 82 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Coffee Cup

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]
posted by Ampersand692 on Nov 16, 2020 - 11 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 11

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]
posted by cortex on Oct 19, 2020 - 38 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 10

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]
posted by cortex on Oct 12, 2020 - 28 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 8

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]
posted by cortex on Sep 21, 2020 - 44 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 7

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]
posted by cortex on Sep 14, 2020 - 117 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 6

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]
posted by cortex on Sep 7, 2020 - 67 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 5

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]
posted by cortex on Aug 31, 2020 - 67 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 4

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]
posted by cortex on Aug 27, 2020 - 39 comments

Movie: The Game Changers

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]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 14, 2020 - 1 comment

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]
posted by JHarris on May 18, 2020 - 9 comments

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.
posted by JHarris on Apr 30, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Goon

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]
posted by slimepuppy on Apr 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Special Event: Superbowl LIV: NFL football 2020 championship

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.
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 2, 2020 - 42 comments

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]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious on Jan 11, 2020 - 19 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dadlands

In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Nov 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Special Event: MLB baseball - World Series 2019

The World Series begins tonight! A seven game series, Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals. Come in here for all your livewatch needs!
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 22, 2019 - 91 comments

MLB Playoffs?

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.
posted by Cash4Lead on Oct 2, 2019 - 3 comments

Special Event: Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Round of 8

The quarterfinals!
posted by restless_nomad on Jun 27, 2019 - 193 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Round of 16

The round of 16 has begun!
posted by restless_nomad on Jun 22, 2019 - 148 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Match Day 3

It's you, it's me, it's Match Day 3.
posted by cortex on Jun 17, 2019 - 57 comments

Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Match Day 2

It's Match Day 2, come on in!
posted by LobsterMitten on Jun 12, 2019 - 47 comments

2019 Cricket World Cup: Omnibus tournament thread

The 12th edition, held in England and Wales - 30th May to 14th July [more inside]
posted by Gyan on May 31, 2019 - 88 comments

Special Event: NCAA Basketball tournaments 2019

It begins! Come in here to root on your fave college basketball team, even if you're wrongheaded in your life choices.
posted by LobsterMitten on Mar 21, 2019 - 45 comments

Special Event: MLB baseball World Series 2018

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.
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 23, 2018 - 104 comments

Special Event: MLB baseball playoffs 2018: Semifinals (NLCS & ALCS)

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.
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 12, 2018 - 49 comments

Movie: The Natural

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2018 - 6 comments

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