Links, Lots of Links

  • Sometimes, the technicalities of rules can lead a sports team to do funny things. This 1994 soccer game takes the cake! It ends in a team scoring on itself in order to win.  Fascinating!
  • Fans of reality TV are well aware of how aware the shows’ contestants are of the fact that they’re on reality shows.  Very meta, don’tcha think?  It also means the cliches have crept up.  Note this video of “I didn’t come here to make friends” pronouncements.   I hope someone follows this up with a video of losing contestants saying how happy they are to walk out as themselves, and not lose their souls to win.  ::sigh::
  • Now THAT is a sandstorm! It looks like something out of “The Mummy.”
  • While we’re on the topic: Solar-powered Prius. The ultimate vehicle?  Right now, they’d only power the air conditioning.  But, hey, it’s a start.

 
 
 

One Response to “Links, Lots of Links”

  1. Scott Beeler
    11. July 2008 at 02:05

    I’d heard that soccer story before and it’s hilarious. I’m still not sure what the rules-makers were smoking when they came up with the “sudden death goal counts double” rule. The only thing I can think of is that they were trying to reward aggressive play to discourage teams from sitting back and playing for a tie. But clearly the negative effects (as demonstrated with this match) make it a silly scheme to use.