It gets old having to count down the “top ten of the year.” In the sports world, at least, ESPN’s SportsCenter will probably dedicate a ton of its holiday programming to counting down the top plays, bloopers, coaches, athletes, teams and stories of the calendar sports year. It’s so tired, especially when Skip Bayless and … Read more
Following an incredible performance at Coachella 2011, Arcade Fire did not cease to push the 80,000 person crowd’s amazement even further by dropping 1,200 beach ball sized led orbs during the “Wake Up” encore. Canadian pop-duo, Purity Ring has taken the crowd’s breath away at each show on their current tour with 20 controlled light … Read more
Through a series of videos, British artist Sue Austin is demonstrating that underwater travel isn’t just for the able-bodied. Backed by the London Organising Committee of Olympics and Paralympics, Austin, who has been in a wheelchair since 1996, worked with a team of academics and engineers to develop the first self-propelled underwater, wheelchair. The specialized … Read more
We see them all the time–the iconic logos of Nike, Google, Coca-Cola etc. Just think, how important is the “swish” to Nike? A well crafted logo can go a long way in improving a brand’s awareness or image. So how much did some of the most famous company logos cost to design? Surprisingly, the answer … Read more
Irish Paralympian Jason Smyth is the London star you never heard of. The sprinter firmly cemented his status as “Fastest Paralympian Alive” by winning both the 100m and 200m. Smyth, like Usain Bolt, also won gold in both races in Beijing. Smyth’s London accomplishments went virtually unnoticed in the States, despite the fact that he … Read more
Before this weekend the casual sports fan probably didn’t know Britain’s David Wetherill. But after hitting a tremendous shot in a Paralympics table tennis match, the video of the point has gone viral and his popularity has surged worldwide, so big as to attract the attention of Sports Center’s ’Top Ten’ plays. Wetherill ended up losing … Read more
Not only does Olympic runner, Nick Symmonds, run a 5 minute mile. He stops to chug a beer at the start of each lap.
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Along with teammate Russell Westbrook, Thunder guard and Olympic gold medalist James Harden stars in a funny new ad from Foot Locker. As much as a force he is on the court, Harden’s beard is just as cold-blooded off it. In addition to the ad below, please checkout the Savoia’s own rankings of the best and worst facial hair … Read more
According to a study from Twitter, the 2012 Olympic Games generated over 150 Million tweets, with Usain Bolt taking the spotlight on a big chunk of those. The social site found that Bolt’s 200m and 100m races triggered the most chatter, with approximately 80,000 tweets per minutes (tpm) and 74,000 tpm respectively. However, he was … Read more
Congratulations to the city of London. Big Ben is smiling because his city just put on a fanatstic Olympics, thankfully void of any violence or big controversies. And so the London Games, as they should, celebrated both individual and team competition. While I won’t miss Matt Lauer and in general NBC’s coverage, I will miss those rare glorified moments in … Read more
Looking back on some past USA Olympic basketball moments, there will always be the usual suspects that stand out: the 1972 travesty when we lost to the USSR, the shocking losses to Puerto Rico and Argentina in 2004, the Dream Team going H.A.M. on everyone in Barcelona, and then the ’Redeem Team’ winning in Beijing. When the subject turns to individual plays, however, I assure you … Read more