The Amateur Athlete

The Amateur Athlete’s Laugh of the Day: Football vs. Soccer

Grandfather Not Taking South Korea’s Little League World Series Win Very Well

Sports Science: Cheap Shots (Boxing)

Does Hosting the Olympics Actually Pay Off?

"But there is strikingly little evidence that such events increase tourism or draw new investment. Spending lavishly on a short-lived event is, economically speaking, a dubious long-term strategy. Stadiums, which cost a lot and produce minimal economic benefits, are a particularly lousy line of business. (This is why they are usually built by taxpayers rather than by corporations.)"

Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

"As a group, runners gained about three extra years of life compared with those adults who never ran."

Sports Science: The Importance of Padding (Baseball)

(I also learned the hard way the importance of padding. I collided with one of the metal poles holding up the outfield fence when chasing down a flyball while playing little league baseball. I dropped the ball in the process and had to be helped off the field by my father who was also the coach of my team.)

The Amateur Athlete’s Laugh of the Day: Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets (NBA Edition)


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The Amateur Athlete’s Laugh of the Day: Best of Just for Laughs’ Soccer Gags

The Amateur Athlete’s Laugh of the Day: Just for Laughs Does the World Cup

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