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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2013, 02:20:24 PM »
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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2013, 05:27:00 PM »
Seeing this is a good reminder that competitive sports isn't always about scoring the win. :thumbsup




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Justin Kievit, Middle School Wrestler, Lets Boy With Cerebral Palsy Win Match
By Dominique Mosbergen  |  Posted: 12/04/2012 12:58 pm EST Updated: 12/05/2012 4:26 pm EST

A video that exhibits the "true sportsmanship" of a 12-year-old boy and his plucky wrestling opponent has gone viral on Facebook.

The clip, which features seventh grade wrestlers Justin Kievit and Jared Stevens, has racked up more than 87,000 shares since Justin's dad posted it on Facebook less than a week ago.

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Over the weekend a young wrestler from a Middle School in Tennessee did something that a lot of kids his age would not think about doing. He intentionally lost a match, but unintentionally won the hearts of anyone that watches his actions in the video.

“I think a lot of people are scared to put kids like me on the mat, but they don’t need to be,” Jared, a boy with cerebral palsy," told Franklin Home Page on Monday. His match with Justin had been his first.

Jared's father told the Tennesean that though his son has the physical capacity of a 6-month-old, his intellectual ability is close to his age level. Socially, his dad adds, Jared "hits it out of the park."

“Jared just likes to do stuff like everybody else," he told the Franklin Home Page. "There's a limit to what he can do, but something like wrestling, he can do that as much as he can do. He just enjoys being out there participating. He doesn't mind trying anything."

Clay Mayes, Jared's wrestling coach, said that the 13-year-old practices with his school's wrestling team every day.

When Jared expressed that he wanted to participate in a wrestling match, Mayes said he called his friend Randy Stevens (no relation), a coach at another middle school.

“It wasn’t about weight class,” Mayes told the Tennessean. “I told him to point me toward the kid who has the kindest heart.”

And that's how Justin Kievit got involved. In the clip, Justin can be seen shaking hands with Jared, before helping his opponent put an arm around him -- "pinning" him and therefore, winning.

“The first time he met Jared was when he shook hands with him before the match. So it really was spontaneous. They just picked this kid. If you watch the video, he just did an amazing job. There's not many adults comfortable putting hands on a disabled kid, much less another [7th grader],” Jared's dad said of his son's wrestling opponent.

Many people who have watched the video said that they were deeply touched by both the sportsmanship and bravery shown by the two young boys.

"Love it!! Love the spirit of both boys!!! Both my boys wrestle now... Can't wait to share this with them and their team," one Facebook user wrote.

"This has truly warmed my heart... thanks for sharing, what a wonderful act of kindness," another said.
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/justin-kievit-middle-school-wrestler-heartwarming-video-cerebral-palsy_n_2237480.html

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2013, 03:13:00 PM »
Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, IOC playing safe.  Easy choice with Turkey in the middle east (next to Syria) and Spain (Financial uncertainty/ national debt)

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2013, 07:50:53 AM »
Time to giggle like a kid again. Make sure you read them out loud for the full effect. :P

http://www.rantsports.com/clubhouse/2012/11/12/20-most-inappropriate-athlete-names-in-sports-history

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #144 on: October 07, 2013, 01:14:03 AM »
BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL!


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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2013, 04:24:05 AM »

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 10, 2013, 05:05:44 AM »
If anything, this should be proof of why you should wear a double cup.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1844126-this-is-why-you-wear-an-athletic-cup

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #147 on: November 20, 2013, 06:09:04 AM »
Now I understand that when you're a player, when you're in the midst of a game, you don't always have time to actually turn around to look at the clock (to see how much time is left).  Unfortunately for these basketball players, the fans of the team that they were visiting understood that too.

http://www.maniacworld.com/best-crowd-chant-ever.html

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #148 on: December 13, 2013, 08:24:14 AM »
any comments about World Cup group stage drawing?

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #149 on: January 21, 2014, 12:03:38 AM »
Just getting around to the Grantland story that resulted in a person's suicide... Christina Kahrl's take: http://grantland.com/features/what-grantland-got-wrong/

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2014, 09:08:07 AM »
So a writer from The Oklahoman wrote a piece to the city of Seattle calling a truce due to the Seahawks being good and the Thunder being good as well.

I've personally made my piece with Sonicsgate, but just because the Seahawks are successful and the city has rallied behind them doesn't take away how the Sonics left Seattle.

I also see the tongue-in-cheek tone in the piece, but that's cold comfort to me who loves basketball. Oklahoma should love the Thunder, cause I would if they were still the Sonics, but it's still bittersweet to watch Kevin Durant get better and better. But, I'm okay with bittersweet, stuff like this just makes things straight bitter.
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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 13, 2014, 03:15:02 AM »
Wait, so this actually does happen in real life? :w00t: :lol:


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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2014, 06:45:46 PM »
Crazy hustle for a catch in an ultimate frisbee game (never knew they got TV time).



Drive ---> pivot ---> park ---> walk away like a baws.  8)2

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 28, 2014, 03:12:55 AM »
Posting this here because we don't have a generic baseball thread and I didn't want to put it in the MLB or NPB threads.

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Korean Baseball Team Creates Robot Fans to Sit in Stands
By: Mike Cardillo | July 25, 2014

The Hanwha Eagles, a Korean professional baseball team, has created robot fans to digitally cheer up on the home team at its stadium in the city of Daejeon. No, this isn’t some sort of in-joke from Twitter between me and Stephen Douglas. Nope, by all accounts its a real thing and its happening.

Apparently fans can get their faces superimposed over the robots or send messages for the robots to display, which should provide a very significant boost for the Eagles’ players.

01010000111000000 (That’s binary code for “I believe that we will win.”)

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- http://thebiglead.com/2014/07/25/korean-baseball-team-creates-robot-fans/
- http://koreabizwire.com/hanwha-eagles-introduces-worlds-first-cheerleading-fan-bots/15366
- http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-south-korean-baseball-team-now-has-interactive-rob-1610735905






Now this is cool and all, but if I were the team I'd still be trying to get real people into those seats.

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2014, 01:52:41 PM »
Little League World Series today, sorry chi-town, gotta pull for Korea.

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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »
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Re: The Sportswhoring Thread
« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2015, 05:15:17 AM »
Dude on the left....:shocked:


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