The Faces Behind Uncommon Sports: Bouldering

Most athletes find their passion for sports before their senior year of high school, but very few get hooked because of a school project. Melise Edwards picked up bouldering while completing a psychology project about the risks extreme athletes take and their ability to put themselves in those dangerous situations. Now, Edwards is a sponsored athlete that competes in bouldering competitions around the country. Bouldering is a form of rock…

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The Sublimity of Sport

By Daniel Moore “I ought to be all alone in the world, Just me, Steiner, and no other living thing. No sun, no culture, Myself, naked on a high rock, No storm, no snow, no banks, No money, no time, no breath. Then, at least, I wouldn’t be afraid.” -Poem at the end of Werner Herzog’s The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner In a class of mine a little…

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Just Do It Olympic Games Promotion – Eric Moussambani

  Demonstrated unparalleled perseverance by swimming in (and winning his heat) the 100m freestyle in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He had only trained for the 50m. Eric “the Eel” swam at an historically slow rate in an empty pool, bringing a crowd of thousands to their feet. Nary could one conceive of such an epic display of Olympian spirit. Truly, Eric redefined, conceptually, “Just Do[ing] It”. This would be an…

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Stars Are Big

We’re living in the golden age of stardom, an age where anybody can rise to infamy. With the internets infinite sharing capabilities, when one person likes something or someone, they can share it, and their friends can share it, casting a viral net over the content. We call this, hype. This is clout generated not by the subject, but by the people, fans, press, and it’s incredibly prevalent in today’s…

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History of Lacrosse: The Potential

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in our country and one of the oldest. Originating in the 1600s, almost 300 years before the start of American Football and Baseball, Lacrosse is gaining in popularity and expense. It is understanding that lacrosse has been adapted over the decades to improve interest and attention rates, but the cultural shift changes the whole perspective of the game. What was once a…

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