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Old School Coach’s Wisdom

Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden waxes on his career, his definition of success, the rules he had for players, and the importance of patience.

A World Cup of Visuals

Joan Miro’s official poster for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain is sports advertising at its highest level. Unique to previous World Cups, original posters for the 1982 Cup were commissioned for each host city across Spain. With a range of artists from Miro to Tapies, the hits keep coming in this World Cup of visuals. Here, some of our favorites.

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The Miracle of Exercise

These scans compare the thigh muscle density of a 40 year-old triathlete, a 70 year-old sedentary man, and a 70 year-old triathlete. It’s crazy what the body is capable of if treated properly.

Court Support

Eddie Martinez
KCTLBH, 2022

The intersection of art, tennis, and philanthropy is fully on display at the inaugural Kings County Tennis League Benefit Auction. Featuring artwork by Eddie Martinez, Daniel Gordon, Mairikke Dau, Ryan Travis Christian, and 14 others, the tennis-themed auction supports the Kings County Tennis League, a program that “combines tennis and education to spark the potential of children living in and around public housing, in Brooklyn, NY.” Coinciding with the US Open in Flushing, Queens, the auction closes bidding on September 12th, 2022.

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The Skills to Pay The Bills

Ichiro shows off his arm and throwing accuracy in this series of commercials for a Japanese Energy Tonic.

Lacrosse: The Creator’s Game

Without a doubt the oldest sport in North America, the roots of Lacrosse go back to at least the 17th century—and probably way beyond that. Originally a tribal game that would last from sun up to sun down, it was referred to as the “little brother of war.” This sleepy documentary explores the Native American origins of Lacrosse.

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A Retro Modern Racquet

Appealing to design nostalgists, Wilson has reissued its 1984 classic Pro Staff 6.0 85 tennis racquet. A solid black racquet with yellow and red racing stripes, it was used back in the day by pros like Pete Sampras and Chris Evert. In the modern age, the Pro Staff 85 is too small for competitive play, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it on the court and challenge yourself. Regardless of what you do, it’s a great rare piece for the ages.

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Victory Lap

An exhaustive list of links from around the web that we’ve been clicking on

Can Pickleball Save America?

What do we really know about the Russian roots of America’s biggest cannabis company?

How to train for tennis — and recover

Jonquel Jones and the untold story of the WNBA’s reigning MVP

Hurl, Interrupted: What Ever Happened to the Playground Spinner?

How to Tweak Your Workouts as the World Gets Hotter

The Rapture of Listening to a Fake Baseball Game

String theory: the evolution of the tennis racket

How Orangetheory Kept Pace in a Pandemic World

Nathan Fielder Is Out of His Mind (and Inside Yours)

The Loneliness of the Junior College Esports Coach

The VW Bus Took the Sixties on the Road. Now It’s Getting a Twenty-first-Century Makeover

Big Nick Energy

How I learned to wear a baseball hat

Give Fitbits (of Sorts) to the Trees

Everything You Need to Build a Strong Core

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Why All Your Friends Started Playing Golf—and Why You Should, Too

 

Water Hazard Heaven

If watching golf is your life and you have no problem moving to Illinois, this 6 bedroom 3 bathroom house should be on your viewing list. It’s not really the house you’re buying though, it’s the perfect backyard replica of the “Island Green”, the famed 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass. Take in the view with your morning coffee or evening beverage, and perfect your approach over the moat any time you feel like it.  ($560,000)

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