Stunning 3D street art advertising

Reebok street artIn what can only be described as stunning, Reebok teamed up with artists 3D Joe and Max to create the largest 3D street art in history (breaking the Guinness World Record in the process).  The painting was located at London’s West India Quays, Canary Wharf and measured an impressive 12,490 sq. ft. (1,160.4 m²).   Continue reading

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1,000 posts

1000On Friday, November 18, 2011 The Road Not Taken crossed the symbolic 1,000 post mark thanks to the loyal readership.  It only took 20 months or approximately 1.6 posts per day.  In honor of this dubious outstanding accomplishment, I’ve included the top 100 posts (and pages) of all time.   Continue reading

Economics of fantasy sports

There is definitely something ironic about the term “fantasy sports” that enthusiasts do not freely want to admit when they’re in the passionate frenzy that surrounds a given sports season.  Ironic or not, the business of fantasy sports is big and booming.

Infographic - fantasy sportsBased on data aggregated from a variety of sources, the infographic above is a treasure trove of information about the fantasy sports industry.  At over $800 million per year (or approximately $467.60 per player), the fantasy sports industry has grown to 32 million players annually – up 60% from 2007. Continue reading

Being an American is amazing

I realize this post may be of fairly localized interest but if you have ever heard Jim Cornelison sing the United States National Anthem, then you probably know how stirring it can be.  He has been called “arguably the best singer of the National Anthem” and after seeing the Chicago Bears 2011 NFL season opener against the Atlanta Falcons it is easy to see (or hear) why.  It had special significance for most of the approximately 307 million Americans given that today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took 2,977 lives (excluding hijackers). Continue reading

Walk on water with liquid mountaineering

I’m not sure how to introduce this next bit other than to say that the last time someone walked on water he was deemed the son of God and the rest is – as they say – history.  Seriously though, this emerging sport is downright incredible and I would imagine with specialized footwear and improvements in technique this might actually go somewhere:

Solving the Rubik’s Cube while skydiving

I’m not sure how to best describe this next find.  Basically its a guy jumping out of an airplane so he can solve the Rubik’s Cube on the way down and just to complicate things he does so in a small rubber boat.  Why a rubber boat?  No idea.  Have a look:

World yo-yo championship first place winner

If you think you’ve seen some incredible slights of hand or even some groovy yo-yo tricks, think again.  Jensen Kimmitt has redefined the “sport” and this video defies imagination:

New helmet tech for American football is way overdue

New helmet tech for American football is way overdue – “Building a Better Helmet for a Dangerous Game” http://ht.ly/2lwq1 #gear #sports

Virtually unchanged for decades, the American football helmet is up for a ground-up redesign.

World Cup Champions Collection by Umbro

It really is a shame that there isn’t a USA jersey among the lot, but it doesn’t detract from the overall cool factor of the seven nations’ jerseys that are featured by Umbro in their World Cup Champions Collection.  There’s always 2014… and 2018 … and … nevermind.

Umbro World Champions Collection

2010 FIFA World Cup USA goal against England in Legos

I think the title pretty much says it all.  Like a lot of content on the Web this has been borrowed from a few different sources before being posted to YouTube, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it disappears after a while.  Enjoy it while you can.