Sports Archive:

Formula 1

In: Innovative Sports

30 Nov 2010

Stunningly beautiful graphics on Formula 1 tracks and races, by Luis Chumpitaz. He even managed to make bilingual diagrams looks good. (Thanks to William Navarro for the link.)

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NBA Schedule 2010

In: Sports

20 Oct 2010

An interesting way of displaying home and away schedules.

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The Yankees Rock!

In: Sports

11 Aug 2010

Nicely executed infographic on how much the Yankees have dominated baseball. (via)

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Two cool analyses (even if you don’t care about baseball) of how Mariano Rivera and Stephen Strasbourg pitch. You have to wonder what kinds of similar work team scouts do behind the scenes.

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A slick comparison of the routes, elevation, history, and conditions.

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The distance has shrunk considerably while speeds have been increasing.

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The WSJ has a compilation of some of the most flagrant acting performances from the world cup. I hope FIFA does something to correct the reffing/flopping issue – it’s embarrassing to watch such amazing athletes act like children.

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(via)

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I’m getting a little tired of World Cup visualizations (especially since the US lost on Saturday), but the WSJ’s views of individual goals is interesting. You can view them by date, country, field position, stadium, club team, game time, or player.

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This is a combination of great and shitty. Some of the stats look accurate and are very interesting (202 yellow cards, 11 penalty kicks), some look like bad estimates (calories eaten?!?), and it’s intermixed with way too many oil company ads.

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Evel Knievel

In: Culture Sports

16 Jun 2010

Who doesn’t love Evel?

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