Today’s #Olympic Social Media, Call Me Maybe

Olympic Swimmers Create Call Me Maybe Video

Check out this video that the USA Olympic Swimmers have created to the Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe Song.  It’s an awkward blend of rhythmic/non rhythmic, setting teenage silliness against high level athletic physiques and movement.  If you were a swimmer in school (or you knew the swim team), you’ll see the weird yet fun combination of swim team camaraderie juxtaposing a “family” and sibling-like feel with the “are they dating” question that comes up with any fit, young, team members.

#Olympics News According To Twitter

#Olympics News According To Twitter In case you missed it in the last 24 hours, we’ve brought you some of the best moments, comments, quotes, and oops of the Olympic games so far.

Most Offensive Olympic Moment

Leading in the race for “most offensive moment” is when the North Korean women’s soccer team took to the field  – or didn’t take to the field – when the SOUTH Korean flag was flown instead of the proper one.  Wonder who lost their job over that one?
Equally offensive and somewhat more ingenious is the Borat theme song replacement of the Kazakhstan National Anthem. That “oops” certainly has to have been deliberate.

Sexist Olympic Tweets

In other twitter news, less likely to incite an international incident is the funny, yet sexist Mark Hughes as he writes about the women’s soccer team and their unfortunate (and hungry) men.   A Mitt Romney parody laments London’s lack of preparedness due to no Mormon Temples etcetera and so on.
Stay tuned for more Olympics Oops, Offense and Outrage all month long as ThisBlogRules follows Twitter to stay on top of the Best #Olympic Moments in London.  Post your favorite #Olympics tweet below for future consideration.

Mad Pogo Stick Skills!

It doesn’t get much madder than this on a pogo stick. Mr. Curt Markwardt and Mr. Fred Grzybowski do extremely crazy things that I can’t come even remotely close to doing on a pogo stick in this awesome video filmed with a Canon 5D Mk3 in Brighton, England. Note the sign at the 1:31 mark that reads, “No Cycling and No Skateboarding.” The sign-makers weren’t able to anticipate that two crazy kids would one day get on pogo sticks and do amazing stunts. The song you hear playing in the background is “Astronaut” by Vincent Tone. It’s sick as well. I wish this sport was more mainstream so I could bet on on the outcome of a pogo stick skills event. Sports betting is very much my cup of green tea.

I still remember that night in Vegas 3 years ago. I lost about $2,000 at the blackjack table and was pretty bummed out. The following day I made some bets on Major League Baseball games and ended up making the $2,000 back and then some. I was so happy that I jumped on a pogo stick and began bouncing up a storm. No, I couldn’t come close to doing the unbelievable tricks that the pogo dudes are capable of doing, but I’d like to think that I held my own.

By Elroy Johnson

Euro 2012: Lego Recreations of the Tournament’s Greatest Moments

Have you been watching the 2012 European Championships? Yeah, me neither. But hey, this might pique your interest: a teenage football fan from Scotland has celebrated the (apparently very exciting) sports event by recreating some of the most memorable moments from past tournaments – in Lego! 18-year-old Graham Love spent four weeks painstakingly manipulating pint-sized plastic figures to make the stop-motion video, which he uploaded onto YouTube and which has went down a storm.

If you’re a footy fan, you may recognise some of the famous scenes receiving the Lego treatment in Love’s video: Cristiano Ronaldo weeping at Portugal’s Euro 2004 loss, for example, as well as David Trezeguet winning the tournament for France in 2000. He also leaves a question mark open for England’s performance this year. Well, we shall see (I’m sure I’ll read about it somewhere). Below are some screenshots from the video, and right at the bottom is the video itself. Enjoy. [Read more…]

The 15 Biggest Blunders in Sports History

It happens all the time in the world of professional sports: one split-second decision costs the team the game, the season, the Super Bowl, or even a player’s career; in some cases, it can even cost someone their life. This mistake can manifest itself in the shape of anything: an unfortunate interception, an ill-advised trade-off, a dodgy landing, or someone literally dropping the ball. Whatever way, that split-second decision can land its doer an unwanted inclusion in the sports history books, as the fifteen blunders listed below have undoubtedly done. [Read more…]