The history of Chambers Bay offers no reason to believe the Puget Sound location would one day host the first-ever U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest. But history gets written every day. Explore with me as I walk through how the U.S. Open will take what was once a gravel mine and take the relatively new golf course built there and turn it into a stadium able to host the 2015 U.S. Open. My Sports Illustrated article is here.
From 18 years of age to the King of the basketball world, LeBron James has been a Nike guy. I walked through the 12 signature shoes he has worn over the years for Sports Illustrated’s Sneaker Hub blog. Take in the visuals here.
A new app, RosterBot, takes NHL and recreational sport experience and mixes them together in a team-organizing function. Read my Tech Talk column from Sports Illustrated here.
Controlling the spin in volleyball plays a pivotal role in controlling the point. Baden went scientific with their effort to do that, unveiling a new microfiber volleyball that I had looked at exclusively first for Sports Illustrated. Check out the story in my Tech Talk column here.
With a high-gloss finish on a maple floors, there are some requirements in NBA floors. But there is also room for creativity. I explore the art of designing NBA floors for HOW Design Magazine. Check it out here.
Check out my latest Sneaker Hub contribution on Sports Illustrated to see Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes through the years. The link is here.
The Golden State Warriors were ready for a new image to dominate the landscape as they planned a new arena for downtown San Francisco. They did that with the latest full-color renderings. Check out the story and photos via my Sports Illustrated story here.
God knew what he was doing when he created humpback whales. And Speedo decided there was no better template to use when designing new swim fins, taking cues from the humpback whale in the new technology. Learn more via my Sports Illustrated article here.
The woes keep mounting for Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machines. The apparatus sits silent under Seattle and efforts to reach and fix it have run into issues. Get the full update via my Popular Mechanics article here.
The best ballpark mowing patterns came from AA groundskeeper Ben Young. Take a look at his handiwork via my Sports Illustrated post here.