I was able to speak with DLR Group’s Don Barnum for an exclusive first look at what he’ll be doing to design a modernization of the 90-year-old LA Coliseum for USC. Check out the full story on Sports Illustrated by clicking here.
Hulu doesn’t just offer up shows that other folks have made, falling into a trend we’ve seen that has Hulu now making its own shows, soliciting international shows and mixing in popular domestic shows. I chatted with Hulu’s original content director for a TIME Entertainment article to discuss the trend and the strategy of providing entertainment online. Take a look at the Q&A here.
In a fashion nod to the achilles surgery that Kobe Bryant underwent, the latest Nike shoe release for the superstar includes red suture marks. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other design elements to the Kobe 9 Elite, so check them out at my Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard post here.
And I say put him in a SportsCenter commercial, if you bring him to Bristol. Either way, read about his desire to be on the ESPN show in my TIME Entertainment post here.
Burton took a vintage quilt and deconstructed it for use as the patchwork ensemble for the USA’s Snowboarding “uniform” in Sochi. They even used some old-school fabrics, combined with high-tech stuff, of course, to make it all look authentic. Check out more at my Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard post here.
First off, yes, I was able to use the world “conundrum” in my Sports Illustrated headline. That right there should be reason enough to read the full Planet Futbol post on how World Cup 2014 venues are woefully behind schedule, potentially creating long-term headaches for the people of Brazil and otherwise just not doing all that well at getting completed. Check out the full article here.
Can you call this an annual list after just two years? Either way, I’ve compiled—for the second year—a list of the top-10 builds of the year for Popular Mechanics. Scouring projects from across the globe, I picked out the biggest, boldest 10 that completed in 2013, a range that includes stadiums, bridges, towers, tunnels and the world’s largest building. Take a look at the PopMech list here.
We all know about the yellow first-down line. We’ve come to rely on it while watching football on television, even wishing they’d laser the thing onto the field during live events. But the amount of data Sportvision, the company behind these fancy TV graphics, mines and serves up in graphical treatments to both TV networks and coaches can certainly astound us. Take a look at my Sports Illustrated piece on the company here.
Promoting the World Cup ball, Brazuca, all babies born in Brazil on Tuesday can get a free adidas ball. Check out the news at my Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard post here.
All the rage right now is to take a minimalist view of grand things, such as sports stadiums. One European artist did just that with a diverse group of international venues, which you can check out in my latest Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard post here.