Fighters get used to the cameras, sort of, but maybe not each other. Several TUF alumni sound off in this excerpt from Beau Dure’s unpublished book about the show. Source: Inside The Ultimate Fighter: Fishbowl format distorts reality for reality TV – Bloody Elbow Continue reading It’s 3 a.m. Smile! You’re on camera! Inside The Ultimate Fighter
The U.S. Curling Championships are underway, and though I neglected to do a preview (in part because I was curling myself on Saturday — literally, in one case I think I threw myself farther down the ice than the rock), it’s actually a good time to look at the stats coming into the tournament and see how the curlers’ form is holding up. On the men’s side, we’ve had a couple of surprises. Heath McCormick, by pretty much any metric, has had the best season of any U.S. skip aside from the occasional inexplicable loss. Then it’s a tough call … Continue reading Belated U.S. Curling championship preview
I broke down the USA’s medal chances and found this: If the medal count is going over 30, count on athletes who are over 30. Source: Winter Olympics 2018: veterans could grab record medal haul for USA | Sport | The Guardian Continue reading Winter Olympics 2018: Go old people!
I wrote a book about The Ultimate Fighter that never saw the light of day. But Bloody Elbow will publish excerpts for the next 10 weeks. Here’s the story of the book … Source: Inside The Ultimate Fighter: The best-selling tell-all book that never was – Bloody Elbow Continue reading Inside The Ultimate Fighter lives … at Bloody Elbow
For the 15th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Deseret News has a nice package of stories, including a look at the still-viable venues. Winter sports athletes train and compete there on a regular basis, and they have a few fun features to draw tourists and local recreational athletes as well. Meanwhile, in Rio … ugh. Continue reading How to and how not to host the Olympics