At the end of it all, a man with a Marine Corps tattoo, and who I privately suspect was just a pile of biceps crammed in a windbreaker, gave us each a headband and a beer while explaining that we were part of something bigger than ourselves now. But we knew better.
When you want to find out how your favorite pro sports team is going to do in a game, you can pull up countless stats on their athletes and the ones they'll be facing. But when you want to figure out which co-worker to watch it with over beers, you're at a loss.
When people think about how scientists can help them be better at sports, they're probably thinking about what cocktail of steroids they can take that won't show up on a urine test. The truth is actually way more legal.
To what deranged depths will man sink due to his need to be the best at something, even if it's completely pointless and insane, before he says, 'OK, that's enough'?
Here's some common questions asked by people new to football (well, mostly me) answered by someone who doesn't know anything about football (also me).
It turns out that when the performing wrestlers are both huge and insane, one accident can escalate play fighting into the real thing pretty quickly.
For most of the last century, wrestling fans believed every storyline and bit of pageantry as the God's honest truth, and if you made your living as a wrestler, it was your sworn duty to protect the illusion at all costs.
If the explorers who pen these guides, and whose careers I've surely saved, wanted to name a snow-capped mountain after me, I certainly couldn't stop them.
The Olympics are all about the love of sport, country and your fellow man. Maybe. Just don't look too closely behind the scenes.
There are plenty of sports out there that could be added to the game to spice them up. And we're talking about real sports here, not the game of flamethrower tag we tried to get them to add last time.
It's all in the name of anti-terrorism and public safety, of course, but the London 2012 Olympics will be the most sinister sporting event ever held outside of 'Battle Royale.'
Ever since Big Wheels, the tricycle has faded away, back to its spot as the second least cool way to get around (behind perennial favorite, rollerblades.) But does it have to be that way? These four inventors donâ€™t think so ...
Little did we realize that these pointless time wasters were, for some, the subject of a years-long pursuit of excellence.