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Samuel Beckett Used to Drive Andre the Giant to School | Geekosystem
"Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize winner (literature) and esteemed playwright, probably most noted for Waiting for Godot, bought some land in 1953 near a hamlet around forty miles northeast of Paris and built a cottage for himself with the help of some locals. One of the locals that helped him build the cottage was a Bulgarian-born farmer named Boris Rousimoff, who Beckett befriended and would sometimes play cards with. As you might’ve been able to guess, Rousimoff’s son was André the Giant, and when Beckett found out that Rousimoff was having trouble getting his son to school, Beckett offered to drive André to school in his truck — a vehicle that could fit André — to repay Rousimoff for helping to build Beckett’s cottage. Adorably, when André recounted the drives with Beckett, he revealed they rarely talked about anything other than cricket."
unlikelypairs  folklore  carcommuting  commuting  trivia  cricket  samuelbeckett  andrethegiant 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Michael Schur and Nate DiMeo try their hand at learning cricket - Grantland
"With labor trouble threatening the seasons of two of our four major sports, a pair of red-blooded Americans look overseas to fill the potential gap."
sports  cricket  humor 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Why you should care about cricket
"Knowing nothing about cricket, ESPN.com writer Wright Thompson heads for India to watch the 2011 Cricket World Cup and discovers he's a fan but that India's relationship with the sport is changing."
kottke  cricket  sports  2011 
june 2011 by robertogreco
What the Fuck Cricket Is by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News
"Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week, GILES TURNBULL solves one of Earth’s trickiest mysteries involving bats, balls, and scuttlewicks.<br />
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Question: Seriously what the fuck is cricket. Please ask one of your British correspondents to lay it out.—G.S.<br />
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Answer: In order to have a decent game of cricket, you must first ensure that it isn’t raining. <br />
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For a game invented in that global capital of rain, that dominion of drizzle, England, this fact alone should give you a sign that cricket is something special. <br />
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The English have thousands of words for precipitation, but only one way of calling off a game of cricket because of wet weather: “Rain stopped play.”<br />
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Cricket, like photographic film, or Tara Reid, is light-sensitive. A game can be called off simply because it’s getting a tad gloomy. This, from a cold, rainy, overcast, gloomy nation like England seems incongruous. But cricket was invented for a reason. And that reason was sandwiches."
writing  sports  cricket  humor  2011  gilesturnbull 
june 2011 by robertogreco
RoachBall :: 0009.org
"a sporty mashup between cricket, dodgeball, soccer and kickball played in a bocci ball court"
dodgeball  cricket  soccer  bocceball  sports  play  games  fun  outdoors  tcsnmy  classideas  projectideas  kickball  bocce  roachball  futbol  football 
december 2010 by robertogreco

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