Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any data nerd squee.
As someone whose attitudes towards NFL matchups could best be described as something between indifferent and aggressively indifferent, I can say with all authority that this is the greatest Super Bowl themed photo ever taken. (Seriously, though – it's got to be up there, right?)
Developers are really getting a sense of what they can do for iOS, namely, making console-quality ports of their popular franchises. FIFA 11 feels as good as the older FIFAs did a few years ago, meaning, I'm still lousy at them.
Soccer may seem the least tech-dependent game there is; all that's required are feet and a ball. But even our most analog sport has benefited from technological advances as far back as the first World Cup in 1930.
Like the rest of the world, Google Earth has its attention turned to the World Cup this week. The result: an amped-up 3D tour of every single stadium that will host the tournament's games.
We thought Beckham had been officially exiled from his home country, but apparently he's back
and captaining their squad. His teammates were sooooo thrilled at his return that they all chipped in and purchased a gold iPod Touch (probably from these people) and engraved his name on the back. Not only that, they…
The winner of last year's EA Sports Fifa case mod contest pulled a repeat this year, managing to outdo himself as well as the competition. The case itself is covered in a textured paint that simulates a leather soccer ball (sorry 'the rest of the world,' your sport is still "soccer" here) and even the peripherals are…
It seems like every week there's some new giant inflatable object for sale. One week it's a bathtub go-kart track, the next it's a human-sized hamster ball. Well, today we found an inflatable soccer field, big enough for you and three buddies.