The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and crazy stories, hosted by David Martin. The theme for this month’s show is “Sports” and features Jeff Hiller, Jim O’Grady, Silvija Ozols and Adam Wade.
Fall Week – Mike Burgess, creator of skydiving school Skydive Central New York based in Syracuse, NY, is remarkably down-to-earth (get it?) for a guy who has trusted his life to a parachute just under 17,000 times.
Open Week – When the Open Era began in 1968, it was actually because players were looking to be paid to play the sport they loved. Though this culture of “open” tennis has seen many events, 2015 may go down as a notable year for the sport. Will Serena Williams make Open Era history?
PHOTOBLOG: BTR checks out the opening day of the 2015 US Open at Flushing Meadows’ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY. Players compete in their first round matches under the scorching sun while fans try to stay hydrated and race to the shady spots on the grounds.
This edition of Sunday Brunch is a special one, albeit an also slightly disappointing one. A week ago today I had the opportunity to spend my brunching hours at Yankee Stadium for the first time since before the new stadium was erected.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane begin by discussing this piece on feminism from The Mary Sue. Then, the two divulge stories of their own about staying friends when it comes to being a sports fan. The show wraps with an analysis and conversation in response to the Huffington Post piece “The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common.”
Obsessive admirers can notably go to extreme lengths to show their desperate appreciation for a celebrity or sports team. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis learn some of the wackiest, craziest stories of fandompeople around NYC’s Union Square have to share, many of which blur the line between admiration and obsession.
On with Sharee Graham of Inside Wire Sports. A lot of surprises in sports!!!
French artist Benoit Jammes captures the kitchen as a skate park.
‘Space Jam’ exhibit inspires basketball fans, nostalgic Millennials, and modern art enthusiasts.
College Week – ‘Tanking’ in professional sports may contradict a college athlete’s mentality to strive for greatness.
Michael Anderson, coach of the Arroyo Valley High girl’s basketball team in California, has been suspended for three games after his team beat their competition with a score of 161-2. Anderson has been accused of ‘poor sportsmanship’ for allowing the gap in points to be so wide. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they believe the coach should have been suspended, and whether they think there should be a limit on scoring in high school sports.
Fitness Week – A UFC mixed martial arts fighter chats about his journey and offers extreme workout tips.
How one woman is dodging stereotypes and leveling the fantasy football playing field.