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Five Weirdest Sports That You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Ultimate Frisbee Perhaps, I should’ve titled this one just ‘Ultimate’, for I could well be getting a law suit from Wham-o-Toys who have trademarked the word frisbee. The rules are pretty simple, its basically like netball but instead of chucking…

Chloé Blyth: LSE, PPE and Skiing

Since the founding of Wikipedia, LSE’s notable alumni list has been dominated by eighty year old investment bankers and foreign heads of state, with not a single sportsperson in sight. Put simply, we are not a particularly sporty University. It…

Pub Talk: In Defence of José Mourinho

Football’s most hated and berated, José Mourinho has somehow managed to stir up anger and frustration for well over a decade. This has largely resulted from a series of inflammatory actions and comments, alongside a tendency to act disrespectfully towards…

Sports and Inflated Egos

Cristiano Ronaldo put his Juventus side ahead against Manchester United on Wednesday night. His celebration: to lift his shirt and show off his sick pack. Outside the world of football, we’d all be calling him a weirdo. But, no one…

A Definitive List of the Top Five Cult Sports Video Games of All Time

5. Don Bradman Cricket 14 (2014) With a strange menu and an even stranger soundtrack, the appeal of ‘DB-one-four’ lies mainly in its imperfections. The carefully constructed names of the characters, based on real players but with altered names to…

Albert Camus and Why Sport Matters – Berrylands as a Haven

Mid-way through a day in which Barcelona were due to play Spurs, and Napoli Liverpool, I found myself standing nervously on one of football’s more minor battlefields – Berrylands, pitch 5. There is something unique about playing University sport, something…

Modern Sport and the Endless Disarray of the Colin Kaepernick Situation

It is difficult to know where to start with a story upon which a book could be written. (I didn’t type another word for 24 hours after writing this). For the sake of structure, let’s have a recap. In August…

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games Comedy Tour

“If you’re not laughing at that one – your imagination is the problem” states Anthony Jeselnik, after describing to everyone in the Leicester Square Theatre the trials of a young girl with a glass eye. This came shortly before a…

Total Chaos: Hunter S. Thompson and Sport

I had been waiting quite some time for an excuse to write about Hunter S. Thompson. And so to commemorate the 13th year of his passing (I didn’t say it was a good one), I decided that I would read…

Mastering the Frame Game

Words are more powerful than you think… From school playgrounds to business offices, a game goes on that determines success. It determines debate outcomes, diplomacy, but most saliently: in the context of sport and self-improvement, whether you feel motivated to…