Right on time for this weekend’s release, we have just received the Ewing 33 hi White / Gum. This staple 33 Hi, the model that started the whole comeback for the brand, comes in a tonal white leather look all throughout, and rests atop a gum sole.
The return of Ewing Athletics last year sent shockwaves all through the sneaker industry. The sucess of the now revived brand has seen a number of different colourways in the classic 33 Hi and next up on the release calender from Ewing Athletics is the return of the Ewing Guard.
The model is a 1990 original that’s silhouette was designed to accommodate more than just an on court sneaker. The Guard features the same sole and midsole as the 33 Hi, but has abandoned the beloved strap in favor of a 3/4 ankle cut and re-positioned the trademark “33″ logo on the outer heel to give the design some added individuality. The sneakers come in a Knicks colourway, along with a new “Sunflower” colorway.
High-flying, thrilling acrobatics, action-packed wrestling moves and captivating story lines make Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors one of the most exciting sporting events. On October 1st, the series returns for a second season on MTV2 and Tr3s.
In Mexico, where it rivals soccer in attendance, lucha libre (free wrestling) boasts a 75-year history of colorful, fun-for-the-whole family entertainment. The tradition of wearing masks harkens back to the Aztecs and the designs are meant to evoke the power of animals, gods and other ancient heroes.
But make no mistake, this is not a sport frozen in time. Having already won the loyalty of generations of Latino fans of all ages around the world, LLUSA is conquering American audiences—particularly the sought after young male 12-34 demographics—with its unique spin on the art of wrestling and the outsized personalities of its Luchastars.
Beyond the mystique of the mask, lucha libre stands apart from American pro wrestling with a strict code of honor, a six-sided ring and its own set of tag-team rules. And unlike their American pro wrestling counterparts, luchadors rely on their speed and agility not just power to subdue opponents. Outside the ring, the show introduces compelling stories that can range from battles over a divorce to immigration issues, from money to morality. Inside the ropes, what the Luchastars do is very real – only a trained athlete, in superb condition could perform their complex moves.
To capture an even larger audience, Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors has brought in a well-known, world-class roster of Mexican and U.S. wrestlers, like Marco Corleone, Lizmark Jr., Super Nova, Shane Helms and Tinieblas Jr. These guys are not your typical brutes – Corleone, a former WWE wrestler, was one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Men in Mexico and wrote a kids book in Spanish about bullying. They’ve also created some new larger-than-life characters, such as RJ Brewer, an Arizona patriot and supporter of the state’s anti-immigration bill SB 1070, and Tigresa Caliente, a woman of Amazonian proportions.
Along with the television show, live tours are powering the strong momentum for LLUSA. In addition, a new Lucha Libre USA app for iPhone and Android will allow fans to create and become their own masked warrior.
All Balls Don’t Bounce presents the Canadian premiere of Dave Zirin’s Not Just a Game at the ReelWorld Film Festival
What: Canadian Premiere of Dave Zirin’s Not Just a Game
Who: Best-selling author and sportswriter Dave Zirin
When: 9 p.m. Friday April 8, 2010 as part of ReelWorld Film Festival.
Where: Cineplex Canada Square, 2200 Yonge Street at Eglinton, Toronto
Renowned sportswriter and author, Dave Zirin, in conjunction with All Balls Don’t Bounce presents the Canadian premiere of Zirin’s Not Just a Game at the ReelWorld Film Festival on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 9 p.m. Cineplex at Canada Square.
To me, politics has no part to play on the field of strife of competition.
– Jesse Owens, four-time gold medalist, 1936
With respect to one of America’s greatest Olympians, Owens couldn’t have been more wrong. For best-selling author, journalist and filmmaker Dave Zirin, politics are inextricably linked with the games we play – and it shouldn’t be any other way.
In each of his five books, Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, has explored the political significance of sport and in his new documentary Not Just a Game he digs even deeper. Based on his bestseller The People’s History of Sports in the United States, Zirin’s new documentary attacks head-on the idea that athletes should simply “shut up and play.”
Instead, Zirin, longtime columnist for SLAM magazine, uses this documentary to examine not just how the athletic-industrial complex has helped reinforce racism, sexism and homophobia, but to tell the stories of the brave athletes who used sports as a forum to fight for equality on the playing field and beyond.
Some of them – like Muhammad Ali – you’ve heard of. But others toiled in near anonymity, their legacies resurrected by Zirin’s groundbreaking work.
SportsNation has announced the winners of the first ever “FAILy Awards.” Below is a recap of clips of the unlucky winners.
One of the only rappers to ever carry the Olympic torch (I think Diddy carried it at one point?)
Kardinal Offishall carried the Olympic torch for this year’s Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Opening ceremonies for the Olympics is today.
Kardinal will also be performing at the major Coca Cola event during the games.