A closing online word from our favorite fun theorist, mensch, and all around good egg.
Today is your last day to vote for the 2016 People's Choice of The Webby Awards. There's about 5000 categories now, making it tough to get through... but it reminds us that Streetplay.com was nominated in 2004 as Best Sport Site, though we lost to ESPN.
Bernie is one of the best ones, and he will remain immortal.
And now, 1 out of 5 children are reported to child protective services (in the UK, anyway... interested to see a US examination of this). What hath we wrought?
Amusing, but not exactly difficult. Spaldeen would have been a good addition: it's the word we use as a NYC litmus test, anyway. At least they kept it clean.
16 years ago, Streetplay conducted a sporting event that was grossly under-covered by mainstream media: The 2000 Presidential Pentathlon. While Bernie Sanders may have lost the NY primary to latter day Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton last night, he would have cleaned up had we conducted a 2016 Presidential Pentathlon. (read comments for more...)
Mon dieu! Formidable!
Stickball France, c'est tout sur le plus grand sport de rue jamais inventé, rassemblé en un seul endroit, en anglais et en français!
9/12/04: When Michael Mays (son of baseball legend Willie Mays) asked us back to help his organization Team Next with the Second Annual Back To School Street Play Invitational, how could we say no? Needless to say, the second time was twice as nice, and we're sure that this event will become an annual New York City fixture rivaling the New Year's Eve party in Times Square (well, almost).
We were privileged to spend a beautiful day in September on St. Nicholas Place between 152nd and 153rd Streets--the "Sugar Hill" section of Harlem--playing the games we know and love: stickball, hopscotch, skully, and jumprope. An old-school block-party atmosphere prevailed as hundreds of neighborhood kids and adults ate, laughed, and played in the street... in the very same place Willie Mays himself played stickball after day games at the Polo Grounds!