As we reach the conclusion of another week, the team at TPT wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few of the posts that we’ve put up on the site that you might have missed (it’s okay, these things happen) while also highlighting a few other stories from around the web that caught our eye. Here’s our Weekly Roundup:
How does one bend the boundaries of their sport? Jed Mildon became the first BMX biker to land a triple back flip… then he became the first to land the quadruple backflip. Here’s the painstaking story of how he got there.
After detailing a few of the league’s top scorers last week, Stanley Cup-winning goalie Jonathan Quick is back, looking in-depth at the special abilities of Islanders star John Tavares, the Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin pairing, Kings teammate Anze Kopitar and more.
When Kyle Farnsworth was released by the Astros last year, he didn’t take any time to relax. Hoping to fulfill a lifelong goal, he tried out for the Orlando Phantoms of the Florida Football Alliance. Read about the diet and exercise plan that allowed him to make the transition.
Want an interesting and insightful look at the sports media-athlete relationship? Look no further than this piece by Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald, who offers the unique perspective of being both a player and the son of a journalist.
Former NFL player Willie McGinest honors his friend and fellow USC grad Junior Seau on the cusp of Seau’s Hall of Fame induction. McGinest recounts how Seau passed the No. 55 onto him in college and remembers an interesting interaction between Seau and coach Bill Belichick.
Five Good Reads from Around the Web
- Wake Up Call: Inside the 48 hours that changed the Toronto Blue Jays (Sportsnet)
- St. Louis Stiff-Arms Local Voters to Keep Wooing The Rams (Vice Sports)
- As Coaches Come and Go, Arsene Wenger of Arsenal Just Keeps Going (The New York Times)
- A Baseball Habit Begins to Feel the Pinch (The New York Times)
- An Inside Look at Michael White’s First Summer as Florida Gators Coach (Sports Illustrated)
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Have a great weekend!