If you play video games, you've had November 15 circled on your calendar for months. Today is the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 (in North America, at least), and the official start of the next generation in gaming.
In a nutshell, the PS4 is an excellent console. It's well designed, has great graphics and gameplay capabilities, the PS Network is exciting, and the possibilities for remote play using the PS Vita are pretty cool. But there are some issues here that you might want to consider when comparing PS4 with Microsoft's forthcoming XBox One (which will be released next Friday).
No matter what else is happening in the NFL right now, all eyes will be on Denver Sunday night when the Broncos welcome the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only will it be a huge divisional matchup, it will be a game between two of the best teams in the league this season. The Chiefs are the only team still undefeated, and the Broncos want to give them their first loss. The Broncos, meanwhile, want to send a message to the rest of the NFL that they're the team the beat, and the Chiefs want to take down the Broncos to show the league they're for real.
Regular season games don't get much bigger than this one, and it's the game everyone will be talking about on Monday. There's a lot at stake — the division lead, bragging rights — and whoever wins will have all the momentum heading into the home stretch of the season.
Tell us where you think your team should be ranked in the comments!
Check this out: Today is Guinness World Records Day, and Harlem Globetrotter rookie Thunder Law (what a great name!) just set a new record for longest basketball shot. His jumper — well, more like his chuck — went 109 feet 9 inches! Talk about hitting a basket from downtown!
Thunder's shot broke the previous world record of 104 feet 7 inches, which was set almost three years ago. And you've really got to see it to believe it.
We're still a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving, but people are already getting ready for Christmas — even in the NBA! Today, the league unveiled the special jerseys that the 10 teams playing on Christmas Day will wear for in those games. (That's Derrick Rose at the top of the post modeling the Bulls' Christmas jersey.)
Dubbed the "BIG Logo" uniform by adidas, for obvious reasons, the thing a lot of people will focus on is the sleeves. A few teams have already incorporated sleeves into third jerseys, but this is the widest use of the sleeved basketball jersey in the NBA to date. When it comes to basketball sleeves, it seems most people love them or hate them.
Take a look at the other Christmas Day jerseys and let us know what you think of them:
A couple weeks into the 2013-14 NBA season, and the Pacers have been on fire. Indiana is 8-0 and setting the pace in the East. In the West, the Spurs aren't dwelling on their tough loss in last year's Finals — San Antonio has jumped out to a 7-1 start thanks to a crushing defense. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is injured again and the Bulls have struggled as DRose continues his return to the court. And the Heat? The defending champs are winning, but they have issues they need to address if they want to threepeat.
There are lots of great storylines to follow — and we're only 15 days into the season! If this keeps up, this should be a great few months of basketball.
Check out this week's NBA Power Rankings and tell us in the comments section where you think your team should be ranked!
Last month, we talked with US soccer great Alex Morgan about her work with the Fivestar Soccer Training app. The iPhone app provides instructional videos, games, and interactive simulations guided by Morgan and another international football superstar, Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
Rooney made his professional debut in 2002 as a 16-year-old, and since then has become one of the top stars in soccer. Sports Illustrated Kids interviewed Rooney via email about working with the Fivestar Soccer Training app, what skills he thinks kids should focus on, and advice for kids who want to be the next Wayne Rooney.
Here's something great making its way around the Internet this morning: Some football fans in Minnesota have taken NFL team logos and reimagined them as European football club badges. Their designs can be found on the website Football as Football, and all 32 teams are represented on the site. Eventually, each logo will be designed as if it's part of the English, Spanish, Italian, and German football leagues. That's pretty sweet.
The first batch of redesigned logos went live this morning, and they're all really cool. Here are my six favorites. Can you figure out what teams they represent?