The Weekly Stripe 20.09.19
Why do chess grandmasters lose 2 pounds per day during tournaments? Find out in today’s Weekly Stripe all about sport and game.
Chess grandmasters burn 6000 calories in a day of tournament play due to increased breathing rates, blood pressure and muscle contractions, this mind-blowing article from ESPN reports.
James Somers tells the origin story of kiteboarding, including this gem about windsurfer Don Montague: ‘But simulations, he found, were less useful than experience on the water, and so he tested his sails by surfing with them. His tests were driven primarily by feel. Was the sail breathing enough? Was it too stiff? “Within ten seconds, I would know what was wrong.”‘
The Guardian on the extensive role that Christianity plays at colleges recruiting American football players.
Thrasher’s Skater of the Year Tyshawn Jones turns the obstacles of skating in NYC into his superpowers. Nice profile from the NYT Magazine — with fantastic visuals to boot.
‘Ms. Monopoly’ falls short, failing to acknowledge Lizzie Magie, who invented the original Landlord’s Game, or take issues like unequal pay seriously, writes Mary Pilon in the New Yorker.