This newsletter is a collection of things I have found in the last month that I enjoyed, found interesting, or simply wanted to share.
The Cup and the Ball
The Telstar 18, the design for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, is as close to a perfect sphere as you can get. It has subtle pimples and six thermally bonded panels designed to avoid knuckling, which is the characteristic bobbing and weaving movement when a ball is kicked without spin. All 32 teams have been able to play with it since November in preparation for the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15. But despite its similarities to the old ball, players have grumbled about the Telstar 18. Compared to the last few World Cup balls, the Telstar 18 is very similar to the ball used for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It won’t fly quite as far down the pitch, and will wobble in the air a little differently, but aerodynamic testing suggests it will be more stable in the air overall.
“As god as my witness, he is broken in half!”
We have just ‘celebrated’ the 20 year anniversary of The Undertaker vs. Mankind in Hell in a Cell. I have known the phrase, “In 1998 The Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell in a Cell.” as a meme. What I didn’t know is how absolutely insane the events of this match were.
As if watching professional athletes be nearly perfect at their sport wasn’t enough…
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In his second book, Living with the Monks, Itzler goes to live on a monastery for 15 days. This is the follow up book to one of my favorite books, Living with a SEAL.
Living with the Monks
Getting over the fear of being embarrassed is one of the most liberating gifts you can give yourself.
– Jesse Itzler
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