THEME
"I’m going to be really honest, the kid landed off a plane at 12pm yesterday afternoon from Bosnia. So I can tell you no you’ve seen nothing yet. She was probably 40%..50% an it literally was – we had a conversation before the game and said, I said to her, “Look just tell me, just keep me posted, tell me how you feel and she said that her body felt alright but her mind was a bit like ‘oh yeah, I’ve got to run now’. So that is Kim Little in a nutshell. She is a winner, she’s a goal scorer and she’s got a lot more to show I believe."
- Laura Harvey on Kim Little (via moscatos)
#i don't think you can really dislike kim little  #ppl: kim little  

heathyr:

this is my love letter to azlyrics for not being annoying as fuck like other lyric websites

#TRUE  #THAT  

Fixing Quidditch

abalidoth:

(N.B. This is probably something that other people have said before me, and better. But I just wanted to get it out.)

As much of a fan of Harry Potter as I am, one thing has always reeeeeally bothered me about the worldbuilding.

Quidditch.

From a game design perspective, Quidditch is fundamentally broken. In fact, it seems to be a lot like Monopoly, in that in Wizarding culture it’s so traditional as to be sacrosanct, but the actual rules design sucks.

(Now, it’s been pointed out to me that Quidditch’s brokenness is JK Rowling’s intentional reference to the ridiculousness of cricket, which seems fair — and even if it wasn’t, one of the themes of the books is that Wizarding culture is traditional and stubborn to the point of self-destruction, so keep in mind that I’m not blaming JK Rowling, but rather the culture that she created, for the badness of the rules of Quidditch.)

Why is it bad? Because basically, the Seekers are the only ones that matter. Except in a few offhandedly mentioned corner cases, the Seeker that catches the Snitch wins the game, because otherwise your team has to be 300 points behind in which case you have no reason to want to catch the damn thing at all. The Keepers and Chasers barely matter at all, and the Beaters are pretty much only there to keep the heat off their team’s Seeker.

The thing that’s really frustrating, though, is that it’s such an easy fix. The secret to making the game fair, while keeping its essential flavor and increasing everyone’s usefulness? Make the Snitch worth zero points. It still ends the game, Seekers still exist, et cetera. But the Snitch isn’t worth anything, points-wise.

Now, with that one tiny rules change, how it would play out is this: The Chasers, Keepers, and Beaters are still trying to score as many points as they can. But for Seekers, the game is very different depending on whether your team is ahead or behind in the points. If you’re ahead, you’re trying to grab the Snitch and end the game before the other team catches up. If you’re behind, you’re running defense, distracting the other Seeker and keeping him/her from grabbing the Snitch until the rest of your team has a chance to catch up.

Suddenly, everyone’s important to the overall skill of the team, but the Seekers still control the pace of the game, it still has the same quality of “bam it’s suddenly over”, and now the game is more interesting for everyone including Seekers.

#i just want more quidditch  #like in general just in general  #it's SPORTS and HARRY POTTER  #two things i love  #like tell me about the league and also about national team play how does that work  #are there ynts  #do beaters ever go ham and score  #tell me a lot more about world cups  #and also national teams outside of europe  #like japan and korea and brazil and stuff  #tell me all the stuff  #also this post is on point  
well, put some skates on. be your own hero. 
#movie: whip it  #fave  

Lauren Cheney 90+2’ | USA vs Mexico – June 5th, 2011

#this goal is all time  #this celebration is all time  #chen is a dream  #uswnt  #ppl: lauren cheney  #ppl: lauren holiday  
#what a grade a delight  #like honestly  #absolutely killed it last night  #all of it was my favorite but the constant mocking of men was probably my most favorite  #and how much she liked her own fedora joke  #ppl: chelsea peretti  
#CUTE  #ppl: alex morgan  #portland thorns  

#lb #rb #cb #all the backs

#crisssp  #game day bun lookin tight and serious  #put kelley o'hara in the back because she will RUN. THAT.  #ppl: kelley o'hara  #sky blue fc  
#if you're having a rough one just go watch tiny cup video again  #it helps  #uswnt  #ppl: carli lloyd  #stone cold clutch weirdo  #that's the tag  
#goals that i wish had been on  #becky edwards is a real stud and i wouldn't have been mad  #at all  #houston dash  #ppl: becky edwards  #always going to be invested  #and that little team is playing with some big heart