Whether or not you’re an avid cycling fan (we’ll assume you’re not), this year’s Tour de France is a can’t-miss. The Tour must have tinkled itself just a bit when Lance Armstrong made a decision to race again after retiring four years ago, a move that is sure to get hoards of casual fans paying attention again. The seven-time Tour champion and most- recognized cyclist ever will see exactly how four years off and 37 years of age mesh with the grueling, 2175-mile race of all races. Of course, with a record seven titles under his belt, he has as much of a chance as anyone in the field. If the Armstrong drama isn’t enough of a draw, also watch to see Mark Cavendish, world’s fastest sprinter, zero in on the British record for professional race wins. Even if you’ve booked your weekend solid with barbeques, camping trips and beach rentals, be sure to flip in occassionally to watch how the Tour drama unfolds. We can’t promise that cycling will ever be this exciting again, but we have a feeling it won’t. [via BBC] [photo: Joe Shlabotnik]
NBA Finals Tickets – In just four days, the best of seven series games of the 2009 NBA finals will tip-off at the STAPLES Center in Los Angles.
Do you have your NBA Finals Ticket plans ready? Here are the details– on Thursday, the Orlando Magic will work its Eastern Conference wizardry against Western Conference champs the LA Lakers, last year’s NBA finals runner-up. Much of the buzz has focused on two players: Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and Magic center Dwight Howard, whose 40 point career-playoff-high shutdown the Cleveland Cavaliers during Saturday’s playoff game.
Watching the game in person isn’t exactly a free throw, but there are scores of NBA Finals ticket options for eager fans on either coast. The NBA finals is the ultimate showdown in pro basketball and live seats are among the hottest tickets in sports.
Hit the jump (shot) to find the best seats in both houses.
Game for rolling over the walkway, jumping over the rails and maybe spinning a cool move or two when some hot chic is watching from the other side? Check out these hand crafted Moustache Ape boards by Mattias Norström. Designed with an artistic touch, the kurbits themed boards are made from quality birch and shaped much like a surfboard at its front nose for both aerodynamic ease and stylish transport. Nothing short of cool, riding any of these will cost you a good €299 ($390 at today’s rate). [via BelowTheClouds]
Around the office and within your circle of friends, its likely that the NCAA Tournament, NCAA bracket predictions and your NCAA picks are all the rage. While it may not normally fit within StyleCrave’s daily standard, the hype behind this year’s NCAA Tournament is inescapable. So for those of you scrambling to figure out the best NCAA bracket predictions for this year’s NCAA tournament, we’ve done a little bit of the homework for you to help make the right NCAA picks for this year’s bracket. Who’s going to win? Who should you bet your bracket on? We’ve got a roundup of the expert predictions across the web all in one place. So take a look, check out these links and choose your bets wisely. It’s going to be an exciting month! (details after the jump)
Just a quick look at the new Doodah x Knoepfel-Indlekofer Supermodel Skateboard and you will realize why you need to hit the streets with it. Some of the most beautiful women on the planet have been photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer to make these skateboards unique, and they have been anything but shy with their work. A limited edition treat with only 150 of these masterpieces available, you’d better hurry if you want to carry a supermodel in your arms to the skate park. The downside however, is that you ultimately have to stand on these … [via DooDah]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:00PM - By Mike Payne
The iconic diamond/hex pattern of the modern football hasn’t changed much in its history. This sporty icosahedron has been produced in the millions, built from leather, plastic, vinyl or otherwise. The tradition wasn’t good enough for Swedish designer Klas Herbert Ernflo, who has fashioned a football in his own image. Klas Ernflo’s fabric football is made from a variety of wool fabrics, matching the standard soccer ball in shape, size and geometric pattern. The patches themselves come in a variety of patterns, from a dark blue denim color to classic flannel. In all, these are a brilliant set of luxury footballs that fit perfectly in the office of the football-minded. We’ll take two, Mr. Ernflo. [klasherbert via designboom]
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:30PM - By Mike Payne
If the modern commercial jet, the Russian Mir space station and even the Segway can use gyroscopes to balance their systems, wouldn’t this technology be perfect for golf? Instead of slicing it into the woods, the Gyroswing Golf Club allows its users to feel the correct plane before making the swing. A battery-powered gyroscope in this club’s head spins and provides balance to give golfers a sense of balance in making their swing. Think of it as an invisible string tracing the path of the ideal swing– and this club is attached to it. Big ups to SKLZ, this club could single-handedly save ourselves from another embarrassing golf outing with the fellas… [$200 at sklz]
Thursday, December 4, 2008 11:53AM - By Mike Payne
They are 15 of the greatest players in the NBA. Some are future Hall of Famers, others will be forgotten. All of them earn more than most CEOs in the business world today. From Kobe to Shaq, Iverson to the Big Ticket, these champions of the hardwood command some serious salaries that are at the top of the sports world. Here they are, the 15 highest paid players in the NBA.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:00PM - By Mike Payne
Continuing on StyleCrave’s ultimate snowboarding giveaway with Rome SDS, we’ve got two hot items to share today: the Rome SDS Chronic gear bag and the No Correct Way snowboarding DVD. The Chronic bag is a compartmentalized carrier for all your snow gear– pod constructed upper and lower chambers, accessory pockets, a goggle holder and most importantly a hide-away coozie drawer for 12 oz. cans. As for the DVD, take yourself a look at the trailer above… Want to learn how to win your own? Continue reading after the break, and stay tuned for the Rome SDS Design Snowboard giveaway being announced soon!