By Gary Peterson | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 10, 2018 at 7:02 am | UPDATED: December 10, 2018 at 8:32 pm In a highly unusual development, the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year wound up in a 16-way tie. You know them as the Golden State Warriors. “There are multiple individuals whom Sports Illustrated could have selected as the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year and few would have argued,” Chris Stone, Editor in Chief of Sports Illustrated said in a statement. “But it was impossible to overlook the influence that the Warriors, as a collective group, have had on their sport and the broader culture over the last half-decade. They are a generational phenomenon, the likes of which we might not see again for decades, if at all.” Actually, the award goes to more than the 16 players on the current roster — extending to the coaching staff, the front office and ownership, all of whom feed into a culture of … [Read more...] about Warriors receive an unusual honor; they’re going to need a bigger trophy case
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Kyrgyzstan Dispatch ByNeil MacFarquhar Sept. 15, 2018 CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan — The American team that played a brutal version of polo at the World Nomad Games does not expect the sport to get picked up by the Olympics any time soon. Why not? “We use a dead goat,” said Scott A. Zimmerman, a team co-captain. The game of kok-boru, with its headless goat carcass, was the main attraction at the weeklong international sports competition held this month in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan. Other highlights included bone tossing, hunting with eagles and 17 types of wrestling, including bare-chested horseback wrestling, where the weaker competitor often clings desperately to the animal’s head as spectators roar in anticipation of him hitting the dirt. The organizers hope to … [Read more...] about Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!