Do you love the Olympics? Are you excited for 2012 summer games in London that start this Friday? Would you like to keep up-to-date and stay on top of all the latest Olympic happenings? London2012.com is the official website of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and your source for all the latest Olympic games news and information. According to London 2012:
We will deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for everyone involved, ensuring a real legacy and inspiring people to join in… Right from the very beginning of our bid in 2003, London 2012 has been about what can be achieved through the inspiration and power of sport, using it as a catalyst for positive change and inspiration.
You can browse: Schedule & Results, Torch Relay, Sports, Athletes, Countries, Spectators, News, Photos, and more. You can also sign up email updates.
Do you love athletic and sports shoes? Do you collect rare and unique sneakers? Sneakerpedia.com is a comprehensive community driven wiki style database of athletic and casual shoes from both the present and the past. According to Sneakerpedia:
Sneakerpedia is an online, community driven sneaker resource launched with the sole purpose of becoming the worlds most comprehensive sports and lifestyle sneaker wiki… The platform is completely community driven with over 10,000 members and 13,000 pairs of shoes in the ever growing database. A truly global affair, Sneakerpedia members come from all around the planet with sneaker enthusiasts from far-flung regions contributing to the platform on the regular.
Sneakers can be browsed by Brand, Type, and Material, or searched. Sneakerpedia is missing a few sneakers and would like your help if you have information to help fill in the gaps. Sneakerpedia also has a Crate of the Month competition and a blog.
Would you like to be more active? Would you be interested in signing up for a recreational sports league, entering a race, or participating in an organized recreational activity, but don’t know where to start or how to sign up? Active.com is a website that helps you find and sign up for sports and recreational activities, with a massive directory and lots of tools to help you along the way. According to Active.com:
Active.com is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate. Millions of active individuals visit Active.com each month to search and register online for races, team sports and recreational activities; interact with others who have similar interests; start online training programs; and access nutrition, fitness and training tips… Active.com hosts the world’s largest directory of sports and recreational activities, facilities, venues and classes, which includes more than 66,000 races, leagues, tournaments, camps and other recreational listings in over 80 sports and 5,000 cities. From 5K runs and marathons to cycling races, triathlons, baseball leagues, soccer camps, football tournaments, cheerleading clinics and more, finding activities to do is easy and online registration makes participation fast and convenient.
Main categories (there are many more sub-categories) include: Endurance, Team Sports, Golf & Tennis, Outdoors, Camps, Lifestyle, and Resources. Active.com also features email newsletters, message boards, “eteamz” websites, training tools & plans, a blog, and much more.
Do you love going to sporting events and tailgating? Have some of your tailgating experiences been a little less than stellar because they were poorly organized? TGater.com is a website that helps you plan, organize, and promote a great tailgating event, or find a great tailgate that’s already happening. According to Tailgater:
Tailgater is the first event-planning platform for sports fans. We’ll help you plan your tailgate, invite your friends, find your friends’ tailgates, and follow the best tailgates from across the country… We love sports and we know you do to. As huge tailgating guys as well, we know what it takes to plan an awesome tailgate. Food, drinks, tents, chairs, tv’s, satellites, and more are usually requirements for our type of party. We created Tailgater to help with all of that. Tailgater is an awesome way to plan and promote your event to all of your friends and on your social networks. Don’t get stuck with tons of food and beer with no one to share it with. Sign up for Tailgater and take the hassle out of planning your tailgate!
Some of Tailgater’s many features include: a venue map, email invitations, a dedicated web address for your event, task assigning, events search-able by: tailgate name, league, team, date, or friend’s name, and more. Tailgater has apps for iPhone and Android for easy tailgate planing on the go.
Do you think you’re pretty good at analyzing sports and picking winners? Would you like to try betting on sports but don’t want risk any real money? Line.com is a website that simulates a real sportsbook but lets you bet on sports for free using fake money. According to Line.com:
Absolutely no gambling takes place on this website, and we do not endorse gambling in any way, whether legal or illegal. Our sportsbook is a fantasy sportsbook where you play with fake money in order to simulate a real-money sportsbook but without the risk. This is very similar to how the stock market has “virtual stock” games.
Your picks are entered just like a real-money sportsbook and automatically graded. Your results can be evaluated with analytics. Line.com also includes discussion forums.
Do love American style professional football? Are you looking forward to Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday? Do you like to look back at the NFL’s history and analyze stats? Pro-Football-Reference.com is an online reference covering just about every imaginable statistic for American style pro football. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com:
The fastest, easiest and most complete football stats anywhere… Football statistics and game results for all of pro football history. The site includes player, Coach, and team stats, games scores for each team, Pro Bowl selections for each season, extensive leaderboards, and every draft pick ever selected… Go crazy. Go look up your favorite player or your favorite team and then follow the links to wherever they take you.
Main categories (there are more sub-categories) include: play index, players, teams, seasons, coaches, leaders, super bowl, draft, boxscores, ncaa, and more. There is also a mobile version of the site so you can easily find football stats on the go.
Do you love sports but just don’t have the time to watch as much as you would like? Do you wish you could somehow know just when to tune in to watch the best moments and closest finishes? AreYouWatchingThis.com is an online service that alerts you when televised sports games really start to get good. According toRUWTbot:
Doing Laundry. Raking the leaves. Went to sleep early. Are any of these worthwhile reasons for missing tonight’s Instant Classic? No, we didn’t think so either. Sign up for alerts and RUWTbot will hit you up by email or text message with the score, time left, and channel you need to turn to to catch the game. Don’t be the loser at the water cooler the next day that missed an Instant Classic… RUWTbot is our game-watching robot that watches every game, and every channel, and alerts you when to tune in. He understands No-Hitters through 8, Big Upsets, and games going into Triple Overtime. When he finds a great game, he’ll alert you with a text message or email.
You can still get alerts when you’re not on the site with apps for Android, iPhone, Google Chrome, Firefox, and more. You can tell RUWTbot your location and TV service provider so that you only get alerts for games you can watch. You can see how good a game is instantly with RUWTbot’s four color-coded categories: OK, Good, Hot, and Epic. RUWTbot also has a blog.
Do you love sports? Want to keep up with the latest buzz in your favorite sport? TheDoctoredSports.com is an online network of sports blogs covering the latest viral sports news, highlights, and analysis, in basketball, mixed martial arts, hockey, football, and baseball. According to The Doctored Sports Network:
The Doctored Sports Network (DSN) is all about bringing you sports content before, during and after its gone viral on the web. Let’s face it, with the ever exploding popularity of sports blogs and social media, every sports fan wants to have access to news, analysis, highlights, and obscure stories faster than ever before. The Doctored Sports Network sites do that better and faster than anyone on the web… Here at Doctored Sports Network however, we take the well known credo of ‘Quality over Quantity’ to heart… Our sites pride themselves on creating an environment that encourages discussion by the fans of the major professional sports. No blogger has the right answer. They only make an attempt at informed statements of opinion. We encourage our readers to take us to task on anything we write on our sites. Point, Counterpoint, Discuss, and start over. That’s what its all about in the sports blogosphere.
The Doctored Sports Network currently consists of five sites: The Hoop Doctors (basketball), The Cage Doctors (mixed martial arts), The Puck Doctors (hockey), The Pigskin Doctors (football), and The Dugout Doctors (baseball).