Archive for November, 2009

  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 5. Valentino Rossi
    Coming in at number 5 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is Italian motorbike racer Valentino Rossi. Rossi burst into the motorcycling racing scene in the year 2000 where he finished second in the 500cc in his first year at that level. Inspired and motivated by Australian racer Mick Doohan, Rossi went on to win the last 500cc tournament in 2001, one of many championships...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 6. Michael Schumacher
    Coming in at number 6 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is German Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher. According to the F1 website, “Statistically, [Schumacher] is the greatest driver the sport has ever seen.” And statistically, they are quite right. Schumacher won the Formula One World Championship five years in a row in the 2000s from the year...
    by at November 27th, 2009 at 11:11 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 7. Zinedine Zidane
    Coming in at number 7 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is French soccer champion Zinedine Zidane. How could one possibly have a top 10 sportspeople of the decade list without a soccer player, easily the most popular sport in the world. And French legend Zidane has been the best player, in our opinion, over the span of 2000 to 2010. When most people think about...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  • Initial Baseball Analysis 2009
    The following was originally a post in our forum by Crdog who provides our baseball model. We finally got our databases completed. The numbers below will be a tad better than whats tallied on the sportpunter site due to its grabbing of the best price available from multiple books instead of just the pinny line, it usually comes to about 1% better. Obviously its are worst...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 10:11 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 8. Serena Williams
    Coming in at number 8 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is American tennis ace Serena Williams. Currently ranked number one in the world, Serena Williams is the younger sister of Venus who has dominated the female tennis tour in the 2000s. In total she has won a staggering 23 grand slams and 2 Olympic gold medals. Ten of these grand slams have been in the last...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 11:11 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 9. Kenenisa Bekele
    Coming in at number 9 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele. Ever since the movie The gods must be crazy did the world wake up to the fact that the Africans have a special ability to run, run quick, and run very long distances. In the 1990’s, Ethiopian long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie made himself an instant star, climaxing...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 10:11 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 10. Shaquille O’Neal
    Coming in at number 10 for the best sportsperson of the last decade is American Basketball Player Shaquille O’Neal. No player in basketball has had the same influence as the “shaq” in the past ten years. Standing at a daunting 7 foot 1 (216 cm) and weighing 325 pounds (147kg), the shaq is one of the biggest players to play the game. Starting the 2000s playing for...
    by at November 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s
    Federer? Tiger Woods? Tendulkar? Marion Jones? Who do you think will make the top 10 sportspeople of the last ten years? Sportpunter will be counting down the list. We are looking at all sports from Javelin to Judo, from baseball to boxing. We’ve looked deep and hard, weighing up all the variables using Sportpunter’s latest mathematical technique to come up...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 01:11 pm
  • How to Guide: Travel the world and still stay connected to the Internet
    My French Impersonation How I travelled the world and still managed to make a great living I have three major loves. In no particular order they are sports, travel and technology. Combine these three amazing things and you get this article. For the past 2 years I have been travelling the world while still being able to place all my bets and stay connected to the internet,...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 04:11 pm
  • Good news on online gambling
    Bookmaker Stan James is set to sell their company. They are citing the recession and new online competitors as the reason. Looks like they failed to keep up with the competition. They also said that large payments to online bookies was another reason why they made a loss last year. In other news PinnacleSports CEO has resigned, so maybe Pinnacle will get a new face lift? The...
    by at November 10th, 2009 at 08:11 am