Posts by Scott Stone

  • An American in Auckland: Learning to Love the Haka With the All Blacks and Wallabies

    You may remember Scott Stone as the man who went further and deeper into the hypothetical idea of Olympic tug-of-war than any man has ever ventured to go. Well, Scott’s back with a dispatch from down under, where he fell in love with the sport of rugby and the pre-game ritual of the haka. It’s […]

  • Bo Jackson

    How Do Bo Jackson, Scott Disick, U2, and LeBron James Score on the Applied Tug-of-War Test?

    The “Tug-of-War Test” might very well have a multitude of applications. But for this, the third and final installment of the tug-of-war trilogy, I’m going to go with the most obvious: Who should and should not be on an Olympic tug-of-war team? Remember, this is not about strength — this is about effort. This is […]

  • Tug of War

    A Few More Thoughts on Olympic Tug-of-War (From the Man Who Thought of It)

    In Part II of Bill Simmons’s mega Olympics mailbag, a reader named Scott Stone proposed the reintroduction of tug-of-war to the Olympic Games. So passionate was the response from Bill and others to this proposal, we wanted to give Scott a forum to dive deeper into the wonderful, hypothetical world of Olympic ToW. Take it […]