In the time that it takes you to finish reading this post a Centrum Guardian will have saved at least one life. Now if you’ve ever been in a dangerous life and death situation, you know exactly how your appreciation for time changes. If you have been fortunate enough not to find yourself in a bind, now you know that a guardian is always on call. Continue Reading
If your life is anything like mine, it seldom involves finding yourself in the middle of an active shootout. With every bullet shot, I would imagine the amount of panic and mayhem increases and it seems like there is nothing you can possibly do. There isn’t much you could do, not unless you called on South Africa’s world-renowned emergency and rescue services.
A while ago, Steph and I met a couple of young South African dudes that had basically created their version of a super-portable video camera. They showed us how it worked, gave us one to mess around with for a bit, and you know what? It’s really very cool.
So basically the Geco cam is the world’s first action camera that you can mount onto a pair of glasses. Basically, what that means is that it’s 100% handsfree, and is directly in line with your eyes, meaning that it sees exactly what you see.
Also, and another plus to the device, is that it weighs next to nothing (20 grams to be exact), so you can take it anywhere with you and adapt it to pretty much every situation.
It’s that time of the football season again when we reach crescendo. Trophies are lifted, targets are achieved, tears are shed and lots of money is made by those that come out on top. There’s a reason that we call it the ‘Business End’ of the season.
One thing that I love about South Africa is the football coverage that we get here. SuperSport bring us practically every league that matters, and you can legitimately plonk yourself down in front of the television on a Saturday morning and not leave until it’s dark. The coverage is that vast.
Now, with Kaizer Chiefs, Chelsea, Barcelona and Juventus all having completed their Quest for the Title, the battle is on to claim the highest league finish possible in the Hunt for Qualification, or to make sure that you beat the Drop for Relegation.
I’ve genuinely enjoyed watching this season, whether it be Chiefs’ ridiculous unbeaten run, Chelsea’s tactical mastersclasses or the sheer beauty of Barcelona at their best, and no doubt there are more twists to come.
It’s going to be an interesting few weeks in the football world, and SuperSport have got you covered every inch of the way, because Every Moment Matters.
I played basketball when I was a kid. I was never anything special, but I wasn’t bad and my school actually managed to get into the finals of a tournament in my city at one stage, I liked playing and it was the Harlem Globetrotters that I liked watching the most.
I’d spend ages watching them online, but was never lucky enough to actually get to watch them play, however that is all going to change in July
To enter the competition is simple, just tweet me saying:
“Hey @YesWeCrann, I want go and watch the @GlobetrottersSA strut their stuff in *Insert preferred city here*! #GlobetrottersSA”
Heres a bit of what they do…
I can promise you that these guys put on one helluva show, and whether you see the Globies in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban, I know you’re going to have a great night!
*Competition closes at 17h00 on Friday May 15th*
The new New Era x Avengers range will be upon us tomorrow, the same day that the brand new movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron goes into the cinemas. As is so often the case with cool new cap/footwear ranges, Shelflife are the only guys in AFRICA that have stock of these exclusive fitted caps.
In July, South Africans who want to work in the footballing world will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business as Club 45 brings psychology and management courses to Mzansi.
Both courses will take place at Wits’ Sports Conference Centre in Johannesburg, with a chunk of all the proceeds going towards funding youth development projects in South Africa.
Leading football psychologist, Dan Abrahams, and Diego Valdes, a vastly experienced sports communication and marketing executive consultant, will be conducting the courses on July 6th-7th and 28th-30th. Continue Reading
30,000!? I cannot believe that 30,000 people (give our take a few hundred bots) actually care about what I have to say. It’s madness.
I came to South Africa a few years ago with about 120 followers and literally zero reputation. Now, thanks a whole heap of tweets and a bit of graft I’ve managed to hit an amount that I never thought possible, and that, my friends, is all because of you lot. And I wanted to say thanks.
When Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from the Pompidou Centre in Paris and designed the Air Max 1, we were all led to believe that it was the first of it’s kind. But it wasn’t… There was one before the One. This year, on the anniversary of 1987 classic, Nike brought it to life. Air Max Zero.
If you asked most people to name a modern day trainer I’m pretty sure the bulk of people would go for the Air Max. I’m also pretty sure that most people with even a minor interest in sneakers has, at some stage in their life, wanted a pair. It may have been the 1s, or the 90s, or the 95s, but somewhere along the line there’s been an Air Max for you. Continue Reading
Nike Air Max Day is almost upon us, and if you’re a sneaker freak you need to make sure you head through to The Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein!
Look, I love my trainers. Ever since I wasn’t able to afford kicks like the Air Max I’ve wanted to own them. Now that I’m earning my own money and actually can afford them it’s become somewhat of a hobby for me. So when Nike and the wonderful guys over at Shelflife asked if I’d like to come through to an Air Max exhibit in Jozi, obviously my answer was, erm, yeah!
For me, the Air Max is the most significant trainer in my life. It was the one that I always wanted as a kid but couldn’t get. I couldn’t get them for two reasons. Firstly, they were too expensive and my mother was having none of it. Secondly, they were EXTREMELY chavvy. I had a reputation to uphold.
Honestly though, I’m not sure there is a trainer that has become such a cult classic. They’re still making the Air Max 1s and Air Max 90s exactly as they were when it was first made, and the reason you’ll never find them on sale is simply because there’s no need. They will sell whether they’re full price or not. The demand is that high.
25 PSI? What’s that?
For those of you that don’t know, PSI stands for Pounds Per square Inch, and it’s what pressure is measured in. 25 PSI is the amount of air pressure in the Air Max bubble
Why the bubble?
Air Max designer, Tinker Hatfield, was passing through Paris during the 80s and was inspired by the George Pompidou Centre, a building with an ‘inside out’ feel about it. He decided that he wanted to make a trainer that you could see inside, a trainer that pushed boundaries. So he designed the Air Max like the Pompidou. See-through.
Anyway, you can head through to the Alex Theatre and check out some INCREDIBLY rare Air Max kicks from over the years, learn a bit about the history of arguably the most recogniseable trainer on the planet, and also take a look at the biggest collection of Air Maxs ON THE CONTINENT.
I went, and I bought a new pair (as did my girlfriend), and I promise you that the guys at the pop-up Shelflife store there have something for you too. Seriously, the range they have is simply superb. Girls, guys, subtle, wild. Whatever you want, they’ve got.
The Shelflife store and Air Max exhibit is open Tuesday – Friday (12h00 – 21h00) and on Saturdays (10h00 – 18h-00), and I thoroughly recommend that you make a plan to head through at some stage. It’ll be well worth it.