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Leo Messi: 30 years old, 30 records
  • All-time scorer for goals scored in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012 for club and country)
  • Most Ballon d’Or award, all time (5)
  • All-time leading scorer for the Argentina National Team (58 goals)
  • Most titles won with a Spanish club, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)
  • All-time leading scorer for FC Barcelona (507 goals)
  • All-time assist leader in the Spanish First Division (137 assists)
  • First player to ever score at least one goal against each team in the Spanish First Division in a single season (2012-13)
  • All-time leading scorer in El Clasico history (23 goals)
  • All-time record for goals scored in a calendar year in the Spanish First Division (59 goals in 2012)
  • Only player in history to have scored in six different competitions in the same year more than once (2011 and 2015)
  • Most Golden Shoe awards, all-time (4, tied with CR7)
  • Most top-three finishes in the history of the Ballon d’Or award (10, from 2007 to 2016)
  • Most goals scored in a single season in club football history (73 goals in 2011-12)
  • Highest ever goal total for a Golden Shoe winner (50 goals in the 2011-12 season)
  • Only player in Spanish football history to score 40 or more goals in eight consecutive seasons
  • All-time leading scorer in Barcelona derby history vs Espanyol (17 goals)
  • All-time leader in game-opening goals for a player’s own team in the history of the Spanish First Division (78 goals)
  • Most titles won with FC Barcelona, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)
  • All-time leading scorer in the Spanish First Division (349 goals)
  • All-time leading scorer in El Clasico history in games played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid (16 goals)
  • Most trebles won, all-time (2, tied with Piqué, Iniesta, Xavi, Dani Alves, Busquets, Pedro and Eto’o)
  • Longest ever consecutive game goal streak in La Liga (34 goals scored over 21 straight games in the 2012-13 season)
  • All-time leading scorer in Spanish Super Cup history (12 goals)
  • All-time leading scorer in games played at Camp Nou (290 goals)
  • Most Champions League titles won, all-time (tied with Seedorf, Eto’o, Iniesta, Xavi, CR7 and Piqué)
  • Only player in the Spanish First Divison history to have scored in 13 consecutive games away from home in the same season (2012-13)
  • Only player in the history of the Spanish First Division to have scored at least 20 goals in 9 consecutive seasons (2008-17)
  • Youngest player in history to win three Ballon d’Or awards (24 years, six months, and 17 days old)
  • Most two-goal games in the history of Spanish First Division (101)
  • Most direct free-kick goals in FC Barcelona history (27)

ALL HAIL THE KING!!!


 (Source: fcbarcelona.com)

Chicago Blackhawks 2016-17 Season Milestones Master List

As the season progresses, I’m going to keep a master list of all the milestones that are made.

Game 1 (vs St. Louis Blues 10.12.16)
- Ryan Hartman scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 3 (vs Nashville Predators 10.15.16)
- Nick Schmaltz scores his 1st career NHL goal.

- Richard Panik gets his 1st career hat trick.

Game 4 (vs Philadelphia Flyers 10.18.16)

- Marian Hossa scores his 500th career goal.

Game 5 (vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10.21.16)

-Tyler Motte scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 13 (vs Dallas Stars 11.06.16)

- Marian Hossa scores his 1,100 career point on his overtime game-winning goal

Game 16 (vs Montreal Canadiens 11.13.16)

- Gustav Forsling scores his 1st career NHL goal

Game 19 (vs Vancouver Canucks 11.19.16)

- Vinnie Hinostroza scores his 1st career NHL goal

Game 38 (vs Nashville Predators 12.29.16)

- Patrick Kane scores his 700th career point with the game-winning goal.

Game 39 (vs Carolina Hurricanes 12.30.16)

- Michal Kempny scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 43 (vs Nashville Predators 01.08.17)

- Ryan Hartman gets his first career hat trick

Game 41 (vs Buffalo Sabres 01.05.17)

- Keith notches his 400th assist on Anisimov’s goal

Game 47 (vs Colorado Avalanche 01.17,17)

- Hossa notches his 600th assist on Kero’s first goal

Game 49 (vs Vancouver Canucks 01.22.17)

- Campbell notches his 500th career point on the assist on Panik’s goal.

- Crawford notched his 200th career win

Game 56 (vs Winnipeg Jets 02.10.17)

- Patrick Kane passes Tony Amante for sole possession of 6th on the all-time Blackhawks list, and he becomes the team’s leading US-born goal scorer, scoring his 269th career goal

 - Marian Hossa and his 519th goal passes Dale Hawerchuck for sole possession of 36th on the all time NHL career goals list, and with his 20th goal of the season he becomes the 26th player in NHL history with 15 seasons with at least 20 goals

Game 58 (vs Edmonton Oilers 02.18.17)

- Toews notches his 600th career point with an assist on Panik’s goal.

Game 59 (vs Buffalo Sabres 02.19.17)

- Kruger notches his 100th career point with an assist on Hossa’s goal.
- Kane becomes the first US-born player to score 20 goals in his first 10 consecutive NHL seasons with this goal.

Game 60 (vs Minnesota Wild 02.21.17)

- Toews notches his 4th career hat trick

- Coach Q gets his 400th win with the Hawks
- With this win the Hawks tie a franchise record of winning 7 consecutive road games.

Game 61 (vs Arizona Coyotes 02.23.17)

- Kane nets his 3rd career hat trick

Game 62 (vs St. Louis Blues 02.26.17)

- Toews gets his 267th goal, tying him with Jeremy Roenick on the Blackhawks all-time scoring list.

- With an assist on Kane’s goal, Keith gets his 500th career NHL point.

Game 63 (vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03.01.17)

- Kane gets his 4th career hat trick - 2nd one in a week. (Becomes the 1st player to score 2 hat tricks in a 3-game span since 1991)

Game 65 (vs Nashville Predators 03.04.17)

- With 2 assists tonight, Seabrook notches his 400th NHL career point.
- Toews scores his 268th career NHL goal - tying with Tony Amonte for 7th in Blackhawks history.

- Jordin Tootoo scores his first goal and gets his first point as a Blackhawk

- Blackhawks set a new road win franchise record, winning 8 straight games on the road.

- Toews scores his 269th career goal with the empty net goal passing Tony Amonte and becomes the 7th on the Blackhawks all-time goal scoring list

Game 71 (vs Toronto Maple Leafs 03.18.17)

- John Hayden scores his 1st career NHL goal (in his second career game)

Game 72 (vs Colorado Avalanche 03.19.17)

- Toews & Kane become the 6th teammate duo in NHL history to both score 20+ goals in 10 consecutive seasons. (with Toews scoring his 19th and 20th goals)

- Hawks clinch their 2017 playoff berth with Calgary’s win over LA

Game 76 (vs Tampa Bay Lighting 03.27.17)

- Tomas Jurco scores his first goal as a Blackhawk

Game 78 (vs Columbus Blue Jackets 03.31.17)

- With a 3 assist night, Kane hits 750 career points
- With his secondary assist on Panarin’s power-play goal, Toews his the 350 mark in assists

April 1, 2017

- With the Minnesota Wild losing to Nashville (0-3), Hawks clinch top seed in the Western Conference. First time they’ve done it with an 82 game season. Last time they clinched the top seed was the lockout season (2012-13)

Game 80 (vs Colorado Avalanche 04.04.17)

- Artemi Panarin is the first playing in Blackhawks history to record back-to-back 30 goal seasons to start their career.

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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Round 1 Game 3 (vs Nashville Predators 04.17.17)

- Dennis Rasmussen scores 1st career playoff goal

- Patrick Kane scores his 50th career playoff goal

Kanako’s interview from the Quadruple 2017 Extra magazine. Magazine scan credits to @niaori


The Kanako Smile will go on for eternity…

Well done on your competitive skating life.

K: Thank you.

Please tell me your frank feelings right now.

K: I actually feel quite refreshed, and my competitive life has ended, but I feel like this is just the beginning, and so I would like to work on things in a way that’s different from what I’ve been doing before.

You skated your short program from the 2012-13 season, Prayer for Taylor, for your last performance as a competitive skater. What were your thoughts on skating to this?

K: I think people know me more as the little girl skating to Jumpin’ Jack (her 2010-11 SP), but today, I wanted to show the growth in my maturity over the years, and I put a lot of emotion of thankfulness into my skating. I discussed this with Coach Higuchi, and we were even thinking about doing a Jumpin’ Jack/The Mask of Zorro medley but I thought that Prayer for Taylor was the one I could best show my appreciation through my skating. Coach Higuchi said that it was a good idea so we decided on this.

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Introduction Post: Yuzuru Hanyu

I am a bit confused as to why I was asked to do this since I thought there are quite a lot of posts out there already, but… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So sit down, grab a blanket, and have some popcorn; this is going to be long.

‘Cause we’ll be talking about this nerd:

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Figure Skating Elements: Half Loop Combinations & Jump Sequences

A continuation of the basic jumps and triple-triple combinations posts. I highly recommend that you read those two before reading this one.

Quick review: In a jump combination, the landing edge of one jump is the takeoff edge of the next jump with no break in between. Since all jumps land on a back outside edge, under normal circumstances, the second or third jump in a combination is either a toeloop or a loop, since those are the only jumps that take off from a back outside edge.

Since the 2012-13 season, the ISU has allowed the half loop to be used in combinations. The half loop is a single-rotation, non-standard jump that takes off from a back outside edge and lands on the back inside edge of the opposite foot. It effectively allows the skater to “change feet” during the combination. If the skater rotates counterclockwise (as most do), this means that the half loop takes off from the back outside edge of their right foot and lands on the back inside edge of their left foot. This allows the skater to do a salchow (the most common choice) or a flip (rare) as the next jump in the combination, since those jumps take off from the back inside edge of the left foot.

On protocols, the half loop appears as “1Lo” and has the same base value as a normal single loop. It only counts for points if done in a combination. A half loop combo is considered a 3-jump combination; if a skater does a half loop combo in the free skate, they cannot do another 3-jump combination, since only one is allowed in the free program.

When badly done (sadly all too often), the half loop can easily look like a step-out or a mistake on a jump landing. The examples I’ve used here all have a triple as the last jump in the combination, but skaters can do doubles as well. The first jump in the combination can be any of the six standard jumps (toeloop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel).

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make me choose: butterfly or bird programs (@bubblesthebeaver)
akiko suzuki (O) | mao asada (swan lake) | tatsuki machida (the firebird)

Gregg Popovich says he changed Manu Ginobili's role for the Spurs' final game of the season to pay tribute to his 'selflessness'

(David Banks/AP)
The San Antonio Spurs season ended Monday night at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, and speculation about Manu Ginobili’s future immediately began.

Ginobili, at 39 years old, will be a free agent this offseason and has said he would consider retirement, though he doesn’t have his mind made up.

So, heading into potentially the final game of his career, Gregg Popovich made a rare change-up — he chose to start Ginobili.

The move is pretty rare for the Spurs. Ginobili has built a Hall of Fame career mostly coming off the bench and defining what it means to be a “sixth man” in the NBA. Since the 2012-13 season, Ginobili has started just three times in a total of 325 regular season games. He hadn’t made a playoff start in his last 50 postseason games, dating back to 2012-13.

Popovich, however, wanted to pay tribute to Ginobili’s “selflessness.”

“We started him tonight out of respect,” Popovich said after the game. “That was the whole reason for starting him.” He continued, saying Ginobili’s willingness to come off the bench has been a big reason for the Spurs’ success.

“Before the game you think it may or may not be his last game that he ever plays in, and I did not want to miss the opportunity to honor him in front of our home fans for his selflessness over the years.

"I mean, this is a Hall of Fame player who allowed me to bring him off the bench for, I can’t even remember now, the last decade or something, because it would make us a better team overall. So obviously he’s a big reason for our success. And he deserved to have that night of respect so that he really feels that we appreciate everything he’s done over the years.”

Popovich said he wouldn’t elaborate on the chants Ginobili received from the San Antonio crowd at the end of the game for fear of getting “wishy-washy,” but said, “But it worked out great. Starting him, I’m sure he felt special as a symbol and an image.”

Of course, injuries played a part, too. The Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and David Lee. However, Popovich still could have started another player off the bench to preserve routine. Instead, he let Manu have his moment.

Spurs fans gave Ginobili a standing ovation when he subbed out of Game 4 with just over two minutes remaining:

The Spurs have credited Ginobili’s selflessness before. Spurs GM R.C. Buford told ESPN’s Zach Lowe that Ginobili’s willingness to come off the bench helped create a culture in San Antonio.

“He played as big a part as Tim [Duncan] in building our culture. When Manu Ginobili comes off the bench, it’s hard for anyone to b**** about why they aren’t starting, or whatever role they are in.”

If Ginobili does indeed retire, Popovich’s move will have been a smart one, allowing San Antonio fans to give a big goodbye to one of the team’s all-time great players. 

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[Yuzuru Hanyu A - Z]D for David Wilson

David Wilson works as a figure skating choreographer at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.

He has worked with Yuzuru since the 2012-13 season, choreographing his free programs Notre Dame de Paris and Romeo & Juliet II.

His technically challenging layouts have helped Yuzuru to build more stamina, who his now not as easily worn out during the second half of his FP as he was in his prior career. Instead they’ve turned gaining points in the latter half into one of Yuzuru’s skating’s strong points.

THE END OF AN ERA

With Seth Meyers final show coming up tomorrow, he will be the last cast member from the 2002-03 season that was still on the show.  In fact after Seth leaves, we will only have 3 cast members left who joined the show in the 2000s (Kenan, Bobby and Nasim).  Here is the list of all 15 from that season who left the show and what was their final season:

Season 28 (2002-03 season)

  • Dean Edwards
  • Chris Kattan
  • Tracy Morgan

Season 29 (2003-04 season)

  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jeff Richards (left mid-season)

Season 31 (2005-06 season)

  • Rachel Dratch
  • Tina Fey
  • Chris Parnell
  • Horatio Sanz

Season 33 (2007-08 season)

  • Maya Rudolph (left mid-season)

Season 34 (2008-09 season)

  • Darrell Hammond
  • Amy Poehler (left mid-season)

Season 35 (2009-10 season)

  • Will Forte

Season 38 (2012-13 season)

  • Fred Armisen

Season 39 (2013-14 season)

  • Seth Meyers (leaving mid-season)