Late round up of the sporting month of February

February did not disappoint

A month in sports

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NBA All-star game, Cricket World Cup, Copa Libitadores, Red Bull Air challenge, Tokyo Marathon

American Football:

So though we talked about it last month, and it seems a long time ago now, february was Super Bowl month and also Pro Bowl as well. Surely you have seen the Super Bowl or read the 1 trillion write ups that are either sport focused or halftime show focused.

But maybe one image can sum up both

Left shark meme

The sensation of the Half-Time show

If you missed what “Left Shark” is all about it is worth checking out on YouTube, talking about YouTube, here are the highlights from the Pro Bowl that were promised

The Pro Bowl is the All-Star game for American Football. In the other sports, the All-Star game is a mid season spectacular but as the NFL season is so short and brutal, the Pro Bowl is at the end of the season and doesn’t seem to get the same love that the other All-Star games get.

Football/Soccer:

African Cup of Nations

After promising to dominate African Football for many years the Ivory Coast finally won on a thrilling penalty shootout, here you can see Didier Drogba’s reaction

We all know if that had been an Arsenal player celebrating, he would have injured himself and been out for the season.

Copa Libitadores

The Copa kicked off in February and is billed as the South American Champions League. It is a who’s who of the up and coming South American stars of the future. Who will be the stand out this season…

Winter World Cup

A final point in the Football/Soccer section is about the potential of a Winter World Cup
FIFA Secretary General Valcke on the concept of a winter World Cup:

“I think we should just accept it…why should we apologise for the decision made yesterday.”

Winter Sports

World ski championships

Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado hosted the World ski championships this year and Team Austria were on top form.

World Ski championship 2015 medal table

World Ski championship 2015 medal table

Skiers Cup

Then there was, what can only be described as the “Ryder Cup of skiing, the Skiers Cup. This the Europeans won, beating the Americans winning 16-20
Here are some of the highlighs

It looked epic

Cricket World Cup

The world cup is still going and we have reached the knockout stages of the tournament. There have been a lot of amazing games and catches

To keep up with it all visit the Cricket World Cup website

NBA All-Star game

Let’s let the game do the talking here

The other highlight are the Dunk Contest (we still think that they should get the best dunkers from YouTube videos and put them against the NBA dunkers…but that might just be us), and the Celebrity All-Star game

OPD Highlights

We have a new member of the team Jakub, who is working his ass off and already bringing a huge amount of value to the team a bigger, better update about him will be coming very soon.

We have also added Ultimate Frisbee to the list of sports, do remember that if your sport is not listed, you can use the Miscellaneous sport and just title the Event so everyone knows which sport it is.

There are going to be a lot of changes and improvements to the platform, some that are going to be obvious and some not but all will benefit the OPD players.

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