Pokatok Staff

Qatar World Cup & The Future of Sports Stadiums

You’re likely tired of hearing about the controversy, but this year’s stadiums will be some of the most technologically advanced in the world.

Behind the Scenes at the 2022 ESPY Awards

Before training, I expected to work solely with Alo, but I ended up helping many famous people, including Carolyn Peck, Klay Thompson, Lisa Leslie, Dick Vitale, Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Russell Wilson.

The Diversity of Culture and Sports in Houston

Houston, the city that is abundant in culture and diversity. It may be rich in cultural diversity, but Houston is also big in sports as well. The home of the Astros, Rockets, and the Houston Dynamo is one of the growing and thriving cities of the world, but what percentage of Houston participates in sports? 

Tom Brady’s $430K – Excessive or a Study in Access? – PART 1

NFL superstar and absolute legend of a man Tom Brady has reportedly purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. How much did he spend? 133 Ethereum, which at the time of purchase was valued at $430,000. Not to mention what were probably outrageous gas and minting fees. Brady isn’t the first high-profile athlete to “ape” into this new, expensive trend. Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry is also a holder of a Bored Ape NFT – although he purchased his for the much more modest price of $180,000, back in 2021 when the craze was just picking up steam.  Fellow NBA star Javale McGee of the Phoenix Suns is the proud owner of a World of Women NFT, another popular collection. While Brady’s BFF Rob Gronkowski actually launched his own NFT collection, which quickly sold out at auction for a combined $1.6 million. Athletes like Brady shelling out what most people […]

The Athlete’s Dilemma: What Are My Stats?

Every athlete has fallen into the trap of asking the question, “What are my stats?” It is a dilemma that has an addictive quality. You become infatuated with the numbers you create, only to feel disappointed in your shortcomings.

I Gave Esports A Try. You should too.

I have been a “gamer” for basically my whole life. Starting with computer games as a child, I have spent my free income on either books or my gaming habit for the last eighteen years. In that time, I have built and ruined civilizations, looted ancient caves, slain dragons, tended my farm, and traversed the stars. That is my typical gaming experience, and I prefer to do it alone. Fast-paced competitive gaming has never been my cup of tea, and as such the esports scene has been something appreciated and viewed from afar. When I do play multiplayer games they are typically board games, as I find it a great way to spend time with my family and friends. This year I ran out of shelf space after a massive board game spree largely due to one game: UnMatched. UnMatched The easiest way to describe UnMatched is that it is […]

Fueling to Energize Your Body

The trials and tribulations of fueling your body to go the distance in endurance sports. Taking on a long distance endurance event can be daunting enough, but add proper fueling to the mix, and things can get even more complicated. The slew of options available to athletes can feel overwhelming and difficult to find the signal through the noise. Here’s a quick list of some things to consider and hopefully help guide you on your fueling journey based on my experiences! Know how much fuel Especially given elevation gain, weather, distance and start time, your body may need more or less of certain types of nutrients based on the extent of the conditions above. Test different types of fuel Different examples are gels, chews, tablets, electrolyte and carbohydrate mixes. Figure out which your body prefers and the flavor you like best. It will take time to train your stomach to […]