• Jonathan Brannan

5-POINT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2019

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

This article was originally published on September 6th, 2019.


Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.


What I have been reading -


Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes-But Some Do by Matthew Syed (@matthewsyed). The book offers an insight into marginal gains and how this concept is the difference between winning and losing in Formula 1.

TED Talk I have been listening to -


How augmented reality will change sports ... and build empathy by Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft). The former NFL punter offers an insight into how AR could affect the future of how fans experience sports.

Soccer story that excites me -


Uefa has agreed to a compromise with Europe's top clubs to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League this season. European football's governing body has stated that away tickets will cost a maximum of 70 ($77) in the Champions League and 45 ($49.55) in the Europa League. "Fans are the lifeblood of the game," Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said.

MotorSport news that I am saddened by -


Twenty-two-year-old Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert was killed in a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix. The young French driver suffered a huge impact from the car of American Juan Manuel Correa at about 170mph at the Raidillon swerves. The race was stopped after the crash and canceled within a few minutes when the potential seriousness of the accident became clear. Thoughts go out to Hubert's family at this time.


New sport I am learning about -


Bossaball, the way it has been described to me is that it is a mix of soccer, volleyball, and extreme gymnastics, while exotic music is played. The sport which was created in Spain, in 2004, as an idea to give at-risk youths something to do, while keeping them off the streets.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!


Jonathan