The Strangest Fads in Sports

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The Strangest Fads in Sports
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Sometimes I long for the days of simpler, more quaint fads in sports. Basketball players wearing short shorts and eye goggles (and sometimes both). Big hair and bigger mustaches. Steroids.

Ah, the good ol' days.

Those days are gone, my friends. So take a picture of your pet rock, post it on Facebook and joke that it is planking, because we've reached the days of the Internet-inspired fad. It's called going viral, folks, and it's spreading through the free world on the wings of the Dougie.

The world of sports is no exception, often borrowing from these fads and occasionally even creating them. Let's take a look at the most recent fads to sweep through athletics.

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