1. Settle Down: 10 Recent Exaggerations in Sports

    Tom Brady's suspension is like jail? James Harden is going to run away with the NBA MVP? Folks in sports—as they do in life—have a tenancy to exaggerate once in a while...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 7,667 reads 4 comments

  2. Top Feel-Good Stories of the Year So Far

    It sometimes feels as if negative stories dominate sports headlines. Arrests of superstar athletes generate discussions on television shows, sports talk radio programs and on social media...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 18,594 reads 29 comments

  3. 'The Kobe Contract': A Sports Insider's Dictionary for Athlete Names

    What exactly is a "Kobe contract?" What does it mean to get "Drew Bledsoed?" Sports fans might know the answer to these already, but even so, it's always fascinating when an athlete inspires a new name or colloquial phrase...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 6,449 reads 15 comments

  4. 10 Most Feared Dynamic Duos in Sports Right Now

    "Life's better with company. Everyone needs a co-pilot." George Clooney delivers the line in Up in the Air (NFSW language) , a 2009 film about a man who travels around the country firing people for a living ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 36,988 reads 66 comments

  5. Classic or Not? Revisiting 10 Must-See Sports Movies

    There’s a risk in creating a list of 10 popular sports movies and then trying to determine if they are classics...

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  6. Sports Stars Who Made One Comeback Too Many

    Walking away is never easy. Sports figures have had trouble with the notion of leaving ever since we can remember...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 4 months ago 5,282 reads 7 comments

  7. Recent Off-the-Field Sports Stories That Took Over Social Media

    Some stories dominate social media more than others. A variety of factors affect a story's shelf life on those platforms. Superstar athletes sell merchandise and generate both television ratings and page views...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 2,717 reads 4 comments

  8. 10 Most Improbable Breakout Sports Stars

    One of sports' best, yet most maddening, qualities is its consistent ability to leave even diehard fans scratching their heads in bewilderment...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 7,381 reads 8 comments

  9. 10 Major Sports Injuries That Changed Franchises

    Injuries are a part of sports. They often serve as frequent reminders of how circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. Major injuries tend to lay a dent in the flight path of professional sports franchises...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 4 months ago 7,399 reads 11 comments

  10. 10 Hyped Young Stars Who Have A Lot to Prove

    Off the field, Ezekiel Elliott has been involved in offseason controversy . On the field, the hype is still real...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 15,733 reads 21 comments

  11. Top Clutch Performances of the Week

    Clutch moments don't go away. They replicate and repeat as each passing day goes on. This week's edition of the top clutch moments in sports combines a little U.S...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 4 months ago 22,098 reads 27 comments

  12. Ranking the World's Most Dominant Athletes

    There is no one trait or accomplishment that makes an athlete more dominant than his peers. The amount of championships a particular athlete wins only means so much in team sports...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 8,092 reads 37 comments

  13. 10 Most Lopsided Trades of the Past Decade

    The Minnesota Vikings filed a late submission for most lopsided trade of the decade. On Saturday, they sent a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 3,078 reads 0 comments

  14. 11 Hilarious Athlete-on-Athlete Jokes

    Are Michael and Martellus Bennett the most hilarious athletes in sports? When it comes to poking fun at other athletes, the NFL brothers just might be...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 3,697 reads 0 comments

  15. Athletes Who've Taken Major Falls This Year

    An athlete's fall sometimes occurs quicker than his rise, and a major fall can be permanent. Freak injuries and accidents halt careers in the blink of an eye. Legal troubles ruin reputations and drive athletes from organizations...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 5 months ago 11,752 reads 12 comments

  16. Ranking the 12 Strangest Stadium Names in Sports

    The Chicago White Sox have gotten a lot of pushback on their new stadium naming rights deal with mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate. It does sound a bit odd rolling off the tongue, but it's far from the strangest stadium name in sports...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 5 months ago 10,246 reads 9 comments

  17. 10 Franchises That Can't Catch a Break

    Misfortune is not equally distributed among sports franchises. Instead, some teams enjoy euphoric highs while others toil in frustration for years, even decades...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 5 months ago 14,661 reads 17 comments

  18. 10 of the Most Surprising Stat-Sheet Stuffers in Sports

    Everyone loves a stat-sheet stuffer. Athletes who put their heads down, climb into a groove and before you know it, they're close to leading their respective sports in a major category...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 5 months ago 5,076 reads 8 comments

  19. 10 Comebacks We Want to See in 2017

    We often look ahead in the world of sports. The latest massive event is always on the horizon. Passionate football fans are already reading 2017 NFL mock drafts. The UFC consistently advertises cards months in advance...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 5 months ago 7,524 reads 19 comments

  20. 11 Times Sports and Politics Merged to Take Us out of Our Comfort Zones

    Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem at a preseason NFL game and said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," per Steve Wyche of NFL Media...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 5 months ago 3,713 reads 4 comments

  21. 10 Times Sports Video Games Took a Leap Forward

    Sports fans love their video games. The ability to play as one’s favorite athlete or team, controlling intricate details of the franchise, is something a majority people can only dream of...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 5 months ago 8,242 reads 21 comments

  22. 10 Sports Stars Who Deserve a Better Supporting Cast

    In a bizarre paradox, individual sports stars are revered based on team success. When Peyton Manning regularly carried the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs, the quarterback received scorn for not winning a title every year...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 5 months ago 10,252 reads 27 comments

  23. 10 Teams It's Cool to Cheer for Now

    It's cool to cheer for…the New York Yankees? Sure, and this is also The Twilight Zone . But really, things are shaking up all over sports in 2016...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 5 months ago 46,225 reads 100 comments

  24. 8 Rebuilds That Are Destined to Fail

    Rebuilding a pro sporting franchise isn't the easiest thing in the world. Hopping into Madden or FIFA exaggerates how easy it is to take a team from the depths and raise it to a contender...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 5 months ago 8,403 reads 13 comments

  25. The Most Awkward Divorces in Sports

    No one likes divorce, but, unfortunately, it happens for a number of different reasons. Sports are no different; we've seen marriages between players and franchises or teammates end abruptly...

    Nick Dimengo Written by Nick Dimengo about 5 months ago 967 reads 0 comments