1. Fictional Sports Characters (1st Ballot) Hall of Fame

    We cheer for fictional sports characters featured in movies with the same zeal we display during legitimate sports contests. It makes sense. A lead character in a sports movie is portrayed as a babyface who experiences some sort of adversity...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 6,727 reads 14 comments

  2. 10 Hilarious Sports Throwback Stories to Brighten Your Day

    A high school football player hung up on Bill Belichick. An MLB veteran took batting practice with a young Alex Rodriguez's tacos. Sports throwback stories really are the best...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 18,128 reads 6 comments

  3. 8 Times Sports Were a Beautiful Distraction from Life

    Despite the emotional connections fans make with their favorite teams, sports is really about entertainment, except for those rare times when the games and events provide a beautiful, much-needed distraction from life...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Sid Quashie about 6 months ago 12,611 reads 17 comments

  4. People in Sports Who Don't Get Paid Nearly Enough

    When most people think about sports salaries, they think about Andrew Luck's $23.3 million per season or LeBron James' new $100 million contract. But the fact is, it takes a lot of people performing many functions to make the sports world go 'round...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 8,965 reads 7 comments

  5. 'Huge' Sports Moves That Ended Up Being No Big Deal

    Not every "huge" move in the sporting world pans out. Every hyped move can't live up to LeBron James joining the Miami Heat. Or LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 6 months ago 9,189 reads 5 comments

  6. Superteam or Not? Analyzing 10 So-Called Teams

    The idea of superteams isn't new. Just the label. Well before Twitter, the 1927 New York Yankees never received such superlatives despite Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dominating...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 55,530 reads 84 comments

  7. Most Advanced Analytics Teams in Sports

    The use of advanced analytics in sports isn't taboo anymore. Franchises have shifted significant resources toward building departments strictly focused on powerful statistic and metric systems...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 6 months ago 12,909 reads 7 comments

  8. The New Kings of Sports Trash Talk

    Kevin Garnett has retired, and just like that, there goes another sports trash-talking legend. The Big Ticket was one of sports history's greatest instigators...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 4,164 reads 6 comments

  9. Biggest Goosebump Moments in Sports This Year (So Far)

    Certain sports moments trigger our emotions more so than others. Goosebumps appeared on our arms when former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter walked to the plate for his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium in September 2014...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 51,030 reads 66 comments

  10. 10 Current Sports Stars Who Found Their Second Winds

    There comes a time in every athlete's career when the wheels fall off. He or she isn't as fast, strong, agile or durable as before. It starts to show in the stats. For most stars, this decline represents a point of no return...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 4,436 reads 10 comments

  11. What All the Cool Kids in Sports Are Doing

    Kobe Bryant started a venture capitalist fund. LeBron James produced a reality television show. And you know what? These two NBA legends are not alone in their new endeavors...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 4,762 reads 1 comments

  12. 10 Sports Rivalries That Should Exist

    Rivalries make for some of the most compelling stories in sports. We like to believe athletes don't like each other in certain instances. These real emotions add intrigue to games, fights and other encounters...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 27,312 reads 40 comments

  13. Sports Stars Who Are Winning On and Off the Field

    Laurie Hernandez became a breakout star at the Rio Olympics, and her turn on Dancing With The Stars has only bolstered her fame. Elsewhere, Tom Brady might be serving a four-game suspension, but that guy is always winning...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 8,743 reads 3 comments

  14. Beloved Athletes Who Were Once Hated

    One of the ironies about the recent death of Muhammad Ali and the thundering accolades he received throughout the world is that he was a prime example of a beloved sports icon who was once hated by the public...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Sid Quashie about 6 months ago 57,014 reads 101 comments

  15. 10 Worst Late-Season Collapses of the Last Decade

    The San Francisco Giants are in danger of completing one of the worst late-season sports collapse in recent memory. When MLB pressed pause on the 2016 campaign, the Giants entered the All-Star break with the league's best record...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 20,418 reads 26 comments

  16. 10 More 2016 Sports Questions We Still Need Answers To

    Despite 2016 already being a riveting year for sports, there are so many questions left to answer. With the NFL season starting to hit its stride, baseball heading toward the playoffs ...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 6 months ago 4,709 reads 2 comments

  17. 12 Times Sports Figures Called Out Their Own Fans

    Lee Elia's famous 1983 rant toward Chicago Cubs fans is and will probably always be the most famous instance of a sports figuring calling out the home crowd. It was brutal...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 4,509 reads 1 comments

  18. A Brief History of T-Shirt Trolling in Sports

    Are Yasiel Puig and the Log Angeles Dodgers the ultimate sports T-shirt trolls? Back in 2011, former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason called commissioner Roger Goodell "a joke" ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 58,822 reads 45 comments

  19. Sports Stars Who Might Flourish on New Teams

    Athletes sometimes need a change of scenery. It's a cliche spoken by analysts and fans just about every year. Kurt Warner may be the ultimate example...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 20,095 reads 41 comments

  20. Better Now Than Never: 10 Late-Bloomers in Sports Today

    Not every athlete can dominate from Day 1. Some need far more time to hone their craft before playing to their full capacity...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 8,142 reads 7 comments

  21. Goodell vs. Yeezy: Kanye West and Adidas Look to Take on the NFL

    Three weeks of NFL action, two AFC superstars and Kanye West’s partnership with Adidas was the recipe needed to have all the tongues on social media wagging. Cleats. They’re worn by everyone in the National Football League...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 6 months ago 36,025 reads 33 comments

  22. Athletes Who May Be out of Chances

    Every athlete eventually runs out of chances . Nobody plays forever. Age and time often end careers. Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the National ...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 6 months ago 31,305 reads 14 comments

  23. 10 of the Most Iconic In-Game Signature Moves in Sports

    Is Dikembe Mutombo’s finger wag after blocking a shot one of the 10 most iconic in-game signature moves in sports, or does it matter that the hoarse-voiced Congolese never unleashed ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Sid Quashie about 6 months ago 21,881 reads 50 comments

  24. You Be the Coach: The 'Right Call' in 10 Recent Controversial Sports Situations

    Is Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher doing the right thing by sitting No. 1 NFL draft pick Jared Goff? Did Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts make the right call when he pulled ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 6 months ago 7,965 reads 4 comments

  25. 10 Perfect Sports Fits Between Athletes and Franchises

    Talent alone won't carry an individual or team to greatness. A successful squad needs the right personnel, including players who improve in that environment. Teams also must implement schemes tailored to their roster...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 6 months ago 6,360 reads 8 comments