1. New York Giants LB Jameel McClain Bounces Back from Adversity

    Don’t mess with New York Giants linebacker Jameel McClain . Seriously, throw any curve ball you have at the 30-year-old former Syracuse defender who grew up in the toughest part of northern Philadelphia ...

    Patricia Traina Written by Patricia Traina about 6 months ago 4,153 reads 10 comments

  2. NFL Urban Legends: Dan Marino, Drug Rumors and the Draft-Day Slide

    Editor's note: This is the fifth installment in Bleacher Report's series on NFL urban legends. Part 1 looked at Bo Jackson's hard-to-believe 40-yard-dash time, Part 2 at ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 135,384 reads 105 comments

  3. The Death of the NFL Touchdown Celebration

    There wasn’t a name for what New York Giants wide receiver Homer Jones did in 1965 after he took a short pass from quarterback Earl Morrall and then scored 89 yards later...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 6 months ago 577,564 reads 265 comments

  4. Meet the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015

    There's no such thing as an easy journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Every player, coach and executive who achieves football "immortality" overcomes seemingly insurmountable ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 252,658 reads 141 comments

  5. Remembering Junior Seau's Hall of Fame Career

    Junior Seau is the reason the Pro Football Hall of Fame exists. He didn't build it with his own two hands or donate money to keep the Hall stocked with yellow blazer fabric and molten bronze...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 6 months ago 48,248 reads 46 comments

  6. Remembering Bill Polian's Hall of Fame Career

    An NFL general manager wears many hats, but the position's primary responsibility is to serve as an organization's talent maestro...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 6 months ago 7,998 reads 19 comments

  7. Remembering Tim Brown's Hall of Fame Career

    If you ask fans of the Oakland Raiders who best personifies the team's stay in Los Angeles from 1982-1994, odds are one of three names is coming up. The first is tailback Marcus Allen, who spent his entire 11-year Raiders tenure in Los Angeles...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 44,080 reads 60 comments

  8. Recalling Babe Ruth's Stint as a Pro Wrestling Referee

    We remember Babe Ruth as a good many things: a New York Yankee, a top-tier slugger, a record-setter and an icon of the baseball diamond. But rarely do we think of his days as a pro wrestling referee...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 64,975 reads 17 comments

  9. Remembering Will Shields' Hall of Fame Career

    Offensive linemen can sometimes be the NFL ’s overlooked grunts, with the glory assigned elsewhere. Often to the quarterback who had time and was comfortable while throwing that sailing, 20-yard bomb...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 6 months ago 1,782 reads 2 comments

  10. Remembering Mick Tingelhoff's Hall of Fame Career

    Offensive linemen are often overlooked even on the NFL 's best teams. Few of the game's top blockers receive the recognition they truly deserve...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 6 months ago 6,930 reads 5 comments

  11. NFL Urban Legends: Donovan McNabb's Super Puke

    Editor's note: This is the fourth installment in Bleacher Report's series on NFL urban legends. Part 1 looked at Bo Jackson's hard-to-believe 40-yard-dash time, Part 2 at ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 153,983 reads 193 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers' Dave Dombrowski Puts Club in Position to Compete in 2016

    This is unfamiliar terrain for the Detroit Tigers . The club has enjoyed a smooth ride for nearly a decade...

    Chris  Hauler Written by Chris Hauler about 6 months ago 4,413 reads 13 comments

  13. Korey Stringer's Sacrifice and the Battle to Stop Football Heat Stroke Deaths

    We can never forget Korey Stringer, who collapsed on a Minnesota practice field on a sweltering July afternoon in 2001, died of heat stroke early the next morning and reminded the world that football players are not indestructible...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 6 months ago 155,656 reads 60 comments

  14. NFL Urban Legends: The Strange Case of the NFL's 1st 1,000-Yard Rusher

    Editor's note: This is the third installment in Bleacher Report's series on NFL urban legends. Part 1 looked at Bo Jackson's hard-to-believe 40-yard-dash time, Part 2 at Ray Guy's purported helium-aided punts...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 62,632 reads 71 comments

  15. Carolina Hurricanes Still Working to Recover from the Collapse of March 2013

    If the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals are to ever make a rivalry out of their geographic proximity, they will need to play more games like the one on March 14, 2013...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 7 months ago 2,873 reads 7 comments

  16. Is Bobby Jones' 1930 Grand Slam Season Overrated?

    As Jordan Spieth was making his run at a third consecutive major last week at St. Andrews, the comparisons to Bobby Jones’ 1930 single-season “Grand Slam” inevitably commenced...

    Michael Fitzpatrick Written by Michael Fitzpatrick about 7 months ago 534 reads 0 comments

  17. NFL Urban Legends: Ray Guy and the Helium Punt

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in Bleacher Report's series on NFL urban legends. Part 1 looked at Bo Jackson's hard-to-believe 40-yard-dash time...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 95,972 reads 77 comments

  18. Deportivo Cancel Transfer After Finding Striker Had Abused Them on Twitter

    Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruna have cancelled the signing of striker Julio Rey at the last minute after discovering he had sent an abusive tweet directed at the club three years ago...

    Tom Webb Written by Tom Webb about 7 months ago 20,647 reads 15 comments

  19. Bill Arnsparger: Remembering the Godfather of the Zone Blitz and Hybrid Defense

    Bill Arnsparger , the coordinator who crafted two of the most distinctive defenses in NFL history, died Friday at 88, according to an AP report (h/t ESPN.com )...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 7 months ago 18,983 reads 9 comments

  20. Jordan Spieth: Will He Be Stopped After Masters and U.S. Open Wins?

    We know that only six golfers won the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. One of them is Jordan Spieth . Ben Hogan did it twice, in 1951 and 1953. But in 1951, Hogan didn't enter the British Open...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 7 months ago 1,103 reads 1 comments

  21. Looking Back at Ben Hogan's Magical 1953 Run of Three Consecutive Majors

    With all the talk of Jordan Spieth's chance for the Grand Slam, many have forgotten the 1953 record set by Ben Hogan when he won the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 7 months ago 1,084 reads 0 comments

  22. B/R MMA in 2005: A Retrospective Look at the Sport a Decade Later

    Once again, a year (and some change) has passed, and as MMA fans we look forward to the second half of 2015 — anxious and hopeful as we always are amid so much change...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 7 months ago 15,646 reads 44 comments

  23. Has a True Rivalry Ever Existed in Professional Golf?

    Everyone loves rivalries in sports. They incite heavy interest and emotion amongst the fans. They give the media and television networks appealing storylines to pursue from a promotional standpoint...

    Michael Fitzpatrick Written by Michael Fitzpatrick about 7 months ago 4,576 reads 10 comments

  24. Martin St. Louis Leaves Legacy as One of the NHL's Greatest Underdog Stories

    To Mike Gilligan, it hardly seems possible that he won't be seeing Martin St. Louis playing competitive hockey anywhere this fall. "I thought he might play till he was 50, maybe like a Gordie Howe or something," Gilligan, St...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 7 months ago 13,667 reads 14 comments

  25. First in War, Third in the AAFC: The Story of Pro Football's Yankees and Dodgers

    World War II ended, and American soldiers came marching home ready for some football. Some returned ready to play football. Most came back to watch...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 37,322 reads 25 comments