1. Most Surprising Retirements in Sports History

    Retirement is an inevitable part of an athlete's career; the significance of it is tied to when and why . If an athlete manages to avoid a career-ending injury, or old-fashioned failure, then eventually age will render the final verdict...

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  2. How NFL Players Are Spending Their Offseasons

    The vacation is one of the most underrated benefits of being alive, especially in an era when technologies like smartphones and laptops have made "the office" more of a concept than a place...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 2 months ago 11,618 reads 8 comments

  3. Best and Worst Athlete Wax Figures

    In 1970, robotics researcher Dr. Masahiro Mori coined the term, "uncanny valley," to describe the intrinsic creepiness we ascribe to something that looks almost human, but not quite...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 17,510 reads 21 comments

  4. Athletes Violating the Bro Code

    Most people live in a world where certain lines should never be crossed. Some of those boundaries are virtually universal, others depend on who you are, who you're with and where you come from...

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  5. 10 Athletes Whose Lives Can't Get Any Better

    If someone is young and has the opportunity to make a living doing what they love—what they're really great at —then they're already better positioned for success than most people...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 19,218 reads 38 comments

  6. Biggest Fictional Sports Fans

    Movie and television characters rarely make a sport, especially a specific team or athlete, a major part of their story...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 17,276 reads 26 comments

  7. 15 Times Sports Crowds Were the Worst

    The crowd at a game isn't called the "12th Man" because they make it a habit of undermining the home team's effort, or being generally disruptive and crazy (unless they're soccer fans...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 19,743 reads 57 comments

  8. Best in-Game Dancers in Sports Right Now

    If dancing was just about spontaneously moving your body and limbs around in a way that feels choreographed—without freaking people out—it would be tough to do well, but less mortifying an experience...

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  9. Athletes Who Proved You Can Go Home Again

    Thomas Wolfe's posthumous novel You Can't Go Home Again took a well-known, if not well-articulated, trope and gave it life...

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  10. 15 of the Most Cold-Hearted Moments in Sports

    Competition is by it's very nature, cold-hearted—maybe not for those on the same team, but certainly when it comes to the relationship between two opponents. In sports, the competitive aspect is only one essential element...

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  11. Funniest Mistaken Identities in Recent Sports History

    We've all had our minds jumbled at one time or another, recognizing a familiar face but not quite knowing where to place it...

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  12. The All-Time List of Sports 'Gates'

    Late President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal eventually led to his resignation in 1974 and set the precedent for the inescapable temptation to attach “gate” to ...

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  13. Jumbotron Do's and Don'ts

    In the era before stadiums and arenas (big or small) became multimedia entertainment complexes, fans watched the game in relative anonymity...

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  14. Most Romantic Sports Moments

    Valentine's Day is the "Hallmark Holiday" that dislikes you so much you find it irresistible . Even though Valentine's Day becomes less of an ordeal outside of grade school, it's ...

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  15. The Top 25 Pro Sports Mascot Power Rankings

    Let's be real—power-ranking sports mascots is a slippery slope. What makes a mascot great is as much about the audience as it is about the franchise it symbolizes. This list is simply one way of looking at a bunch of people dressed insanely...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 11,837 reads 51 comments

  16. Sports Animals That Live Better Than Us

    It’s a well-established fact that most professional athletes, coaches and owners live lives of luxury most of us will never even come close to experiencing...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 9,514 reads 10 comments

  17. 15 Most Awkward Sports Celebrations Ever

    I hate to be the one to break the news, but not everyone looks cool when they celebrate—regardless of what's being celebrated...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 26,536 reads 6 comments

  18. Highs and Lows Only Pittsburgh Sports Fans Would Understand

    Every town has an identity—and I don't mean the "identity" the rest of the world gives it through stereotypes and bad gift shop T-shirts. I mean the identity that those who have the town in their blood know, whether they were born there or adopted...

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  19. Athletes Who Are Prone to Delusion

    To be a great athlete—as defined by both talent and production—requires two essential personality traits: confidence and a desire to compete...

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  20. Super Bowl Commercials 2015: Grading the Best and Worst Ads

    The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event in the U.S. each year, with over 100 million people tuning into the broadcast annually. Some people are in it for the football, while others are just along for the ride...

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  21. 16 Most Notable Super Bowl Scandals

    The Super Bowl is many things—the biggest game of America's most popular sport, a global television event, a pop culture spectacle, a billion dollar enterprise and the list can go on and on...

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  22. 15 Most Divisive Issues in Sports Right Now

    Controversy is no stranger to sports: if success is measured by wins and losses, stats and superlatives; then no possible point of contention goes unnoticed. Like politics and cafeteria lunch specials, everything has two 'sides' in sports...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 25,909 reads 35 comments

  23. 14 Least Apologetic People in Sports

    When famous people have to publicly apologize for something, it never seems like they want to or even believe they need to. The odds are, apologizing is something they were made to do...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 17,404 reads 25 comments

  24. Athletes and Sports Figures Who Apologized for Inappropriate Jokes

    A really good joke, even if it's edgy, is rarely something you have to apologize for, because laughter softens the edge. Laughter makes the punch line the focus, rather than the joke itself...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 20,315 reads 12 comments

  25. Most Infamous Owners in Sports History

    When it comes to owning a sports franchise, there is no universal template for success, or even style. For both historically successful teams and those mired in mediocrity, there are examples of owners of every conceivable approach...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 20,854 reads 42 comments