1. Most Inglorious Exits in Sports

    The end of something isn't always as important as its beginning, but how it ends can ruin the entire lot, or reaffirm the greatness of something great. This is why fireworks shows have grand finales and waffle cones sell themselves...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 12,930 reads 15 comments

  2. Sports Stars and Athletes Hanging at the Kentucky Derby

    With the hats, glamour and celebrity all surrounding the event at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby is one of two days a year American sports fans gather together to get drunk on mint juleps and pretend we all care about horse racing...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 91,897 reads 11 comments

  3. NFL Draft 2015: Weirdest and Funniest First-Round Moments

    It doesn’t matter how scandalous 2014 was for the NFL , reports of the league’s impending demise have been greatly exaggerated...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 33,933 reads 8 comments

  4. Celebrities Who Became Wannabe Athletes

    We all yearn to have a career that doesn't feel like work—to earn a living doing something that we not only have a natural talent for but also love to do...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 21,957 reads 18 comments

  5. Team Pacquiao vs. The Money Team: Who Is Hollywood Pulling For?

    This Saturday, after six years of "will they or won't they" speculation, boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will square off in the highly anticipated Fight of the Century in Las Vegas...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 45,166 reads 27 comments

  6. The Summer of Rob Gronkowski Is Endless

    Much has been made of the “ Summer of Gronk, ” which has really reached new heights this offseason but has been an annual tradition dating back years...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 17,270 reads 21 comments

  7. Sports Stars Who Have REALLY Enjoyed the Offseason

    The dreaded offseason—in professional sports, the offseason is when fans mourn the season that could have been, or begin grappling with the emotional burden of success...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 21,155 reads 12 comments

  8. Athletes Tweeting Very Cryptic Messages on Twitter

    Social media platforms like Twitter have given athletes and celebrities, not to mention the rest of us plebs, an audience for all the most ridiculous and inane thoughts to be shared with the world...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 3 months ago 13,760 reads 12 comments

  9. Sports Wives Who Always Have Their Husband's Back

    For thousands of years, mankind embraced the going-down-with-the-ship mentality. No matter how indefensible the position, man stood his ground and stood by his guy—literally and figuratively...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 18,016 reads 19 comments

  10. The Best and Worst Sports Impressions

    The art of the celebrity impression is undervalued despite being a relatively rare talent—some people have the capability to do a couple of very good ones, very few people can ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 38,517 reads 17 comments

  11. 10 Must-Read Sports-Themed Books

    So many of the narratives in sports are fundamentally visual—stories told by plays, opportunities missed and seized—that the art of writing a compelling book about a sport is easy to take for granted...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 22,543 reads 23 comments

  12. 15 Major Misconceptions in Sports

    Sports, unlike other spheres of life and society, value myth as much as they do data—certainly, from the viewpoint of most fans...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 38,147 reads 33 comments

  13. Sports Schadenfreude: 15 Times It's OK to Be a Hater

    "Hater" is more of a defense mechanism than a label. Calling critics "haters" is an easy way to avoid accountability and justify bad behavior. This holds true in sports, but with a few caveats...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 12,240 reads 14 comments

  14. Tom Brady's Incredible 2015 Vacation Was Definitely Better Than Yours

    Unless you’re a Patriots fan, or a close friend or family member, there’s a very good chance you have something in the general neighborhood of a strong dislike for one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 144,641 reads 222 comments

  15. Best and Worst MLB Promotions of the 2015 Season

    A day at the ballpark doesn't really need a perfect sales pitch. Baseball season is the flag-bearer of springtime, and there's no better way to spend a warm summer night than sitting ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 29,810 reads 42 comments

  16. Athletes Who Were Great the Longest

    A professional athlete's success is not wholly dependent on talent. Talent creates potential, but even the most focused, dedicated athlete can see a promising career cut short, or ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 47,871 reads 62 comments

  17. 20 Reasons Sports Were Better in the 1990s

    Sometimes it's possible to secure a moment—when all the sports and athletes you love are free from the burden of archaic collegiate rules, concussions, violent crimes or any one of the countless antagonisms that haunt sports fans...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 42,190 reads 49 comments

  18. Sports Craziness That Will Haunt Your Dreams

    For some things, context means everything. Context is why 'scary' costumes rarely evoke as much as single heart palpitation on Halloween and why anyone who superfluously wears shorts in January looks like a jerk...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 11,808 reads 6 comments

  19. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 4 months ago 24,296 reads 12 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 11,632 reads 8 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 17,555 reads 21 comments

  22. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 5 months ago 132,756 reads 48 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 19,508 reads 38 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 17,311 reads 26 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 19,759 reads 57 comments