1. 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 5 months ago 38,167 reads 34 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 12,247 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 144,709 reads 222 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 30,077 reads 42 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 47,878 reads 62 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 42,265 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 11,814 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 24,306 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 11,636 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 17,602 reads 21 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 133,865 reads 48 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 19,601 reads 38 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 17,332 reads 26 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 19,776 reads 57 comments

  15. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 6 months ago 12,452 reads 6 comments

  16. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 6 months ago 10,799 reads 9 comments

  17. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 6 months ago 41,149 reads 23 comments

  18. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 7 months ago 25,724 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 7 months ago 28,599 reads 12 comments

  20. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 7 months ago 17,891 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 ...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 7 months ago 24,639 reads 15 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 14,427 reads 51 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 9,527 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 26,560 reads 6 comments

  25. 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...

    Amber Lee Written by Amber Lee about 7 months ago 13,276 reads 13 comments