1. Stars Only Home Fans Could (Irrationally) Love

    The "Free Tom Brady " rally in New England showed that home fans still love Tom Brady. And why wouldn't they? He is a winner, and he brought them four Super Bowl titles...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 28,274 reads 51 comments

  2. 13 Times Sports Kids Stole the Spotlight

    Professional athletes are often the famous ones in their families, but sometimes it's their kids who steal the spotlight. Some of these famous offspring inherited athletic skills from their parents, and others are just downright adorable...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 25,842 reads 28 comments

  3. Most Relevant Team in Every Major Sports City Right Now

    Do the Lakers still own L.A.? Relevance is a matter of opinion—what is significant to one fan's interests might not be to another. This is about, in general, which team is the most relevant right now in each of these major sports cities...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 17,893 reads 81 comments

  4. Best Sports Figure Twitter Takeovers

    Social media takeovers are a common enough occurrence in sports these days. The idea is a sports figure will compose tweets on behalf of a team, league or sponsor for a period of time...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 7,179 reads 3 comments

  5. Best Sports-Related Newspaper Headlines

    Deflategate has inspired a lot of creative newspaper headlines. It's great when papers have a little fun with sports puns, isn't it? Let's check out some gems from the past few ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 10,197 reads 5 comments

  6. Most Disappointing Sports Matchups Since 2000

    The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight was a letdown to some, but was it the most disappointing matchup since 2000? Disappointment occurs when a matchup is really hyped, for whatever reason...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 30,616 reads 37 comments

  7. Sports Figures Who Had Huge Shoes to Fill

    Pete Myers is no Michael Jordan. Then again, no one could ever be Michael Jordan. In fact, it's next to impossible to fill the shoes of legends...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 13,288 reads 23 comments

  8. 10 Mainstream Athletes We'd Love to See Compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'

    How much would you pay to see LeBron James compete on American Ninja Warrior ? Is he the star athlete most likely to succeed on its crazy obstacle courses? In truth, the most successful ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 19,961 reads 31 comments

  9. Can These Polarizing Superstars Go Back Home?

    LeBron James and Kevin Garnett proved you can always go home again. What about some other polarizing sports superstars? Some of these athletes left their teams, and some were banned for inappropriate activity...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 13,586 reads 18 comments

  10. Serving Facials: 12 Unusual Sports Sayings, Explained

    Why does "love" mean "zero" in tennis? What does nutmeg have to do with soccer? There are many words and phrases in sports that aren't what they sound like, and their origins aren't necessarily intuitive...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 38,538 reads 17 comments

  11. Regrettable Fan-on-Field Moments

    There are a shocking number of regrettable moments involving sports fans on the field of play. Today, let's focus on the worst in recent memory. Now, who knows if the Old Dominion streaker regrets his actions? He certainly should...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 19,587 reads 14 comments

  12. Craziest Postgame Victory Quotes

    Was Richard Sherman's rant the craziest postgame victory speech ever? Maybe. Or it could've been Kevin Garnett screaming "Anything is possible!" at the top of his lungs. Sports are emotional, and victories can bring out the crazy in anybody...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 27,703 reads 25 comments

  13. Childhood Sports Stars of the 2000s: Where Are They Now?

    What ever happened to Freddy Adu ? What about that one kid who was on the Today show for being a five-year-old tennis prodigy? A lot of child sports stars go on to live up to the hype...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 42,604 reads 21 comments

  14. 13 Things Sore Losers Say

    Unfortunately, you can’t have sports without a few sore losers. Often, the media is privy to the musings of those feeling the fresh sting of defeat...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 180 reads 0 comments

  15. Best Hair in Sports Right Now

    Last year, a list of the best hair in sports would have included Andrew McCutchen —no doubt about it. But that's the thing about hair—it's always changing ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 14,460 reads 41 comments

  16. Best Sports Figure Impersonators

    When it comes to sports figure impersonators, it's hard to top comedian Frank Caliendo. However, there are a few talented folks who should at least make a top-12 list...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 11,269 reads 4 comments

  17. Latin American Countries Producing the Most MLB Players

    Major League Baseball recently announced that 230 players on 2015 Opening Day rosters were born outside the United States...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 3,426 reads 14 comments

  18. Millennials Unite: Why Sports Are Much Better Now Than in the 'Old Days'

    The K-Zone and instant replay are products of the modern sports era. The good old days were great for many reasons, but that doesn ’t mean everything was better then. Of course, what makes something better or worse is all a matter of opinion...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 23,506 reads 32 comments

  19. 14 Sports Figures Who Wear Their Heart on Their Sleeve

    Steve Ballmer is sometimes criticized for his over-the-top celebrations, but really he’s just a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. And why shouldn ’t he? Sports are emotional...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 14,963 reads 16 comments

  20. 12 Reasons Playoff Hockey Is Totally Underrated

    Hockey in general is totally underrated, and playoff hockey is the best kind of hockey. The Stanley Cup playoffs magnify some of the great things about the sport in general, and ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 12,157 reads 30 comments

  21. Sports Social Media Digs That Totally Backfired

    Trolls, take note —a list of people to stay away from on Twitter includes, but is not limited to: Colin Kaepernick , Steve Nash and Rihanna . Let’s face it—Internet trolls are everywhere...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 19,201 reads 14 comments

  22. Reasons Why the Sports World Loves Rihanna

    Rihanna has become a staple in the sports world, and people love it. From her bold opinions to her always-on-point court-side style, Rihanna is a fan favorite...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 22,672 reads 26 comments

  23. 12 Signs the Good Ol' Days of Sports Are Gone

    Ah, the good ol’ days, when taking your family to a game didn’t require a second mortgage and an NBA star’s dental work was not considered big news. What are the good ol’ days, exactly? You know, just…back then...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 13,925 reads 13 comments

  24. The Best Stank Faces and Mean Mugs in Sports

    There are all kinds of mean mugs in sports—funny, terrifying, even staged—but which kind is most memorable? Kobe Bryant’s lower jaw mean mug has to be up there, ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 18,242 reads 25 comments

  25. 12 Great Athletes with One Huge Achilles' Heel

    Even great athletes have weaknesses. Jon Lester has had some trouble with the pickoff move, and Wilt Chamberlain struggled with free throws throughout his career. Here are 12 athletes who are generally thought to have that one major Achilles' heel...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 16,702 reads 32 comments