1. 12 Times Sports Figures Called Out Their Own Fans

    Lee Elia's famous 1983 rant toward Chicago Cubs fans is and will probably always be the most famous instance of a sports figuring calling out the home crowd. It was brutal...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 4,440 reads 1 comments

  2. A Brief History of T-Shirt Trolling in Sports

    Are Yasiel Puig and the Log Angeles Dodgers the ultimate sports T-shirt trolls? Back in 2011, former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason called commissioner Roger Goodell "a joke" ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 58,759 reads 45 comments

  3. You Be the Coach: The 'Right Call' in 10 Recent Controversial Sports Situations

    Is Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher doing the right thing by sitting No. 1 NFL draft pick Jared Goff? Did Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts make the right call when he pulled ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 7,928 reads 4 comments

  4. Sports Stadium Foods That Will Make You Question Everything

    An Australian man is making the hot dog-hamburger mashup dream a reality. His "combination hamburger and hot dog bread bun" was granted a U.S. patent in 2009, and now he hopes to bring the meaty goodness to America...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 90,591 reads 46 comments

  5. 12 Amazing Recent Sports Stories You Should Know About

    Four Paralympians ran the 1,500-meter final faster than the Olympic gold medalist. A teenager with two prosthetic legs plays high school football in Ohio and dreams of an NFL career...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 18,742 reads 5 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Worst Gut Punches for Sports Fans

    Teddy Bridgewater's injury was a gut punch to Minnesota Vikings fans—no doubt about it—but was it worse than Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder? Read on ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 11,118 reads 10 comments

  7. Settle Down: 10 Recent Exaggerations in Sports

    Tom Brady's suspension is like jail? James Harden is going to run away with the NBA MVP? Folks in sports—as they do in life—have a tenancy to exaggerate once in a while...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 7,614 reads 4 comments

  8. 'The Kobe Contract': A Sports Insider's Dictionary for Athlete Names

    What exactly is a "Kobe contract?" What does it mean to get "Drew Bledsoed?" Sports fans might know the answer to these already, but even so, it's always fascinating when an athlete inspires a new name or colloquial phrase...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 6,441 reads 15 comments

  9. The Top 10 Must-See Teams for Fall

    The Golden State Warriors are the must-watch team of the NBA season—stop if you've heard this before. It's not just Kevin Durant and Co. over in Oakland, California, though...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 4,096 reads 7 comments

  10. 10 Hyped Young Stars Who Have A Lot to Prove

    Off the field, Ezekiel Elliott has been involved in offseason controversy . On the field, the hype is still real...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 15,731 reads 21 comments

  11. 11 Hilarious Athlete-on-Athlete Jokes

    Are Michael and Martellus Bennett the most hilarious athletes in sports? When it comes to poking fun at other athletes, the NFL brothers just might be...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 3,517 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking the 12 Strangest Stadium Names in Sports

    The Chicago White Sox have gotten a lot of pushback on their new stadium naming rights deal with mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate. It does sound a bit odd rolling off the tongue, but it's far from the strangest stadium name in sports...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 10,155 reads 9 comments

  13. 11 Times Sports and Politics Merged to Take Us out of Our Comfort Zones

    Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem at a preseason NFL game and said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," per Steve Wyche of NFL Media...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 3,702 reads 4 comments

  14. 10 Teams It's Cool to Cheer for Now

    It's cool to cheer for…the New York Yankees? Sure, and this is also The Twilight Zone . But really, things are shaking up all over sports in 2016...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 46,174 reads 100 comments

  15. Sore Loser or Justified? Sports Edition

    Hope Solo was absolutely a sore loser when she called the Swedish team that beat the U.S. " a bunch of cowards ." Other post-loss actions haven't been so cut-and-dry, though...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 99,342 reads 179 comments

  16. 10 Sports Stories That Were Almost Definitely Publicity Stunts

    Tim Tebow to Major League Baseball? Come on—that has to be for attention, right? (Plenty of folks think so , anyway.) Sometimes, things happen in sports that are so out there, it's hard not to suspect they might be orchestrated for publicity...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 59,682 reads 42 comments

  17. 15 Glorious Sports Gifts the Rio Olympics Gave Us

    The 2016 Summer Olympics gave fans many incredible gifts—from the emergence of young phenoms Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky to the continued dominance of veterans Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 10,319 reads 4 comments

  18. Are These Rio Olympic Stars All-Time Sports Famous?

    Katie Ledecky dominated the Rio Olympics, but will general sports fans be talking about the American swimmer a year or two from now? Sure, the established stars were and are in Rio ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 6,785 reads 0 comments

  19. 10 Sports Villains We're Actually Going to Miss One Day

    Admit it: You're going to miss Alex Rodriguez when he's finally gone from the sports news cycle. Sure, what looks like attention-seeking behavior has made him rather unlikable over ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 15,055 reads 48 comments

  20. Sports 'Coincidences' Yes or No?

    The news about Tom Brady's most recent Deflategate appeal was released on the slowest sports day of the year—coincidence? Sports is full of instances like this—tiny oddities that are just questionable enough to make you wonder...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 6,861 reads 4 comments

  21. 10 Recent Times Sports Social Media Completely Overreacted

    Tony Romo is not fat, but recently a certain Twitter firestorm would have suggested otherwise. Often, a good old-fashioned internet frenzy is warranted because of things that happen ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 7,551 reads 8 comments

  22. 10 Athlete Careers That Recently Took a U-Turn

    Alex Rodriguez was going to be on a big league roster for 2016. Tim Tebow couldn't give up the football dream. But now, that has all changed. These athletes, and a few others, have each done an about-face recently (as in, very recently)...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 10,193 reads 4 comments

  23. 10 Teams Under the Most Pressure Right Now

    The pressure is on for Manchester United. They've got a new manager, an expensive new superstar and a three-year Premier League title drought that would seem paltry for most clubs, but not for the New York Yankees of English football...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 5,335 reads 6 comments

  24. 12 Coaches Going Full Parent-Mode on Their Players

    Pep Guardiola is restricting his players from eating pizza, which is sad, but surely he means it for their own good (and his), right? Coaches wear many hats...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 6,835 reads 3 comments

  25. 12 Sports Happenings That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

    The National Basketball Players Association unanimously voted to fund health insurance for retired players. A German football club is offering free tickets to low-income fans...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 11,783 reads 17 comments