1. March Madness: Ranking the Tournament Mascots

    Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket can be a frustrating experience, so why not ease up and choose based on mascots? Of the 68 NCAA tournament teams, whose mascot is the most intimidating? ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 13,915 reads 25 comments

  2. The 10 Best Sports-Related Sitcoms of All Time

    The television airwaves aren ’t exactly flush with sports sitcoms, but there have been some great ones over the years. First, let’s be clear on what I mean by sitcom—that is, a situational comedy...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 13,830 reads 19 comments

  3. Hilariously Awkward Sports Situations

    Hilariously awkward situations occur every day, and sports are no exception. From interviews gone wrong to missed high-fives, these 12 situations are just a bit off. Each is funny but in a way that makes you feel that vicarious embarrassment...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 35,594 reads 16 comments

  4. Ridiculous Sports Trademarks

    For a sports figure to file a trademark application in hopes of profit isn't ridiculous in theory. Daniel Glazer, senior editor of The Trademark Reporter , told Katie Thomas of ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 7,025 reads 0 comments

  5. Athletes with Celebrity Crushes

    “Who is your celebrity crush?” This is not an uncommon question for star athletes to get in more light-hearted interviews...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 51,474 reads 28 comments

  6. 12 Sports Figures Who Constantly Confuse Us

    Let’s face it—some sports figures are just confusing. I mean, don’t you ever wonder what goes inside Marshawn Lynch’s head? What I mean by confusing is this: ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 1 month ago 12,924 reads 12 comments

  7. If American Sports Were Like European Soccer

    If American sports were like European soccer, the Arizona Diamondbacks would’ve been relegated to the minor leagues after last season...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 21,160 reads 50 comments

  8. Memorable Sports Tributes

    The sports community takes great pride in honoring its heroes, as evidenced by recent tributes to Stuart Scott and Dean Smith. Many memorable salutes have taken place over recent years—both for retirements and in memoriam...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 10,644 reads 8 comments

  9. Celebrity/Sports Friendships and Connections You Didn't Know About

    Did you know that Serena Williams and Eva Longoria are friends? What about Drew Brees and Brad Pitt? There are a lot of celebrity-athlete friendships and connections out there, some of which are more well-known than others...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 28,349 reads 12 comments

  10. Sports Stars We Need to See on Reality TV

    Rob Gronkowski should be on every reality show on television, but it's not just him. There are several sports figures who would make great reality TV stars. First, think about what makes a good reality show...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 9,246 reads 18 comments

  11. What Would You Do: Sports Edition

    Sports figures often face difficult decisions, and it's a favorite pastime of fans to ponder what they might do in a given situation...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 11,833 reads 11 comments

  12. 12 Types of Sports Breakups

    They say breaking up is hard to do, and it’s no different in sports. There are many different reasons for breakups—some are mutual, some are not...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 2 months ago 26,447 reads 7 comments

  13. The 15 Biggest Players and Coaches Who've Crossed Enemy Lines

    There are a lot of players and coaches who have crossed into enemy territory over the years. It’s not pretty, but sometimes it happens. A beloved player or coach ends up with a hated rival...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 15,358 reads 25 comments

  14. The Most Influential Sports Figures You Forgot About

    Marvin Miller was one of the most influential people in baseball, but have you heard of him? We remember impactful athletes like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali, but what about ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 10,619 reads 10 comments

  15. 15 Athletes You'd Never Heard of Until That One Thing Happened

    As Malcolm Butler just reminded us, sometimes the most incredible plays come at the hands of athletes you’ve never heard of. Here are some of those athletes, but first a few ground rules...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 22,229 reads 55 comments

  16. 14 Stages of Sports Grief

    You’ ve heard of the stages of grief, but what about the stages of sports grief? I want to start by saying that grief is a serious topic. The intention here is not to make light of anyone working through a stage of grief...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 25,206 reads 9 comments

  17. 14 Times Sports Fans Were Totally Awesome

    Sometimes, sports fans do things that are just totally awesome. Specifically, I’m talking about instances of kindness and generosity. That could be a fan returning a home run ball to the player who hit it...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 32,708 reads 6 comments

  18. 12 Ways to Beat the Post-Football Blues

    Yes, football is over, but you can beat that post-Super Bowl depression. There are plenty of sporting events in February to get excited about...really. Some people say February is the worst sports month of the year, but I’m here to be optimistic...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 30,442 reads 33 comments

  19. 12 Ways Sports Make a Positive Impact

    Sports have this amazing, unique way of making a positive impact in society. Whether it's helping children, communities or even nations, sports make a difference on a daily basis...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 8,956 reads 1 comments

  20. First World Problems: Great Teams Edition

    Great teams have problems too—just maybe not the same kind as everyone else. First, what do I mean by a “great team?” Well, this could be a perennial powerhouse ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 24,838 reads 19 comments

  21. Sports Fixes That Need to Happen

    Sports have made rule changes and other adjustments over the years, but there are more fixes that need to happen. Rule changes are often made to make sports more exciting, which is why the NCAA should reduce its basketball shot clock...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 33,139 reads 49 comments

  22. Highs and Lows Only Chicago Sports Fans Would Understand

    Chicago is a unique sports town, and as such, there are certain ups and downs that only sports fans from the Second City would understand. Chicago is where Michael Jordan won his championships and solidified his immortality...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 31,358 reads 99 comments

  23. Sports Fixes That Totally Worked

    No. 4 Ohio State just won the new College Football Playoff National Championship—I’d say that’s proof of one sports fix that definitely worked...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 19,242 reads 22 comments

  24. Athletes We'd Love to Watch a Game With

    A lot of athletes are spectators too, and I personally would love to watch a game with say, LeBron James. When seeking out game-viewing companions, what do you look for? Who are ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 3 months ago 12,408 reads 12 comments

  25. Super-Secret Undercover Sports Hotheads

    Tim Duncan is a closet hothead. What I mean is, we know about notorious hotheads like Ndamukong Suh, but what about athletes we wouldn’t necessarily give that label to? There ...

    Laura Depta Written by Laura Depta about 4 months ago 27,800 reads 27 comments