1. The 20 Most Impossible Victories in Sports

    Impossible. It's a clear word that relates an easy-to-grasp concept. No wiggle room in the definition. Spin straw into gold? Impossible. Reverse the aging process? Impossible...

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  2. The 50 Most Awkward Moments in Sports

    Hours of live coverage. Dozens of volatile personalities. Language gaps. Culture gaps. Romances. Bromances. Rivals. Rebels. Divas...

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  3. Most Incriminating Pictures in Sports

    While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see...

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  4. The Craziest Roller Coaster Seasons of the Last Few Years

    If the 2010 decade in sports were an amusement park, the cost of admission--whatever it were--would be well worth it. You'd find clowns (ahem, Mr. Ochocinco, ahem Michael Yormark ) and freaks (ahem Birdman, ahem Hong-Man Choi)...

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  5. Carmelo Anthony and the Most Notorious Coach Killers in Sports History

    "Win the crowd and you will win your freedom." -Proximo from the movie Gladiator When a talented athlete performs well, he has immense power. When a talented athlete fails to perform well, he still has immense power...

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  6. Peyton Manning and the Most Boring Superstars Ever

    Sports stars are responsible for some of the greatest excitement in our lives. But that same QB/power forward/halfback/first baseman/tennis champ, who has us leaping off our La-Z-Boy, ...

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  7. The 15 Most Furious Females in Sports

    “Toughness truly knows no gender anymore.” - Christine Brennan During the early years of the Olympic Games, women weren't allowed to participate; in fact, they couldn't even spectate for most of the events...

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  8. The All-Injury Sports Hall of Fame Team

    How glamorous would it be to retire in your 40s? 30s? 20s even? What a luxury, what a life! Yet for athletes, work is literally play, and the idea of an early retirement is a source of dread...

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  9. Sports Stars You'd Most Like to Party with

    You're hosting a gathering on Friday night. How very cool. You pull out your smart phone and scroll through your address book. It's jam packed with sports star names. Perfect...

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  10. The Best and Worst Songs About Athletes

    Athletes inspire, and one of the great products of their inspiration is music. Hundreds of ballads, raps, folk songs, country songs and swinging golden oldies pay tribute to or poke fun at beloved athletes...

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  11. 15 Coolest Future Sports

    The world, she is a'changin'. Evolving. Maturing. Warming. Advancing. And with these changes come new opportunities. Experts predict affordable space tourism is just a few decades away...

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  12. The Greatest Sports Bets of All Time

    Not five minutes after one of our knuckle-dragging ancestors first lopped off a nut from the carcass of a bull mammoth and started kicking it around, another ancestor wagered his best spear head that he could kick it farther...

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  13. 10 Stadiums You Can't Wear an Away Jersey To

    We may roll our eyes and shake our heads when opposing fans throw barbs (or rocks) at one another. It's just a game, we tell ourselves. It's really not that serious...

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  14. The Most Tattooed Athletes

    Athletes get tattoos for a number of reasons: to have a sense of belonging, to alter their public image, to feel powerful, to bring good luck or ward off bad luck, to honor family, ...

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  15. 15 Most Savage Mascot Fights in Sports History

    While mascots bring some comic relief and family fun to sporting events, they are also meaningful and beloved symbols of our teams. They represent the spirit and prowess of our players, our universities, our towns--even of our selves...

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  16. The 20 Luckiest Shots in Sports History

    Babe Ruth calling his home run, well, that was skill. Jordan sinking a last-minute buzzer shot, that was skill too. Messi beating every Getafe player on the field then firing in a goal—skill...

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  17. 50 Most Talented Families in Sports

    A talented athlete is a rare thing indeed. An improbable double helix programmed for strength, speed, dexterity, coordination, balance, fervor and mental acuity...

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  18. The 20 Best Blink-and-You-Miss-It Moments in Sports

    Pitchers can hurl baseballs up to 105 mph. A slap shot can send a puck flying at 90 mph. Football players can sprint 40 yards in under 5 seconds. An F1 car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 2 seconds...

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  19. Trash Talkers Who Couldn't Back It Up

    You won't see Michael Jordan or Larry Bird or Joe Namath on this list. Trash talkers they were, but they backed it up. They were legends. The athletes on this list are the ones that talked up a big game and then screwed up a big game...

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  20. Dumbest Sports Inventions Ever

    Hey, give inventors their props. Their protective designs have saved countless athletes from injury. Their technological advances enable us to watch sports from afar...

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  21. 15 Worst Voices in Sports

    Professional sports are about skills, strength and agility, but also communication. Team huddles, postgame interviews, taunting barbs directed at opponents, commercial endorsements, ...

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  22. Ben Roethlisberger and 10 Biggest Male Athlete Fashion Fails: The Hat Edition

    Renowned journalist and writer Katharine Whitehorn once wrote: "Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats and shrapnel...

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  23. 20 Most Unimaginable Flukes of Nature in Sports

    Call her Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Mama Pacha , Gais, Terra, Tellus, or what you will. We're all talking about the same lady. The one that rules the tides and the rains, the birds and the beasts...

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  24. 25 Biggest Wedgies in Sports

    As the ancient adage goes: Wedgies are like friends: they know your inner self; they're intimately close; and, it feels great when you pick out a good one. No one has noted the analogy more than athletes and spectators...

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  25. 10 Athletes Who Own Way Too Many Guns

    Pro athletes are very much in the public eye. Some get attacked by crazed fans. Some get targeted by criminals looking for a big score. Many get endlessly harassed and heckled...

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