1. Star Athletes Who Got Owned by Scrubs

    Athletes become sports stars when they dominate their sport. They win points. They win games. And they win titles. Does showmanship and personality play a factor in their popularity? It does...

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  2. The Best Videos of Athletes Getting Hit in Face with a Ball

    Hey, it's bound to happen, right? Laws of probability. You got x number of athletes in a space that's y feet long by z feet wide. You have an average of q number of passes per game, r number of shots, s number of rebounds and t number of deflections...

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  3. The Most Revealing Freudian Slips in Sports Broadcasting

    When the average Joe has a slip of the tongue, it's along the lines of seeing his voluptuous neighbor in her new hot-pink Uggs and saying, "Hey there, I see you got a new pair of boobs ...

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  4. Athletes Who ALWAYS Overreact

    Newton's third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—does NOT apply to the athletes in this slide show. The disqualifying word? Equal These active players are the perpetual hyper-reactors...

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  5. Awesome Pics of Athletes and Monster Fish

    Spearing mammoths, chasing down elk, impaling fish—that's how it all began. But with the invention of agriculture came civilizations. With civilizations came industrialization...

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  6. Best Late Bloomers in Sports

    You want to go pro? Start young. That's how it works. Think toddler Tiger Woods showing off his putt on the Mike Douglas show. Think baby LeBron shooting hoops . Think 3-year-old Serena Williams practicing tennis for two hours a day ...

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  7. Ranking the Most Impressive Half-Court Shots Ever

    The half-court basket. Chest heaves. Sky hooks. Granny shots. In our minds we see the ball arc through the air and then gently, but epically, swish through the net. But as we all know, it (almost) never works that way...

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  8. A Collective List of Athletes Who Have Hit on Kate Upton

    Kate loves sports and sports love Kate. Games provide Kate with entertainment and thrills. Kate adds entertainment and thrills to any game she attends. In biological terms, this is a mutualistic symbiotic relationship...

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  9. 25 Athlete Quotes That Make Absolutely No Sense

    Professional athletes represent success. To get to where they are required discipline, talent, savvy and ridiculous amounts of perseverance. So it's only natural we consider athletes to be mentors, role models, philosophers, sages...

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  10. The 50 Most Ridiculous Comebacks in Sports History

    When our team gets buried deep, we may despair, but a wisp of hope still trickles through us. History has proven a game is never over until the final buzzer sounds. In fact, comebacks are rather common...

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  11. 20 Teams You Absolutely Have to Like

    From an early age in our lives we align ourselves with sports teams. These allegiances are intense, and they are permanent...

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  12. Athletes Who Are Just Too Big

    More poundage, more power. More muscle, more might. Over the decades athletes have jacked up in nearly every sport. But isn't body mass like ice cream in that the more the better....

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  13. The Most Expensive Screw-Ups in Sports History

    We learn from our mistakes. Indeed! The poor sports personalities on this list learned hard and fast. And in the way it will most be remembered. That's right, the errors in this article cost folks and cost them fiercely...

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  14. The 20 Weirdest Sports and the Athletes Who'd Be Great at Them

    ESPN 2 was created in part to broadcast some of the less mainstream sports. The sports in this article likely wouldn't have made the cut. Nor for an ESPN 3 if it existed. Nor 4. No, these unique sports would find a home on the theoretical ESPN 15...

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  15. Athletes Who Are Having the Worst Year Ever Already

    For an athlete the start of each year must be magic. A clean slate. So much is possible. So much can be accomplished. Titles can be nabbed. Contracts can be fattened up. Records can be broken...

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  16. Most Overbearing Parents in Sports

    Your kid has a shot at the big show. It's wonderful! Amazing! A dream come true for the whole family. But beware; predators lurk, scavengers hover. Everyone wants a piece of that seven-figure paycheck...

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  17. The Most Underwhelming Celebrations in Sports

    Athletes celebrate. Think end-zone dances, high-fives and back flips. Teams celebrate. Visualize group hugs, glimmering trophies hoisted over heads and coaches drenched in Gatorade...

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  18. 25 Athletes Who Love Fast Food

    With sheer and blatant disregard for anti-oxidant levels, with a pffft! in the face of the LDL/HDL ratio, with reckless abandonment of all that is wholesome and unprocessed and muscle-building ...

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  19. Athletes Who Give Themselves Nicknames

    Nicknames come from the media, from fans, from coaches, from teammates. They are earned. They are dreamed up and granted to show respect, endearment, awe. Not every athlete gets one...

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  20. The 20 Best Non-Basketball Trick Shot Videos

    The term trick shot has become associated with lofty springboard-launched dunks, with baskets sunk from rooftops or from unicycles... or from unicycles on rooftops. With high-flying, somersaulting, triple flipping, nothing-but-net feats...

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  21. Teammates Who Kind of Hate Each Other

    Wear the same colors, struggle against the same opponent, strive for the same goal—logic would dictate that teammates be mates (in the Australian sense, not the Darwinian one)...

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  22. The 25 Craziest Fan Haircuts Ever

    The human scalp—an ephemeral canvas. Cut your hair, buzz it, shave it, dye it, braid it, knot it, spike it, twist it, tie it, gel it, mousse it, spray it—do what you will with it...

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  23. Incredibly Dumb Sports Rules You Never Knew Existed

    Sport rule books are living, growing things. New times bring new technologies, which bring new rules. Old rules, though, can be stubborn little lines of ink that are not amenable to deletion...

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  24. 10 Athletes Who Smacked Themselves Good and Hard

    Hey, it's not always the other player that causes the injury. With so many projectiles hurling about, so many jumps and twists and acrobatic dives, so much nervous energy and adrenaline ...

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  25. 20 Athletes Who Have Saved Somebody's Life

    Voltaire (and later Peter Parker's Uncle Ben) once said, "With great power comes great responsibility." Well there's no arguing: Athletes have great power...

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