1. Dear Athletes, Please Stop Tweeting Gross Injury Pics

    We follow you on Twitter because we admire you. If you're injured, we'd like to hear how you're feeling. We'd like to know about the sympathy notes you get from teammates, celebrities, WAGS...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 9,046 reads 26 comments

  2. 20 Bizarre Japanese Sports Shows

    Get ready for a wild tour. You are entering a world of gladiatorial challenges, costumed comedians, humiliating failures, sexy ladies in wet T-shirts and some of the most bizarre obstacle courses a human mind could think up...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 34,034 reads 12 comments

  3. 10 Things About Sports That You Wish You Didn't Know

    Statistics. Player profiles. Records. Predictions. Gossip. So much information is out there in the sports world. We love to hear it, to know it, to collect it...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 49,072 reads 39 comments

  4. 20 Athletes Who Would Make the Hall of Fame Today

    Halls of Fame are temples. They enshrine sacred sports relics and honor the sporting equivalent of saints. Only canonization in a HOF is somewhat tougher—instead of two miracles, inductees need a career full of them...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 53,137 reads 116 comments

  5. 20 Athletes You Had No Idea Weren't Drafted

    Okay, so maybe you did know. But a few years have passed since the various drafts referenced in this article took place. Many of these athletes amassed Pro Bowl and All-Star Game appearances, trophies and rings, fame and fortune...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 23,193 reads 22 comments

  6. 20 Hilarious Wannabe-Athlete Fails

    We've all been interviewed by Erin Andrews in the bathroom mirror. We've all thrown that Bowl-winning, Hail Mary pass on our front lawns. We've all out-dunked Blake Griffin in our driveways...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 14,554 reads 15 comments

  7. Most Awesome Kids in Sports

    Call them pee-wees, call them pint-sized, call them minis, call them tidder -bits, call them what you will—but don't exclude them. The young—the very young—are invading the sports scene and smothering it in awesomesauce ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 25,121 reads 11 comments

  8. 20 Most Painful Videos of Retired Athletes Embarrassing Themselves

    They say fame is addicting. So when an athlete hangs up his/her uniform for the last time, the struggle begins...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 7,586 reads 6 comments

  9. Craziest Knockouts in Sports

    Two syllables that say what they mean: "knock" and "out." Knock as in "clobber." Out as in "out of consciousness." Generally we think of the knockout as the crowning, climatic moment...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 3,893 reads 7 comments

  10. The 25 Most Humiliating Premature Celebrations in Sports

    That nugget of conventional wisdom "there's no time like the present" may hold true for most aspects of life, but for sports, it requires a slight modification...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 18,907 reads 17 comments

  11. 20 Most Amusing Videos of Athletes as Kids

    While pictures of sports celebrities as kids abound in cyberspace, video footage of the stars is harder to come by. Much harder. What might be the reason for that? Well, for one, videos offer up a lot more potential for embarrassment...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 16,378 reads 4 comments

  12. 35 Most Intense Struggle Faces in Sports

    In few other areas of life are human emotions more transparent than in sports. With the ups and downs comes a great palette of countenances: the beaming smiles of victory, the contorted ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 11,710 reads 15 comments

  13. 20 Athletes Doing Minimum Wage Jobs

    Contrary to what most of us think, professional athletes will occasionally work minimum-wage gigs. Granted, for some it's part of a publicity stunt, a charity drive or an ad campaign...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 6,660 reads 3 comments

  14. Most Vicious Home Fans in Sports

    We live in a world in which many of us spend week after week crowded on a subway, cramped in a cubicle, pushing a lawn mower, washing dishes or cleaning bathrooms...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 14,322 reads 7 comments

  15. The 25 Most One-Sided Trades in Sports History

    Trading is a skill. To do it well takes foresight, know-how, guile and a lot of nerve. Often, these trades benefit both sides involved, but other times, the transfer will create ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 19,875 reads 34 comments

  16. 30 Hilarious Photos of Athletes in Their Rookie Year

    Scooped up from their little ponds and dumped in the deep, wide ocean, rookies often don't know where to swim first...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 27,199 reads 22 comments

  17. The Most Intense New Sports Rivalries

    Rivalries have always been a part of competitive sports. Some date back to the 1800s and continue through today. But nearly every year, new hatreds emerge...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 1 year ago 15,376 reads 42 comments

  18. The 20 Lamest Things Athletes Do

    More often than not, athletes are the epitome of cool. Talented. Fit. Rich. Many are also charming, funny, fashionable. We yearn to know them, to party with them, to be like them...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about almost 2 years ago 2,187 reads 37 comments

  19. Athletes Who Let Themselves Go

    Staying fit requires dedication, focus and huge amounts of time. But the payoff is tremendous. Good health. Stamina. Strength. Speed. Elite performances. And those are all things we expect of our professional athletes...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about almost 2 years ago 3,355 reads 0 comments

  20. 20 Most Annoying Things About Watching Sports on TV

    Pay a couple of hundred bucks just to freeze your butt off in the bleachers, pay nine bucks for a cup of beer and wait in line to use the bathroom? To heck with that when you can ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about almost 2 years ago 18,392 reads 19 comments

  21. The 20 Worst Jobs in Sports

    Want a career in sports? You're thinking a broadcaster or physical therapist, right? Maybe you have some skills and are looking to get on a player roster. Think of the money, the fame, the thrills, the A-list party invites...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about almost 2 years ago 592 reads 16 comments

  22. The 25 Most Talented Olympic Families

    While many families populate their mantels with brass statuettes from Little League, plaques from all-county track meets and blue ribbons from 4H, only the sporting haut monde can bless the family trophy case with a radiant Olympic medal...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 2 years ago 15,003 reads 9 comments

  23. Most Terrifying Tributes in Sports

    Want to honor your team? Hang a team pennant on your bedroom wall. Slap a team bumper sticker on your car. Wear a team cap on your noggin. Want to pay tribute to a favorite player? Wear a replica of his jersey...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 2 years ago 11,533 reads 4 comments

  24. 20 Retired Athletes Who Can't Stay out of Trouble

    You spend your teen years training to make the cut. You spend your 20s being an idol to millions. You spend your 30s straining to stay in the game. Then you retire. And you're only 40 with decades yet to live...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 2 years ago 20,208 reads 17 comments

  25. Funniest 'Photobombs' in Sports

    Ever wonder why people etch their names on park benches, scrawl them on toilet-stall dividers or spray paint them on highway overpasses? What is that about, really? Is it some sort ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about over 2 years ago 55,865 reads 13 comments