1. Tough Sports Decisions: What Would You Do?

    Sports are all about decisions. Whom to pass to, when to shoot, when to swing, when to take a time out, when to juke, when to run straight... Players get accustomed to making decisions of those sorts...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 11 months ago 4,541 reads 10 comments

  2. Boom Shakalaka, Beast Mode and the Origin of Popular Sports Phrases

    You hear them all the time. You see them written up in magazines and on sports websites. You probably even use a lot of them...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 11 months ago 38,763 reads 26 comments

  3. The Greatest Champion in Every Sport

    Hardware, ladies and gents, we're talking hardware today. Let's bench debates on who is better or who is more deserving and just focus on something concrete... er, metallic...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 11 months ago 31,818 reads 50 comments

  4. Weird Facts You Don't Know About Today's Athletes

    We watch their games, read their tweets, pore over their stats, keep up with all the latest gossip; we think we know all there is to know about today's sports stars...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 11 months ago 30,913 reads 25 comments

  5. The Longest Suspensions in Sports History

    Think back to recess time in the schoolyard. A jubilant game of hide-and-seek. Laughter. Frolic. Fun. Until someone notes that the seeker is a peeker. That's right, instead of covering his eyes as he counts, he's watching you all hide...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 55,715 reads 50 comments

  6. Most Ridiculous Surfaces in Sports

    With the exceptions of Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, Blake Griffin and perhaps a few other dukes of dunk, gravity weighs athletes down. They spend the majority of their time making contact with terra firma...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 22,116 reads 14 comments

  7. Absolutely Ridiculous Fishing Stories That Went Viral

    From ancient times when mariners spun yarns of sea serpents, mermaids and leviathans, humankind has been fascinated by what lurks in the watery recesses of the planet...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 10,164 reads 7 comments

  8. Craziest Plays from Sports You Never Watch

    Americans, meet cricket, the second-most popular sport in the world. Cricket, meet the Americans, a collective of 314 million exuberant sports fans...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 6,636 reads 31 comments

  9. Greatest Twin Athletes in Sports History

    Twins start out their existence as womb mates. With a bond like that, it should come as no surprise that later they become playmates, roommates and, in some cases, teammates. Many sets of twins become impassioned with the same sport...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 42,603 reads 32 comments

  10. Athletes Who Set the Sports World on Fire Right Away

    LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Lionel Messi, RGIII and most others of the superstar ilk had massive followings before they went pro. They had already left a smoldering trail of trophies won and records broken...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 12 months ago 6,875 reads 28 comments

  11. Sports Pictures That'll Make You Do a Double Take

    At first glance it's just another shot of a hockey player on the bench, of a scoreboard, of a moon rising over a ball court, of Michael Jordan in an iconic pose. You look away, grab a pretzel from the bag...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 48,891 reads 31 comments

  12. Athletes Who Will Be Even Richer After They Retire

    Athletes like Michael Jordan, John Elway, George Foreman and Magic Johnson earned fantastic amounts of money during their careers. But it was after they called it quits that the real money started rolling in...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 17,656 reads 9 comments

  13. Hilarious Ball Boy and Ball Girl Fails

    They are an elite force of trained youth (plus the occasional Hooters gal). They retrieve the dead (balls), they reload, they replace, they replenish, they sprint across courts and along sidelines doing their best to be invisible...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 264,648 reads 19 comments

  14. Most Unintentionally Hilarious Paintings/Drawings of Athletes

    A portrait of a hero can be an august and inspiring thing. Think Washington Crossing the Delaware , think Turquoise Marilyn , think Joan of Arc at Prayer . Sports fans sometimes think to immortalize their heroes in such regal fashion...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 43,247 reads 28 comments

  15. Most Insane Sports Records

    Some records are dubbed "unbeatable." But wait a generation or two and won't another Michael Jordan, another Wayne Gretzky, another Joe Montana come along? Won't there always be a ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 63,271 reads 41 comments

  16. The 15 Athletes Most Likely to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    The dead have risen and they are ravenous. Their hankering for the succulent flesh of the living is insatiable. They stalk the city streets and country roads in lumbering hordes devouring terrified citizenry...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 26,239 reads 65 comments

  17. 20 Crazy Uses for Old Sports Equipment

    Every year a reported 850 million golf balls are produced. Were that bounty divided equally among people living in the U.S., every resident—from sea to shining sea—would receive 2...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 9,419 reads 14 comments

  18. Athletes Whose First Names You Don't Know

    Tiger is Eldrick. No big surprises there. The Babe was George . Any sports fan worth his giant foam finger knows that as well...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 17,952 reads 55 comments

  19. Super Weird Sports Facts You Never Knew

    Prepare to go on a journey that will take you from the pages of a comic book to the 1969 moon landing, a Japanese slaughterhouse and the middle of the Monongahela River. Beware of the elite attack monkeys and the Tartan tetherball...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 62,758 reads 36 comments

  20. These Were Your Parents' Sports 'Video Games'

    It's a rainy Saturday in 1974, and Jimmy's Little League game has been postponed. What is a sports-craving 14-year-old to do? Hey Jimmy, why not fire up the PS3 and pop in MLB: The ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 12,398 reads 19 comments

  21. Coolest Dads in Sports

    The ideal of a stern, salary-earning, child-disciplining, tattoo-and-piercing-scorning, folk music-listening father has vanished. The patriarchs of the new age ink up and rock out...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 25,113 reads 31 comments

  22. Most Obviously Faked Injuries in Sports

    When a player we don't like does it, we lambaste him. Call him a cheater. Say his theatrics are an attempt to compensate for lack of athletic skill...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 30,658 reads 20 comments

  23. The 20 Most Outstanding Sports Team Rally Songs

    Professional sporting events rarely lack fervor. Amazing shots, daring saves and heroic catches cause fans to erupt forth in an exuberant display of mirth and approval...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 19,639 reads 21 comments

  24. Funniest International Sports Videos

    Ready to take a little tour around the world and see what some of Earth's 196 countries have to offer up in the way of sports humor? The following slides are flubs, gaffes, spaz-outs, ...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 365 reads 10 comments

  25. Predicting the Next Big Sports Meme

    Tebowing, Teo'ing , Kaepernicking, Dufnering , and Torresing . Ugh! We're all tired of taking a knee, pointing a finger, kissing our biceps, sitting against a wall, and staring wide-eyed...

    Eric Newman Written by Eric Newman about 1 year ago 661 reads 20 comments