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  • Goliath Finally Beats David in This Rugby Hit (Video)

    Goliath Finally Beats David in This Rugby Hit (Video)

    Sports narratives are dominated by the idea that anybody who puts the work in can beat anybody else.  It’s a crucial part of the thrill of competition, but it can also get a little dull, so sometimes it’s nice to see some big guy just clobber a little guy. And what better sport to see that than rugby, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Major League Baseball players’ strike officially came to an end.  The strike lasted 232 days and was responsible for the cancellation of over 900 games. The strike began on August 12th 1994 due to the fact that the owners wanted a salary cap to protect the […]

  • 11 Most Insane College Sports Riots of All Time

    11 Most Insane College Sports Riots of All Time

    On Saturday night, a small riot broke out on University Boulevard in Tucson, Arizona, when the Arizona Wildcats lost their Elite Eight battle against the Badgers from Wisconsin. It all started innocently enough, with drunk fans gathering in the streets after the game. However, once the riot cops gave the orders to disperse, a few […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    It was on this day in 1991 that the Duke Blue Devils faced the Kansas Jayhawks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  The Blue Devils would go on to win the game by a score of 72-65 for their first championship in school history.  They would repeat as champions the following year. Duke would get […]

  • 11 Most Memorable Moments in the History of MLB Opening Day

    11 Most Memorable Moments in the History of MLB Opening Day

    The start of any new season, regardless of the sport, brings feelings of joy and optimism for sports fans. However, nothing compares to the magic of MLB’s Opening Day. You see, the NFL, NBA, and NHL all start in the fall, as the good times of summer fade away and we brace ourselves for winter. […]

  • Guy Bowls 10 Consecutive Strikes … Backwards!!! (Video)

    Guy Bowls 10 Consecutive Strikes … Backwards!!! (Video)

    Remember the Tom Green character “Backwards Man”? He could walk backwards as fast as you can, but I seriously doubt he could hold a candle to Andrew Cowen, an impressively-bearded resident of Rockford, Illinois, who managed to score a 280 game in bowling while throwing the ball backwards. That 280 is the result of a […]

  • Watch This Interview With 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps (Video)

    Watch This Interview With 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps (Video)

    When I was 15 years old, my major aspirations in life were to lose my virginity and get my driver’s license, both of which I eventually managed to accomplish thanks to the poor judgment of the other respective parties involved. According to a recently unearthed video, when Michael Phelps was 15, he was excited about […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 31st) – Wrestlemania

    This Day In Sports History (March 31st) – Wrestlemania

    It was on this day in 1985 that the first ever Wrestlemania took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The 19,121 fans in attendance were treated to nine matches, including three with championship belt implications. Although he would lose his fight to The Junkyard Dog by count out, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine […]

  • 9 Pro Athletes With Alma Maters In The NCAA Tournament

    9 Pro Athletes With Alma Maters In The NCAA Tournament

    With the field down to 12 after last night’s games, we’re beginning to get a small enough sample size that we can begin studying the teams. Should we study them in the context of the tournament and their strengths and weaknesses going into the late rounds? NO. Let’s take a look at the remaining schools […]

  • ‘Street Fighter’: Mike Tyson Edition (Video)

    ‘Street Fighter’: Mike Tyson Edition (Video)

    The internet is a hotbed of more and more mashup activity, and here’s a pretty inspired one. It combines Mike Tyson‘s boxing footage with audio effects from Street Fighter, creating in one’s mind a pretty sweet imaginary licensing deal between Mike Tyson and Street Fighter—or perhaps between Street Fighter and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. The video syncs […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    It was on this day in 1977 that the Marquette Golden Eagles won the NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament.  They would defeat Dean Smith’s North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 67-59 in the finals, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The win gave the Golden Eagles their first ever men’s basketball title, and […]

  • 9 Players Who Went To Play For Their Arch Rivals

    9 Players Who Went To Play For Their Arch Rivals

    In the world of sports, the virtue placed on loyalty is up there only with natural talent and drive in terms of desirable assets. And nothing is seen as more disloyal than jumping ship to go suit up for your former team’s bitter rival. There are a few circumstances that make jumping ship more understandable […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    It was on this day in 1939 that the first ever NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship was awarded.  Oregon would go on to win the championship, beating Ohio State in the finals. Only eight schools were involved in the first ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament, as opposed to the 68 that are involved in today’s tournament.  […]