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  • This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    It was on this day in 1999 that the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks in Game 5 to win the NBA championship.  The Spurs won the game 78-77 to capture the franchise’s first championship, and their first of four titles over an incredible nine-year span. The Spurs finished the regular season tied […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 6/24/2013 — Jeremy Hellickson

    Stat Line of the Night — 6/24/2013 — Jeremy Hellickson

    Pitchers have had a tough time quieting the Toronto Blue Jays’ bats throughout the course of their 11-game win streak, as they have averaged 6.36 runs per game over that stretch.  However, there was one man who was up to the challenge of shutting down the Jays’ hot bats, as Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa […]

  • 50 Sports Terms that Sound Dirty (and Sometimes Are)

    50 Sports Terms that Sound Dirty (and Sometimes Are)

    We’ve all had the experience, right? You’re sitting there, watching some sporting event on TV, when all of a sudden the announcer says something that just makes you chuckle. Why? Because the thing he happened to say sounded vaguely dirty to you—even though it probably shouldn’t, and you might not want to admit it. You […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    It was on this day in 1992 that MLB commissioner Fay Vincent permanently suspended New York Yankees relief pitcher Steve Howe for repeated drug offenses. Yankees management, including Buck Showalter, Gene Michael and Jack Lawn, agreed to testify on Howe’s behalf, which angered Vincent, who threatened to expel them as well. Steve Howe became only […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 6/23/2013 — David Wright

    Stat Line of the Night — 6/23/2013 — David Wright

    The New York Mets are currently in the midst of another disappointing year, but they have still managed to produce a few bright spots during what has certainly been a season to forget thus far.  One of those bright spots is 24-year-old pitcher Matt Harvey, who improved his record to 7-1 while lowering his ERA […]

  • 11 Most Ridiculous Giveaways of the 2013 MLB Season

    11 Most Ridiculous Giveaways of the 2013 MLB Season

    When I was a kid, fan giveaways at baseball games were not especially creative. There was hat day, shirt day, bat day, and…well, that was basically it. Today things are different. People don’t just have more sports entertainment options, they have more entertainment options period. As a result, teams have gotten more and more creative […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    It was on this day in 1997 that the NHL entry draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Boston Bruins had the #1 overall pick, as they finished the prior season with a league-worst 61 points. With the first overall pick, the Bruins selected center Joe Thornton, who played his junior […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 6/20/2013 — LeBron James

    Stat Line of the Night — 6/20/2013 — LeBron James

    He did it.  When LeBron James joined the Miami Heat during the summer of 2010, he promised to bring multiple championships to South Beach.  Last night, be brought them their second in as many years after leading the Heat to a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. […]

  • 27 Ridiculously Awesome Surfing GIFs

    27 Ridiculously Awesome Surfing GIFs

    Chances are you have been in full-on summer mode for several weeks now, with the shorts and hats and coolers full of beer and outdoor drunkenness. But technically, according to science, summer doesn’t begin until tomorrow at 1:04 AM ET. So today, I thought what better way than to celebrate the official, science-approved start of summer than […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    It was on this day in 1976 that Czechoslovakia won the UEFA European Football Championship.  They would beat West Germany in the finals for their first ever European Championship title. The final tournament began on June 16 and consisted of only four teams: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Netherlands and Yugoslavia (host).  Czechoslovakia beat the Netherlands 3-1 […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 6/19/2013 — Chris Davis

    Stat Line of the Night — 6/19/2013 — Chris Davis

    Is there anyone who can slow down the Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis?  At the moment, the answer to that question appears to be an emphatic “NO!” While everyone has been talking about how Miguel Cabrera seems to be destined to win his second consecutive AL Triple Crown, they might not want to count out Davis just […]