Sports Lists

  • 9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    Tonight is the 2013 MLB All-Star Game—the only one of the major pro sports all-star games that is at all worth watching. However, if Major League Baseball isn’t careful, they might just see this venerable and historic event turn into a pointless circus just like the NHL, NBA, and NFL. Now, I’m not saying the […]

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]

  • 25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    Chances are, if you live in North America, you probably haven’t paid all that much attention to the Tour de France since Lance Armstrong retired. However, you should. Even if everyone who’s ever won the race is a cheater, this is still one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports. And, much like the […]

  • 9 College Basketball Coaches Who Failed in the NBA

    9 College Basketball Coaches Who Failed in the NBA

    Last week, the Boston Celtics continued their major offseason overhaul by making the bold decision to hire Butler coach Brad Stevens to replace Doc Rivers. Now, Brad Stevens was quite possibly the most highly regarded coach in the NCAA, and no one doubts his acumen with the Xs and Os. However, there are stark contrasts […]

  • The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    I know what you’re thinking—”there are no cheerleaders in Major League Baseball”—but you’re wrong. Baseball teams have cheerleaders. They may not wear the skimpy outfits that the cheerleaders where in the NFL, NBA, or even the NHL; they may not always perform choreographed numbers; and they may not call them cheerleaders. But those girls who stand on the […]

  • 27 Funny Anderson Silva Knockout Memes and Images

    27 Funny Anderson Silva Knockout Memes and Images

    Don’t follow UFC? That’s okay. I’ll get you all caught up with just one (long) sentence: on Saturday night, Anderson Silva, probably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, pound for pound, was knocked out by Chris Weideman…immediately after taunting him. The shocking manner in which Silva got laid out by Weidman didn’t just end […]

  • The 20 Greatest Wimbledon Style Icons

    The 20 Greatest Wimbledon Style Icons

    Wimbledon has a lot of traditions, but the one that is perhaps most obvious to fans at home is their rule that all players must wear predominantly white clothing. And while you would think that this might limit the ability to players to dress stylishly and establish fashion trends, over the years the opposite has […]

  • The Biggest Sports Stories of 2013 So Far

    The Biggest Sports Stories of 2013 So Far

    In case you haven’t noticed, 2013 has been absolutely packed with huge sports stories. In just six months, we’ve seen incredible streaks, horrifying injuries, epic games, bizarre interruptions, major investigations, shocking murders, and even a cowardly terrorist attack. Normally we don’t get this many big stories in a year. Today, as we move into the […]

  • The 12 Greatest Wimbledon Ladies Champions of All-Time

    The 12 Greatest Wimbledon Ladies Champions of All-Time

    If you take a look at the ladies’ singles draw for Wimbledon 2013 today, you’ll notice something pretty interesting. Three of the top five and and eight of the top fifteen women were eliminated in the first week. Gone are Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and Maria Kirilenko, which most observers would say leaves […]

  • 19 Soccer Dancing GIFs

    19 Soccer Dancing GIFs

    You see lots of dancing in the world of sports. Sometimes it’s in an end zone; sometimes it’s in the clubhouse before the game; sometimes it’s on the charter flight after the game, and sometimes it’s up in the stands, courtesy of inebriated fans. However, I’d say that nobody in the world of sports likes to dance like soccer players. […]

  • 9 Tragic Dare Devil Deaths

    9 Tragic Dare Devil Deaths

    Over the last year or so, dare devils have been making a lot of headlines. Why have we suddenly become fascinating with death-defying stunts again? I have no idea. All I know is it’s been a long time since a dare devil got a primetime special on one of the major American broadcast networks like […]

  • 9 Biggest Upsets in the History of Men’s Tennis

    9 Biggest Upsets in the History of Men’s Tennis

    Yesterday at Wimbledon, two-time champion and No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round by a guy named…hold on, let me check…Steve Darcis. If you’ve never heard of that guy before, it’s probably because he’s 29 years old and is ranked No. 135 in the world. Now, Rafa was obviously not […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]