Sports Lists

  • 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the official countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London began a few weeks ago. They lit the Olympic flame over in Greece on May 10, then transported to the United Kingdom on a special addition gold-painted British Airways jet on May 18. Since then, the torch has been making […]

  • 19 Awesome Karate Fail GIFs

    19 Awesome Karate Fail GIFs

    Alright, let’s get it out of the way right off the bat: no, these aren’t all “karate” GIFs. Some are probably taekwondo, or judo, or kung fu. In fact, I think there’s even a capoeira GIF. But I’ve called them all “Karate GIFs” for three reasons: one, I know pretty much nothing about “martial arts”; […]

  • 11 Female Athletes Caught Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

    11 Female Athletes Caught Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

    Women’s sports have come a long way since trailblazers like Wilma Rudolph, Billy Jean King, and Althea Gibson. Today, women’s sports are more popular than ever, and female athletes are making more money than ever—both good things. But, as with everything in life, there’s also a downside. Namely, with all that glory and money at […]

  • 15 Comical Umpire Punch-Outs (Videos)

    15 Comical Umpire Punch-Outs (Videos)

    Umpires aren’t supposed to grab headlines. When they do—like when Armando Galarrago was robbed of a perfect game, or when Brett Lawrie blew a gasket a few weeks back—it’s usually because they suck. However, every once in a while, an umpire grabs our attention because he is awesome. And usually, “being awesome” for an umpire […]

  • 13 Athletes With Weird Eating Habits

    13 Athletes With Weird Eating Habits

    We have this romantic notion (usually propagated by Gatorade commercials) that the bodies of professional athletes are high-performance machines that require meticulous maintenance and high performance fuels to achieve peak performance. And for some athletes this is true. In fact, some are so particular about the foods they put in their bodies that you might […]

  • 25 Ridiculous Basketball Flops (GIFs)

    25 Ridiculous Basketball Flops (GIFs)

    Is it just me, or is there a flopping epidemic in the game of basketball? Seems like I can’t turn on an NBA game this postseason without seeing some dude who makes $5 million flailing around like he’s being attacked by a swarm of bees. Perhaps they’re all watching too much soccer. I mean, there […]

  • 15 of the Most Influential Women in Sports

    15 of the Most Influential Women in Sports

    Every once in a while, we hear about how women’s sports are growing faster than ever. But more important than the increase in the number of women participating in sports, or the number of people watching them on television, is the increase in the number of women with real influence in the sports world. I […]

  • 11 Most Dominant Championship Runs in NBA History

    11 Most Dominant Championship Runs in NBA History

    We’re almost halfway through the 2012 NBA Playoffs, and so far the San Antonio Spurs have yet to lose a game. In fact, going back to the end of the regular season, they’ve won 18 straight. That’s what I call hot. If the Spurs maintain their dominant play, they have a chance of joining some […]

  • 15 Pro Athletes Who Could Be Playing Other Sports

    15 Pro Athletes Who Could Be Playing Other Sports

    Most of us sitting on the couch watching pro sports at home can’t imagine what it would be like to be so good at a sport that someone would actually pay us to play it. And I’m not saying, “we can’t imagine being LeBron.” I’m saying, “we can’t even imagine what it would be like […]

  • 9 Classic Sports Conspiracy Theories

    9 Classic Sports Conspiracy Theories

    You gotta love the versatility of sports. When things go the way we want, it’s exhilarating, incredible, inspiring, and heartwarming. When things don’t go the way we want, it’s boring, depressing, disenchanting, and heartbreaking. In either case, sports fans tend to lose their minds a little bit. In victory, people jump up and down, hug […]

  • 21 Epic Sports Nut Shots (GIFs)

    21 Epic Sports Nut Shots (GIFs)

    There are a lot of ways to get injured playing sports. And sometimes, the injuries can be pretty weird. But the mother of all sports injuries is the dreaded nut shot. It usually doesn’t leave any permanent damage—well, not physical damage; psychological maybe—but in terms of shear pain there is no comparison. Personally, I’d rather tear […]

  • 11 Classy Baseball Wives of the 50s and 60s

    11 Classy Baseball Wives of the 50s and 60s

    It’s always seemed to me that baseball wives of the 1950s and 60s, in addition to being beautiful, were so classy and dignified when compared to the baseball wives of today. But I kind of figured this was probably a false perception—chalk it up to black and white still photography and the mystique of “the […]

  • The 15 Worst Championship Rings Of All Time

    The 15 Worst Championship Rings Of All Time

    Over the last month or so I’ve looked at a lot of really amazing championship rings. And while it’s been fun looking at the best the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB have to offer, I’m ready for something different. So today I’m doing a list of the 15 worst championship rings of all time. Now, […]

  • 11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    Do athletes make good team owners? Well, at the very least, pro athletes (successful ones, anyway) do gain a certain kind of experience that very few people have. They know what it feels like to win and, theoretically, what it takes to win. Moreover, you would think that, having played themselves, they could bridge any […]

  • 9 Terrifying Cases Of Athletes Who Were Attacked By Animals

    9 Terrifying Cases Of Athletes Who Were Attacked By Animals

    Top athletes often have to overcome obstacles and endure hardships to succeed. That, of course, is why we often find them so inspirational. But it’s one thing to have to overcome disease, heartbreak, car crashes, or some other horrible thing that regular people experience every day. It’s quite another to have to overcome out-of-the-blue attacks […]