Sports Lists

  • 9 Most Controversial Boxing Decisions of All Time

    9 Most Controversial Boxing Decisions of All Time

    People have always been a little suspicious of boxing. Maybe it’s because the sport relies on the interpretation of judges to pick a winner when nobody gets knocked out. Maybe it’s because of shady characters like Don King. Or maybe it’s because half the fights take place in Vegas, the sports-betting capital of the world. […]

  • 11 Most Dangerous Sports

    11 Most Dangerous Sports

    UPDATE: Danger is all around us, from when we wake up in the morning and get into our cars to when we go to sleep without making sure the bedroom ceiling fan is tightly secured. So there’s no shortage of danger, and no shortage of dangerous sports, so a couple of bonus, more obscure dangerous […]

  • 22 Fantastic Ping Pong GIFs

    22 Fantastic Ping Pong GIFs

    Sometimes it’s called table tennis; other times it’s called ping pong. The difference? Well, if you play it in a gym in shorts and sneakers with your arms flailing all over the place, it’s table tennis. If you play it in your basement and the paddle has orange fingerprints on it from the Doritos you […]

  • 11 Female Sports Pioneers

    11 Female Sports Pioneers

    You know what’s cool? Girls and young women today can play sports and have the same hopes and dreams as boys and young men: play professionally, become a hero, get their face on a serial box, make lots of money—all that stuff. Sure, there’s not exactly equality of the sexes in the world of sports, […]

  • 25 Celebrities Spotted at the 2012 NHL Playoffs

    25 Celebrities Spotted at the 2012 NHL Playoffs

    Most years, you’re more likely to spot celebrities at NBA, NFL, or MLB playoff games than NHL playoff games. For that matter, you’re more likely to see celebrities at horse racing’s Kentucky Derby or tennis’ U.S. Open. But this year, with three teams from the two biggest American markets making deep playoff runs, celebrities are […]

  • 11 Best NHL Defensemen of All Time

    11 Best NHL Defensemen of All Time

    Nw that Nicklas Lidstrom has decided to call it a career—he officially retired this past Friday—it’s time to once again attempt the absurd: ranking the greatest NHL defensemen of all time. Why is it absurd? Because there are a hell of a lot of good defensemen who’ve played the game and, more importantly, there are […]

  • 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 […]