Sports Lists

  • 9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    9 Sports Cheaters Who Said No To Drugs

    A lot of people like to talk about how the rampant use of steroids in baseball during the 1990s and early 2000s tarnished records and ruined the sanctity of “America’s pastime.” But of course, the reality is that baseball players—and all athletes, actually—have been cheating since…um, forever. It’s not like Jose Canseco was the first […]

  • 11 Athletes Who Lied About Their Age

    11 Athletes Who Lied About Their Age

    In high-level sports, age matters. What’s interesting, though, is that the way it matters and why depend on the sport. In soccer, for example, players lie and make themselves younger so as to compete in youth-only competitions. In baseball, on the hand, players want to be younger, but not so as to compete against kids, […]

  • 13 Worst Team Owners In The History Of Pro Sports

    13 Worst Team Owners In The History Of Pro Sports

    Determining the worst team owners in the history of pro sports is no easy task. There are a surprisingly large number of people out there who managed to become extremely rich despite not having a clue about how to run a successful business. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to cut the list down to the worst 13. […]

  • 11 Supermodels Who Dated Athletes

    11 Supermodels Who Dated Athletes

    The supermodel is the holy grail of masculine lust. Unfortunately for most of us, if we want to avoid ending up alone, we can’t really wait around for a Belgian supermodel to walk into our neighborhood Starbucks. One of the perks of being a pro athlete, however, is that you can afford to be pretty […]

  • 9 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Have Thought Could Run A Marathon

    9 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Have Thought Could Run A Marathon

    Marathon season has kicked into high gear. If it hasn’t already happened in your town, pretty soon a bunch of people with little to no experience at distance running will put on their recently-purchased water bottle utility belts and Nike Dri-FIT shirts, then take to the streets to prove to themselves that they can do […]

  • 9 Most Tragic Auto Racing Deaths

    9 Most Tragic Auto Racing Deaths

    Yesterday’s heartbreaking death of Dan Wheldon at the Las Vegas Indy 300 serves as a stark reminder of the dual nature of auto racing. When things go right, it is the most electrifying sport on earth. Yet when things go wrong, it is by far the most tragic. Wheldon, of course, was one of IndyCar’s […]

  • 13 Top Salaries From Obscure Pro Sports

    13 Top Salaries From Obscure Pro Sports

    Last week, Total Pro Sports brought you a list of the highest athlete salaries in 2011. Not surprisingly, all the top salaries came from only four of the world’s most popular pro sports—boxing, baseball, basketball, and auto racing. But this left me wondering: what about the lesser known pro sports? So, I did a little […]

  • Animal Interference: 11 Critters Who Interrupted Sporting Events

    Animal Interference: 11 Critters Who Interrupted Sporting Events

    Ever since that squirrel ran across home plate just as Philadelphia’s Roy Oswalt was delivering a pitch in Game 4 of the NLDS between the Phillies and Cardinals (a game which St. Louis went on to win), people in St. Louis have been going nuts for the Busch Stadium Rally Squirrel. It’s become a symbol […]

  • 9 Bikini Sports (Besides Beach Volleyball)

    9 Bikini Sports (Besides Beach Volleyball)

    Beach volleyball is always one of the most popular sports at the Summer Olympics, and the reason is obvious: dudes love hot women in bikinis. The geniuses who run the Lingerie Football League get it. And now there’s also an attempt to bring sexy back to basketball in the form of a Bikini Basketball League—recently […]

  • 13 Greatest Postseason Upsets In MLB History

    13 Greatest Postseason Upsets In MLB History

    The last night of 2011 MLB season was perhaps the most thrilling five hours in the history of professional sports. Consequently, some people may have thought the 2011 MLB Postseason would be a letdown. But not us. We here at Total Pro Sports predicted this year’s playoffs would be thrilling, and so far they have […]

  • 9 Most Badass Enforcers In NHL History

    9 Most Badass Enforcers In NHL History

    It appears that the old-fashioned NHL enforcer may be an endangered species. With what we now know about the long-term danger of concussions, plus the recent rash of tragic deaths of NHL tough guys, there’s just no room in hockey anymore for guys whose only skill is beating other guys to a pulp. Some hockey […]

  • 9 Best 3rd Jerseys In The NHL

    9 Best 3rd Jerseys In The NHL

    For NHL teams, third jerseys are huge cash cows. That’s because gullible hockey fans (like myself) will go out and buy the third jersey replicas the day they are released, even though they already own their teams’ “regular” jerseys. On top of that, historic franchises (like the Rangers or Maple Leafs) can change up these […]

  • 9 Ridiculously Awful Touchdown Celebrations

    9 Ridiculously Awful Touchdown Celebrations

    In recent years, the NFL has tried to come down hard on excessive touchdown celebrations. But really, aren’t these spectacles actually good for the league? Even if a guy is totally disrespecting his opponent, post-TD shenanigans generate publicity and keep people talking about football into the middle of the week. Want proof? How’s this: Did […]

  • 9 Sexy Hockey Fans

    9 Sexy Hockey Fans

    Chicks dig hockey. It’s a scientific fact that the NHL has more hot girls per capita than any other sport in North America (except college football). There just seems to be something about big athletic guys knocking each others’ teeth out that appeals to the female demographic. So if you’ve always been kind of interested […]

  • 15 Highest Pro Athlete Salaries of 2011

    15 Highest Pro Athlete Salaries of 2011

    The annual salaries commanded by pro athletes seem to be growing exponentially, don’t they? It just seems like every year, in every sport, somebody is breaking a record for most money paid to a grown man for playing a game. Some of us don’t really have a problem with this, and instead fantasize about what […]