Sports Lists

  • 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

    UPDATE: Obscure sports like underwater sword fighting and upside-down kickboxing continue to be very low earners for their participants (they do it for love of the sport), but there are a few lower-tier sports that earn big bank for a lucky select few. So a couple of bonus entries on this list are called for, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 Potential Jobs for Locked Out NBA Stars

    8 Potential Jobs for Locked Out NBA Stars

    With the NBA players and owners seemingly as far apart as ever from reaching a contract agreement and ending the lockout, many players and even some coaches are scrambling to find new jobs that utilize their on-court skills in useful, productive ways off the court. Let’s take a look at which jobs some of the […]

  • 9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    The 2011 MLB playoffs kick off tonight, with the Texas Rangers hosting the Tampa Bay Rays followed by the New York Yankees hosting the Detroit Tigers. This year, however, the biggest question going into October isn’t so much, “who will win the World Series,” but instead, “is there any way the playoffs can be half […]

  • 11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    Originally, I thought I’d bring you a list of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history for today. But as the group stage of the 2011 tournament draws to a close, the fact that the opening round matches have yielded precisely zero upsets thus far really took the wind out of those sails. Maybe […]

  • 15 Hottest College Football Cheerleading Squads of 2011

    15 Hottest College Football Cheerleading Squads of 2011

    Well, we’re almost halfway through the college football season once again. Pretty soon we’ll all be debating the merits and faults of the BCS with friends and coworkers like we do every year. But before we get to the arguing, I think we should all take a moment to appreciate the one element of college […]