Sports Lists

  • 9 Worst College Nicknames

    9 Worst College Nicknames

    A brief word on this piece: I had only a tenuous grasp on the difference between a mascot and a nickname for a college before starting this article. I feel as though I’m behind the curve on this one, but in case I’m not, I’ll explain. A mascot is the thing that dances on the […]

  • 9 Celebs That Were Actually Decent Athletes

    9 Celebs That Were Actually Decent Athletes

    Maybe you can pick up acting later in life, but it’s unlikely you’ll be picking up a new sport late in your career. That why this list is about celebrities that used to be athletes, rather than athletes that used to be celebrities. While none of these guys experienced tremendous success on the field (by […]

  • 15 Female Athletes Who Were Born to Wear Spandex

    15 Female Athletes Who Were Born to Wear Spandex

    Of all the professions I would like to see wearing spandex, it’s no surprise that “athlete” tops the list. One must be pretty taught to wear the which is basically an extra layer of skin. However, athletic bodies aren’t always the hottest, despite almost always being the fittest. Fortunately, athletic uniforms tend to run tight […]

  • 9 Things Blake Griffin Should Jump Over At Next Year’s Dunk Contest

    9 Things Blake Griffin Should Jump Over At Next Year’s Dunk Contest

    Jumping over a car ain’t so great. Don’t misunderstand though: Blake Griffin is great. In what’s essentially his rookie year, he has been the poster boy for excitement in a league that offers a lot of excitement to begin with. So what’s so exciting about hurdling a compact(ish) car? A Kia, nonetheless? Nothing. There’s nothing […]

  • 9 Insane Dunks You Have to See to Believe (Videos)

    9 Insane Dunks You Have to See to Believe (Videos)

    As you know, yesterday was the NBA All-Star Game, and like all All-Star games, no one really gives a sh*t. After all, it’s meaningless. But the NBA’s All-Star weekend has one redeeming quality: the Slam Dunk Contest. And while even the dunk contest can be boring, Blake Griffin managed to breath some life into this […]

  • 9 Greatest College Sports Pranks of All Time

    9 Greatest College Sports Pranks of All Time

    On Thursday, Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested by the Lee County, AL Sheriffs Department because of his involvement in a “college prank.” The prank in question involved using a powerful herbicide to poison the 130-year-old Toomer’s Oaks at Auburn University. Needlessly killing the historic trees is bad enough, but what makes the crime even […]

  • 9 Professional Sports Teams That Should Pack Up and Move

    9 Professional Sports Teams That Should Pack Up and Move

    There’s nothing worse than seeing a historic sports franchise pack up and move to another city. For fans, the experience is similar to watching a loved one pass away, or in some cases, going through a bitter divorce. But the fact of the matter is that money talks and B.S. walks. Besides, not all franchises […]

  • 15 Female Athletes Who Belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

    15 Female Athletes Who Belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

    Sports Illustrated released its 2011 Swimsuit Issue, and like always, the women were ridiculously hot. And while I’m certainly not complaining about the models they used, I can help but think a magazine that’s all about sports could have better utilized some female athletes. From time to time, women like Danica Patrick and Anna Kournikova […]

  • 10 Athletes Whose Lives Were Cut Too Short

    10 Athletes Whose Lives Were Cut Too Short

    Few things are more tragic than not being able to see someone deliver on the promise of their passion or their career. On no stage is that more evident than in that of professional sports, in which careers are tracked from an early age and the hopes of fans, friends and family alike hinge on […]

  • 9 Athletes Who Need Their Own Reality Show

    9 Athletes Who Need Their Own Reality Show

    Athletes are not, by and large, interesting people. It’s not their fault – most people aren’t interesting. However, some athletes warrant a closer look for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they’re awful (see directly below), crazy, wildly entertaining, or just too good to be true. I wouldn’t wish a reality television show upon my worst […]

  • 9 Ways to Spend Your Sundays Now That Football Is Over

    9 Ways to Spend Your Sundays Now That Football Is Over

    I would say that adjusting to time changes are about as tough as adjusting to the end of football season. In both instances, you see people milling about aimlessly, unsure of what is happening, let alone what they should do about it. The loss of football affects us all differently, but together, we can get […]

  • The 9 Most Humiliating Losing Streaks in Sports

    The 9 Most Humiliating Losing Streaks in Sports

    Cleveland may not be the most tortured sports city, but they sure do get a lot of press for it: Major League, the Browns, and of course, the Cavs sans-LeBron. Last night’s loss marked the Cavs’ 26th straight loss, tying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for most consecutive losses by a professional team in North America. […]

  • 15 Female Athletes That Could Snap You Like A Twig

    15 Female Athletes That Could Snap You Like A Twig

    We spend a lot of time at TPS talking about the hottest women in sports, but of course there is a totally different facet to female athletes that merits discussion – many of them could beat the crap out of you. Granted men have a genetic advantage when it comes to strength, but that advantage […]

  • 9 Worst National Anthem Gaffes (Videos)

    9 Worst National Anthem Gaffes (Videos)

    I would like to take a moment to defend the people on this list. The national anthem is damn near impossible to sing. Christina’s goof at the Super Bowl was a screw-up, but she fixed it and got over it, and I actually think she did a pretty decent job. But that’s no fun for […]

  • The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) Super Bowl XLV Commercials

    The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) Super Bowl XLV Commercials

    Everybody loves the Super Bowl. Actually, a few people don’t, but they’re all terrorists and communists. After all, what’s not to like? It’s a great excuse to party with friends, get drunk, and eat junk food. And even if you could care less about the game itself, the commercials are usually pretty entertaining. Sure, they’re […]