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  • This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    It was on this day in 1965 that the New York Yankees held “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium.  The day was meant to honor one of the team’s greatest players ever, Mickey Mantle. Mantle was in the midst of his 15th season with the Bronx Bombers, and he had already earned seven World Series […]

  • Tyson Gay Tests Positive: You Think Sprinting Has a Doping Problem? (Image)

    Tyson Gay Tests Positive: You Think Sprinting Has a Doping Problem? (Image)

    Over the weekend it was reported that US sprinter Tyson Gay had pulled himself from next month’s world championships in Moscow after testing positive for a banned substance. At some point late last week, Gay was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that his May 16 out-of-competition test had come back positive.  He will have […]

  • 25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    25 Insane Tour de France Fans

    Chances are, if you live in North America, you probably haven’t paid all that much attention to the Tour de France since Lance Armstrong retired. However, you should. Even if everyone who’s ever won the race is a cheater, this is still one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports. And, much like the […]

  • Here’s Manti Te’o’s Interview with Katie Couric (Videos)

    Here’s Manti Te’o’s Interview with Katie Couric (Videos)

    So yesterday was Manti Te’o‘s big interview with Katie Couric (Hey, Oprah, what happened?). It was the first time he or his family had appeared on TV since Deadspin broke the news about his fake dead girlfriend, and overall I think he comes off as pretty believable. How so? Well, in one five minute segment, we […]

  • Four ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Characters And The Athletes They Remind Us Of

    Four ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Characters And The Athletes They Remind Us Of

    When you really think about it, professional sports athletes tend to have quite a bit in common with the characters from the Grand Theft Auto video game series.  For starters, they are each afforded the opportunity to make a name for themselves on the big stage, and while some of those athletes/characters aren’t even around […]

  • 9 Disgraced Sports Heroes

    9 Disgraced Sports Heroes

    We love turning sports stars into heroes. Is it fair or rational to do so? Maybe, maybe not. On the one hand, pro athletes are just people like you or me, the only difference being that they were born with innate abilities the rest of us don’t have. Why do we expect them to serve […]

  • 9 Tragic Tour de France Deaths

    9 Tragic Tour de France Deaths

    Cycling is not a particularly popular pro sport here in North America. Outside the Tour de France, the sport isn’t followed very closely by the media or fans, and even then the only names we know are the guys who win or get caught doping. Hell, not even Lance Armstrong and his 7 consecutive Tour […]

  • 15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    15 Biggest Doping Scandals In Cycling History

    With this being the heart of the cycling season—we’re in between the Giro d’Italia and the Tour France—and with everyone’s favorite one-testicled bracelet salesman (Lance Armstrong) making headlines in sports pages again, I thought this would be the perfect time to do a list of cycling’s biggest doping scandals. But here’s the thing. It turns […]

  • 9 Funniest Sports Movies

    9 Funniest Sports Movies

    The way I figure it, a good sports flick has got to do one of two things. It’s either got to make you frantically rub away some tears (the way macho guys like me do at the end of movies like Rudy or Miracle), or make you practically bust a gut from laughing so hard. […]

  • Joe Sakic Hits A $1 Million Hole-In-One (Video)

    Joe Sakic Hits A $1 Million Hole-In-One (Video)

    During his NHL career, Joe Sakic was known for his ability to fire a blistering wrist shot into the smallest of holes.  That was how he scored a majority of his 625 career goals. Well apparently Sakic also has the ability to fire golf balls into the smallest of holes with his 8-iron.  He did […]