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  • Wrestler Watercolor Paintings by Patrick Krzyzanowski

    Wrestler Watercolor Paintings by Patrick Krzyzanowski

    Are you a fan of the fine arts who also enjoys a bit of WWE on the side?  If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Patrick Krzyzanowski has created a series of watercolor paintings depicting some of the WWE’s most popular stars, past and present, engaging in acts that are even wilder than what you’d […]

  • The 13 Best Feel-Good Sports Stories of 2013

    The 13 Best Feel-Good Sports Stories of 2013

    There were a lot of really depressing stories from the world of sports this year. Famous athletes were exposed as cheaters, racists, and even murderers. And at times, it seemed like we couldn’t go more than a couple of days without doing a story about something tragic or disheartening However, for nearly every negative story, […]

  • Which Songs Motivate Matthew Stafford?

    Which Songs Motivate Matthew Stafford?

    In his fifth NFL season, and just his third full season as a starter, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is on pace to surpass the 4,500 yard mark for a third consecutive year.  Through 14 games, he has thrown for 4,211 yards (3rd in the NFL) and 28 touchdowns (tied for 4th in the NFL). Which factors […]

  • NBA Referee Gets Taken Out by a Flagrant Flop (Video)

    NBA Referee Gets Taken Out by a Flagrant Flop (Video)

    Let me just start by saying they have some classy fans in Oklahoma City. Last night, one of the referees for the game between the Thunder and Bulls got taken out and hit the floor pretty hard. However, instead of cheering—which you would expect in places like Chicago or Philadelphia—the Thunder fans reacted in horror, […]

  • Watch Tiago Splitter Throw Up an Air Ball from Three Feet Away (GIF)

    Watch Tiago Splitter Throw Up an Air Ball from Three Feet Away (GIF)

    Last night, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich kept his three best players out of the lineup against the Golden State Warriors in a nationally televised game that could be a preview of a future playoff matchup. Why? Well, he was probably just trying to piss off David Stern, who fined him $250,000 last year […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 20th) — Hideo Nomo

    This Day In Sports History (December 20th) — Hideo Nomo

    It was on this day in 2001 that starting pitcher Hideo Nomo signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The signing meant a return to the organization where Nomo’s Major League career began nearly seven years earlier. Hideo Nomo’s Major League career got off to a great start, as he had a very solid […]

  • Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    Stat Line of the Night – 12/19/2013 – Claude Giroux

    After getting out to a slow start this season, it appears as though Claude Giroux has finally found his form. The Philadelphia Flyers’ star forward was riding a four-game point streak heading into last night’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he extended that streak to five games by recording two goals and two […]

  • Wizards coach Randy Wittman Takes Ball to the Face (Photo)

    Wizards coach Randy Wittman Takes Ball to the Face (Photo)

    As a head coach of an NBA basketball team, you’re always expected to be focused on the game.  But sometimes all of that focus may cause you to take your eyes off the ball and place them on another area of the court that requires your attention.  That must have been the case last night […]

  • Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Shoes Sell For Record Price

    Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Shoes Sell For Record Price

    On June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan put up 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block while battling a serious stomach virus to help the Chicago Bulls defeat the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.  Following that epic game, which has become known as “the Flu Game,” Jordan gave […]

  • Ricky Rubio Nutmegs Nicolas Batum (Video + GIF)

    Ricky Rubio Nutmegs Nicolas Batum (Video + GIF)

    When Ricky Rubio is on the floor, you literally have to expect the ball to go anywhere at any time. The guy’s vision and his passing ability are that good. Unfortunately for Portland’s Nicolas Batum, last night he was not expecting this. The red hot Blazers, winners of five straight, were in Minnesota to take […]

  • NFL Players Share Their Favorite Celebration Dancers

    NFL Players Share Their Favorite Celebration Dancers

    It seems like every week we see several NFL players performing several different touchdown celebrations.  Some are obviously better than others, but which is the best? Pepsi was wondering the same thing, so they went to the source and asked the players themselves who they think has the best touchdown celebration in the league.  You […]

  • The 35 Best Sports GIFs of 2013

    The 35 Best Sports GIFs of 2013

    I hope you’re not already sick of end-of-year lists yet, because today we’ve got a good one for you: the best animated GIFs from the world of sports in 2013. Now, don’t go confusing this with a “top plays” list. A great play can make a great GIF, but not necessarily. Funny, unlikely, terrible, weird, embarrassing, or […]