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  • This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open.  At 19 years and 28 days, Sampras became the youngest man ever to win the tournament. Sampras defeated two tennis greats in the quarterfinals and semi-finals to reach the finals.  In the quarters, he beat out third-ranked Ivan Lendl in five […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 9/8/2013 — Anquan Boldin

    Stat Line of the Night — 9/8/2013 — Anquan Boldin

    During the offseason, the San Francisco 49ers traded a sixth-round draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Anquan Boldin.  One week into the 2013 NFL regular season, it appears as though the Niners are the runaway winners of that trade. In his first game as a member of the 49ers, Boldin hauled in […]

  • Watch Johnny Manziel “Sign” a Touchdown Pass (GIF)

    Watch Johnny Manziel “Sign” a Touchdown Pass (GIF)

    Here’s a funny reaction to Johnny Manziel‘s autographs-for-cash controversy: an animated GIF showing the Texas A&M quarterback signing a football in the clutch before launching a touchdown pass. The effect is pretty convincing (if you send it to your mom you might be able to convince her it’s real). It’s also fun to imagine future […]

  • The 9 Worst NFL Musical Intros Of All Time

    The 9 Worst NFL Musical Intros Of All Time

    Picking the worst NFL theme song is sort of like picking the worst war crimes in history – it’s terrible that there are so many to choose from, but having a multitude of options does make for light work. Unfortunately, the terribleness comes from many different VERSIONS of the same songs, so don’t be surprised […]

  • 11-Year-Old Football Player Hurdles Defender, Scores Touchdown (Video)

    11-Year-Old Football Player Hurdles Defender, Scores Touchdown (Video)

      Straight from our Kids-Who-Are-Better-Athletes-Than-You file, here’s a video of an 11-year-old football player in Tennessee who hurdled over a defender before running the ball straight into the end zone. The name of the sixth grade running back isn’t known, but he plays for the Obion County Schools in Tennessee. And if this clip is […]

  • SportsCenter Anchors Get an NFL-Style Introduction (Video)

    SportsCenter Anchors Get an NFL-Style Introduction (Video)

    Well, it’s back. After seven long, painful months of nothing but hockey, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, and auto racing highlights, the NFL has finally returned. On Monday your life felt so empty and devoid of meaning. Now it is full of joy and purpose, because now we are running NFL posts again—and not just posts […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

    This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

     It was on this day in 1995 that Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, setting a new Major League record.  Ripken eclipsed the mark that was previously held by Lou Gehrig. After the Angels’ half of the fifth inning, the game was considered official and Cal had broken the record.  He did […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 9/5/2013 — Peyton Manning

    Stat Line of the Night — 9/5/2013 — Peyton Manning

    Entering the 2013 NFL season, Peyton Manning said he wanted to run an up-tempo offense in an attempt to maximize the number of plays he runs per game.  Many assumed that it would lead to an increase in offensive production from the Broncos quarterback, but I doubt anyone expected what they saw from the 37-year-old […]

  • Riley Cooper and Cary Williams Involved in Scuffle During Eagles Practice (Video)

    Riley Cooper and Cary Williams Involved in Scuffle During Eagles Practice (Video)

    Scuffles during NFL practices are commonplace, but the one that unfolded during the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice earlier today is more significant than your average practice scuffle.  That’s because it involved Eagles wideout Riley Cooper, who was videotaped making racial slurs at a Kenny Chesney concert this summer, and defensive back Cary Williams, who was one […]