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  • POV Multi-Angle Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump (Video)

    POV Multi-Angle Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump (Video)

    Exactly one year ago yesterday, the world witnessed Felix Baumgartner‘s incredible 128,100-foot fall from space. It was a historic event that saw the Austrian paratrooper become the first person to break the sound barrier, as over 8 million people watched the live stream on YouTube. Now Red Bull has released another incredible YouTube video of the […]

  • Wild Defenseman Keith Ballard Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    Wild Defenseman Keith Ballard Takes a Puck to the Face (GIF)

    Hockey is one dangerous sport. If you’re not falling face-first to the ice, you’re almost getting your face sliced off or taking a puck to the kisser. Last night in Buffalo, the Minnesota Wild’s Keith Ballard was just the latest NHLer to experience this last bit of pleasantness. It wasn’t a slap shot or anything, […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/14/2013 — Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/14/2013 — Hyun-Jin Ryu

    With the St. Louis Cardinals owning a 2-0 lead in the NLCS, the Dodgers needed a solid performance from starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game Three if they wanted to keep their hopes of playing in their first World Series since 1988 alive. Ryu would provide his team with exactly what they were looking for, […]

  • Tigers’ Torii Hunter Vanishes Behind Wall During Attempted Catch (GIF)

    Tigers’ Torii Hunter Vanishes Behind Wall During Attempted Catch (GIF)

    Next time you hear someone say the magic is gone from professional baseball, direct them to this GIF, which shows the Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter attempting to catch Red Sox David Ortiz‘s grand slam home run. As you can see, Hunter made a slight miscalculation as he approached the bullpen, and ended up doing a […]

  • Steelers Troy Polamalu Lights Up Jets’ Stephen Hill (GIFs)

    Steelers Troy Polamalu Lights Up Jets’ Stephen Hill (GIFs)

    At Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was at least one memorable hit by the Steelers’ star safety Troy Polamalu. Of course, by “memorable,” I actually mean “extremely painful.” The unlucky victim of the mid-air smash was the Jets’ Stephen Hill, who reportedly walked away from the collision in […]

  • Adrian Peterson Gives Emotional Pre-Game Speech To Teammates (Video)

    Adrian Peterson Gives Emotional Pre-Game Speech To Teammates (Video)

    As you doubtlessly know by now, the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson recently lost his two-year-old son in a tragic act of violence. On Sunday, he made the difficult decision to go ahead and play with his teammates against the Carolina Panthers, and he made a short but effective speech to his team before the game. […]

  • Tom Brady Left Hanging By Julian Edelman (GIF)

    Tom Brady Left Hanging By Julian Edelman (GIF)

    Today I’ve written about broken legs, torn Achilles tendons, and rugby stiff arms, but the most painful image of all is probably this one.  It features Tom Brady trying to get a measly high-five from teammate Julian Edelman and being left hanging. The animated GIF of the incident, seen below, is an emotional roller coaster, as […]

  • Check Out This Brutal Rugby Stiff Arm (GIF & Video)

    Check Out This Brutal Rugby Stiff Arm (GIF & Video)

    Ah, the stiff arm. It’s a classic move of American football, but it is often employed to a much more brutal effect in rugby (just like everything else in rugby). Here’s a great example of the form, taken from a recent game. The stiff arm comes courtesy of rugby player Sean O’Brien, who flattens an […]

  • Ravens Photographer Suffers Torn Achilles, Returns in Walking Boot (GIFs)

    Ravens Photographer Suffers Torn Achilles, Returns in Walking Boot (GIFs)

    Here’s another reminder that it isn’t just the athletes who risk injury out on the field.   The people in ancillary positions, like the team photographers, also put their tendons on the line each and every week of the NFL season. That was definitely the case with Phil Hoffmann, photographer for the Baltimore Ravens. Hoffmann […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 14th) — Joe Namath

    This Day In Sports History (October 14th) — Joe Namath

    It was on this day in 1985 that the New York Jets retired the #12 jersey formerly worn by quarterback Joe Namath.  Namath joined Don Maynard (#13) and Joe Klecko (#73) as the only other men to have their numbers officially retired by the Jets organization. Namath spent his first twelve seasons with the Jets […]