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  • This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    It was on this day in 1980 that Larry Holmes defeated Muhammad Ali to retain the WBC Heavyweight title and earn The Ring Magazine’s Heavyweight championship. Holmes entered the fight with a 35-0 record, and he had already successfully defended the WBC Heavyweight championship on seven occasions.  It was his fourth fight of the year, and while […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/1/2013 — Russell Martin

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/1/2013 — Russell Martin

    For a long time the Pittsburgh Pirates have been the laughing stock of Major League Baseball, but on Tuesday they had the opportunity to put that shameful past behind them and record their first playoff victory since 1992.  They would capitalize on their opportunity thanks in large part to the bat of their Canadian catcher, […]

  • 15 Players to Watch During the 2013 MLB Postseason

    15 Players to Watch During the 2013 MLB Postseason

    The 2013 Major League Baseball Postseason gets underway tonight with the first of the two Wild Card games. How is it all going to play out? That’s a tough question to answer any year, but this year it’s pretty much impossible. The Red Sox look great, but pretty much every team could take the whole […]

  • Marching Band Fail: One Tuba Player Trips, Causing Epic Tuba Pileup (Video)

    Marching Band Fail: One Tuba Player Trips, Causing Epic Tuba Pileup (Video)

    If you ask me, we are living in the golden age of marching bands. It’s not so much that they play their instruments better than marching bands of days past, though. It’s that they play their instruments while also performing really complicated dances and formations. It’s pretty incredible, really. Of course, there is a dark […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 1st) – Ichiro Suzuki

    This Day In Sports History (October 1st) – Ichiro Suzuki

    It was on this day in 2004 that Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki recorded his 258th base hit of the season.  Ichiro broke the 84-year-old record, which was previously held by first baseman George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns. Ichiro tied the record in the first inning, singling off of Texas Rangers starter Ryan […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 9/30/2013 — Drew Brees

    Stat Line of the Night — 9/30/2013 — Drew Brees

    Both Darren Sproles (7 rec, 114 yds, 1 td) and Jimmy Graham (4 rec, 100 yds, 2 tds) were considered for this “Stat Line of the Night,” but in the end it only seemed fitting to award it to the man who was throwing them the ball all night. That man was New Orleans Saints […]

  • J.J. Watt Has Bloody Sunday vs. Seahawks (Photos)

    J.J. Watt Has Bloody Sunday vs. Seahawks (Photos)

    The Houston Texans suffered a painful loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.  And perhaps no Texans player was feeling the pain more than All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt. You see, while Watt and the rest of the Texans defense was able to limit the Seahawks’ offense to just one touchdown throughout […]

  • 9 Worst College Football Coaching Hires of the BCS Era

    9 Worst College Football Coaching Hires of the BCS Era

    On Sunday, USC athletic director Pat Haden announced that USC had fired coach Lane Kiffin after an embarrassing 62-41 loss to Arizona State. If this were any other coach at any other school the timing would have been a little surprising, given that there is so much season left to right the ship. However, this […]

  • 10 Reasons We Love Miami

    10 Reasons We Love Miami

    The people over at Green-Label recently put together a list of the “10 Reasons We Love Miami.”  To no one’s surprise, both the Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Heat made the list, while the Florida Panthers and the Miami Marlins did not. So where did LeBron James‘ Heat and Al Golden‘s Hurricanes land on the […]