Tag Archives: playoffs

  • The 9 Worst Teams to Make the NFL Playoffs

    The 9 Worst Teams to Make the NFL Playoffs

    Underdog teams have always had an enchanting pull in the world of the NFL – those lowly franchises that have eked out season after season and yet somehow are given the chance to fulfill their destinies. If only each of these groups could be given their own Hollywood adaptation, all that heartache could’ve paid off. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 18th) — NFL Playoffs

    This Day In Sports History (December 18th) — NFL Playoffs

    It was on this day in 1932 that the first NFL Playoff game was played.  It took place between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans, and the Bears would go on to win by a score of 9-0. The NFL’s first playoff game wasn’t originally scheduled at the beginning of the season, but it […]

  • 9 Reasons MLB Should Shorten Its Season

    9 Reasons MLB Should Shorten Its Season

    Have you looked at the calendar recently? It’s October 28. Halloween is three days away. November is four. The NFL regular season is more than halfway over. And yet we’re only four games into a World Series that’s going to take at least six and quite possibly seven games to decide. This isn’t the natural […]

  • 22 Awesome Baseball Celebration GIFs

    22 Awesome Baseball Celebration GIFs

    Well, it’s that time of year again—the time when grown men in stretchy pajama pants gather together in a room with walls covered in plastic to waste tons of perfectly good alcohol. I am referring, of course, to the MLB postseason and the spraying of bubbly liquids in the locker room after a team has (a) […]

  • 9 Most Memorable One-Game Playoffs And Tie Breakers In MLB History

    9 Most Memorable One-Game Playoffs And Tie Breakers In MLB History

    “One-game playoff” or “tie-breaker?” The nomenclature here can get a little confusing, so let’s clear things up before we get into the best examples in baseball history. However, because either term is basically an instance of the regular season failing us (How DARE you, regular season?), the device can be a little convoluted. All one-game […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 Longest Active Playoff Streaks in Pro Sports

    20 Longest Active Playoff Streaks in Pro Sports

    Earlier this year, the Miami Heat fell just six games short of breaking the NBA’s record for longest winning streaks. Was that an impressive accomplishment? Absolutely it was. A team doesn’t win 27 games in a row without being extremely deep and talented. However, while you wouldn’t expect them to put together another historic winning […]

  • The 9 One-Game Playoffs in MLB History (Prior to 2012)

    The 9 One-Game Playoffs in MLB History (Prior to 2012)

    In the entire history of Major Leage Baseball, there have only been thirteen occasions in which two teams finished the regular season tied at the top of the standings. Of those thirteen ties, four were settled with a three-game series. The other nine? They were settled with a one-game, winner-take-all, loser-go-home playoff. To the young’ins […]

  • Watch LeBron James Flop On A Moving Screen By Tyson Chandler (Video)

    Watch LeBron James Flop On A Moving Screen By Tyson Chandler (Video)

    Much like playoff hockey, playoff basketball is also characterized by a tougher style of play than what we are accustomed to seeing during the regular season.  Just don’t tell that to LeBron James, who may have still been in regular-season-mode when he was leveled by a moving pick from the New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler […]