Tag Archives: retirement

  • 25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    Just about every year we see at least one or two superstar athletes call it a career. There will be some speculation, they will call a press conference, they will announce their retirement and thank the fans and their organization, and then people in the media will write some nice stories about them. This year, […]

  • UFC 167: Did GSP Retire After His Fight With Johny Hendricks?

    UFC 167: Did GSP Retire After His Fight With Johny Hendricks?

    Last, night UFC 167 came to an end with Georges St-Pierre narrowly defeating Johny Hendricks by split decision, retaining his UFC Welterweight championship in the process. And additionally, the rumors of St-Pierre’s approaching retirement reached critical mass. Immediately after the fight, St-Pierre said, “I need a vacation right now,” which would seem to back up […]

  • 9 Reasons Why Baseball Fans Do Not Like Bud Selig

    9 Reasons Why Baseball Fans Do Not Like Bud Selig

    Yesterday it was announced that Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball since 1992, will be retiring at the end of the 2014 season. This is big news. While Bud probably will not get the kind of year-long retirement celebration that Mariano Rivera got, a lot of good things happened in the […]

  • Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    When you retire after a long, successful career built upon the best single pitch the game of baseball has probably ever seen, you get a pretty nice sendoff. Such is the case with Mariano Rivera. Sunday was “Mariano Rivera Day” at Yankee Stadium, with a pre-game ceremony featuring tributes from legends and a performance of […]

  • The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    When most people retire after a long successful career, their employers and coworkers get them something kind of lame, like a plaque, or an engraved beer stein from Things Remembered. If you are a very famous and successful Major League Baseball player, however, there’s a little more fanfare. You don’t just get a little token […]

  • Donovan McNabb and 15 Others NFL Players Who Signed and Retired

    Donovan McNabb and 15 Others NFL Players Who Signed and Retired

    Some NFL players move around the league so much that you don’t really think of one specific team when you recall their careers. Take Terrell Owens, for example. The guy is number two on the list of career receiving yards, but do you think of him as a 49er, an Eagle, or a Cowboy? There […]

  • The 15 Most Awesome Retirement Gifts Given To Chipper Jones

    The 15 Most Awesome Retirement Gifts Given To Chipper Jones

    You know, it might be easy to overlook the career of retiring Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Throughout his entire 18-year, the man only led a significant statistical category three times—OPS in in 2006, and BA and OBP in 2007. However, when you look at his career numbers, they’re actually kind of mind-blowing: .303/.401/.529, with […]

  • 9 Old Ballplayers Who Should Just Hang ‘Em Up

    9 Old Ballplayers Who Should Just Hang ‘Em Up

    Every March, as baseball clubs truck their gear to Florida and Arizona for the start of spring training, a handful of old guys with bad knees are faced with a tough choice: keep going for one more year, or hang up the cleats for good? Sometimes these guys take a good honest look at their […]