• Power Ranking The Baseball’s Most Impressive Facial Hair From Photo Day

    GETTY IMAGE   Though it lacks the pageantry of Opening Day and the thrill of watching Spring Training games after a winter of being starved for baseball (go with me here), Photo Day is a fun ritual, wherein teams hire a photographer to snap pictures of their players right after they report to camp. Those pictures are then sifted through by people like me in an effort to find the strangest and goofiest images, but while some of those are amazing this year, they don’t compare to the bold and splendid facial hair trends that are about to hit the field.

  • Bringing Creativity Back To Skating [Video]

    Skateboard ramps are cool and they can serve a variety of functions: bike ramp, rollerskate ramp, um….freerunning ramp? Huh, maybe ramps aren’t so multi-faceted. But what if they could double as boats and trains? “Impossible,” you say? Well then you haven’t met the Zenga Bros. The Vancouver-based filmmakers recently teamed with Booooooom and Flexfit to create “Skate Heads.” The video aims to bring back creativity and excitement to a sport that has become stale. No lie, as soon as I watched the video I wanted to head out to the skatepark but then I remembered that my “skating” days were spent button-mashing to Street Sk8er on Playstation. Oh well, it’s snowing out anyway.

  • Shaqs Funniest Moments in GIF Form For his Birthday Week

    This week is Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal’s 42nd birthday and as one of the best and most beloved athletes of all time, we thought we’d bring to you his absolute funniest moments from his career. Shaq had always been known to have fun on and off the court, missing three-point attempts at All-Star games, missing free throws during regular season games and even bringing down the rim. Coaches would actually foul Shaq on purpose because he was so bad at free throws, it would more than likely be a rebounded attempt for the ball, they’d call it the “Hack-a-Shaq” and once Greg Popovitch even tried it 5 seconds after tip off. A Hack-A-Shaq 5 Seconds After Tip Off

  • NFL Team Logos Get The Minimalist Treatment

    Nothing goes better with the sleek simplicity of Ikea furniture than the bold colors and simple geometric shapes of minimalist art. But if you also want to show your support of your favorite NFL team, your bound to lose your simplistic aesthetic. Let’s face it, NFL logos may look great on t-shirts and hats, but they are not fine art suitable for framing. San Francisco’s Art of Sport decided to change that. This collection, entitled “Touchdown,” features minimalist representations of all 32 teams using their iconic colors and clever representations of their names. Check out the collection then order prints of your favorites from Art of Sport.

  • Michael Jordan’s 23 Greatest GIFS Because He Joined Forbes Billionaires List For The First Time

    A record 290 newcomers joined the Forbes billionaires list in the last year as world markets defied international turmoil. While wars, diseases and currency crises made headlines, tycoons from every continent but Antarctica managed to mint new 10-figure fortunes. The most famous rookie on the billionaires list? Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and indisputably the best-paid athlete of all time. Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan brand grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million. But his most valuable asset is his stake in the Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500 million. When ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a stunning $2 billion, values of all NBA teams skyrocketed, creating three new billionaires. Jordan’s old boss Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls, joined the list with a fortune of $1.3 billion, and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander boosted his net worth to $1.6 billion. Give the GIFS a quick moment to load, it’s worth the wait.

  • Even Pros Can’t Do Anything With Walmart Skateboards [Video]

    Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to get into skating but your parents didn’t want to blow a bunch of money on something you’d probably lose interest in so they bought you a cheap Walmart skateboard? You spent hours on that thing but the wheels hardly moved and you couldn’t do a damn thing. So you got into rollerblades instead. Oh, that didn’t happen to you? Yeah…me neither. But if that did happen to you, it’s not your fault. It turns out even the pros can’t use Walmart’s skateboards, as Chris Joslin learns in this video.

  • The 13 Filthiest Pitchers In MLB Are Better In GIF Form

    The first set of pitchers and catchers are set to report to Spring Training on Wednesday. And while the initial glimpses of players softly tossing balls back and forth are always a welcome respite from, well, none of that, we’re still a fair distance away from actual game action. To help welcome baseball’s hurlers back into our lives and celebrate this significant step on the long road to Opening Day, let’s take a look at a few of the pitches we’re most excited to soon see once again. Fastball: Aroldis Chapman The only apt description I have for Chapman’s heat is this: There are jalapenos, there are ghost peppers and then there are the Guatemalan insanity peppers that sent Homer on a spiritual journey. Chapman’s fastball is that one. And just for comparison, Mark Buehrle’s fastball comes in around 20 mph slower than his. Curveball: Corey Kluber The movement Kluber gets from his curve almost defies categorization. As Jeff Sullivan noted, only three pitchers have the kind of speed, drop and movement that Kluber gets with his curve. As for how it happens, we have no idea, we’re just glad it does. Changeup: Felix Hernandez Hernandez’s changeup drops under hitters’ bats like more »

  • Michael Jordan Vs Martin And Charlie Sheen…For Some Reason [Video]

    By 1987, just two years into his NBA career, Michael Jordan had solidified himself as a basketball icon and everyone in the country, basketball fan or not, was becoming aware of the rising star. It only makes sense then that he would take on America’s other favorite basketball stars, Martin and Charlie Sheen. Oh wait, that’s right, the father and son duo are actors, not basketball stars. So is this just some sort of advertisement for Wall Street? And why is Eight Is Enough star Dick Van Patten calling the game? Damn, the 80s were weird.

  • Visualizing A Starting Lineup of Salary at the NBA All Star Game

    NBA contracts haven’t gotten as out of control as MLB contracts, but on a very special sunday, once a year, the best players in the NBA come together to play in the illustrious All-Star Game. When that time comes the biggest paychecks come with them, Kobe, Melo, LeBron and Chris Paul rank among the highest paid NBA players on the list, but exactly how much money would be on the court at tip off  if the starting lineups were determined by salary? Column Five created a brilliant piece of visual data highlighting exactly how much money would be on the court at one time, based on the NBA’s highest paid players.

  • The Ski Jump World Record Was Smashed Today! We Turned It Into A GIF.

    A 22-year-old Slovenian ski jumper named Peter Prevc flew the length of nearly three football fields and became the first person to reach 250 meters in ski jumping, smashing the previous world record of 246.5 meters, held by Johan Remen Evensen. This is a huge deal in the winter sports world and Peter was carried off the mountain on the shoulders of his supporters. Watch the full video: Congrats Peter: New world record for @peterprevc after a FANTASTIC jump! Well done and thank you! #Vikersund2015… http://t.co/3mzX8mz117 — Vikersund (@Vikersund) February 14, 2015

  • Who Is The Most Beloved Seton Hall Pirates Player of the 2000’s Era?

    Our story “36 GIFS That Perfectly Describe Being a Seton Hall Basketball Fan in 2015” has gone viral amongst the Pirates community so we want to keep the good times rolling and try to figure out who the the greatest “fan favorite” player in recent Pirates history. We’ve scoured the roster from 2000 to present and pulled together this showdown of 55 names. Keep in mind, this isn’t a talent competition, if it was the belt would go to someone like Andre Barrett, Eddie Griffin or Gibbs.  This is about the game being on the line and one player is waving his hands for you to get up and cheer, and the crowd goes wild.  Who is that guy the crowd goes wild for? The Top 30! How it works: This list is based off of total number of wins in a completely random head-to-head showdown vs another player.

  • The Most Searched NBA All Stars in Each State According to Google

    With the NBA All Star game almost upon us New York City is all but in a frenzy with pre-game events taking place from Bushwick through Manhattan to Harlem. Celebrities, NBA Players and Legends have all flocked to the big city for the festivities, but in a sea of big names who reigns supreme in popularity. We linked up with Google Trends to find out which NBA All Star is the most popular player on Google Trends. LeBron James is without a doubt the most popular player in the NBA if not the world right now, followed by Kobe and Kevin Durant, who while both being plagued by injuries recently have remained close to James in Trends. Most Searched NBA All-Star Players LeBron James Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant Stephen Curry Dwyane Wade Most Searched By Conference Eastern Conference LeBron James Dwyane Wade Carmelo Anthony Kyrie Irving John Wall Western Conference Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant Stephen Curry Russell Westbrook Chris Paul

  • GoPro Takes you Pole Vaulting With Allison Stokke [Video]

    Allison Stokke has been the face of pole vaulting as far as the Internet is concerned since photos of her at a meet went viral years ago. Now she has teamed with GoPro to give us a look at the sport from a point-of-view most of us have never experienced. Numerous cameras, including one on the pole, show us that there’s more to the sport than beautiful girls warming up in skintight outfits.

  • 36 GIFS That Perfectly Describe Being a Seton Hall Basketball Fan in 2015

    You may or may not know that RSVLTS was founded by two Seton Hall Pirates. John and I are huge fans of the Pirates, but we also know from a decade long roller coaster of emotion, that being a SHU fan is tough. Our recent history has been plagued by 10-game winning streaks, followed by crushing back-to-back-to-back losses, and 2015 is no different. A once promising season has fallen to such lows the Randolph High School Rams’ JV team would be a worrisome match.  It ain’t easy when you bleed Pirate blue, so here’s a run down of the 2014-15 season in the best way we could describe it, GIFs. If anything on this list relates to you share it with your Facebook and Twitter friends: Tweet

  • 15 GIFS That Perfectly Describe Your MLB Withdrawal

    2014 was a memorable year for the MLB, the posterchild for the league retired, stars like Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen evolved into superstardom and the equiliibrium between pitching and hitting began to level out. With bats like Jose Bautista and Prince Fielder and arms like Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner keeping butts in the seats all is well in the baseball world. The only thing we can find wrong right with the MLB at this point is that opening day is still 2 months away and we’re feigning hard right now. Here’s what we miss about baseball season that regular life just can’t fulfill. Watching the Cardinals 3-1-3 putout. The clumsiest successful play in recorded history — Watching Miguel Cabrera Homer for his 2,000th Hit — Watching Clayton Kershaw Pitch — Watching Andrew McCutchen Catch — Seeing Prince Fielder Call For a Infield Fly Ball — Oggling at Mike Trout Robbing Home Runs — Watching Johnny Cueto Spit hot Fire — Seeing Giancarlo Stanton give an interview — Watching Jayson Werth push George Washington in the Face — Watching Jose Bautista’s “I Really have to Pee” Swing — Getting caught looking at Felix Hernandez’s Curveball — Watching Carlos Gomez try and break a bat more »

  • Can You Guess The Worst Contracts in MLB History? Probably.

    You have to love baseball. Not because of it’s rich history and limitless concoctions of stats and metrics, but because of it’s salary cap rulings, or lack there of. Since the glory days of the ’90s, big contracts have diluted the game, turning our beloved game into a wormhole of greed and selfishness, but still, ya gotta love it. The abscene amount of money these past-their-prime superstars get are comical, and yet clubs still continue to make them. Gratland’s Jonah Keri put together a list of Baseball’s Worst Contracts and while you can no doubt guess number 1, the rest might surprise you, or at least entertain you. Here are the top 5 from the list.

  • Rare Shoeless Joe Jackson Autograph Discovered

    An autographed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson is expected to fetach over $100,000 at auction. Jackson, one of the White Sox players banned from baseball following the 1919 World Series fixing scandal, was illiterate and his wife often signed his signature, so when authentic signatures from Jackson actually appear, they command a hefty premium. The photo, which proves that Shoeless Joe did in fact own AND wear shoes, was discovered in a scrapbook once owned by Frank W. Smith, a photographer with The Plain Dealer newspaper. Smith photographed Jackson in 1911, when Jackson became the only rookie to bat over .400. The scrapbook, featuring other photos of Major Leaguers from Smith, was sold ten years ago for $15,000 to the current owner, who is hoping the Jackson photo alone will bring in six figures. Sounds like a pretty good return to us.

  • 20 photos of San Francisco’s Legendary Candlestick Park Being Dismantled

    April 12, 1960 was the first game played at the iconic Candlestick Park, the the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. But now, demolition crews have began to dismantle the legendary sports area and longtime home of the San Francisco 49ers and Giants. The crews are taking a different approach to the demo, taking apart each seat and structures piece by piece, a much more daunting task then controlled explosions, but much safer and carful. “We’ve gravitated away from wrecking balls,” site manager Jermaine Smith said to SFGate. “You see those in movies. This is precise demolition. You don’t do that with wrecking balls.” Thousands of seats are piled up in sections of the stadium, no doubt being saved and sold, giant dug out holes and deserted grandstands are all that’s left of the stadium right on the bay.

  • Chipper Jones Thinks The Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Was An FBI Hoax

    Say it ain’t so Chipper! Face palm. It’s hard to believe that Chipper Jones, yes the Chipper Jones who had a MLB retirement tour just three years ago, could actually believe the outrageous conspiracy theory sites that claim the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT was actually faked by the FBI in order to drum up support for gun control. We’re not even going to give these theorists the light of day by linking to them because it is so insane. It all started when Chipper Jones posted the following controversial Tweet from his account @RealCJ10, which he has since removed. There really is no explanation why he has gone off the deep-end but up until today we really liked Chipper Jones, let’s hope his account got hacked and this is all a big misunderstanding. The story is developing but it’s safe to say that Twitter has erupted: Being someone who knows a mother & father who lost their daughter in the Sandy Hook shootings all I can say is FUCK YOU Chipper Jones. — Chris (@85Cid15) February 7, 2015 Chipper Jones is now pretty sure that the Civil War was a hoax. Brian Williams, on the other hand, totally lost a more »

  • Taiwanese Animators Tackle The Super Bowl…and Nail It [Video]

    Did you somehow miss out on the Super Bowl? Maybe you were overcome with gluttony, forcing wings down your gullet while everyone else was crowded around the TV, screaming at the idiocy of the refs or the idiocy of the Seahawks. Well none of that matters now, because this crude CGI cartoon from Taiwanese Animators has everything you need to know about the game, from training with Conan O’Brien to Katy Perry’s halftime show to a measles-infected trip to Disneyland.

  • T206 Honus Wagner: ESPN’s “30 for 30″ Explores The Curious Case Of Baseball’s “Holy Grail”

    The T206 “Gretzky” Honus Wagner is the most famous baseball card in the world. And, as the art world readily illustrates, it may be that no matter what was done or not done to “The Card,” its value really does lie in the eye of the beholder. See also: The 20 Most Expensive Sports Cards of All-Time 20. Wayne Gretzky’s PSA 10 O-Pee-Chee – $94,163 — 19. Babe Ruth, 1933 Goudey – $105,000 — 18. 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson PSA 10 – $115,242 See the full top 20…

  • Jeter Was on the Cover of SI 3 Times By the Time He Was Hannah Davis’ Age

    Somewhere in his giant Tampa estate, Derek Jeter is scratching his head wondering what the big deal is about his girlfriend Hannah Davis gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Davis, who started dating the newly retired Yankee great a couple years ago, was chosen as the cover girl of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, a highly coveted honor in the modeling world. You see, the reason why Jeter probably can’t understand all the hoop-la about Hanna getting the cover is that by the time Jeter was her age he’d already been on the cover THREE times, once a year since his rookie season in 1996. The more mind boggling stat is that in Jeter’s 18 year career with the Yankees, he’s been on the cover of SI 14 times. If Hannah could pull a very likely two-peat next year, then we’d give some thought to putting her at Jeter’s level.

  • Bad First Pitch Baseball Cards are Better in GIF Form [6 GIFS]

    Plus, @toppscards will commemorate @50cent's memorable 1st pitch with this special #FirstPitch card! #Mets pic.twitter.com/5gvuQuXGVN — #DavidWright (@Mets) February 4, 2015 As you now know, 50 Cent can revel in his brutal 1st pitch moment from now until the end of the internet – or time, whichever comes first, after TOPPS recently revealed a photo of that comically dreadful moment in the form of a “First Pitch” series baseball card. Although the dust has settled on 50’s moment in the internet limelight, Topps recent reboot of the pitch got us thinking. Naturally we had to look up a super cut of the absolute worst first pitches of all time, as we always do when awful first pitch conversations are had, which the led us to creating our own set of digital first pitch baseball cards that will live on eons after we’re gone. Now Baba Booey and Carly Rae Jepson along with some others can be seen right here in our 1st edition GIF session of no good, very bad first pitch cards. COLLECT’EM ALL! — 50 Cent — Baba Booey — Carly Rae Jepsen — Charlie Brown — Mariah Carey — Mark Mallory


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