• Louisville Sophomore Goes All ‘Benny the Jet’, Steals Home To win Game

    Louisville sophomore Corey Ray stole home in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. That’s the story. That’s what how he’ll be remembered in years to come. As the legend who Benny-the-Jett’d home plate for a come-from-behind victory against Wake Forest on Saturday. Basically the last scene in The Sandlot. As per Louisville’s YouTube, “Sophomore Corey Ray stole home to help the No. 3 University of Louisville baseball team complete a 6-5 comeback victory and earn a conference sweep over the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium.”

  • Foul Balls And Beer Lead To New Cubs Tradition

    A most miraculous thing occurred at the Cubs-Padres game on Saturday. And we’re not talking about the fact that the Cubs actually won the game. In the ninth inning, Krista Dotzenrod caught a foul ball…in her beer. And then she did what any good Chicagoan would do–she chugged it in a matter of seconds. Your browser does not support iframes. But what’s even more amazing is that on Sunday’s game, another Cubs fan found himself with a foul ball in his beer. And in keeping up with the new tradition, he too chugged his brew. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much to help the Cubs, who lost 5-2 to San Diego. Your browser does not support iframes.

  • Kris Bryant’s Inconceivable College Baseball Home Run Record Visualized

    In 2013, Chicago Cubs poster-boy, Kris Bryant was an emerging superstar at San Diego, though only a junior Bryant’s sheer power spoke for itself and his legend was born. In a 58 game season Bryant hit 31 home runs. To put that into perspective, the average team out of all 296 NCAA Division I teams hit 21 home runs, the league leader, La Lafayette hit 74 HRs on the season and only 69 teams hit more home runs than Bryant in the entire season. Here’s a visual guide to just how powerful Bryant actually is compared to his peers while at San Diego. It is the most home runs hit by a college player since the NCAA switched to a BBCOR composite bat in 2011.  

  • The Cost Of Attending An MLB Game [Infographic]

    Baseball season is here and you may be thinking about taking the family or some friends out to a game. Well depending on who your local team is, you may want to stop off at the bank for a loan before hitting the stadium. Beer prices may be down slightly from last season, but tickets, food, parking, and souvenirs add up. Want to compare all 30 teams at once? Check out this incredibly informative interactive infographic from NewsNet5 and see how badly you’re being screwed.

  • The Spurs Have Released A Glorious Music Video

    Matt Bonner, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, and Kawhi Leonard of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs have teamed up with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim to create the greatest sport’s music video since the 1985 Chicago Bears classic “Super Bowl Shuffle.” Called “Spurs!” and performed by Spuran Spuran, featuring the team’s mascot Coyote, the song sounds just like something Casey Tatum and his brother would perform on Comedy Central’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. And most impressive of all, the whole thing was produced, edited, and directed by the Red Mamba himself, Matt Bonner.

  • Browns Unveil 9 New Uniform Combinations for 2015 Season

    The cleveland Browns mad waves a few months ago after they unveiled new creative assets that underwhelmed the world. After decades of monotony Browns fans were hungry for change. They’re expectations fell short after they received a simple color hue change on their signature bland orange. Well yesterday the team unveiled a new set of uniforms boasting 9 different color combinations. Browns president Alec Scheiner said about nine different jersey combos: “We could be like Oregon of the NFL”. Yes, and no. Yes, because it’s a drastic change from the Browns classic style uniforms that keep traditionalists happy, but fall short with a younger fan base, and no, because the Browns are simply catching up to the rest of the league. Most teams in the league already offer alternate or throwback style jerseys, so while we appreciate Scheiner’s excitement, it’s nothing groundbreaking or even new…outside of Cleveland. As Nike highlights, “To honor the city and team history, the Browns’ iconic uniform has always embodied a simple, workmanlike appearance with an immediately recognizable orange and brown color palette. This aesthetic holds an emotional power well beyond the colors, numbers and iconic stripes.” “This modernized uniform design draws influence from Cleveland’s architectural more »

  • Play of the Year; Astros Springer Robbed a Walk-Off Grand Slam in the Bottom of the 10th

    Bottom of the 10th. Two outs. Bases loaded for the Texas Rangers. The game was tied 4-4 in the tenth inning, after the Rangers scored two runs in the seventh and eighth innings to wipe away Houston’s 4-0 lead and send the game to extras. Leonys Martin stepped to the plate with the bases full, then hits the biggest hit of his life, only to have it robbed by George “the Dream Crusher” Springer. Hank Conger, Houston’s new backup catcher, hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the 14th inning to win the game. George Springer robbery pic.twitter.com/5DEdphYrHG — Bacon, Grits, Eggs (@reddawg77089) April 12, 2015 Can't be serious! @Astros George Springer robs a walk-off grand slam! https://t.co/MfPztADkfw — XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) April 12, 2015

  • 11 Astounding GIFS of Babe Ruth in Action

    The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, THE GREAT BAMBINO! George Herman Ruth, was arguably the greatest baseball player to ever walk the earth, and may have even been superhuman. The Baltimore, MD native was not only a stellar pitcher for the Boston Redsox, but as the story goes, went on to establish many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164), in fact his career slugging percentage and OPS records still stand today. Although video of the Babe is rare, Imgur has found 12 iconic motion GIFs of Ruth in his prime. Pure athleticism, all 260 lbs of it. BP while with the Red Sox — Warming up while still a pitcher for the Red Sox — Base hit with the Red Sox — Now with the Yankees — Taking batting practice — — Walter Johnson v. Ruth — Ruth out at the plate as Walter Johnson leans over — The Classic swing

  • 100 Years Of Awkward Presidential First Pitches [17 Photos]

    On Opening Day 1910, President Taft became the first sitting President to take part in the festivities when he tossed a ball from the grandstand before a Washington Nationals–Philadelphia Athletics game. The tradition of the guest of honor tossing the ball from his seat in the grandstands to the pitcher or catcher on the field would remain until 1984, when President Reagan stepped out on the field at a Baltimore game. Since then, the opening pitch is done from in front of the pitcher’s mound towards home plate. In celebration of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, The Week compiled a collection of presidential first pitches. George H.W. Bush will blow your mind. William Howard Taft Corbis Woodrow Wilson Library of Congress Warren G. Harding Library of Congress Calvin Coolidge Library of Congress Herbert Hoover Library of Congress Franklin Delano Roosevelt Keystone/Getty Images Harry Truman AP Photo/William J. Smith Dwight Eisenhower Corbis John F Kennedy Bettmann/CORBIS Lyndon Johnson AP Photo Richard Nixon AP Photo Gerald Ford AP Photo Ronald Reagan AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi George Bush AP Photo/David Sams Bill Clinton Scott Wachter/ALLSPORT/Getty Images George W. Bush Donald Miralle/Getty Images Barack Obama Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Source: The Week

  • Upper Deck Creates Special Edition Card Of Andrew Hammond Picking Up A Hamburger

    Here is the Andrew Hammond Memorable Moments #Hamburglar card which will be available at the @sportcardexpo May 2! pic.twitter.com/UXcFZ3PTbN — Upper Deck Hockey (@UpperDeckHockey) April 7, 2015 Hockey fans attending the Sport Card Expo May 2 are in for a treat as trading card manufacturer Upper Deck has revealed they will be offering a special edition Memorable Moments card featuring Andrew Hammond picking up a hamburger. Known as “The Hamburglar,” the Ottawa Senators goalie earned the nickname while playing for Bowling Green Stat University for his ability to steal wins. So, any Canuck friends heading to the expo? We’ll trade you some of New Jersey’s finest Taylor Ham.

  • Drink Smarter: The Cost Of Beer At Every MLB Stadium

    Great news baseball fans! The average price for a small draft beer this year at MLB stadiums is $5.98 this year, down from 2014’s $6.09. But be vigilant, because former Commissioner Bud Selig surprisingly never made any rules about what constitutes a “small” beer. As Business Insider uncovered with these extremely important graphs, the initial price can be deceiving. Sure, Arizona and Cleveland fans may think they’re getting the best deal with their $4 beers, but the by cutting down on the size, they’re actually more expensive than the MLB’s cheapest beer courtesy of the Angels. Now we need someone to figure out the best food prices in terms of caloric density and we’ll be all set!

  • Tiger Passes the Torch to Rory in Emotional Nike Ad Spot

    Golf, probably more so than any other sport, has a tremendous range for young players to play side by side amongst their idols. In Nike’s latest ad spot “Ripple”, we take a walk through the life of a young Rory McIlroy through his tireless pursuit of golf greatness fueled by the spectacular play of his idol, Tiger Woods. Through McIlroy’s childhood years, his unrelenting drive followed him through his days as a teen until one day he was playing right beside his idol, Tiger. “As a kid, I looked up to Tiger,” said McIlroy, who hit a 40-yard drive at the age of just two. When I first saw him on TV, I remember being completely enamored by the energy he brought to the sport. His will to win. His determination. His fight.” “I’ve been in that same situation,” said Woods according to a Nike press release. “Growing up, Jack was my idol. My first recollection of The Masters was 1986, when Jack won. I remember him making a putt at 17 and lifting that putter up. Fourteen years later at the 2000 PGA Championship, I got to play with and against him – someone I looked up to.”

  • The Brewers Introduce Supreme Beef Nachos on a Stick, Because Milwaukee

    Two years ago we had an incredible opportunity to tour Miller Park in Milwaukee for an MLB Stadium Bucket List Tour sponsored by Windows Phone. We took a road trip cross country hitting up 12 major league ball parks and we have to say hands down, Miller had the best food by far. They served an enormous 2 foot  hot dog, a stand that serves food using indigenous ingredients of the opposing teams city, and a parfay that included mashed potatoes, sweet pulled pork, mashed potatoes again, pulled pork again seasoned with a red pepper sauce and some parsley, so how could the Brewers ever top any of that? By throwing beef, beans and crumbled Doritos nachos on a stick and deep frying it, that’s how. The Inside the Park Nachos feature beef on a stick, mixed with fried beans, surrounded by Doritos, fried all together and topped with sour cream and cheese. Just booked my ticket to Milwaukee.  

  • The Best Selling Throwback Jersey in Each State

    Throwback jersey company Mitchell & Ness recently released info on which jersey sells the best in each state.  Using their 2014 sales data, Mitchell & Ness compiled a list of their top selling player in each state then and aggregated that data into the map. Then they compiled a full list of players below, with a short description of that player’s career or season. Going by the amount of Laker “8”s on the map, we can see how influential Kobe’s game has been throughout the country.

  • Would You Sail In This Polluted Waterway? The 2016 Olympians Will Have To [15 Photos]

    When Rio de Janeiro was bidding for the 2016 Olympics, the city promised to cleanup the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay. Since the Bay will be the venue for sailing and windsurfing events, the cleanup is sort of important. But while International Olympic Committee officials insist the waterway will be cleaned in time for the 2016 games, just 500 days away, Rio’s mayor says otherwise. Mayor Eduardo Paes says the cleanup should have been achieved, calling the failure a “wasted opportunity,” adding “as a Rio resident, I think it’s a shame.” Looking at these pictures we’d have to agree. And to think, Chicago lost out to this.

  • Watch ESPN’s Documentary for WWE: Behind the Curtain [Trailer]

    The WWE has had a full resurgence of popularity, fans and general in-ring talent over the past few years. They’ve managed to survive the test of time, and not only rose out the wave of the Stone Cold Era, but thrived into a new era and generations, where fans aren’t skeptical of it’s authenticity. They know it’s staged and don’t care, they’re there for the theatrics and adrenaline. In ESPN’s latest behind the scenes doc they go behind the curtain and follow the WWE through the ropes and into the ring for their E:60 series.

  • Russell Westbrook & NBA’s Best Get Reanimated into Their-College-Selves for March Madness

    The NBA recently released a series of in game celebrations by it’s premier athletes that cuts into an animated sketch showing their college roots for March Madness season. Using the tagline “The Dance Never Ends” the series delves into the players college days with some extra effects. Russell Westbrook never smiles, even when he’s wearing a bear head. — Stephan Curry has hairy arms and claws! WAREWILDCAT! — Dwane Wade has great golden wings! — Kyle Lowry has a tail and the toned arms of a wildcat! — Al Horford gets scaly! — James Harden is Devilishly beardsome. — Paul Pierce is a giant bird!

  • The Monetary Mayhem Of March Madness [Infographic]

    Although the dudes actually playing the game don’t see a cut of it, there is a ton of money changing hands during March Madness. In fact, the event has become so big that the amount spent on ads now exceeds the NFL, NBA, and MLB postseason. And many of the 181 viewers take part in bracket pools which have become their own mini-economy involving over $3 billion. So wait…why aren’t NCAA players paid again?

  • Hero Boy GivesHockey Stick to Cancer-fighting Winnipeg Girl at Jets Game

    The jumbotron at a Winnipeg Jets arena spotted a young fan holding up a sign that read “Chemo by day… Jets by night”, it was Alyx Delaloye and her family and the crowd erupted. Alyx was diagnosed with leukemia in July and is going through her sixth round of chemotherapy. After that jumbotron moment the Jets organization invited Alyx and her family back for another game. Not soon after Alyx found herself on the jumbotron again where she found herself at the center of a standing ovation, a true defining moment for the young girl, but then something even more special happened; a little boy a few rows ahead of her walked up the stairs and handed her his Jets souvenir hockey stick signed by Tyler Myers. Alyx was so shocked that she thanked the boy and looked up at her parents before the boy returned to his seat. A few minutes later she walked down to the boy, nine-year-old Keaton Hamin and wrapped her arms around him thanking him again for the selfless gesture. If you don’t have all the feels right now, you’re not human. Canadian publisher The National caught up with the two for a reunion.

  • Just How Good is Kentucky Compared To March Madness Favorites of Past Years? (Chart)

    Yeah. That. Good. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight model and the powers that be in Las Vegas have recently predicted what everyone else already assumed. Silver’s model gives Kentucky a 41% chance to win the tournament, which by any standards is pure insanity compared to the next best team’s 11% chance of winning. That’s simply how good Kentucky is. Last year Florida was the heavy favorite to win it all and Silver gave them a 14% chance for winning it all. This year is so lopped sided in favor of the Wildcats, the next three best teams combined only have a 27% chance of winning it all, Villanova (%11), Wisconsin (10%) and Duke (%6). In the past 4 years, no team has broke the 30% odds of winning the tournament. Even the 2012 Kentucky team fully stacked with Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,  Terrence Jones, Darius Miller and Doron Lamb (all current NBA athletes) was given a 26.7% chance of a tourney championship. This year Kentucky trumps that team by 14.3%, that difference is more than last year’s heavy favorite Florida was given to win it all. Here are the favorites to make the Final Four according to Silver’s interactive infographic (check out his full more »

  • Michael Jordan Plays Golf Like a 1920’s Mob Boss

    Michael Jordan can do whatever we wants, see. If his Air-ness wants to play golf chewing down on an enormous stogie, he can, see. And don’t get wise about telling him otherwise or you’ll be taking a dirt nap with that no good rat Horace Grant. Jordan enjoys a good day out on the course as much as the next guy, but he’s been making waves when this video surfaced of him teeing off at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas with a rather large cigar, making him a true boss of bosses. Sure he could’ve paid Ray Allen or Jeter a cool million to hold it while he tees off, but why when he could just bite down and drive a ball 300 yards? Michael Jordan tees off at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas. #DJCI A video posted by The Players' Tribune (@playerstribune) on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00am PDT

  • Vegas and Nate Silver Have Spoken. Here Are Their March Madness Predictions

    Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight model and the powers that be in Las Vegas have recently predicted what everyone else already assumed. Silver’s model gives Kentucky a 41% chance to win the tournament, which by any standards is pure insanity compared to the next best team’s 11% chance of winning. That’s simply how good Kentucky is. Last year Florida was the heavy favorite to win it all and Silver gave them a 14% chance for winning it all. This yeah is so lopped sided in favor of the Wildcats, the next three best teams combined only have a 27% chance of winning it all, Villanova (%11), Wisconsin (10%) and Duke (%6). Here are the favorites to make the Final Four according to Silver’s interactive infographic (check out his full numbers here): Here are the Vegas odds to win it all. Kentucky is the huge favorite: Kentucky, 1/1 Duke, 13/2 Wisconsin, 13/2 Villanova, 8/1 Arizona, 12/1 Virginia, 17/1 Gonzaga, 22/1 North Carolina, 25/1 Iowa State, 35/1 Baylor, 40/1 Kansas, 40/1 Notre Dame, 50/1 Utah, 55/1 Maryland, 60/1 Michigan State, 60/1 Oklahoma, 60/1 SMU, 60/1

  • Mike Tyson Uploaded A Mike Tyson Supercut [Video]

    Last week Jamie Foxx was interviewed on The Breakfast Club and revealed that he is set to star in a Mike Tyson biopic directed by Martin Scorsese and written by The Wolf of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter. Nobody in Scorsese’s or Tyson’s camp verified the story at the time, but yesterday Mike Tyson posted this YouTube video titled “Pick My Best Knockouts for Jamie Foxx” with the description “Help me pick my 10 best knockouts to feature in the Mike Tyson story starring Jamie Foxx and directed by Martin Scorsese.” Sounds like it’s really going to happen! So what are you waiting for? Relive the glory days of “Iron Mike” and let him know your favorite knockouts. And even if this whole story is a bunch of bull, we’re just happy to finally have all these fights in such great quality on YouTube.

  • Minor League Baseball Team Sets 2015 Bar High With ‘Dorothy’ Uniforms

    The Jackson Generals are coming out swinging, kicking off their 2015 season in these absurd Wizard of Oz- Dorothy uniforms. Totally makes sense since the Generals are located in Jacskon, Tennessee, right? As you know, minor league teams have gone completely insane, attempting to out-do each other with ridiculous uniforms to draw attention and crowds to their smaller tier markets. Last year the Brooklyn Cyclones hosted “Seinfeld Night” which included an “Elane Dance-off” and appearance by the “Soup Nazi”. The Cyclones also wore custom puffy shirt uniforms for warm ups. The uniform features a white and blue gingham pattern reminiscent of Dorothy’s infamous costume, but the real kicker has to be the pig-tails. We’re guessing the team will be outfitted with red cleats for the game on May 15th. What do you guys think of our Wizard of Oz Night Jerseys? Team will wear these on May 15. #JacksonGenerals pic.twitter.com/iflMrOAoZR — Jackson Generals (@jacksongenerals) March 13, 2015

 

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