• Michael Jordan = G.O.A.T.

    Hey sportscasters…SHUT UP! Jordan is the greatest ever, and it’s not really close. Congrats to the Black Mamba for recently passing His Airness on the all-time scoring list (and taking over 250 extra games played to do it cough cough). It’s a popular narrative and time filler for people to begin to rank Kobe in the pantheon of greats and blasphemously compare him to Jordan but let’s try and put an immediate stop to the lunacy. By the end of this article, it’ll be clear Jordan is head and shoulders over any basketball player ever and might be the greatest professional athlete to ever play a team sport.

  • The Volvo Ocean Race Is Insane [18 High Quality Photos]

    The Volvo Ocean Race just may be the most extreme race you’ve never heard of. Held every three years since 1972, the sailing race takes teams all over the world over the course of nine months. The 2014-2015 race is the longest ever, covering 39,379 nautical miles between 11 ports in 11 countries. Just how extreme is it? Aside from being at sea for more than 20 days at a time, the teams, made up of nine sailors, can bring only limited supplies. Food is all freeze-dried and protein bars and must be properly rationed despite sailors burning about 6000 calories each day. Two of the sailors must have medical training to treat any illness or injury that may occur. And temperatures can range from freezing to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The second leg of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, highlighted in the photos below, just wrapped up after 23 days and 5200 nautical miles, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dutch Team Brunel took first place. And what kind of cash can the winners look forward to? Absolutely nothing! Apparently, being badass enough to complete the Volvo Ocean Race is the only reward these more »

  • The Most Searched MLB players and Teams of 2014, According to Google

    This year was one of the most talked about in recent history for the MLB, a cinderella story team almost took home the World Series, the most popular player on the planet played his last game in pinstripes and there were a handful of tragic losses from Hall of Fame star, Tony Gwynn to Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras. The year definitely had it’s peaks and valleys, but in a sea of negative press surrounding players in the NFL, the MLB had a pretty positive year. Hunter Pence embraced his internet 15-minutes, Giancarlo Stanton signed a contract, putting him in the upper echelon of super-stardom, and Clayton Kershaw proved to be one, if not the, best pitcher to ever play the game. Google trends has pulled the top 10 searched players, MLB teams and full list of “Sports” teams for their 2014 year in review. Here are the top trends. Trending MLB Players 1. Derek Jeter 2. Tony Gwynn 3. Oscar Taveras 4. Madison Bumgarner 5. Hunter Pence 6. Giancarlo Stanton 7. Justin Verlander 8. Mike Trout 9. Clayton Kershaw 10. Pablo Sandoval The Royals, second to only the Giants in the playoffs, were the top trending Major League club. Interestingly, more »

  • 20 Years 20 Quarterbacks

    The 2014 NFL draft resulted in 14 quarterbacks drafted, adding to the 240 quarterbacks that have been drafted in the last 20 years. 20 Years 20 Quarterbacks is an attempt to name the best quarterback to come out of each draft class: There’s never been a better time in the NFL to be a quarterback. Granted I’d be pretty satisfied with anytime beyond junior high as a quarterback, yet its the gunslingers in the league now that are expected to produce at a higher level in what seems like a shorter amount of time. For today’s quarterback with great power comes great responsibility, even if it doesn’t come with great pass protection. The 2014 NFL draft resulted in 14 quarterbacks drafted,  adding to the 240 total quarterbacks that have been drafted in the last 20 years. While many of these draft choices never see playing time or even roster spots it doesn’t stop teams from annually sifting through the QB harvest, hoping to find the next Tom Brady and hoping to pass on the next Ryan Leaf. Some of these draftees make an immediate impact we can quantify, while others leave us only able to truly judge their career once it’s over. So while its easy to name some of the more »

  • Andrew Luck’s Trash Talk Skills Are Dismantling Defenses Brains

    Andrew Luck is an evil genius. He’s unanimously known as the weirdest trash talker in the NFL and word is finally starting to get around. Luck infiltrates the minds of combative D-linemen and linebackers by complimenting them after every tackle or sack on… himself. The tactic is not only confusing to opponents, but it drives them berserk. In a recent piece by Kevin Clark of the WSJ, Luck’s obscure method of trash talking is broken down, “Defensive back Nolan Carroll, who has hit Luck three times and with two teams, remembers the first time it happened while he was with the Miami Dolphins last year. Carroll, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, was blitzing off the edge and got to Luck, knocking him down just after he released the ball. Carroll was walking back to the huddle when he heard “Great job, Nolan!” He turned around, searching for the person who said it—maybe it was a teammate, he thought. “Then I realized it was Luck who said it. I’m like ‘what’s going on? Aren’t you supposed to be mad?’” Carroll said. “So then I’m the one who gets ticked off because an upbeat attitude isn’t something you see.” Luck’s over zealous, more »

  • Baseball’s Harsh Winter Meetings and the Ghost of Off-Seasons Past…

    The Winter Meetings and the Ghost of Off-Seasons Past… It’s that time of year again- the annual bald guys wearing blazers convention is upon us. Or more commonly known by its official title: the Baseball Winter Meetings. The gathering of the collective business side of Major League Baseball gives attendees a chance to mingle with front office staffs, league executives, and a handful of Jerry Maguire-types in attempts to rebuild, recharge, and refocus on the season ahead. I’ve had a handful of opportunities to attend (loiter) the baseball winter meetings in the past and interact (watch from afar) with baseball executives and media to try and gain a better understanding (eavesdrop) of what exactly happens (closed door meetings, nighttime public intoxication, Peter Gammons) during the four day event. There’s a general sense of courtship going on at these meetings – like a baseball themed dating website weekend event- as team executives and player representatives mingle to find God’s match for them and complete the Rule 5 draft that no one but them understands. While baseball’s free agency period tends to hit a Fallon-less fever pitch around this time of year the foundation for an occasional blockbuster trade can be accomplished as more »

  • Insane Person Rides Motorcycle Down a Roller Coaster, Because Red Bull

    Riding a motorcycle down the street might be considered dangerous enough for some of us, but not Red Bull. French legend of moto trials, Julien Dupont decided that he wanted to be a part of “Red Bull Roller Coaster”, a trial run that includes Julien riding through a wooden coaster. A wooden roller coaster in Mexico. A wooden roller coaster in Mexico City. Not only is that dangerous enough for the most daring of daredevils, but Dupont decides to throw in a couple of back flips in there on the narrow track. The famed 108ft-tall Montaña Rusa coaster is a 50-year-old wooden ride at La Feria de Chapultepec amusement park in Mexico City. Dupont flips and falls through the drops and turns of the coaster most would second guess riding on a cart grounded by tracks. For Julen’s next trick he’ll be driving his motorcycle directly into a volcano.

  • UFC Before And After Photos Are Tough To Look At [15 Photos]

    Obviously UFC fighters are not familiar with Ron Burgundy’s one and only rule of fighting: No touching of the hair or face. Which is a shame, because maybe, just maybe, if they followed that rule they wouldn’t all suffer from disgustingly enormous cauliflower ears. Oh well. At least looking through these pictures you can feel happy that when you came to that fork in the path between UFC champion and desk jockey, you opted for the latter. Unless you didn’t, in which case you may want to take up the valiant battle cry “Not in the face!”

  • The Most Insane Ski Line Ever Is A Big Nope [Video]

    Red Bull has done the impossible: They’ve created a ski film even better than the 1991 classic Ski School. Days of My Youth was filmed over two years and features incredible shots that make you feel like you’re the one on the skis and not just some lazy bum watching other people do fun things while you sit on your couch with your laptop and an Utz Barrel of Cheese Balls. One such insane scene features Cody Townsend’s line of the year. A lesser man would kill himself navigating the same crevice. A much lesser man would spill his cheese balls and wet his pants.

  • NBA Unveiles 5 Borough NYC All-Star Uniforms

    Today the NBA unveiled it’s 2014- 2015 All-Star Game uniforms. The uniforms pay tribute to New York City’s basketball history and unique boroughs while personifying the city’s legacy as the mecca of sports, music and fashion. The clean, timeless design is inspired by classic sports uniforms and barnstorming basketball teams from the early 20th century. The jerseys feature a side panel of five stars, each representing New York City’s five boroughs with a unique pattern: o   Queens: a pattern inspired by the stainless steel orbit rings of the borough’s iconic Unisphere that was built for the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park o   Staten Island: a wave pattern to signify its surrounding waters o   Manhattan: a taxi-cab checkered pattern represents the pace and energy of the world’s most cosmopolitan city o   The Bronx: a vinyl record pattern to pay homage to the birthplace of hip-hop and the rich musical legacy of New York City o   Brooklyn: a brick pattern inspired by the iconic brownstone houses and buildings that make up the neighborhoods of the city’s most populous borough  

  • 21 Reasons Russell Wilson Is The Most Likable Player In The NFL

    Visit Russell Wilson’s Instagram account and you won’t see Dan Bilzerian-esque douche-porn. Nope. Russell’s feed is dominated with hundreds of photos from his weekly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital. And Russell is devoted. Like clock work, almost every Tuesday, he takes time out of his schedule to meet with kids who are suffering from various ailments and need a little pick-me-up from Seattle’s sports king. Whether you like the Seahawks or not, Russell needs to be commended to his off the field activity and support. There are literally hundreds of examples of Russell being the man but we pulled a few below. We can encourage you enough to go follow Russell on Instagram and also give @SeattleChildrens a follow too. Share this story with your friends: Tweet Kyler said he is #StrongAgainstCancer @seattlechildrens @strongagainstcancer A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:12pm PST Ethan and I are #Strong @seattlechildrens Uma foto publicada por Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) em Nov 11, 2014 at 4:33 PST   Hailey, Blitz, the Lombardi…. Does it get any better at @bcchf @rwpassacademy @seahawks A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Jul 7, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT Sawyer… What a name.. Maybe more »

  • Mario Williams Rescues Jim Kelly From Lake-Effect Storm with Bobcat

    The Buffalo area is in total disarray after the giant lake-effect took the city by snow storm. Western New York has been completely pummeled by the massive storm, in some areas the snow piled up to almost 6 ft. The Buffalo Bills stadium is covered in so much snow, officials are worried the won’t be able to play this Sunday being under 220,000 tons of snow. The crowned king of Buffalo Jim Kelly has been going through so much as of late, so Bills current defensive end, Mario Williams decided to help him out… by using a bobcat to dig out his driveway. Faith in humanity restored. I think the snow is getting to him! LOL

  • The Hype is Real, We Talked with A Man Who Can Win The $2 Million FanDuel Championship

    If money talks then these daily fantasy leagues are screaming from the rafters. If you’re even a casual football fan, then you’ve seen the commercials, “Jimmy from ‘wherever’ won X amount of thousands of dollars playing in this week long fantasy league”. Unconvincing to say the least. Well you should most definitely believe the hype. We know they’re real, and offer up real money, because we know one man chosen to participate in the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship that will be taking place on the weekend of December 14 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Jacob Schuck of Edison, NJ, actually Dr. Schuck, a physical therapist by trade, like every football fan today is avid in the fantasy realm, delving into a few different leagues with friends and colleagues. After seeing countless commercials and ad spots for these week long fantasy leagues, Schuck and his brothers decided to give it a shot, playing in a private league with his brothers in October 2013, the winner received a free hibachi dinner. Now, a year later, Schuck has won himself a bid to win $2 million at the FanDuel championship after winning a week 2 pool consisting of over 5,500 people at a $25 more »

  • The United States of Soccer Kits: 50 States, 100 Jersey Designs

    The United States has MLS and our National teams that participate in international tournaments, but what if there was a United States tournament. Each state (and Washington DC) builds a team comprised of their best players. The American State Cup sounds like an A+ idea so if it ever goes down a designer has the jersey’s covered.

  • 100 Years Ago Pro Football Lost Its First Player To Game-Related Injuries

    Before the National Football Leaguue, there was the Ohio League and Harry Turner, center for the Canton Professionals, was one of its most popular players. Harry Turner began his professional football career in 1907 with the Canton Indians. By 1911, he had worked his way up to captain of the Canton Professionals, an underdog made up entirely of local players. That same year, his team was to face the Shelby Blues in the Ohio League Chamionship. The Blues were led by player-coach Peggy Parratt, known for developing the forward pass. The Professionals forefeited the game when a dispute erupted over an offsides call. Turner was so upset that he called his team off the field, forfeiting the game to Shelby. He then announced his retirement from the sport November 26. But his hatred of Parratt led Turner to stay with Canton for three more years. By 1914, Parratt had moved on to the Akron Indians while Turner was still with the Pros. With the Indians, Parratt had put together a team of former Notre Dame stars, including Knute Rockne. The Indians dominated the Ohio League that season until they faced the Professionals on November 15. During the game, Turner fractured more »

  • Why Peyton Manning’s Touchdown Record Will Be Near Impossible to Beat

    The argument can officially be made. Peyton Manning may be the best quarterback of all time. At 520 passing touchdowns already, Manning shows no signs of stopping any time soon. After breaking Brett Favre’s record which stood at 508 touchdowns, Peyton has catapulted himself into NFL greatness on a scale which very well be impossible to break. Gregor Aisch and Kevin Quealy of the Upshot, have charted Manning’s trajectory of quarterbacks past and present. When Alex Rodriguez joined the 600 homerun club we saw a similar graphic from the NY Times, which gives us a real perespective on retired and current players. It’s always intriguing to estimate how current NFL greats stack up against HoF greats. Since this graph was created in October almost exactly one month ago, Peyton has thrown 10 Touchdowns.

  • New York City FC’s 2015 Club Kit is… Well Everything We Expected… Nothing More

    New York City has a brand new soccer club, brought to us in part by Manchester City FC and the New York Yankees. Today their uniform was unveiled by newly signed Spanish superstar, David Villa and well the kits are everything we’d come to expect from two corporate giants. The kits aren’t ugly, there’s just no wow factor. For a team with the hype and magnitude out of the gate, we expected something with a bit more pizzaz then something out of a youth soccer program. Though the kit simply stays true to Manchester City, the ownership group’s flagship colors, we expected more of a New York feel, that we saw in the club’s badge, a beautiful traditional FC club badge, with incorporated New York State colors accented around it. Hopefully their away kit will show glimpses of a little New York Pride. #NYCFCRevealed by David Villa https://t.co/QJkatq8Ul8 — New York City FC (@NYCFC) November 13, 2014

  • Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Worthy Year, By The Numbers [Infographic]

    At only 26 year’s old Clayton Kershaw just won his third Cy Young award. In comparison, Jacob deGrom, the NL Rookie of the Year this year is 26, just three months younger than Kershaw. 2014 NL Rookie of the Year DeGrom born on June 19, 1988 3x Cy Young Award winner Kershaw born on March 19, 1988 2014 was one of the best year’s a pitcher has had in a long time and Kershaw is expected to win this year’s MVP award, a feat that has only been done by a pitcher four times in the last 30 years.

  • Little Girl Has Front Row Seat For Hockey Fight [Video]

    When the Dallas Stars faced the Arizona Coyotes a couple days ago, Brenden Dillon and Kyle Chipchura had a bit of a skirmish right in front of a family. And we were presented with a most interesting sociological display when the father immediately began taking pictures of the fight while the mother went to shield her daughter’s eyes. After a few seconds of recording, the father remembers he’s a parent and help shield his daughter from the violence. But he maintains a giddy grin. And not only did Dillon win the fight, his Stars went on to win 4-3.

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets Just Belittled ESPN Before Our Very Eyes on Twitter

    In the second relevant news story regarding ESPN getting a truckload of shade sent it’s way today, The Columbus Blue Jackets social media manager should get a raise, nay promotion, nay should dress and play in a game. ESPN is infamous for neglecting NHL coverage on SportsCenter since it doesn’t hold the rights to air games. So, without any “teet-suckling” contract conflicts holding back the Jackets, they threw a knockout haymaker, to the sumbling sports giant. .@espn Who is this? — NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) November 11, 2014

  • Top 10 Most Disappointing Teams of Recent Memory

    The off-season is a time of optimism in sports; with one free agent signing or one spot-on draft selection, your team will make that step onto the pinnacle of sports. Inferior teams will be cast asunder by sheer dominance and respected contenders will fall by some elusive factor making your team better. Such is the hope the fan has for every team. But, sometimes after having a productive offseason, the team on paper doesn’t translate to the team on the field. This list will cover some of the most disappointing teams in recent sports history; whether they had abysmal seasons or were quickly ousted in the playoffs, these teams didn’t quite live up to the hype.

  • Tosh.0 Dismantles ESPN SportsCenter After Ripping Off His Segment

    Daniel Tosh is no stranger to taking on the biggest of adversaries, in this particular example, it’s ESPN. His “Web Redemption” segment has been a staple on his show, so when a major show like SportsCenter completely jacked his original segment, dubbing it “Awesome Video Segment”, as if the name wasn’t strange enough, the segment is essentially a carbon copy of Tosh’s, inviting an internet fail-famous personality on the show to “redeem” himself in a scripted recreation of the original fail. Tosh lashed back not only stealing SportsCenter’s “Sports Science” segment, calling it “Sports Science.0″, but then goes on to completely eviscerating ESPN, SportsCenter and all of it’s anchors, analysts and personalities. Tosh.0Get More: Comedy Central

  • Dumb And Dumber To Comes To Nascar

    We are now just one week from the premiere of “Dumb and Dumber To” which means we will be seeing Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas everywhere. Although the publicity is nowhere near last year’s big sequel, “Anchorman 2,” there are still a few bizarre promotions that have us scratching our heads. For example, stock car racing team BK Racing will feature Harry and Lloyd themed cars during Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Alex Bowman will drive yellow number 23 emblazoned with pumpkin pie haircutted freak Lloyd while JJ Yeley will drive blue number 83 adorned with Harry. What does “Dumb and Dumber To” have to do with NASCAR? Who the hell knows! Let’s just hope this isn’t a wacky publicity stunt to mask the stench of a turd like “Anchorman 2.”

  • Betting on Eli-te: Why the Tom Coughlin era Giants should never be counted on, or counted out

    To quote The Lion King, when the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world. I’m fairly confident this is not a quote Tom Coughlin uses to inspire his locker room. Yet it’s a concept that embodies Coughlin’s eleven year, two Super Bowl ring tenure as head coach of the New York Giants.  Coughlin teams seem to thrive when no one believes in them and toil in mediocrity once everyone does. In a vacuum this year is no different.  A lifeless 0-2 start to the year had some calling the Giants one of the worst teams in the league and media contemplating moving on from Eli Manning after the season.  Three straight wins had the Giants trending up on the collective media radar and attributing their offensive prowess to the play of Eli Manning. Now another losing streak has left the Giants mired in a season plagued by the loss of veterans and expected key contributors, leaving a locker room filled with inexperienced youth and a head coach resembling an overwhelmed grandpa on babysitting duty. Victor Cruz, Jon Beason, and three of the top four cornerbacks have ended their seasons on injured reserve.  Free agent signing Rashad Jennings more »

  • Shaq and Sir Charles Try out for True Detective Season 3

    Now that Season 2 of True Detective has been cast with the likes of Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Time Riggins (I’ll never call him by his real name. Never), Season 3 casting is already on the minds of progressive thinking interneters. Adam Lefkoe, Talent scout, looks to two of the NBA’s greatest and largest players. Watch Shaq and Charles Brkley try out for the much anticipated season 3 of True Detective.

  • Candidates for 2014’s Most Boring Potential Super Bowl Teams

    The Kansas City Royals. The ’11 New York Giants. Lou Bega. Getting hot at the right time seems like a recipe for success, especially when it comes to the playoffs or use of ‘da trumpets’.  Finally the NFL playoff race heats up just as the legal narratives for the some of the game’s biggest stars have cooled (or maybe we just don’t want to talk about them anymore).  We’ve reached the point in the season where Super Bowl contenders start to differentiate themselves from the pack.  Occasionally though we end up with a team that sneaks up on us, usually when we’re too busy watching the perennial contenders or wondering what color to call Bob Costas’s hair. Throughout recent Super Bowl history we’ve been afforded the thrilling luxury of enduring two weeks of nonstop coverage of a few teams that we probably would’ve been fine with never hearing from again.  The type of team that harbors the unknown, at times overshadowed by a dominant story line their opponent may have, and keeping up with equal network coverage by providing features like long form interviews with fullbacks about the struggles of the zone run blocking scheme. It’s easy being the fan more »

  • Dreaming About Fresh Pow At Andy Warhol’s House With The Best Snowboarders On Earth

    On Tuesday Oakley invited us to the premier of their new big budget film Snowboarding For Me, a film that brings to life the unique relationship between Oakley’s world-class snowboarding team, which includes pioneers Terje Håkonsen, Eero Ettala and JP Walker, Olympians Shaun White, Mark McMorris and Ståle Sandbech, and backcountry riders Jake Blauvelt and Nicolas Müller, and the sport and lifestyle they inhabit every single day. We got to experience some of the “lifestyle” at the pre-party for the movie premier at a two-story art space owned by designer Jeff Koon that was once Andy Warhol’s home. Our reaction when we found out it was Andy Warhol’s house: @nicolasmuellair @eeroettala approves #selfieseason @jake_blauvelt

  • 20 Years Ago George Foreman Became The Oldest Heavyweight Champ [Video]

    Boxer George Foreman, who famously lost his heavyweight title to Muhammad Ali in 1974’s Rumble in the Jungle, originally retired from the sport in 1977. He then went on to become a minister and open a youth center. In an effort to raise money for his charitable endeavors, Foreman announced a return to boxing in 1987. In the coming years, Foreman had a couple chances to regain his heavyweight title, first against Evander Holyfield then Tommy Morrison. The much older Foreman held his own but ultimately lost both fights. By 1994, nobody expected the 45-year-old to win back his heavyweight title. In April of 1994, Michael Moorer defeated Evander Holyfield and became the first-ever southpaw heavyweight champion. On November 5 of that year, Foreman was given the chance to fight Moorer in Las Vegas. For the first nine rounds, Moorer relentlessly beat on Foreman and was ahead on all scorecards. But in the tenth round, Foreman came alive and unleashed a series of punches on his exhausted opponent. A short right hand knocked Moorer to the canvas, where he was counted out. George Foreman had become the oldest heavyweight champion. You can check out the entire fight below, but if more »

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