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  • 40 Years Ago Muhammad Ali Unveiled The Rope-A-Dope

    The greatest boxing event of the 20th century took place 40 years ago today in Kinshasa, Zaire when undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman faced off against former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali. Ali had been stripped of his title in 1967 when he refused to comply with the draft and enter the US Army. His boxing license was suspended for over 3 years, and when he returned to the sport, Joe Frazier was the undefeated champ. Ali made his way up the ranks and fought Frazier in 1971’s Fight of the Century. Frazier won by decision but two years later faced George Foreman, who knocked Frazier down six times in two rounds before the fight was stopped. Young George Formeman was the new champ. In 1974, promoter Don King was able to convince Ali and Foreman to fight if he could offer up a $5 million purse. The young King didn’t actually have the money, so once the fighters signed on, he searched for an outside country to put up the money and sponsor the fight. President Mobutu Sésé Seko of Zaire was awarded the event and the Rumble in the Jungle was born. The fight itself was memorable for more »

  • The Case for Football the NFL in London

    RSVLTS took a trip across the pond this past weekend and attended the NFL International Series game in London. What we experienced makes us believe that the NFL in London could be realistic and hugely successful. But there needs to be a well through out plan. If you are anything like me a few weeks ago while perusing through a detailed study of future fantasy football bye week replacement options you too scoffed at the preposterous notion of a 9:30am EST start time for Falcons/ Lions in Week 8.  Hearing friends and media personalities comment on the upcoming morning game there was certainly more of a sense of confusion than excitement.  After all we’re Americans, citizens of a nation founded on change who spend centuries fighting against it; things that are different are icky. Yet as Saturday night approached I was downright giddy.  The fact that I could wake up and have a seamless string of NFL programming, endure a buzz killing hour long gap featuring the Wizard of Hangovers & Naps Tony Dungy, and cap the night with more NFL was a tantalizing realization. Let it be known that Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season will go down as the low more »

  • Sacrebleu! The World’s Oldest Basketball Court Is In France

    Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 while he was a teacher Springfield College in Massachusetts, so one would think that the oldest basketball court would be in Springfield. Unfortunately, that court was destroyed in a fire. But in 1892, shortly after the game was invented, the YMCA built their first center in Paris. To help set it up, the organization called on Melvin Rideout, a fellow instructor from the YMCA training school known as Springfield College. Rideout brought the new game of basketball with him and set up a court in the building’s basement. 122 years later, Paris’s first basketball court still stands, making it the oldest in the world. Zut alors!

  • Tony Hawk Is 46 And Still Incredible [Video]

    Tony Hawk, who at 46 has a son who is also a professional skater, may have retired from competitions 15 years ago, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still an amazing skater. In his new video, “Perched,” Hawk pulls off some of his most famous tricks to remixes of songs that anyone who played the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater videogame will remember—”Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” by Primus and “Police Truck” by the Dead Kennedys. It’s great to see Tony Hawk still being awesome, but we can’t help but wonder how he’d fare in a competition these days…

  • Texas A&M To Wear 1939 Throwback Uniforms

    Adidas and Texas A&M revealed an amazing homage to their 1939 team by recreating their helmets to mimic that of the old leatherhead football helmets. Both adidas and the Aggies revealed shots of the throwback uniforms this morning on their twitter, in commemoration of their 1939 National Championship. The uniforms themselves are fairly basic equiped with adidas TECHFIT, but sport a commemorative patch on the upper right. The helmets, however, are a work of art, sporting airbrushed rust and weathered leather, even the stitching is represented along with a faded players stenciled number on the front of every helmet. The Aggies will sport these throwbacks for their homecoming game on November 1st.

  • 5 Reasons Why DeMarco Murray Will Break Eric Dickerson’s Rushing Record

    I grew up in the shadow of New York City, and it’s painful for me to say that the Cowboys are the NFL’s best team. But they are. And running back DeMarco Murray has been a major reason for their success; his running has been as wild as the American west. After several injury-plagued seasons, Murray—behind a formidable offensive line—has been running over the NFL’s best defenses with ease; he broke Jim Brown’s record for consecutive games with over 100 rushing yards. But there is another rushing record for Murray to break: the single-season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson. Adrian Peterson was 9 yards short of the record in 2012. And, despite my allegiance to the Giants, I think that Murray will break Dickerson’s long-standing record in 2014. Why, you ask? Well, let’s look over Murray’s season.

  • The Do’s and Don’ts Of Dressing Up as a Controversial Football Player on Halloween

    Ok so there are no rules for Halloween costumes, right? Technically no, but there should be. There should be, because people obviously don’t know where and when to cross the habitual line of dumbfounding stupidity. We live in a world where a baby dressed up like angry Uncle Leo can and will go viral on Facebook , what makes you think your offensive black-faced-domestic-violence-shunned-football-player costume will slip under the radar? This past weekend we’ve seen an outpouring of Ray Rice costumes flooding Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Maybe it’s our fault, maybe we should’ve written this story last week. Maybe we could’ve given people better ideas for a lay-up football player Halloween costume. But if you’re reading this thinking “Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez. I’ll be one of those guys, that’ll get some laughs”. Don’t, just don’t. The internet doesn’t forget. You’ll be forced to delete your account, but the picture will remain, damage done. Reddit will know your entire history before you go back to your job on Monday and your boss will fire you once your name and costume hits the local paper on Monday. Life ruined. All because you crossed the habitual line. But don’t worry, it’s more »

  • Surfing At 1000 Frames Per Second Looks Amazing [Video]

    Australia-based cinematographer Chris Bryan isn’t just a master at operating Phantom cameras—especially when it comes to high-speed photography—he is also a qualified Phantom technician. And with his technical knowledge, he has been able to work with Phantom to create his own lightweight, self-contained underwater housings. This means he’s able to film capture surfers close up using Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro M-320S and the new Phantom 4K Flex and we get to watch the awesome videos that result. And with some of the US possibly receiving snow this weekend, this video is a frustrating reminder that we won’t be able to head to the beach for a long time.

  • This One-Lap Bike Race Looks Surprisingly Difficult [Video]

    The Marymoor Crawl, first held in 2005 during the Marymoor GP in Washington, is one of the most unique cycling races and this weekend saw the race held in Britain for the first time during the Revolution Series. In the race, the cyclists begin on turn four and for the next four minutes, they must track stand without crossing the starting line. For those four minutes they cannot put a foot down, grab a rail, ride off the track, hit another cyclist, or ride backwards without being disqualified. Then the bell rings and they’re off…for one lap.

  • 10 Reasons Why The San Francisco Giants Are/Aren’t a Dynasty

    Every team hopes to reach reign over their league for multiple years– to win several championships in a short period of time. With the San Francisco Giants looking to hoist their third Commissioner’s Trophy in 5 years, fans are starting to talk about them as a dynasty. But the case for the Giants isn’t clear. They aren’t the Yankees of the late 90s, who dominated opponents with a core group of players. But you can also make the argument that the Giants’ impressive run is enough for them to qualify as a dynasty. With that, we embrace objectivity and try to answer the question: are the Giants the latest dynasty in baseball?

  • Using Technology To Overcome Golf “Mis-hits”

    Did you know that 76% of all iron shots are mis-hits struck outside the center of the face. Yes, you heard that right. Considering the face of the club is where the fastest ball speeds are produced this might explain why you shoot like you and Sergio Garcia shoots like Sergio Garcia. The fact that nearly 8 out of 10 golf shots are “mis-hits” led Taylor Made to develop a revolutionary new technology, designed to improve consistency and distance. No golfer is perfect, not even the best players in the world hit the center of the club every time. So their “Face Slot Technology,” available on the RSi line of clubs starting November 14, 2014, provides greater consistency across the face, giving players improved performance on mis-hits. This technology won’t turn you into a pro overnight but it’ll certainly make bachelor party outings a lot less frustrating. Photo source: sporttechie.com

  • This Commercial Is An Incredible Ski Film

    Filming athletes in LED suits is all the rage right now, and we’re just fine with that. It makes for awesome video and which what Philips was hoping for when they teamed with Swedish agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren and filmmakers Sweetgrass Productions to create “Afterglow,” a short film to promote Philips’ color-backlit Ambilight televisions. The 12-minute long video was filmed at Golden Alpine Holidays in Aleyska, Alaska. The slopes were lit up with brilliant colors while the team of professional skiers wore suits comprised of thousands of LEDs. This is the sort of advertising we can really get into.

  • Why Do College Athletes Continue To Sign Autographs For Money? Because, Why Not?

    Jerseys.  Pictures.  Flags.  Babies. Go ahead and ask the 20 year old version of me for a few signatures, I’d sign anything if the price is right. I even mean a “$1 Bob” bid on a vinyl gazebo kind of Price is Right. When I was 20 Bob Barker was still neutering pets on TV, the Big 10 Conference had 11 schools instead of 14 (in college counting is no longer required), and reading tweets from athletes was not considered a scheduled segment on Sportscenter.  I didn’t possess the clout and notoriety that college football athletes have today.  Unless you’re counting an open container and a lifestyle detrimental to my liver I didn’t possess anything.  Whether they were proud alumni seeking an autograph, a memorabilia agency looking to cash in, or Bank of America card services: no one wanted my signature. There is seemingly an annual accusation of NCAA rule violations by some of college football’s biggest stars relating to the art of signing their name.  Jameis Winston.  Todd Gurley.  Johnny used-to-play Football.  The memorabilia demand is clearly there and as for the athletes there’s more we know of, and likely far more we don’t. In addition to playing football, more »

  • 24 Teams With Longer Championship Droughts Than The Kansas City Royals [Original Infographic]

    People are going crazy over the fact that the Kansas City Royals haven’t played a World Series game in 29 years. But 20% of the teams in Major League Baseball, and nearly two dozen additional professional teams from the NBA, NFL and NHL, haven’t played in championship game on over 29 years. With some, looking at you Chicago Cubs, feeling the pain of a drought that is decades long.

  • This Skate Video Has Amazing Cinematography

    When we were kids, skate videos were gritty and shaky, shot on Hi8 or VHS and featuring dudes in baggy jeans and pop punk music. And we loved them. But now, with the advent of affordable HD cameras, skate videos have become beautifully shot short films with wide angles, slow motion, and, most importantly, no tiresome uses of fisheye lenses. “La République du Skateboard,” a short film from Neels Castillon, is described as “an impressionistic ode to street skateboarding.” And with incredible shots around Paris captured by a Red Epic camera, that description is most apt. For more great projects in a similar fashion, check out Neels Castillon’s website.

  • The Yankees System Doesn’t Work

    Our sports editor Jim Kelly Jr. says we shouldn’t blame Brian Cashman for the Yankees mediocrity.  The ghost of baseball’s original ‘cash-man’ still calls the shots in the ‘House the Yes Network Built’. While the curtain closed on Derek Jeter’s storied career with the New York Yankees this season, as franchises presented retirement gifts destined to boost the climate controlled storage facility industry, the continued mediocrity of the Bronx Bombers took a welcomed, albeit hot, backseat.  If not for fans and media alike bidding a nostalgic farewell to the George Clooney-of-shortstops the spotlight may have been far brighter on a glaring trend in New York: The 2014 Yankees were not good. Nor were the 2013 Yankees, who had their own retirement dog & pony & sandman show with closer Mariano Rivera. Taking the sting out of an 85 win season by teams presenting ‘thanks for historically kicking our ass’ gifts to an iconic rival, an odd yet accepted act that feels like presenting your high school bully with a savings bond at graduation. For a team enamored with icons of dynasty the last man standing is one who has never played an inning.  Brian Cashman, behind only Brian Sabean in San more »

  • The Keep-Away From Peyton Record Touchdown Celebration Was Rehearsed

    Our favorite moment from last night’s record setting night for Peyton Manning was by far the monkey-in-the-middle game Broncos receivers played with their quarterback after he broke the record for most touchdowns thrown in the history of the NFL. After Manning surpassed Brett Favre reaching 509 career touchdown passes in the first quarter, the gang had a little fun at Peyton’s expense, but as Fox’s Marc Garafolo pointed out, everyone, including Peyton was in on it the whole time. We've all been had. Demariyus Thomas said Peyton Manning himself planned the keep-away. Peyton had them practice it too. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 20, 2014

  • This Running Back Has a Chance To Break One of the NFL’s Most Coveted Records

    This year, we celebrate 30 years since Eric Dickerson’s unprecedented NFL season when he rushed for 2,1305 yards in his second season with the Los Angeles Rams. That set the bar high, very high. Since then we’ve seen the likes of Emmit Smith, Barry Sanders, AP, Marshall Faulk and a handful of other running backs fall short of Dickerson’s coveted record, but this year an unlikely candidate may surprise us. DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys has rushed for 785 yards, 180 yards more than Dickerson had at the same point in 1984. However 130.8 yards per game, he will end up with 2,093 yards and fall short of the record as Dickerson rushed for at least 175 yards in a game four times in the final ten games. Murray will need to stay more than consistent and his style of play combines ground and pound with finesse which is remarkably like Adrian Peterson’s style the year he came within inches of breaking Dickerson’s record, but what Murray has over Dickerson is consistency, having rushed for at least 100 yards in all six games so far. On the other hand, Dickerson had two games with less than 50 yards during more »

  • 10 Things That Happened When the Kansas City Royals Last Won the World Series

    The 1985 World Series is known for two things: Don Denkinger’s infamous blown call and the last time the Kansas City Royals reached the pinnacle of baseball. It was a long drought that spanned 29 years, 5 Presidents, and 4 Major League Commissioners. But that slump ended when the Royals swept the Orioles to earn a World Series berth. 29 years is a long time. So what was the world like last time the Royals were in the big show? Let’s take a look.

  • Wrigley Begins Demolition of Iconic Bleachers for Stadium Rehab

    In the first phase of the park’s four-year, $575 million “1060 Project” renovation mission, Wrigley’s iconic bleachers were torn down. In a project to expand stadium capacity by 300 seats in the left and right field bleachers along with the addition of more concession stands and more room for fans on the concourse, the stadium will be expanded to reach the edge of the sidewalk on Sheffield and Waveland avenues. The first phase is on pace to be finished by opening day on April 6th in their opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. Along with the seat expansion, the Cubs have plans to also add clubhouse upgrades, batting tunnels to compete with other major league clubhouses, new restrooms, concessions, seats, restaurant and retail areas for fans, along with a hotel.   Photos via: Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune

  • Axe Bat

    The shape of a baseball bat hasn’t changes since it’s introduction to the game 150 years ago, why is that? The glove has been transformed time and time again, tailoring sizes and webbing to position players, making it an optimal size to catch a fly ball or field a ground ball for a quick release. So why has the baseball bat not been looked at for improvements? Well it has now. Bruce Leinert a former New York Woodworker had an idea to change the game over 20 years ago, after an idea stemming from a Ted Williams quote opened his eyes to change the game of baseball forever. In Williams’ 1971 book The Science of Hitting, Ted Williams said that a hitter’s wrists, at the point of contact, should be “square and unbroken … just as when you hit a tree with an ax.” Right then and there Leinert built himself the first bat with an axe handle in two hours. Now twenty-four years later, he a signed a 20-year licensing deal with Baden Sports, a family-owned sporting goods company based in Washington. We had a chance to try out the Axe Bat Avenge and were incredibly impressed with it’s more »

  • Oregon Ducks Will Wear Throwback Uniforms Wore Against Washington From “The Pick”

    in a mere 16-second turnaround on Oct. 22, 1994, Kenny Wheaton and the Oregon Ducks created pandemonium in the aisles of Autzen Stadium, When Wheaton took a 97-yard interception return against the University of Washington to the house and sealed a 31-20 win and propelled the 1994 Ducks toward their first conference crown in 37 years. In honor of the 20th anniversary of “The Pick,” Nike and the Oregon Ducks have partnered to re-create a modernized version of the iconic 1994 uniform design that the team wore during that glorious moment – a proper tribute to a turning point in the Ducks football history. This modern version of the classic 1994 Ducks uniform features the original number and name font from that year, as well as a modernized bold, iconic stripe to tie in the Classic Green jersey and University Gold pant and helmet. The “UO” logo is featured on the pant, and Duck logo highlights the sleeves. Following this iconic turning point, Oregon went on to play in 17 bowl games over the next 19 years and have the best winning percentage in the Pac-12 (.731), claim shares of five conference championships and finish two years ranked second in more »

  • The Shifting Center of Pro Athlete Production

    Slate’s Ben Blatt put together a fascinating visual of the shifting center of pro athlete production. With the information he could gather, Blatt collected birth records for 23,000 football players, 3,200 basketball players, and 1,000 hockey players and mapped out a reletive difference in player geography throughout sports. For example we can see the dramatic migration south west for baseball while hockey players are scattered across Michigan, Wisconsin and Upstate New York. Blatt uses the same algorithm used to track the country’s shifting population center over time, which shows the balance of pro athletes in this country (Hockey excluded) heavily shifting south since the 1950s.

  • The First World Series Sweep Turns 100

    After losing a doubleheader to the Brooklyn Dodgers on July 4, 1914, the Boston Braves record stood at 26-40. They were in last place, the worst in the league. The team took a day off and on July 6, they started off on a streak that lasted for two months. In the period between July 6 and September 6, the Braves went 43-13, propelling themselves from last all the way to first place. They were the first team to go from worst to first, earning the moniker “Miracle Braves.” Despite their incredible turnaround, the Braves were still considered the underdog going into the world series against the Philadelphia Athletics. In addition to stats that couldn’t compare to the Athletics, the Braves didn’t even have a home field to garner any home field advantage. Just two months earlier they moved out of their home for the previous 43 years, South End Grounds, and were renting Fenway Park from the Red Sox while awaiting construction of Braves Field. But none of this mattered when it came to actually playing the game. The Braves won the first game 7-1 and didn’t let up for the rest of the series. Three games later, on more »

  • Yao Ming Makes Shaq Look Like a ‘wittle baby’

    In a past article we showed you how Yao Ming dwarfs basically everything he holds, stands next to or is in a photo with, but he’s just topped himself by taking a photo with one of the largest humans alive, Shaq. In a recent Instagram post Shaq, who also dwarfs basically everything he comes in contact with, looks like a small child compared to the 7′ 6″ Ming. Loading Yao says he's 7 feet 4 I think he's 7 foot 8 View on Instagram

  • This Landon Donovan Tribute Will Make You Proud To Be An American [VIDEO]

    Friday marks the end of an era for sports in the United States. As Landon Donovan, the greatest player in U.S. National team history, prepares to play for his country one last time on Friday, this touching video, produced by USsoccer.com, recaps the history of Landon Donovan, tracing his rise as a U-17 MNT forward through the heights at the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.

  • LeBron and the Boys Get a Fresh Look for the 2014 Season

    Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert has been teasing the world with the Cavs new uniforms for the 2014-15 season. The uniforms, which will supposedly be worn for their opening game are a subtle navy blue with yellow and red accents and a quote upside down that will read “All for one. One for All.” Ok @cavs fans, one last tweet on the uniforms.This will give you the feel of what KI will look like wearing it. pic.twitter.com/p40NtB8wKf — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 9, 2014 Here is full look.@cavs will be wearing em' opening night at The Q.They look even better in person versus the graphic pic.twitter.com/WthRWxxznN — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 9, 2014 . @cavs 22 days/526.5 hrs until opening tip.New floor&Humongotron.Here’s a slice of a potential new uniform.You like? pic.twitter.com/uSXQOw3tdE — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 8, 2014

  • A Scaled View of Every Jumbotron in the NFL [Infographic]

    After the Dallas Cowboys introduced their absurd video board to the world, teams have followed suit in similar fashion. With new stadiums holding 80,000+ people, a large video board is becoming a go to source for a public obsessed with super slow-mo, replays and getting as close to the action as possible. The Houston Texans have one-upped the cowboys by erecting a 277 ft wide video board to their stadium, trumping the width of the cowboys twin boards that float above the field at 177 ft, while the infographic is dated, showing the Vikings Jumbotron as a measly 33.5 x 19 ft, when in actuality, the entire stadium no longer exists. Expect big things from Minnesota in the next few years.

  • The Cross Country Classic: How To Pull Off The Ultimate MLB Playoff Road Trip in One Straight Shot

    How adventurous are you when it comes to travel? We at the Roosevelts are quite good at plotting out baseball road trips and also consider ourselves a 9 out of 10 when it comes to adventure travel. It started in 2010 when we did the epic 30 Stadiums in 30 Days challenge with COED.com and continued in 2012 with our Ultimate Baseball Bucket List. The MLB Playoffs are in full swing and there is a really unique situation taking place in the American and National League Championship Series’ that may never happen again. Each of the four teams left in the Playoffs are located basically on a straight line across the country. It’s actually amazing when you see it on a map. And best of all there is a simple way to drive East To West, Baltimore to St. Louis to Kansas City to San Francisco, over the course of six days and see home games in all four cities. The timing works out perfectly there is plenty of time between games so the driving isn’t even all that grueling. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet The idea is simple and we’ve plotted it out more »

  • 5 Public Relations Lessons You Need To Know From Watching the NFL Fumble the Ray Rice Scandal

    Tor Constantino shares five leadership lessons that individuals and businesses can learn from the NFL’s missteps.  NFL brass must be breathing a sigh of relief. The Major League Baseball playoffs have begun, the 2014-15 NHL season has taken to the ice and the first tip off of the NBA’s the new season. Luckily for the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell, there will be plenty of action on the field, court, ice and diamond to distract from the dog pile of off-the-field issues and embarrassments tarnishing the NFL shield over the past several weeks. Related: 5 Public Relations Lessons You Need To Know From The Late Great John F. Kennedy Over the past several years, the NFL has become one of the most powerful and profitable sports brands on the planet, generating more than $10 billion a year in revenue even though, ironically, the league itself is structured as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) organization. —- Despite the league’s unprecedented prosperity, the recent spate of bankrupt behaviors alleged against some of the NFL’s most prominent players have marred the league’s marketing and money-making prowess. Most notably: Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, was most recently charged with two counts of aggravated assault against his 18-month more »

  • MLB Introduces A “Shot CLock” For Pitchers In Arizona Fall League

    Not so long ago, MLB took the step of forming a “pace of game” committee to address the mounting levels of down time in an average major-league contest. That committee  created three new rules one of which was introduced last night in the Arizona Fall League. A “pace of play” clock is being was introduced that will give pitchers between 12 and 20 seconds to pitch the ball when they receive it back from the catcher. Pace of Play clocks installed next to each dugout at @MLBazFallLeague opener tonight. Horrifying. pic.twitter.com/UC2sbS1dac — Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) October 8, 2014 MLB will test the following rule changes/rule enforcements, per a league press release: Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep at least one foot in the batter’s box throughout his at-bat, unless one of a series of established exceptions occurs, in which case the batter may leave the batter’s box but not the dirt area surrounding home plate. (Exceptions include a foul ball or a foul tip; a pitch forcing the batter out of the batter’s box; “time” being requested and granted; a wild pitch or a passed ball; and several others.) No-Pitch Intentional Walks: In the event a team decides to intentionally more »

  • Roger Goodell’s Days As The NFL’s Omnipotent Enforcer Are Numbered

    NEW YORK CITY — Roger Goodell’s days as the NFL’s enforcer are clearly numbered, and team owners expect to hear details of how the commissioner’s role in the league’s disciplinary process could be reduced when they conduct their fall meeting at a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. Discussion at the one-day meeting will be dominated by matters of social responsibility and how to improve and strengthen the league’s personal conduct policy. At the center of that issue is the acknowledgement that Goodell is open to ceding some of the singular power he has wielded in terms of meting out league discipline on the personal conduct front. In the aftermath of the NFL’s poorly received response to the Ray Rice domestic violence case, as well as the other highly publicized legal problems of Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, Goodell has signaled that he’s willing to surrender or share the power to discipline in personal conduct matters. According to a memo sent from Goodell to the teams on Monday, that initiative might even include the establishment of an independent panel of outside experts who would have the responsibility of deciding whether players who have been arrested should be allowed to stay on the more »

  • A New Interactive U.S. Map Based On Where Baseball Players Were Born

    On Monday, I wrote a piece in which I divided the United States into 50 states of equal population. Today, I’m dividing the country up in order to evenly distribute a small segment of its population: professional athletes. Thanks to the sports-reference.com family of websites (and ESPN player profiles, league sites, and Wikipedia), I was able to find the birthplace of every American player currently in any one of the four major sports. Click on the buttons below for an animated look at where and when the players in each sport were born.

 
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