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  • 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 »

  • 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 throughout 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.

 
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