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  • What If All NFL Logos Were British?

    With the start of the 2014 NFL season upon us, and considering the league’s burning desire to go “global” we look at NFL logos if they were British because 10 years from now there is a good chance London will home to the Jacksonville Jags.

  • NBA Teams Are Now Tweeting Photoshopped Players in Movies

    NBA Social Media managers have gone completely berserk on Twitter today. In a battle royal Twitter war, official NBA teams are tweeting photoshopped movie poster puns using their teams players. With the Mavericks coming out guns blazing with “Joe Dirk” and the Knicks also coming out swinging with “21 Shump Street” we hope this goes on forever. The Hands down the winner as of right now is Karl Malone staring in “Home Malone”, co staring Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman. Follow along using the hash-tag #NBAMovies.

  • The 2022 World Cup Will Be Played In A City That Doesn’t Even Exist Yet

    If you’re trying to create the perfect 21st-century city, it helps to start with a blank slate. Even if that slate is a sweltering strip of sand. That’s essentially what the government of Qatar and its developers are trying with Lusail, an ambitious planned city on 28 square miles of waterfront desert along the Persian Gulf. Now under construction, the compact city will contain a commercial district, a lagoon, four islands, two marinas, an upscale shopping mall, a hospital, a zoo, two golf courses and housing for some 250,000 people. It also will feature an 86,000-seat soccer stadium, surrounded by a moat, that’s expected to host the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Residents and visitors will get around via a light-rail network, a water-taxi system and a network of underground pedestrian tunnels. And all the energy, communications and transportation systems will be run with the help of computers from a single command center, making Lusail a “smart” city that can automatically adapt to changing traffic and weather conditions. “It’s very much an opportunity to build a vision of the future,” said Barry Hughes, senior vice president at HOK, the global architectural firm that designed Lusail’s Marina Mall more »

  • Watch Pete Frates Inspiring Reason for Starting the ALS Ice Water Challenge

    Yes, we know you’ve heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge. Even if you live under a rock, it’s likely that that rock has been nominated to dump a bucket of ice water on it in hopes to raise awareness for the challenge. When the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah, Aaron Rogers and George W. Bush have participated in a synonymous challenge something’s going right. Well Pete Frates, former BC baseball captain and the new face of a very serious Lou Gehrig’s disease that hasn’t received proper attention since Gehrig himself gave his infamous retirement speech. ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi takes a close look at the movement that’s changed the whole mentality of a country.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Rory McIlroy

    To celebrate Rory McIlroy’s recent Open Champion 2014 win, Function 18 has put together this great infographic highlighting key statistics and fun facts from Rory’s impressive major win! Rory has already accomplished so many amazing feats and in very rare company, only Jack Nichlaus and Tiger Woods are the only 2 players to win 3 Majors by the age of 25.  

  • 1986 Mets: A Year to Remember [Video]

    Hey Mets fans, remember what it feels like to be proud of your team? With losing records every season since 2008, it may be hard, but there was a time when the Mets were great. In 1986, the classic Mets lineup including Darryl Strawberry, Lenny Dykstra, Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, and Keith Hernandez beat the Boston Red Sox and won the World Series. It was the greatest moment in the lives of many Mets fans and it was all documented on glorious VHS. If you were a kid in New Jersey or New York at the time, chances are you owned a copy of “1986 Mets: A Year to Remember,” encased in that hard plastic reserved for only the classiest of videos and featuring a photo of Keith Hernandez and his timeless coif. Relive those glory days with these clips that can’t even be ruined with the awfully dated sound of Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” and Glenn Frey’s saxy “You Belong to the City.” You might even forget that their current record is 59-67. At least they’re ahead of the Phillies!

  • Can You Name Every MLB Team With A Baseball in Their Logo?

    Out of the Thirty Major League Baseball logos, fourteen have actual baseballs in their logo. Try and test your visual baseball knowledge with this interestingly difficult graphic featuring all fourteen logos minus everything but the baseball, by Flip Flop Fly Ball. Adn when you think you’ve go every team click here to see the results.

  • Here’s What The NFL Would Look Like If Every Star Played For Their Hometown Team [Photos]

    California, Texas and Florida account for nearly a third of all of the players currently in the NFL.  Inspired by Elite Daily’s fascinating story “Here’s What The NBA Would Look Like If Every Star Went Home Like LeBron James” the good people of BestTickets.com have answered the question, what if every pro football player was rostered on the NFL team he was born closest to? The Texas, California and Florida NFL teams would, logically, have some pretty mean starting rosters. But what would the rest of the teams look like?

  • A Visual Compendium of Baseball Uniforms

    Over the past 100-so odd years the baseball uniform really hasn’t changed all that much. Yeah sure, they’re not made out of potato sacks anymore, but for the most part look exactly the same as they did when the Great Bambino sported #3 for the Yanks. This Pop-Chart Labs creation features 121 hand-drawn uniforms of long-ball dating back to 1869. From era of stirrups to the abysmally awesome era of the 1970s. From the Hartford Darkblues of 1874, who wore bow-ties to the infamous polyester v-neck gems of the ’70s, here is the definitive collection of baseball uniform history. A Visual Compendium of Baseball Uniforms

  • The Brothers Manning Have a Glorious New Rap Video Out

    Did we mention it’s glorious. Peyton and Eli done did it again. With this Diect TV partnership for their new Fantasy Football channel, the Brothers Manning film a four minute over the top rap video featuring Archie Manning, Chris Johnson giving a dread-lock make over, Joe Namath cooking with your mom and a bevy full of women. There’s something about Peyton and Eli completely owning their own goofiness that makes from comedic brilliance.

  • Sudakis as ‘Coach Lasso’ is Back… With Tim Howard

    Jason Sudakis’s beloved Coach Ted Lasso is back with a 6-minute promo for NBC sports as he takes on the role of on air personality for the English Premier League. Things you’ll find in this video; the beautiful Rebecca Lowe, a reference to Lavar Burton from Star Trek, Tim Howard drinking beer and a brilliant scheme to murder soccer referees. Thanks Ted!

  • The Definitive Collection of ‘Football as Football’ [120 Redesigned NFL Logos]

    Six designer pals began a project over a year ago to redesign every NFL logo in the style and image of German, English, Spanish and Italian soccer teams and called it ‘Football as Football’. We’ve been keeping up with them over the past year on updates on the projects status, which has recently been finished and polished. Just in time for the 2014-15 NFL season kickoff, all four country style logos will include all 32 NFL teams, so go ahead. Ogle and enjoy and if you’re a fan of a team with a sub par logo like oh, let’s say the Panthers, Jaguars or Titans then maybe it’s time for a Twitter movement to get one of these to replace their abysmal logo. Our hands down favorite is the ‘Oakland Italian’, just so bad-ass.

  • Landon Donovon’s Game Winning Goal Is Still One Of The Greatest Sports Moments In Internet History

    Post by The Roosevelts. Landon Donovon’s game winning goal from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is still, to this day, one of the most significant sports moments in internet history. When he scored the goal it nearly broke Twitter and with the emergence of cell phone video the compilation of fan reactions dominated the web just days later. With news that the greatest American soccer player in history will be retiring we look back at the epic fan reaction video and revisit a story by mlssoccer.com that talks about the significance and legacy of Landon Donovon and his goal.

  • Rugby League Strikes Deal with Marvel to Wear Custom Super Hero Jerseys

    Marvel heroes have teamed up with the National Rugby League of Australia to give their players a bit of a super-human boost. This August five teams will sport jerseys inspired by some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes. The NRL sees similar attributes between the players and heroes making the collaboration fun and exciting for sports and comic fans alike. The Syney Roosters don Captain America jerseys, St. George Illawarra Dragons will wear Iron Man, Canberra Raiders as The Hulk, North Queensland Cowboys will sport Thor and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles with Wolverine. Although the Sea Eagles’ Wolverine uniforms have a set of claw marks in their chest we won’t hold it against them. Why would Wolverine claw his own chest? Why?

  • White Mamba Announces His Boston Return in Familiar Style

    Brian Scalabrine has already dubbed himself the white version of Kobe’s nickname, The Black Mamba, now he’s returning back to the Boston Celtics and doing so in a familiar fashion. In a 1500 word journal entry on CSNNE, Scalabrine hilariously parody’s the LeBron column on his anticipated return to Cleveland, which published last month. Only the White Mamba’s article is way more interesting of a read and I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading LeBron’s. Scalabrine mocks himself, addressing the amount of time during his time in Boston, “I had passion for my team just like the fans.  I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.  Where was I – the great American city of Boston.”  On the past four years spent in Chicago, Brian notes, “These past four years helped bolster my resume to showcase the well-rounded individual I am.  I’m a better player, a better coach, a better broadcaster, and a better Mamba”. Each paragraph pokes just a bit of fun at LeBron’s piece while still making it completely his own. I more »

  • The Most Hated Sports Teams In The United States And The World

    With over 100,000 votes we can officially say which MLB, NFL and NBA teams are the most hated in the United States and around the globe. If there is one thing the entire world can agree on it’s hatred for the Yankees. It all started on Reddit when users launched an informal poll to see which sports teams were the most hated, state by state, in the United States. The debate quickly got heated and a Google Docs ace quickly built out crafty interactive spreadsheet that allowed people to vote. The data was eventually crunched and turned into the following set of “Hate Maps”. If you’d like to see something similar with a positive spin check out “The United States of Sports.” MLB Hate Map NBA Hate Map NFL Hate Map

  • Jack “Stone-Face” White Threw Out the First Pitch at the Tigers Game. Showed 0 Emotion.

    Someone give this guy a contract. He can shred a guitar and (somewhat) throw a heater over the plate all while showing 0 emotion. Jack White has nerves of steel. The Detroit native showed a glimpse of happiness before throwing out the first pitch at yesterdays Tigers game, but went stone cold after he took the mound. This is the second incident of White at a baseball game in 2 weeks, after photos surfaced of Jack with a seriously angered face on in the stands. We hope next week White goes to a Mets game and shows sadness and confusion. Speaking of #Tigers, musician Jack White threw out the first pitch. pic.twitter.com/ltwByLw1kE — Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 29, 2014

  • Skynet Update: Baseball Fans Replaced With Robots [Video]

    Robots have taken the next step to becoming our supreme rulers with their newfound love of baseball. Fans of Korea’s Hanhwa Eagles can supposedly control the robots from their computers or phones when they can’t make it to the baseball game. For now. But it’s only a matter of time before the fanbots go insane and use their robot strength to rip the heads off of every human in the ballpark. My guess is it will happen shortly after the fanbot is forced to pay $10 for a crap beer.

  • Tom Seaver Says Derek Jeter Should Be Baseball’s First Unanimously Elected Hall of Famer

    In our story “The 25 Highest Voting Percentages In MLB Hall of Fame History” we revealed that Tom Seaver has the highest percentage of votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 98.84 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America when he was inducted in 1992. Recently Seaver said that there is a good chance Jeter will beat his mark of 98.84% and be the first unanimous selection in MLB history when he is eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame in 2020. 

  • Can’t Phase Kobe

    A few years back Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant got after it on the court. To mess with his head Barnes tried to make Kobe flinch, but it didn’t phase Kobe because he has ice water in his veins. “That scared me a little,” Barnes said later. “I mean, that wasn’t even human.” Here is Kobe, and a few other athletes who are alpha and shit.

  • Frank Caliendo Reading LeBron’s Letter In Morgan Freeman’s Voice Is Hilarious [Video]

    You probably know of Frank Caliendo’s incredible talent for impersonating pretty much anyone from his work on MADtv and Fox NFL Sunday, but this video just takes it to the next level. Here is Caliendo reading LeBron’s letter in the voice of Morgan Freeman. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to Red reminisce about Andy Dufresne.

  • History Of The High Five [Video]

    It may seem like high fives have always existed, but the fact is, the first high five occurred relatively recently, during a Dodgers game in 1977. Learn about the historic moment and the man behind it, baseball’s first openly gay player Glenn Burke, in this ESPN 30 for 30 short.

  • Rockies and Nationals Had A Good Ol’ Fashioned Stand-Off Last Night

    Aaron Barrett of the Washington Nationals and Brandon Barnes of the Colorado Rockies had a standoff prior to the first pitch. The rules; Post National anthem, both players must remain with their hats on their chest for as long as they can, that’s about it. The standoff lasted about 7 minutes, until the home plate umpire has to intervene. Even Bryce Harper got in on the fun, padding Barrett’s elbow and putting a batters helmet on for protection against in game balls. Your browser does not support iframes. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened Scott Van Slyke and Joe Kelly standoff opened the NLCS Game 6 with one last year. Your browser does not support iframes.

  • The 25 Highest Voting Percentages In MLB Hall of Fame History

    There is an elaborate process to getting inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, you can read about it here, but long story short, a player who has been nominated needs to be selected on 75% of ballots from the voting committee. Some former players just eek their way in, looking at you Al Simmons (75.38%), while others, like the 25 legends on this list, made it in with a resounding yes. While we see big names on this list, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken Jr, and Ty Cobb, just to name a few, no one has ever been elected unanimously and it’s unlikely it will ever happen either.

  • Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? [Link]

    Aside from a dark period from the 1930s to the early 70s when facial hair had all but disappeared from society, mustaches and sideburns have been a part of baseball since the game began. Thanks to players like Brian Wilson, today you can even find players sporting gloriously gigantic beards. But who reigns supreme in the facially coiffed hall of fame?

  • MLB MasterCard Fantasy Camp is the Best Kept Secret Surrounding The All-Star Game

    Grown men (and women) ranging from completely novice to past college ball players competing in a hardball, wood bat tournament leading up to the finale played at a major league ballpark. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well for a set of lucky people it’s a complete reality. MasterCard in association with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has been putting on a little known tournament for years. Fantasy Camp is essentially a four-team tournament, held in the morning and early afternoon during the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game days played at a minor league ball park, followed by the championship and consolation games being held on the major league park on the day proceeding the MLB All-Star game. This year being Minneapolis’s Target Field. Photo Credit: Rick Dupler Photo Credit: Rick Dupler Each team get’s outfitted in a full uniform, home and away jerseys, cleats, socks, batting gloves, a hat, mitt and sunglasses to give the impression of legitimacy. Skills, however, varied. We had a chance to partake in the entire tournament, which was an absolute blast. Each team coached by former Twins players Scott Leius, Gene Larkin, Al Newman and Tim Laudner and organized by former players more »

  • The First Motor Race Was Held 120 Years Ago [7 Photos]

    On July 22, 1894, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages, the first city to city motor race, was held. But the competition was more than a race and the organizers were even quick to state “it will not be a race.” The real competition was between the utility of steam-powered vehicles versus gasoline-fueled cars. The winning car didn’t just have to complete the 79-mile journey from Paris to Rouen, it also had to be easy to operate. The race would decide the future of automotive engineering. The race was organized by the publishers of Le Petit Journal to advertise their newspaper. 102 people entered to race, paying 10 francs, but some didn’t show up the the event while others failed to qualify. After four days of vehicle exhibition and qualifying events, the 21 racers set off on their journey at 8 AM, July 22. 6 hours and 48 minutes, Jules-Albert de Dion was the first to cross the finish line. However, he was not declared the winner because his steam powered car was too difficult to operate, requiring use of a stoker. 3 minutes and 30 seconds later, Albert Lemaître crossed the finish line in his Peugot. As more more »

  • How to Throw a Perfect Knuckle Ball

    It may be the greatest mystery of acquired skill in sports. A trait so difficult to master yet so powerful in result only a handful of professionals can achieve success with it. The knuckleball is a pitch that isn’t thrown hard or fairly accurate, but just thrown to perfection in delivery which makes it the most difficult pitch to hit in baseball. Time Wakefield and R.A. Dicky have made quite the illustrious career for themselves by throwing this one pitch more than any other, Wakefield lasting an outstanding 17 years, tenured with the Boston Redsox. Here is a breakdown on the perfect way to throw a pesky knuckler.

  • Arsenal Players Attempt New York Accents And Fail Miserably [Video]

    On Saturday, July 26, Arsenal will travel across the pond for a friendly match against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time Arsenal has played in America since 1989, so some of the current players decided to learn classic lines from New York movies like “Taxi Driver” and “Midnight Cowboy” and deliver them in their best New York accents. Spoiler alert: they fail.

  • Skating Video With No Traffic Looks Like “28 Days Later”

    Remember when Cilian Murphy wakes up to a world without people in “28 Days Later?” Well if he had a brain in his head, he would have taken the opportunity to skate  all over the city. That’s pretty much what this video from skating filmmaker Russell Houghten looks like. He captured skaters all around Los Angeles and spent hours masking in After Effects to edit out all the traffic. The result is a post-apocalyptic LA where only the skaters survived. Check out both the video, “Urban Isolation,” and the “making of” below. Houghten is also selling prints from the video to raise money for Los Angeles County animal shelters at his website.