• Nike Fuses Their Flyknit Technology with Revolutionary Kobe Elite 9 Sneaker

    Today at the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, Nike unveiled what they’re calling a revolutionary shoe. The KOBE 9 Elite, a shoe that fuses their top notch basketball technology with their Flyknit tech, a system used for their running shoe, by creating a one-piece engineered upper made from single strands of yarns, making a lightweight yet incredibly strong shoe. Designed with Kobe’s tech insights and design inspirations, the KOBE 9 Elite features three key technologies: Nike Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon, giving the shoe superior lightweight performance. The shoe is beautiful, that’s a given, but is it smart to use brand new technology with an aging superstar coming off a serious leg injury? For the success of the shoe, let’s hope not. The KOBE 9 Elite releases globally on Feb. 8, 2014, at Nike.com and select global retail locations.

  • Golf Shot of the Year, Decade, Maybe of All Time

    The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is the leading par 3 golf tournament in the UK and is held at the spectacular Nailcote Hall situated in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Matt Wheatcroft made the best of a dismal situation, with the ball hugging a fencepost in the way of a simple wedge shot, Matt had an idea heroes are made of. He banked the ball off the fencepost for an easy put. you wont believe your eyes.

  • 100 Retro ’80s and ’90s Sports Posters + Don Mattingly Signed Baseball Giveaway

    Remember the days of yonder when the Costacos Brothers‘ fantastical sports lithographs from the 1980s and ’90s reigned supreme on every  sports fans bedroom wall from the ages of five through college, maybe later. The Costacos Brothers’ had a knack for getting athletes out of their element on the field for some themed out glamour shots. In all the bros managed to shoot over 700 of these photographs and we managed to grab 100, with a few retro Nike posters sprinkled in. From the golden age of sports, when every pro athlete wasn’t in the top 1% of the economy here is the definitive collection of retro sports posters. In honor of our 12 Days of Giveaways courtesy of Brigandi Coins & Collectibles, and ’90s sports we’re also giving away a certified Don Mattingly signed ball from the Hitman himself. Mattingly spent 14 years playing for the Yankees and was named the Captain joining the ranks of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Thurman Munson & Derek Jeter. His #23 is retired by the Yankees and he is enshrined at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. This official Major League baseball is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and is worth $225.00.

  • Fox Sells Out the Super Bowl

    Fox has sold all of the in-game advertising spots during the Super Bowl on February 2. The average rate for a 30 second spot this year was $4 million, beating last year’s $3.8 million. Fox is also looking to the FoxSports.com live stream of the game to be an another big income opportunity, expecting more than CBS’ 10 million online viewers last year. The biggest sporting event of the year means big business.

  • 22 Athletes Who Will Play Their Entire Career With One Team + Cal Ripken Jr. Autograph Giveaway

    In todays world of sports, it seems like athletes follow the big pay day, as well they should. A career path that could be diminished by an ankle tear could be worth potential millions of dollars should be looked after like a life insurance policy. With the talent pool in professional sports at an all time high, the competition is fierce and unforgiving, so when a player spends his entire career with one team, it’s all the more profound. One of the most renown and well-respected players in MLB history, Cal Ripken Jr., played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles and this week we are giving away a signed photo from baseball’s Iron Man as part of our 12 Days of Giveaways courtesy of Brigandi’s in New York City. Enter above and then see twenty-two athletes who’ve spent a decade or more with one team and will probably finish their career in that same city. Derek Jeter The most notable of the bunch and most likely to face retirement in the near future. After coming off an injury ridden season that limited Derek to playing only 17 games, The Captain was almost plagued with picking up the $9.5 M tab on his more »

  • 10 Athletes Who Blew Our Minds in 2013

    It’s clear that—in sports—there’s a need to point out the best individual players despite the overwhelming message that a team’s collective effort trumps everything (points to Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Seahawks) But, with the Most Valuable Player Awards being among the most coveted pieces of recognition in athletics, RSVLTS is here to count down the Top 10 Most Valuable Athletes of 2013. And, while it may not compete with the opinion of the Associated Press, it still is a part of the Yearbook13 event—where there is a chronicling of all the most notable, memorable, and otherwise monumental aspects of the fleeting year.

  • Epic Rap Battles of History: Michael Jordan vs. Muhammad Ali [Video]

    The new Epic Rap Battle of History has been released, this time starring Comedy Central’s Key and Peele as Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali. It’s a little darker than some past rap battles, with mentions of Parkinson’s disease and slain fathers, so be warned. With that being said, it was also way more entertaining than some of the more recent battles. Maybe this video will get some momentum going for the rest of the season. Also, don’t forget to vote for the winner. I’m going with Muhammad Ali for calling out Jordan’s Hitler mustache.

  • Mariano Rivera Signed Baseball Giveaway + 10 MLB Hall of Fame ‘Shoe Ins’

    For our 12 Days of Giveaways series we’ll be sending off a Mariano Rivera signed baseball today. You heard right, people, a certified ball signed by the Sandman himself courtesy of Brigandi’s in New York City. Enter below and a winner will be chosen at random at noon, one week from today. Once you’re done entering check out RSVLTS 12 Days of Giveaways for a chance to win iconic collectables from sports history.   Mariano Rivera is the most dominant closing pitcher in baseball history as he holds the record for most career saves in the MLB.  The 2013 season was the last one for this Yankee Legend. There is no doubt he will be voted in to the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible. This official Major League baseball, signed by Rivera, is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Nike’s “Play Russian” Commercial Will Give you Chills

    The Sports brand partnered up with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam to create a winter wonderland of sport. Encouraging Russians to “Play Russian” play cold anf fight the elements. The video features famous Russian athletes like ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, long jumper Darya Klishina, as well as footballer Alexander Kokori. Seems like just about everyone is gearing up for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

  • 50 Rare and Iconic Photos of Magic Johnson + Autographed Photo Giveaway

    Magic Johnson is often considered the best point guard in NBA history. He reinvented the way people thought about point guards with the combination of flashiness and his size. Magic finished his career with 5 NBA Championships, 3 MVP Awards & 3 NBA Finals MVP Awards. This fantastic 8″ x 10″ photo features Magic being guarded by the great Michael Jordan, signed in bold Lakers gold by Earvin himself. This holiday season treat yourself or a loved one with an epic addition to your man cave or a solid gift for any sports fan, this signed Magic Johnson photo from Brigandi’s in New York City. Enter below and we will pick a winner on Wednesday, December 4th at noon. Once you’re done entering check out RSVLTS 12 Days of Giveaways for a chance to win iconic collectables from sports history.   Now that you’ve entered take a look at 50 rare photos of Magic Johnson that you’ve probably never seen before. From his time at Michigan State to his NBA career and everything in between. See also: Mariano Rivera autographed baseball giveaway – Ends 12/9/13 50 Rare and Iconic Photos of Magic Johnson

  • Florida Player Blocks Florida Player. Sums Up Dismal Season.

    To think Florida was a SEC powerhouse just a few years ago, now they’re losing to Georgia Southern and blocking each other. In a play that sums up their first losing season since 1979, the Florida Gators sealed their fate with a devastating loss. With an unfortunate record of 4-7 the Gators managed to allow Southern to score 26 points despite not COMPLETING ONE PASS. That’s right Southern managed to come away with 429 yards of total offense without a single completed pass. But I digress, here is a video of a couple of two confused Gainesville players blocking each other on offense, although the play ended up a success, the UF on UF block will go down symbolizing a dismal season for the Gators.

  • 2013 Nike Army Navy Gameday Uniforms

    For the rivalry’s 114th matchup in history, Nike pays tribute to each academy’s rich heritage and drawing inspiration from key historical figures within each respective military branch.  The Army uniforms tribute the legacy of General Winfield Scott, nicknamed “Old Fuss and Feathers” for his insistence on maintaining proper military dress. Scott served as General in the U.S. military longer than any other. The Navy garb pays homage to the dying command of Captain James Lawrence: “Don’t Give Up the Ship.” Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry flew a flag emblazoned with the statement during the decisive Battle of Lake Erie, one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812. The 114th meeting between Army and Navy takes place on Dec. 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Top 10 Most Touching Sports Moments of 2013

    Sports have functionally become the mechanism that unites communities—providing those facing adversity with a brief amount of respite. In 2013, this was proven with moments that gave purpose to an otherwise questionable necessity of spectator sports. As a part of the Yearbook13 event, RSVLTS has compiled a list of the moments in 2013 athletics that transcend stats—giving athletics an intangible relevance in American society.

  • That’s Gotta Hurt: UFC 167 In Slow Motion [Video]

    Give your wincing muscles a workout with this super slow-motion recap of UFC 167. The action was captured using Fox’s Phantom Cam, which is capable of recording up to 5000 frames per second. A regular slow-motion camera records around 380 frames per second. The fact that even when slowed down so much, some of these punches still look pretty quick is incredible. Also, the way their faces smush makes me giggle.

  • 59 Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better In GIF Form

    There is no doubt that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. You could make a case for him being the best athlete of our lifetime on the court but in business as well. His “Jump Man” silhouette is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. You can watch Jordan highlights all over the web but we think watching him in GIF form is better than anything else.

  • Incredible Wheelchair Freestyle With Wheelz [Video]

    Aaron Fotheringham, better known as Wheelz, is an extreme wheelchair athlete who recently got together with YouTube filmmaker Devin Super Tramp and Gnarly Nutrition to make this video showcasing his incredible talent. Wheelz, who has Spina Bifida, has been in a wheelchair full-time since the age of 8. He’s adapted skateboard and BMX tricks for his wheelchair resulting in what he calls WCMX. He was the first person to perform a backflip in a wheelchair at the age of 14 and then a double backflip at 18. Watch this video and see this unique athlete in action.

  • The 12 Funniest Athlete Commercials of 2013

    Everybody knows commercials; the annoying interludes that gratingly occupy the period of time in between your scheduled programming. Often, commercials are muted or used as optimal times to perform a task that involves being removed from the television. However, there are always exceptions to those rules; counting down the best ten commercials of 2013 is RSVLTS with another addition to our End of the Year event—the Top 10 Athlete Commercials of 2013.

  • Preliminary Photos of Braves New Cobb County Stadium

    The Atlanta Braves new home will have it’s fair share of perks. Cobb County stadium will be the centerpiece of what is essentially a strip mall and I mean that in the most pleasent of ways. With a strip leading up to the stadium from Cobb Square called “Entertainment Way” one can only imagine the bars, restaurants and shopping that’s sure to make it’s way to Cobb. Although most of us we’re scratching our heads when the organization announced the relocation it seems like a better atmosphere for Chipper Jones to make a few bucks for an appearance at the Entertainment way Cracker Barrel. A huge perk in disguise for the new stadium is the subtraction of 10,000 seats to hold 41,000 now. Not many people realize the sheer volume of seats Turner held. The Braves we’re always criticized for not filling the stadium, so it’s good to see the suits wising up to a more intimate stadium. Coming in at 1/4 the amount of the new Yankee Museum/Stadium, Cobb County field seems like it’s on the right track to bring an optimal baseball experience to it’s fan base.

  • Sports Friends: Gronk Gets Upset After Tom Brady Yells at Him

    On the latest episode of Sports Friends Rob Gronkowski gets pretty upset after Mr. Perfect, Tom Brady lays into him for not running the right route. Gronk, being the big child that he is, tries to hold back his emotions, but can’t and it shows on the poor guys face. Tom feels bad, makes it all better and makes a tiny off-color joke and all is well at Gillette.

  • Red Bull Illume: The 50 Most Mind-blowing Action Sports Photos of 2013

    Red Bull Illume is the largest sports photography contest in the world and this past weekend voting for the 50 finalists kicked off in Scottsdale, AZ. We just happened to be in town during the launch and got to check out the fifty finalists from this year’s Red Bull Illume competition on outdoor display in Scottsdale, AZ. It was magical and we highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. To build hype we pulled together photos from the launch event and photos of the 50 finalists from this years competition. 

  • The 10 Biggest Blockbuster Sports Deals of 2013

    With each passing year, there is one thing that is guaranteed in sports; massive amounts of money will be spent. Whether on a team-seeking superstar, who can bring a franchise’s championship aspirations to fruition or by a wealthy entrepreneur taking new ownership of a club, money is required to make either of the aforementioned transactions. In 2013, there were many instances of massive spending for the sake of bolstering the already considerable fanbase of spectator sports. What were the most notable, you ask? Well, look no further than Yearbook13, responds RSVLTS.

  • Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football [Book]

    They were the Bears shufflin’ crew, shufflin’ on down, doin’ it for you. They weren’t here to start no trouble, they were just here to do the Super Bowl shuffle. The 1985 Bears were one of the most iconic teams the NFL has ever seen. Who could forget Walter Peyton’s unique run? Or Jim McMahon’s bad-ass haircut and sunglasses? Or The Fridge’s fridge-ness? Together they only lost one game that season and brought Chicago the only Super Bowl win the city has ever seen. Now you can relive that amazing season with the once in a lifetime team that brought hope to the Windy City in Rich Cohen’s Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. With new interviews from the coaches and players that made it all happen, this memoir will awaken the fan in anyone. Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football $18

  • Top 10 Overhyped Sports Stories of 2013 (That Didn’t Actually Matter)

    With ESPN running nearly 24-hour sports news and banter-laden segments, they need to maintain a constant flow of material. Unfortunately, this means that many of the stories that they cover are tabloid-esque sensationalist time-fillers that further invoke the interest of a population who catalyze meaningless brouhaha. A year full of soap opera-worthy drama that ESPN beat until the end of its ninth life, 2013 had no shortage of meaningless locker room tales. And, in true End of the Year fashion, RSVLTS has the best—and least meaningful—of the sporting news abyss. 10. Mark Sanchez’s Headband Does anybody remember that guy who was the New York Jets’ starting quarterback? Well, the biggest splash he made in 2013 was via his choice of headwear. And, as the media gravitated towards it, it spiraled into a story much larger than necessary. Seriously, the MLB is on during the summer, can’t tabloid NFL stories fall to the wayside during the offseason? 9. The Alex Rodriguez Saga While controversial, the Alex Rodriguez debacle in New York City hardly has the same impact as it once did. Once a player who would easily join the all time greats in Cooperstown, A-Rod is now a shamed fallen star more »

  • UCF’s J.J. Worton’s Amazing One Handed Diving Touchdown [Video]

    You’ve got to see J.J. Worton’s dive for a one-handed touchdown to believe it. With a little over a minute left in their game against Temple and down by 7, UCF really needed the catch that helped them tie up the game they soon won. It’s too bad so few people got to see the play in person. Seriously, it looks like only a few dozen people hung around until the end.

  • Harlem Globetrotter Breaks Record For Longest Shot; Season Looks Bleak For Washington Generals [Video]

    Harlem Globetrotters Rookie Thunder Law (was that one of the American Gladiators?) broke the world record for the longest basketball shot yesterday. The former record, a paltry 104 feet 7 inches was shattered by Thunder’s impressive 109 feet 9 inches shot at the Phoenix Suns’ US Airways Center in Phoenix in celebration of Guinness Worlds Records Day. If the Washington Generals were hoping for a repeat of their 1971 season, when they beat the Globetrotters one game, it’s probably not going to happen any time soon.

  • University of Hawaii Retro Uniforms are Hot Lava

    The University of Hawaii will be going full retro on us during their bout with San Diego State this Saturday, November 16th. The Rainbow Warriors will be paying homage to the days of the 1960’s for ‘retro night’ on the island. The green uniforms will sport rainbow shoulders and white pants accented with a rainbow stripe. Under Armour has added rainbow sprinkles to the uniforms with rainbow palms on their receiver gloves and a iridescent finish on black cleats. Hot lava, bro, hot lava.

  • Top 20 Knockouts in UFC History [Video]

    In November of 1993, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event, UFC 1, was held in Denver, Colorado. 20 years of great fights followed and to celebrate its birthday, UFC has collected the 20 best knockouts from those years. Watching these brings back memories of renting the UFC VHS tapes from the mom-and-pop video store with the huge back room of smut. Nothing like being a kid, drinking Capri Sun, eating Fruit by the Foot, and watching men violently beat each other almost to death.

  • DeAndre Jordan- Top Ten Club for SportsCenter

    DeAndre Jordan discovers one of the perks of being featured on the SportsCenter Top Ten after arguably the dunk of the year. The newest of the SportsCenter commercials featured DeAndre crossing his fingers hoping he’s on the list for the most exclusive of exclusive clubs, but what’s inside might surprise you.

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