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NFL: Baltimore Ravens OG John Urschel
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The 10 Smartest Professional Athletes

A while back, we brought you the story of John Urschel who, at the time, we called the smartest player in the NFL. This was further proven when he competed for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2014-2015 while also working on a thesis about graph eigenfunctions. Well, incredibly, he just proved himself to be a whole…

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Hoboken And The Birth Of Baseball

Hoboken has always been Manhattan’s red-headed step-brother. Manhattan gets all the glitz and glamor of being the Big Apple while Hoboken has all the cool stuff like affordable apartments, reasonably priced bars and the Cake Boss bakery. What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is how much of New York’s history…


2015 In Sports: A Year in Review

2015 was a pretty wild year for sports. We had the first ever college football playoffs. We saw the long-fabled match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally unfold as a bloodless bout of two guys pussyfooting around each other. Recently, we even saw Chip Kelly get fired. Okay, Chip…


Top 7 Father/Child Athlete Duos

Today, LeBron James’s kid, LeBron James Jr., dropped some super-hot fire in the form of a highlight reel. Granted, the kid’s like 12, but he is dropping some bombs and pulling crossover moves that are twisting kids up like pretzels. Check it out here. Beyond the fact that he probably constantly…


14 of the Worst Sports Injuries of All Time

Joe Theismann is a household name for literally the only reason a professional sports player does not want to be a household name — a disgusting and career ending injury. Thirty years ago today, hallowed defenseman Lawrence Taylor sacked Theismann and destroyed his leg. If you’ve never seen it 1) How?…


31 Worst Cheap Shots In Sports History

In sports, sometimes your emotions get the best of you — especially when the sport demands contact to begin with. Sure, if emotions are running high during a particularly close cross country race, a couple kids may toss an elbow or two. But when emotions are running high during a…


The Chicago Cubs’ Billy Goat Curse Turns 70

The Cubs have pretty much always been the MLB’s most lovably unlucky team. They haven’t made the playoffs in decades and are usually just a fat helping of “ehh” as the season progresses. Well, suspiciously, today marks the 70th anniversary of the fabled “Billy Goat Curse” as well as the…

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24 Athletes With Military Histories

Today marks David Robinson’s 50th birthday. Robinson, an NBA center for the San Antonio Spurs from 1989-2003, earned his nickname of “The Admiral” due to his college career at The United States Naval Academy as well as his postgraduate career as a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in…

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Play An Old School Classic With the New Kids in Class

Sports video games have made some wild strides since their inception. Not even discussing the near lifelike graphics now found in them, sports games are basically completely immersive experiences that now allow players to create their own avatar in their favorite league, control a single player (fictional or not) through an entire…