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  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of United States Presidents Playing Football [17 HQ Photos]

    President Barack Obama throws a football on the field at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Bill Clinton is hit in the face with the football while breaking up a pass play during a touch football game on Dec. 31, 1993, in the beach at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Doug Gilmore) President Bush throws a football as he stands with Cleveland Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia, right, during an impromptu stop at the team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio, Saturday, July 31, 2004. President Bush is making a campaign Bush tour through Ohio Saturday and will finish the day in Pittsburgh before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Dwight Eisenhower is shown kicking a football during a practice session at West Point in 1912. (AP Photo/The Eisenhower Library) Abilene, Kansas high school football team of 1910 on which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower played while a post-graduate student in preparation for West Point. Left to right, top row: Ralph Lucier, Frank Madden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Earl Briney, “Six” McDonald, Howard Funk. Second row: Orin Snyder, coach Raymond Sare, Ames Rogers, G.N. more »

  • What’s In a Name? Breaking down the NFC teams and their Mascots

    Ever wonder where professional sports teams got their nickname or mascot from. While some names and mascots might seem like an arbitrary choice, most have a deeper meaning with an interesting story behind it. Probably not the Phillies’ Philly Fanatic, though. We’ve broken down each NFC team and the derivative of their name and mascot in our new series; “What’s in a name?” NFC East Dallas Cowboys – They’ve been the Cowboys from the start, but the real question is how did they become “America’s team”? Last I checked our capital was in Washington D.C. not Texas. Can someone explain? New York Giants – “Big Blue” or “The Gmen” as we may know them was originally incorporated as the New York National Football Company but later changed to the New York Football Giants in 1937. They began play in 1925 and were referred to as the Football Giants in order to decipher from the then New York Giants (now SF Giants) baseball team. There is something about football giants that just sounds way better than giants. Washington Redskins- in the beginning the Redskins were named the Braves and were from Boston not Washington, from Boston to Washington? Explain that change. more »

  • Statistics Prove That Defense is More Important Than Offense in the NFL

    It happens at the beginning of every September; 32 NFL teams come out of the woodshed that is Training Camp—vying for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. But, when asking the question about what it takes to win the Super Bowl, even those who have won the Big Game are somewhat divided about what it takes. However, what is true is that 11 out of the past 15 first overall draft picks have been quarterbacks, the current NFL era is hailed as the “Golden Age of the Quarterback,” and the rules allow for passing stats that were previously only thought to be possible in the Madden NFL video game franchise. But, is a top-tier quarterback and a high-powered offense the most important element needed to hoist the Lombardi trophy? The numbers may be in contrast with the widely assumed winning formula, but we will attempt to make sense of all of the stats.

  • RSVLTS Catches Up, Chats With Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Jamaal Charles

    Recently, RSVLTS got a chance to communicate with Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back, Jamaal Charles at an event promoting the newest downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Titled Onslaught, it is now available to purchase on Xbox Live. It will be ready for launch on the Playstation Network in a few weeks—wait patiently, Sony faithful! Charles seemed to enjoy the DLC, largely pointing toward the rampant chaos that only Call of Duty entails. Citing one map in particular, Charles said that he “loved Bayview”—the map that replicates the idyllic Santa Monica pier. A long time gamer, Charles’ other favorite titles are: Tomb Raider, NBA 2K, and Madden. When speaking of the lattermost game, Charles said that he would create himself in the game during his pre-NFL days. And, in the NCAA games, he would create himself and then get drafted into the NFL through the virtual world created by the game. During his rookie season, Charles said that he “put himself ahead of every player” in the game, regardless of their position or rating—something that most of the human population would do upon the realization of an NFL dream. However, gaming was not the only topic of more »

  • Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Super Bowl Wings & Cocktails

    The Super Bowl is almost upon us and if you don’t have your food recipes ready in the huddle already, then you just might be in trouble. Enhance your game with these rum-infused recipes created by Hugh Acheson specifically for the Super Bowl. We got the most scrumtrulescent Rum-wings recipe you’ll ever try complimented with a couple of cocktails, because nobody should be sober bowling it. 

  • More NFL Bad Lip Reading [Video]

    BadLipReading takes on the NFL again, just in time for the Super Bowl. There’s some real good ones this time around, especially the nonsense spouted by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Hopefully he’ll be just as entertaining next Sunday. Pro tip: make sure you have closed captioning on so you don’t miss any of the hilarity.

  • The 6 Greatest Athletes In The History Of The Internet

    The world is always exposed to televised athletes doing acts of pure physical amazement. But, what often goes unseen are the athletes who take their talents to an entirely different stage—the Internet. In this case, many world-class athletes go unseen—largely due to the notion that the best athletes can be seen on television. Well, RSVLTS is here to pull the veil of obscurity off of many stunning athletes whose renown is limited to the Internet. 6. Working Out in the Park This video has been circulating the Internet for some time. And, it has been doing so for obvious reasons; the guy in it is a veritable freak of nature—a man with the ability to completely control his body. 5. Havard Rugland—Obviously Much was made about “Kickalicious”—the Norwegian kicker who had a brief stint with the Detroit Lions. Well, the video that started it all was quite a spectacle of pedal prowess. 4. Orlando Duque Cliff Diving is a sport that doesn’t receive a lot of attention. But, when it is viewed, then the true dazzling nature of the sport is revealed. Currently one of the brightest stars in the sports, Orlando Duque shows off his amazing body control a more »

  • Top 21 Undrafted Football Players Who Crushed It In the Pros

    The NFL Draft is undoubtedly the highest-touted amateur selection event in all of the four major American sports; the stars align in New York City and the brightest stars of the NCAA prepare to take a step into fortune, fame, and media over-exposure. But, the history of the draft isn’t a kind one. Hence, not every college standout is promised NFL glory. Likewise, not all collegiate afterthoughts are guaranteed the same fate when playing under the big, American-colored, tri-lettered shield. As such, there is seldom a more celebratory event in the NFL than a previously unknown athlete emerging from obscurity and into the heralded pigskin pantheon. Recently, RSVLTS got to sit down with one of such athlete at the Xbox One Loft in New York City. Victor Cruz, undrafted out of Umass, discussed on his lifelong gaming hobby, Xbox One’s  “Playoff Face Off,” and his humble origins.  While led us to produce this list of the all-time greatest undrafted NFL legends:

  • RSVLTS Predicts the Playoffs: The Divisional Round

    Well, the table for the 2014 NFL Playoffs has already been set. Upon which, the appetizing course—otherwise known as “Wild Card Weekend”—has already been feasted. But, before we take another look into ole RSVLTS Crystal Ball—a mythical sightseeing orb of dubious success—let’s recap the predictions thus far. For the NFC, RSVLTS predicted that the following teams would receive playoff berth. To the right of our predictions were the actual standings: NFC Division Winners Our prediction: 1. Seattle Seahawks   Actual standing: 1. Seattle Seahawks Our prediction: 2. Carolina Panthers Actual standing: 2. Carolina Panthers Our prediction: 3. Philadelphia Eagles Actual standing: 3. Philadelphia Eagles Our prediction: 4. Chicago Bears Actual standing: 4. Green Bay Packers NFL Wild Card Our prediction: 5. New Orleans Saints Actual standing:  5. San Francisco 49ers Our prediction: 6. San Francisco 49ers Actual standing:  6. New Orleans Saints  With one mistake with the Division Winners and the inversion of the Wild Cards, RSVLTS’ predictions were better than some but worse than what actually came to pass. Now, for the AFC. AFC Division Winners Our prediction: 1. Denver Broncos Actual standing:  1. Denver Broncos Our prediction: 2. New England Patriots Actual standing:  2. New England Patriots Our prediction: 3. Cincinnati Bengals Actual standing:  3.  Cincinnati Bengals Our prediction: 4. Indianapolis Colts Actual standing:  4. Indianapolis Colts Wild Card Our prediction: 5. more »

  • The 10 Most Anticipated Sporting Events of 2014

    With the World Series in the books, 2013—in terms of great sporting events—has passed. But, after the passing of December 31st, the year begins anew and hence the athletic clock can be reset. To celebrate the conclusion of 2013 and to welcome the arrival of the approaching year, RSVLTS has put together a list of the sporting events to get most excited about in 2014.

  • 14 Awe-Inspiring Athletic Performances of 2013

    Athletically, 2013 was a three hundred and sixty five day span of time that was collectively awe-inspiring. From the resurgent Boston baseballers to Peyton Manning making a late-career case of superiority in his more than a decade-long rivalry with Tom Brady, there were plenty of moments that made fans—with their mouths agape—go, “HOW IN GOD’S NAME DID HE DO THAT?!”

  • RSVLTS Predicts the 2014 NFL Playoffs, Part I

    Well NFL fans, it’s December; meaning that the Cowboys’ previously promising season has taken an ill-fated turn for the unfortunate. In addition—and on a note typically less spoken of in correlation with the aforementioned team—December means that the “playoffs?!” are on the horizon. And, in true gentlemanly fashion, RSVLTS is here with our cultured facial hair and eyewear to help assist every NFL fan in interpreting what the future holds for all the league’s playoff hopefuls. With that in mind, sights are set on East Rutherford and the lights in its overlooking metropolis are beginning to illuminate as the Super Bowl looms ever closer. Who’s going to be in the big matchup? Well, don’t get ahead of yourself; who makes it into the tournament must be covered first.

  • 10 Examples of Brief Sports Superstardom

    Athletics—and those who partake in such events in a professional manner—are often thought of in two repelling polarities, either existing as a veritable earthbound deity or residing in the muck of sporting shame. However, what is often forgotten amongst the overdone stories of greatness and its polar opposite are the tales of those who were stars for a brief amount of time—the guy who, for a month, was better than the best player of the time. For these athletes, they stood as the momentary pinnacle of their respective sport—only to be cast to the wayside after one short year, month, or day. What are some prime examples of brief stardom in sports, you ask? Well, this top 10 begins now, RSVLTS responds.

  • The 11 Most Captivating Games of the 2013 Sports Year

    A multi-billion dollar industry, the world of mass spectator sports is truly an integral part of American society—inspiring fans to rabidly cheer, disapprovingly jeer, and become collectively energized. What fuels this phenomenon are the games that become etched into the lore of their respective sport; when the mental torment of watching a team struggle through a difficult season culminates in a fatigue-awash victory. The best games of 2013 fit such a criteria. And, with so many team-wide moments that prove to viewers the value of hard work, RSVLTS has gathered a Top 11 list to give 2013 a Norse Funeral-like send off.

  • 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.

  • 10 Sports Stories That Shocked the World In 2013

    Given the high-profile nature of professional athletes, there will be breaking stories that leave the entirety of the sports world stunned—headlines that are the chronicling of a fallen star, unexpected retirements, harrowing allegations, or unthinkable tragedy. In a more solemn part of the Yearbook13 event, RSVLTS has chronicled the Top 10 Sports Stories that shook the world of athletics to its core during the past year.

  • 10 Athletes You Need To Know In 2014

    The world of athletics can be likened to a grand cycle—one where, as old players retire, new generations emerge to occupy the open void. Whether still in college or emerging as standout professionals, upstart athletes are the players that get sports’ fan base energized; eager to watch the latest young sensation. And, as a part of the RSVLTS Yearbook13 event; we have gathered a list of all the latest—as Dick Vitale phrases it—“Diaper Dandies” that look ready to electrify the sports world in 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • NFL Logos Recreated as Beautiful European Soccer Club Crests

    FootballAsFootball is a beautifully executed site that features NFL logos as European soccer logos. The illustrations, done by six designers from Minneapolis are done with pinnacle quality in design and to be dead honest some pro teams could learn a thing or two from these eloquent renditions (cough, cough panthers). At the end of the project each team will have separate designes in the likeness of English, German, Italian, and Spanish soccer styles. We’re very giddy about this. Check out all 32 teams here.

  • 10 Sports Fans Who Became Famous

    Fandom in American Sports is one of this country’s most celebrated cultural aspects. Often, fans go to games and–amidst a crowd of fellow game goers– go home unnoticed. However, there are rare occasions when fans become just as famous–if not more so– than the players on the field. Sometimes iconic, sometimes loved, and sometimes vilified; RSVLTS has compiled a list for some of the most notable famous fans.

  • The 9 Greatest Sideline Meltdowns In NFL History

    The advent of nationally televised sporting events has given spectators an enhanced look into the happenings of an NFL sideline—some of which are publicized to the organization’s chagrin. With Dez Bryant’s recent sideline ranting, it left RSVLTS thinking about some of the more notable, ugly, or otherwise animated sideline spats, tirades, and incidents that were worthy of a countdown list.

  • Ranking the 32 NFL Team According To Their All-Time Winning Percentage (With HQ Cheerleader Pictures)

    The NFL is a league of constant competition– a veritable athletic battleground where no mercy is inflicted upon the team that performed in an inferior fashion. But, what teams have been the most successful at defeating their opponents throughout the chronicled decades of the NFL? Well, RSVLTS is here to help answer that question. Courtesy of FOX Sports, this list was compiled of each team’s record– brought together in ascending order based on winning percentage. For teams that had the same winning percentage, the club with the greater amount of wins was given the favorable position. But, before beginning; the team with the most wins of all time is the Chicago Bears– a team with over 600 wins, which is a distinguished number that only two other teams can claim to exceed. Those two aforementioned teams are the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. Inversely, only one team in NFL history has tallied losses to the point of sexcentenary excessiveness– the Arizona Cardinals, who have 680 less than desirable matchup conclusions. Also, the Cardinals have the second most ties of all time– behind only the Bears, who have 42. But, to learn the winningest team based on percentage, more »

  • 11 Artists That Should Be Featured on the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    After the Janet Jackson incident that—well—everyone knows about at this point, there was a streak of quality Super Bowl Halftime acts. Starting with Paul McCartney in 2005, Super Bowl Halftime shows have gone on to feature such respectable artists as The Who, Tom Petty, and Prince. But, in recent years, Super Bowl Halftime shows have  devolved back into the cesspool of flavor of the week pop artists—featuring artists like Bruno Mars, who will be playing the upcoming Super Bowl in New Jersey, and a cameo appearance by LMFAO during Madonna’s performance. This begs the question; who are some acts that would return the Super Bowl half time show to its late 2000’s sense of quality? The following 10 acts are artists who put on excellent half time shows: 11. Spinal Tap Their performance would be borderline ludicrous, if they were able to find the entrance to the stage. However, the whole “joke band” label would be somewhat difficult for them to overcome—considering how seriously the NFL takes itself. 10. Pearl Jam Quickly becoming the living fossil from the grunge era, Pearl Jam is renowned as a premier live act with great stage presence. By the off chance that the Super more »

  • The 12 Greatest Feuds In American Sports History

    Feuds: the players start them and the media perpetuates them. But, with the inherently competitive nature of sports, it seems that people thrive off of a good dramatic conflict. Feuds pervade sports and have given pundits, reporters, and other media members a good storyline to boost the ratings of an upcoming matchup. But, what are some of the best feuds in sporting history? Well, RSVLTS is here to chronicle some of the best, most intense, and most comical feuds in sporting history. Before beginning, it must be stated that this list will only cover the four major team sports in America– a criteria that disqualifies the likes of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. But, without further ado, the best sporting feuds:

  • The 2013 Giants: As Bad as the 2008 Lions?

    To truly grasp how bad the Giants have been, a look at the worst team in recent memory is necessary: the 2008 Detroit Lions. Finishing the season 0-16, the Lions—obviously—also started the season at a mark of 0-5. Through the Lions’ first five games of 2008, the defense allowed 159 points—31.8 points per game. In contrast, the Lions scored only 76 points in their first five games—15.2 points per game and less than half of their total allowed points. Moreover, the average margin by which they lost games was about 25 points. Enter the comparison toward which Big Blue fans might cringe: the Giants—offensively abysmal—have scored 82 points during their first five games. Of course, this total is just 6 more than the 2008 Detroit Lions’ total. Moreover, the Giants’ “vaunted” pass rush-fueled defense has allowed 182 points during their first five games—a total that is 23 greater than the 2008 Lions. Moreover, the Giants have lost games by an average margin of 20 points—less than four points fewer than the 2008 Lions. In summation, there is disappointing and then there is historically bad. And, thus far, the Giants poor numbers—both offensively and defensively—have been eerily consistent with a team more »

  • 10 Examples Of When Good NFL Teams Were Bad and When Bad NFL Teams Were Good

    The NFL is a maddening league—one where a team that seems inept during one season can show an inverse in ability during the next. If such a statement seems ludicrous, just ask the Kansas City Chiefs how they are feeling at 3-0 after their 2012 season of sucking allotted them with the number one overall pick in the most recent NFL Draft. But, the fact is that even legendary NFL dynasties like the 1970’s Steelers, the 1980’s 49ers, the 1990’s Cowboys, and the 2000’s Patriots have their roots in rather unfortunate beginnings. Also, there have also been many teams like the Browns, the Raiders, and the Lions that had their days of dominance. Such winning ways may be in erstwhile decades, but they still came to pass.

  • Behind The Scenes of Melissa Bolona’s NFL Shoot For RSVLTS Magazine [Supercut Compilation]

    This week RSVLTS.com has been dominated by news of our newly released magazine, available now on iTunes and our NFL photoshoot with the new face of Beach Bunny swimwear Melissa Bolona (See below). Our story yesterday revealing behind the scenes photos from the shoot is burning up the web so today we decided to cut together a video. Everyone loves a look behind the scenes so we’re going to give you want you want.

  • The 11 Worst Uniform Decisions Made By Sports Franchises

    In sports, tradition is always regarded as important. Teams are always looking to tread into new territory while still acknowledging their origins. But, some origins are—well—prettier than others. Hence, some of the more gruesome throwback uniforms are as follows:

  • Michigan Recruit Breaks Nine Tackles for Six Points

    If Madden was real life, it would look something like this. Peramus Catholic and Michigan recruit, Jabrill Peppers, looks like a human pinball, bouncing off defenders as if they were inatement objects, pinging off until he lands in the endzone. Kudos to Jabrill for not losing site of where the endzone actually was after three 360 spin moves. The opposing team, Red Bank Catholic wishes YouTube never existed right about now.

  • 10 NFL Players Caught On Camera Doing Freakishly Athletic Things In The Gym

    Professional athletes are generally known to be absolute pinnacle of beastliness. Throughout successive games, those who play in professional sporting events always redefine the general populace’s notions about the human body’s physical limitations. The performance of such athletes always begs the question: what kinds of pick-things-up-and-put-them-down freakishness do footballers engage in when they’re not dazzling thousands of spectators? This will generally be a compilation of professional athletes lighting up their exercise facilities, or showing off in their locker room. Either way, it is not recommended that the layman engage in such rigorous exercises.

  • The Future Sports Video Gaming

    Sports games have come a long way since its primordial era that featured such classic titles as “Tecmo Bowl”. Hence, players no longer exclusively play as Bo Jackson, and the birds eye view has long since been nixed. With the current era of consoles coming to its conclusion, there is a mass speculation among gaming fans about the upcoming developments that are expected to accompany an exciting new chapter in video gaming. The news has thus far been as such: the upcoming era of sports gaming is certain to bring fresh technological innovation and a renewed sense of inter- company competition.

 
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