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…

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…

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…

A Century of Ballparks (Infographic)

Part of a continuing exploration of information design using baseball as a core theme, this poster, by Lou Spirito, illustrates the current 30 MLB ballparks to scale. Each field is shown in a common green hue while surrounded by a color from the respective home team’s primary palette. Ballparks are…

Critiquing Obama’s Pitching Technique

Today, President Barack Obama posted a picture to Facebook of him greasing up the ol’ windmill, practicing his pitching form. At first glance it looks like he has a pretty good pitching motion but we talked to a pitching expert, former pro pitcher and pitching instructor to give “Ba-Rocket” Obama…