Archive for category: Sports

Sports Fans Who Died at Sporting Events

Sports

When you go to a sporting event, you usually are just focused on your team winning and having a great time. Unfortunately, on occasion, sporting events can turn tragic for fans. Sometimes these are due to the dangers of certain sports. Sometimes they are due to fan riots and so forth, and other times they […]

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Bizarre Sports and Their Icons

featured, Sports

There are some truly strange sports out there whose participants and pioneers have an unflinching commitment to their chosen art. Ranging from the impressive to the downright mental, here are some bizarre sports with their brightest stars. Chili Eating There are hundreds of chili eating contests organized around the world, devised to see who has […]

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Football vs Futbol

featured, Sports

Every four years the World Cup is held, and every four years, Americans everywhere ask exactly why we’re supposed to care about soccer.  As somebody that avidly watches football but played soccer for more than a decade, I feel uniquely qualified to compare some of the major differences and decide which sport is truly the […]

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ESPN Marvel Comic Covers for the NBA

Artwork, featured, Sports

I love the NBA. For me it is truly FANtastic as the old tag line used to say. Basketball is one of the most soap-opera driven sports we have. This was witnessed in spectacular and nauseating detail this past summer with LeBron James’s televised “The Decision” where he decided to leave the Cavaliers in heart-wrenching […]

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Athletes as Superheroes

Comics, Sports

To coincide with the beginning of the NBA season, Marvel and ESPN collaborated on an edition of ESPN the Magazine showing members of the NBA as different characters from the Marvel Universe.  While I disagreed with some of their choices, it got me to thinking – what athletes match up with which superheroes? Iron Man […]

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Longest Losing Streaks in Sports: Games

Fail, Sports

I figured it wasn’t fair to mention the most consecutive losing seasons without mentioning the longest losing streaks in sports for games.  Some of the teams from the previous list are going to pop up here, along with some new ones and one individual.  Between college sports, professional, and sports from other countries, it’s an […]

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Longest Losing Streaks in Sports: Seasons

Fail, Sports

Yesterday I showed you some of the biggest blowouts in sports.  Some of them were pretty bad.  But those represented just a single game.  Here are a list of the longest streak of consecutive losing seasons in American sports. LA Clippers (NBA) – 12 Seasons Between the 1993 and 2005 seasons, the Los Angeles Clippers […]

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Worst Sports Blowouts

Sports

Everyone likes to see their team win.  But what’s better than watching your team win?  Watching them destroy the other team.  There’s a certain visceral enjoyment we all get from watching our favorite sports team rack up the score on their opponents.  With that in mind, here are some of the worst sports blowouts from […]

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Biggest NFL Draft Busts

Fail, Sports

We’re already a few weeks into the 2010 NFL season and already there is talk of which player or players from this rookie year are going to be busts.  Will Sam Bradford live up to the hype?  Will Tim Tebow be the great player he was in college?  Will Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen make […]

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Worst Team Names in Sports

Fail, Humor, Sports

No matter how good or bad your team might be, there’s something to be said for having a cool team name.  Sometimes, however, your team just doesn’t have a cool name.  It can be because of tradition, city or state relevance, or because whomever was naming the team was an idiot.  That being said, here […]

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