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When it comes to the world of sports, everyone is looking to gain a competitive advantage. Usually, it’s just a little thing here and there, like when Jason Kidd “accidentally” spilled water on the basketball court because he didn’t have any timeouts left, or a pitcher putting a little pine tar on the ball to…

No matter what you think of the 1984 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, or the policies of the American government at the time, there was never a concern of a foreign entity rowing down the St. Lawrence River and occupying the land of Upstate New York.  But history has taught us that Olympic Venues…

Over the years it may seem like American football hasn’t changed much. Large men in pads crash and bang through each other to score touchdowns, or quarterbacks drop back and launch passes downfield for speedy receivers who streak into the end zone. In reality though, the similarities between the game now and its inception almost…

Sports fans love to guess what will happen in the world of competitive ball handling, but most of these guesses turn out to be dead wrong. It’s actually much easier to predict stuff that WON’T happen, as we’ve so helpfully done just now. Here are ten sporty things that a simply not happening in the coming year.

Wyndham Halswelle is the only guy in Olympic history to win a race by “walkover”, if you’re not sure what that means, basically rather than running and getting sweaty like a chump, he lazily walked around the track and then won a gold medal, because suck it, spirit of healthy competition. How did this occur…

In the Amazing Spider-man movie, there’s a scene where Andrew Garfield uses his powers to best his rival at basketball, thus proving that he is the superior male specimen. Because in movies that’s how people solve problems. However, Garfield likely didn’t need to use any of his Spider-man powers, not if this video is anything…

The saying goes that, winning isn’t everything, but it sure as hell beats losing. If losing gracefully was an Olympic event, Byun Jong Il would have punched the referee in the nuts during the qualifying rounds. To explain, Byun Jong Il was a South Korean bantamweight boxer, who during the 1988 Olympic games didn’t agree with…

Boxing, AKA, throwing a balled fist at another human being’s face until they look like you stabbed a photo with lipstick, is a very old sport. So old in fact all of the coolest and most awesome nicknames were taken hundreds of years ago, seriously. Think David Hay-maker Haye or Iron Mike Tyson is a…

On February 23, 2013, The Ultimate Fighting Championship made history, with a Pay-Per-View headlined by the first UFC women’s fight in history. Accordingly, this event received widespread coverage from not just niche fighting websites, but also from mainstream newspapers such as USA Today, due to the historic advance for women that the event represents. Here are…

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