Sports

How The Los Angeles Dodgers Helped to Snuff Out Communism

David K. Israel

2011 has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the owners going through a messy divorce (who gets the house?

11 Prominent Authors Who Excelled in Sports

Conor McKeon

Some of the most important literary figures of the last century had previously made a name for themselves in athletics.

Marvin Gaye, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver?

Jason Plautz

We’ve heard plenty (probably too many) athletes try to become musicians. But what happens when it goes the other

Whatever Happened to Play?

Jason Plautz

When browsing Bill Simmons’ new long-form sports site, Grantland, I found myself wondering two things. First, what is a “Grantland”? And second, didn’t the New York Times try this

The Greatest Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of

Scott Allen

In the opening chapter of his book, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the time a reporter asked him what profession he woul

Why Michael Jordan's Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game

Ethan Trex

Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious.

Five Words Worth $400 Million

Stacy Conradt

You might not know Michael Buffer by name, but trust me, you know his work: Buffer came up with the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" thanks to a little inspiration from

The Quick 10: 10 Things Yogi Berra Actually Said

Stacy Conradt

Lawrence Peter Berra - you likely know him better as Yogi - is 86 today.

When a Nine-Month-Old Picks a Bracket

Stacy Conradt

Taking a cue from Jason's daughter and her impressive knowledge of presidential facts, I thought perhaps I had a child prodigy of a different sort on my hands: master bracketologist.

The Quick 10: The Original Names of 10 Sports

Stacy Conradt

If history hadn't changed, we would be watching Gabrielle Reece dominate Mintonette, Tony Hawk would be a leader in the world of sidewalk surfing, and Forrest Gump would have been an amazing wiff

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