Top 10 Infamous(ly Funny) Athlete Mugshots

Alfredo On April - 14 - 2014

Blame it on the wealth, the fame, or just the testosterone, but it seems that we never go long without another athlete in the news for some sort of bad behavior. In fact, the only story on ESPN more tired than hearing about athletes using performance-enhancing drugs is the story of an athlete getting arrested for another drunken brawl. These athletes did a little more than that, however, and that’s how they earned their spots on the top 10 most infamously funny athlete mugshots. Continue reading “Top 10 Infamous(ly Funny) Athlete Mugshots” »

An Overview of the NFL Scouting Combine

Alfredo On February - 25 - 2014

NFL Combine 40-Yard DashThe NFL Scouting Combine, held every February, comes to an end today. During this week long process, college football players complete a variety of physical and mental tests. The NFL Scouting Combine is invitation only and gives athletes the opportunity to prove themselves to the coaches, top executives, and scouts from all 32 NFL teams that are watching. The results of the tests can have a large impact on when a player gets drafted, their salary, and in the long run, their career. So what tests and evaluations are athletes’ careers riding on? Find out below:

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Derrick Coleman’s Biggest Fan

Leland On January - 27 - 2014

Derrick ColemanDerrick Coleman isn’t your average football player. For starters, he plays for the NFL, which is no small feat. He has spent his entire life overcoming adversity and never lets his disability get in his way. One special fan recognized his status as a positive role model, and the rest is history.

Coleman was born in 1990 in West Los Angeles, California. He began playing football in the seventh grade, was recruited from Fullerton’s Troy High School, and played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles. Coleman now plays tailback and fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. He lost the majority of his hearing at age three and has since trained himself to read lips. He also uses hearing aids. His coach Pete Carroll calls him “one of the most dependable special teams guys,” and it is obvious to many that Coleman has not let his disability get in the way of his success as a professional athlete. His teammates have learned to work in cooperation with Coleman, making sure he can see their lips and clarifying plays if anything is unclear. Teammates say he is a “great example of [their] ‘no excuses’ mantra.”

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After an amazing season of college football, who can help but revel in it a little bit longer? If you are done watching the bowl games over and over, enjoy a few of these quotes which sum up a truly incredible season in college football.

“I thought that was the greatest thing in the world. Not for the football program. For the football coach. He needed a big serving of humility. He’s been Mr. Perfect. He’s been Mr. Arrogant. There’s no reason for that. Every coach all the way down to Little League knows that you cover that field goal.”

– Howard Schnellenberger, a retired coaching legend, on Auburn’s Iron Bowl triumph over Alabama

“I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.”

–Steve Spurrier, head coach at South Carolina, over their 52-7 win at Arkansas

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Big 10 Championship Game Preview

Leland On December - 5 - 2013

This weekend, the Michigan State Spartans will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship game. The stakes are high for both teams, with MSU intent on making their first trip to the RoseBowl in 25 years and the Buckeyes eyeing the national title game. For these two teams, this game means so much more than a trip to Pasadena.

Though OSU comes to the championship game with the longest national running streak and a record-breaking team, MSU has the momentum of an eight game winning streak too. The Spartans’ defense is number one in the country, and is much tougher than anything OSU quarterback Braxton Miller has faced yet.

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Famous Religious Athletes

Rebekkah On October - 11 - 2013

TebowTim Tebow has been in and out of news headlines ever since his football career began at the University of Florida in 2006. After Tebow was let go from the New England Patriots at the end of August, these headlines have all pertained to his free agent status. Before he was a free agent, he caught the media’s attention a whole other way. Tebow first made the news for being an outspoken Christian, but what later became known as Tebowing was the cause of the media frenzy surrounding him. Tebowing refers to the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer, with one’s head resting on one’s fist, which Tebow often did.

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What Are You Supposed to Drink While Exercising?

andreas On September - 13 - 2013

Workout DrinksCoffee, smoothies, and energy drinks. These are just some of the energy-boosting drinks that are being sold in the market today. The array of choices has been growing so much, but how much do you really need when you’re exercising? But the first question you have to answer is—how long do you exercise? If it’s just an hour or less, water will be just fine. If it’s longer than that, or if’s hot and humid outside, then Dr. Pamela Nisevich Bede from Runners World recommends drinking extra calories and electrolytes that are contained in sports drinks.

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My 3 Favorite Universities for Tailgating

Alfredo On August - 19 - 2013

The great migration to college campuses is beginning to occur and that can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for college football. Whether you’re still living the college life, enjoying your alumni status, or just a big fan, this is the time that we have all been waiting for. Everyone can get into the tailgating spirit, and I certainly plan to this fall. Here are three of my favorite spots to soak up the atmosphere.

1. Michigan State University

One of the largest universities in the nation, MSU is absolutely beautiful in the fall. The iconic Red Cedar that runs through campus may not be hygienic, but it is a lovely sight as the leaves begin to change colors. Spartan fans are also among the rowdiest, yet most hospitable. No matter where you park on campus, you’re sure to make some great friends.  Continue reading “My 3 Favorite Universities for Tailgating” »

15 Best Sports Quotes of All Time

Alfredo On July - 23 - 2013

BelieveAthletes aren’t always known for their eloquence, but sports have given us some of the most motivational quotes of all time. There’s nothing like beautifully spoken get-pumped-up speeches, pearls of wisdom on the nature of sports, or candid exclamations in the afterglow of victory. It’s no mean feat to compile the best of these quotes, but in the words of Tommy Lasorda, “the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”

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5 Delightfully Weird Summer Sport Pastimes

Mikalah On July - 2 - 2013

Aqua JoggingSummer, for many sports lovers, marks a serious lull in the action that we so desire. In this space before college football season, we find ourselves turning to some, er, offbeat sorts of entertainment. Here are 5 ideas to pass the time during the summer months.

1. Aqua Jogging

For all of you with joint problems, or fitness freaks bored of their traditional run, there’s aqua jogging! This fitness trend takes advantage of the human body’s natural buoyancy in water to create an exercise plan that is easy on the joints. Essentially, running underwater burns more calories thanks to the water’s resistance and is easier on the body. For these reasons, this idea is catching on, and you can even buy underwater treadmills to stick in your pool.

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