A fashionable history of hippies in pro wrestling

Via WWE In last week’s inaugural edition of The Thread Count, With Spandex’s dedicated pro wrestling fashion column, Danielle Matheson and I took a look at the history of wrestling hillbillies, from its early days where everyone was dressed like a Country Bear to today, where it’s mostly people in Confederate flag shorts yelling about gays. This week’s edition will be taking...
Via With Leather
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How trading for David Price changes the odds

Something I assume the Rays understand: From here on out, they project to be perhaps the best team in the American League East. Something else I assume the Rays understand: They’ve dug themselves into too deep a hole, so this year the playoffs presumably aren’t in the cards. And that’s why we’re probably going to see the […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Battleground 2014: Full results and recap

WWE served up a cold appetizer to the biggest party of the summer, Battleground 2014. Quite honestly I can't think of another WWE PPV this year as disappointing as Battleground.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
9 days ago  |  9 Comments

10 most compelling storylines for MLB's second half

Let the second half of the 2014 MLB season begin! Each of baseball’s six divisions are closely contested (also resulting in tight wild-card races), which should make for some fun baseball during the next two-and-a-half months. Potential trades and playoff races will naturally be the stories followed most closely from now through September. But zooming in from the big picture reveals...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

Via Guyism
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Most memorable 1980s WWF jobbers

I spent many Saturdays watching WWE (WWF) stars squash preliminary wrestlers in one-sided affairs. Today I pay tribute to these unsung warriors and look back at the most memorable WWF jobbers of the 80s.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five under-the-radar NFL MVP contenders

Peyton Manning. Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Adrian Peterson. The usual suspects when it comes to the NFL MVP discussion. But what about some dark horses or sleepers? Let’s look at five under-the-radar players who have legitimate chances to emerge as MVP contenders this season.   Nick Foles The NFL’s top-rated passer in 2013 was Nick Foles. Although he registered the robust 119...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: The best of Kacy Catanzaro

Former Towson Gymnast dominates the obstacle course.
Via Gunaxin Girls
14 days ago  |  Discuss

10 most lopsided MLB trade deadline deals of all-time

Much like when amateur drafts are conducted in professional sports, you have to wait a couple years before coming to the conclusion about how MLB trades are going to impact the teams involved years down the road. These trades come together for a couple of reasons. Mainly, it’s one team that is no longer in contention looking to trade a veteran to another team that might give up...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB's most underpaid players

We all believe we do not get paid enough to do our job. That’s just human nature. We have gone over the most overpaid players in the MLB in a previous article. We now wanted to take a look at the other side of the fence. The guys who should be getting more commas in their paychecks. The league minimum in the Bigs is $500,000. I would be happy sitting on that kind of cash, however...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst MLB players of the first half of the season

At the beginning of every month, we look at the best and worst players of the preceding month. But while performing well or poorly in one month is great, it doesn’t necessarily tell you much about how the rest of the player’s season has gone – remember Charlie Blackmon and Chris Colabello going off in April? Needless to say, we thought it would be a good idea to see which players...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five ways the WWE can fix the Bray Wyatt character

WWE Those of you who read The Best and Worst of Smackdown know I’m, let’s say, rather liberal with the Wyatt Worsts. As I’ve tried to emphasize, I think Bray Wyatt is a hugely talented guy — he’s a unique, gifted in ring performer, and could give a lot of legit movie stars a run for their money in the method acting department. The guy’s 300-odd pounds of pure potential...
Via With Leather
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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