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PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

As you should know by now, most of our friends are pretty damn awesome and creative. Never was that more evident than today, when Natalie, a good friend of the site unveiled her Halloween costume. The picture above is freaking fantastic as the life-long Wisconsin fan paid homage to local boy gone-superhero J.J. Watt with one of the best sports-themed costumes I’ve ever seen...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to reportedly target Pablo Sandoval in offseason

Now that the San Francisco Giants have cinched their third World Series win in five years, we can all get on to the important business of breaking down Major League Baseball’s offseason. And now that he has helped the Giants win that World Series, third baseman Pablo Sandoval could be on his way out of San Francisco. Rumors have persisted for months that the Boston Red Sox...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

World Series MVP presentation stolen by ‘Chevy Guy’

You would think nothing could overshadow the magnificence of Madison Bumgarner’s World Series MVP performance — but somehow the trophy presentation took the cake. Bumgarner’s 5-inning relief appearance in Game 7 capped off a World Series effort that legends are made of: 21 innings, 1 run, nine hits, 17 strikeouts and 1 walk. Impossibly good stuff. And so to commemorate the...
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Report: Red Sox coaches can’t stand Yoenis Cespedes

While the baseball world has largely been focused on the fantastic Major League Baseball playoffs over the past month, several reports about Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes have gone largely unnoticed. Another such story has popped up this week that should raise eyebrows around the league. On Monday, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported that all of Boston’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tanner Pearson scores gorgeous goal

A big part of the reason the Los Angeles Kings are the reigning Stanley Cup champions is because of “That 70s Line.” The trio of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli teamed up in the postseason and immediately became a force for the Kings. So far in this young season they have continued that success, and might be the best line in hockey right now. On Sunday they...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning calls out his scoreboard operator

YOU HAD ONE JOB, MILE HIGH SCOREBOARD OPERATOR. And you did not do it to Peyton Manning’s liking. In a rather surreal press conference moment after Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night, Peyton Manning took his team’s scoreboard operator — yes, you read that correctly — to task for showing images of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in an effort to incite...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as a possible replacement. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has probably already started...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy football is evil: Or, how I lost to Josh McCown

Our politicians and pundits can bicker all they want about Ebola and immigration and all the other issues perceived to bring our nation to its knees. I will choose to focus on the only thing vile enough to actually get the job done: fantasy football, aka the devil’s taint. As you may recall from after-school specials, peer pressure is the root of all evil. (Do they still have after...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Morgan out for the rest of women’s World Cup qualifying

United States Women’s National Soccer team forward and everyone in America’s soccer crush, Alex Morgan isn’t just really attractive, she’s also one of the squad’s best players. Unfortunately, she’s going to miss the rest of the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament thanks to a sprained ankle. On Saturday morning, Morgan underwent an MRI that confirmed...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III will start when healthy

Well, so much for the Kirk Cousins train. On Wednesday, Washington head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that once Robert Griffin III is cleared to return from his ankle injury, he will be the team’s starting quarterback. Given the fact that Gruden’s team is 1-5 and that Cousins has struggled badly in two of the last three games it’s not surprising the coach will go back to its...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Toffoli scores ridiculous goal

The Los Angeles Kings got off to a slow start this season, but the defending Stanley Cup champions appear to have things rolling now. On Tuesday night the Kings waxed the Edmonton Oilers 6-1, after ripping the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Sunday night. In both games, the Kings were led by the line of Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson, better known as “That 70s Line.” Toffoli...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

AHL affiliate of Calgary Flames fires team mascot

In telling of his story, Scorch overpowered a firefighter. That happened. pic.twitter.com/ZIpW7Qmw5l — Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 9, 2014 The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames has — wait for it! — fired its mascot. Before even playing its first game. The Adirondack Flames are the new Triple-A team for Calgary, though frankly we were unaware...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Todd Gurley’s season likely over due to NCAA investigation

As the Todd Gurley autograph saga continues to unfold, a report on Friday claims that the Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy front-runner has likely played his last down of college football. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia beat writer Chip Towers reports that a person familiar with the investigation claims there is a serious possibility that the junior running back...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kings raise championship banner

The Los Angeles Kings had a truly remarkable run through the 2014 NHL playoffs and won the Stanley Cup in incredible fashion back in June. On Wednesday night the Kings opened the season hosting the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center and before the game they raised their championship banner. Video of the banner raise after the jump.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs attempt to use deodorant Zamboni; it gets banned

Only one organization in hockey is so remarkably snakebitten and incompetent that it could screw up a Zamboni. As any hockey fan would have guessed by the end of the last sentence, we are talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are the most profitable team in hockey despite the magnificent incompetence of not winning a Stanley Cup since 1967, but that doesn’t mean they...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Kershaw’s awful postseason record

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is undoubtedly the best pitcher in baseball right now. But the 26-year-old lefty has a long history of coming up short in the postseason. On Tuesday night that penchant for failing in the playoffs reared its ugly head again, as he couldn’t save the Dodgers from elimination in Game 4 of the 2014 National League Division Series. The St...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills carry Jim Schwartz off field for beating Lions

Some things are so douchey that they only could have been thought up by Jim Schwartz. The Bills defensive coordinator was carried off the field following Buffalo’s 17-14 win at Detroit on Sunday — an excessive move for a regular-season win over the Lions, but a seemingly understandable moment of spontaneity given that Buffalo capped a fourth-quarter comeback over the team Schwartz...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill breaks leg, out for season

The college football world suffered a huge blow Friday night, as BYU’s dynamic quarterback Taysom Hill was carted off the field during a 35-20 loss to Utah State. The Heisman contender is done for the season after it was revealed that he suffered a fracture in his left leg. The 6-2, 232-pound junior has been spectacular since taking over as BYU’s starting quarterback last...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ole Miss under NCAA investigation in multiple sports

News has broken Thursday afternoon that the University of Mississippi is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations in multiple sports. Ross Bjork, the school’s athletic director, has confirmed that Ole Miss is working with the NCAA in an ongoing investigation, but added that the school has not received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, and does not...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthew McConaughey gives pep talk to Longhorns

Matthew McConaughey is on a roll, and he’s a gigantic Texas Longhorns football fan. The Texas native has been very visible at Texas games over the years and has never been shy about supporting his team. Apparently after the Longhorns lost to UCLA he was invited to speak to the team by head coach Charlie Strong and he didn’t disappoint. McConaughey kept his roll going with...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking back on Sid Bream’s slide from the 1992 NLCS

The MLB playoffs are upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for baseball’s big dance to start. The divisional round will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days. Today we’re remembering Sid Bream’s game-winning slide from Game...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back on the Steve Bartman Incident

The MLB playoffs are upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for baseball’s big dance to start. The divisional round will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days. Today we’re taking time to remember the infamous Steve Bartman incident...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills to start Kyle Orton; Super Bowl berth awaits

The Buffalo Bills announced that they mean business on Monday, naming Kyle Orton their starting quarterback for next week’s game against New England in place of their first-round pick from last season, EJ Manuel. Some are seeing the turn to the Neckbeard as a panic move, but I see it for what it is — a sign that the Bills are going to the Super Bowl. With that in mind, I’ve...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back on Roy Halladay’s postseason no-hitter

The MLB playoffs are about to start and after a competitive finish to the season we finally have all the matchups for baseball’s big dance set. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today we’re remembering...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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