Articles By Rich Mcvey

All taxonomy terms: Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, Overtime
Path: /overtime/jj-watt-can-jump-really-really-high
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently posted a video of himself demonstrating his freakish athletic ability. Although he weighs in at 288 pounds, Watt can jump an astounding 59.5 inches into the air and land on a stack of boxes. We're not sure what the practical application is, but if we need someone to jump on boxes for us, we know who we're calling. 
 

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently posted a video of himself demonstrating his freakish athletic ability.
Post date: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 08:47
All taxonomy terms: Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB, Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/diamondbacks-have-mexican-wrestler-official-mascot-we-are-so-confused
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced D-backs Luchador (@DbacksLuchador) as an official mascot. Because why wouldn't you want your baseball team to have a Mexican wrestler to represent your franchise, right? Right? 
 
 
According to the team: The D-backs Luchador first appeared at Chase Field in June 2012, the same year that the team conducted their first Lucha Libre mask giveaway.
 
Lucha Libre -- literally translated as "free fighting" -- has a long, proud history within the Hispanic culture and is often said to be the second most popular sport, ranking only behind soccer.
 
Soon after his first sighting, the D-backs Luchador quickly became a recognizable presence throughout the ballpark, leading the team to make him a formal character in the 2013 season. Possessed with high-flying wrestling skills and a "good-guy" persona, the
D-backs Luchador is admired by children and adults alike.
 
Throughout 2013 season, the D-backs Luchador will be making appearances at D-backs games and community events, in addition to wrestling with Club Deportivo Coloseo at the Glendale Park and Swap.
 
Uh, OK, we still don't get it.
 
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced D-backs Luchador (@DbacksLuchador) as an official mascot.
Post date: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 08:16
All taxonomy terms: awesome, Video, videos, Overtime
Path: /overtime/greatest-game-horse-ever-ever
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Sure, anybody can make amazing basketball shots in a game of HORSE with a basketball. But how about trying it with a Frisbee like trick shot artist Brodie Smith does? Go on, try it. 

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The Greatest Game of HORSE Ever. Ever.
Post date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 08:45
All taxonomy terms: Funny, Video, videos, Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/jon-hamm-goes-after-dwight-howard-espys
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During last night's ESPYs, host Jon Hamm went after NBA star Dwight Howard with a few brutal zingers. And we mean brutal.
 

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During last night's ESPYs, host Jon Hamm went after NBA star Dwight Howard with a few brutal zingers.
Post date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 08:15
All taxonomy terms: Funny, videos, Overtime
Path: /overtime/pro-golfers-attempt-happy-gilmore-swings-video
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What happens when pro golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Paul Lawrie, try to recreate Happy Gilmore's swing? See for yourself.
 

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What happens when a group of pro golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Paul Lawrie, try to recreate Happy Gilmore's? See for yourself.
Post date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:48
All taxonomy terms: Funny, videos, Overtime
Path: /overtime/compilation-horrible-first-pitches-video
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It's a compilation of horrible first pitches at baseball games. What more do you want?
 

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Post date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:35
All taxonomy terms: GIF, MLB, Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/prince-fielder-gets-triple-runs-gazelle%E2%80%A6a-fat-one-gif
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During last night's MLB All-Star Game, Prince Fielder managed to reach third base. No, we're serious. He chugged his way around the bases like a fat gazelle, punctuating his effort with a head-first slide into third. No word on whether he required oxygen afterward. 

Prince Fielder Gets a Triple GIF

 

Prince Fielder Gets a Triple in All-Star Game

 

The reaction from players?

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During last night's MLB All-Star Game, Prince Fielder managed to reach third base.
Post date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:23
All taxonomy terms: Funny, GIF, Overtime
Path: /overtime/chris-farley-sec-media-days-video
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We're not sure, but we think Chris Farley may have shown up at SEC Media Days. And apparently he's a big Will Muschamp fan. 
 

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We don't see too well, is that Chris Farley at SEC Media Days?
Post date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 16:15
All taxonomy terms: Funny, GIF, Overtime
Path: /overtime/meanwhile-tour-de-france-gif
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So...uh...maybe I should be watching the Tour de France.

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Meanwhile at the Tour de France (GIF)
Post date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 08:36
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/angry-race-car-driver-gets-drug-other-driver
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This is exactly why I don't race cars. That, and I don't have a race car. During a race this past Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., driver Mike Robertson was angry at race winner Derek Stolz for bumping him. In retaliation, Robertson did the only logical thing: he hopped out of his car and went to confront Stolz during his victory lap. The result is that Robertson went for a ride on the side of Stolz's car until he was flung into a wall. Reports are that Robertson was uninjured.

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Angry race car driver gets drug by other driver. Ouch.
Post date: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 14:25
All taxonomy terms: Funny, GIF, _none, MLB, Overtime, News
Path: /singer-carly-rae-jepsen-throws-worst-first-pitch-history-baseball
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Singer Carly Rae Jepsen was asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Houston Astros this past weekend. The result? Well, it was terrible. Bad. Horrific. If the catcher was 50 feet closer and had a fishing net, he still wouldn't have hauled this one in. In other words, if you tried to throw out a worse first pitch, you couldn't do it. Well, probably. You be the judge.

 

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen Throws Worst First Pitch in the History of Baseball

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The "Call Me, Maybe" singer sucks at baseball
Post date: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 08:51
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/only-one-guy-waiting-titans-tickets
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WKRN, Nashville News, Nashville Weather and Sports

As impossible as it may seem, this is real. A Nashville reporter headed down to the Tennessee Titans' stadium on the day single-game tickets went on sale and found a guy camped out waiting in line. The only problem is that nobody was in line. NOBODY. The resulting interview with the half-awake fan is hilarious.
 
Best moment? When the reporter, obviously confused by why he's camping out, asks "Have you heard of the Internet? Why don't you buy these online?"
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As impossible as it may seem, this is real. Let me repeat that: THIS IS REAL. A Nashville reporter headed down to the Tennessee Titans stadium on the day single-game tickets went on sale, and found a guy camped out waiting in line. The only problem is that nobody was in line. NOBODY. The resulting interview with the half-awake fan is hilarious.
Post date: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 13:33
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/rockies-braves-pirates-crap
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SportsCenter funny graphic

It's as though SportsCenter is trying to tell us something. 
 
Source: Reddit
 
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Post date: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:37
All taxonomy terms: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/louisiana-tech-loves-america-more-you
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The Louisiana Tech athletic department released photos of a special stars-and-stripes helmet the Bulldogs will wear in their Heart of Dallas Classic game against Army on Sept. 28 in the Cotton Bowl. The game also serves as Louisiana Tech's annual "Military Appreciation Day." 
 
Even cooler is that the school has already worked with EA Sports to ensure that the new helmet design will be available in NCAA Football 14 once the company releases its initial uniform update patch the last week of August. No word yet as to whether you can play QB as Captain America. 

 

Louisiana Tech's Patriotic Helmet

 
 
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The Louisiana Tech athletic department released photos of a special stars-and-stripes helmet the Bulldogs will wear in their Heart of Dallas Classic game against Army on Sept. 28 in the Cotton Bowl.
Post date: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:20
Path: /overtime/blue-jays-munenori-kawasaki-sure-can-dance-gif
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Blue Jays' shortstop Munenori Kawasaki has been known to bust a move from time to time. Here's a look at his latest dance moves, to the delight of his teammates. Best part? The high-five at the end. 

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Post date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 09:28
All taxonomy terms: GIF, Overtime
Path: /overtime/fan-loves-smell-baseball-gif
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This guy loves baseball a lot more than you do. A LOT more than you do.

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This guy loves baseball a lot more than you do. A LOT more than you do.
Post date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 09:07
All taxonomy terms: Funny, NHL, Stanley Cup, Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/justin-bieber-has-his-hands-stanley-cup
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Apparently the Stanley Cup will pose with anyone these days. Peter Hassen, Sr. Director of Market Development and Community Affairs for the Chicago Blackhaws, tweeted out this picture of Justin Bieber (aka The Biebs) with the Stanley Cup.

If you listen carefully, you can hear hockey fans sobbing in the background.

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Fortunately, Biebs is wearing sunglasses to shield the Cup from his awesomeness
Post date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 08:59
All taxonomy terms: NBA
Path: /test-content
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Test

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Post date: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 14:22
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/will-ferrell-harry-caray-hilariously-sings-ho-hey-song
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Yes, it is as awesome as you think it's going to be.
 

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Yes, it is as awesome as you think it's going to be.
Post date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 15:30
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/most-fact-packed-ohio-state-truck-tailgate-ever
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Two things… 1. This guy loves him some Ohio State and America.  2. Why?

 

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Post date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:27
All taxonomy terms: Funny, Stupid, Overtime
Path: /overtime/how-aaron-hernandez-may-have-committed-murder-according-taiwanese-animation
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Taiwanese animators are at it again, recreating this amazingly lifelike look at how former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may have committed several murders. We had no idea a rocket launcher and Cotton Candy Bubblicious gum were involved.

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Post date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 15:53
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, Overtime
Path: /overtime/pro-tennis-player-shows-worlds-least-subtle-car
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We know pro athletes have big egos, but Ukranian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov is taking it to a whole new level with his car. Dolgopolov, nicknamed "Dolgo" (The Dog) by fellow players, recently posted a picture on Instagram of himself behind the wheel of a nearly unrecognizable Nissan GT-R, which has been customized into a giant, chromed-out crap sandwich. Woof!
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<p> Ukranian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov shows off world's tackiest car.</p>
Post date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 08:40
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, News
Path: /news/buffalo-bills-running-back-cj-spiller-examines-%E2%80%9Cspongebob-squarepants%E2%80%9D
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Apparently Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller really enjoys “SpongeBob SquarePants.” A lot. Watch as he analyzes the characters and their motivations.

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<p> Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Just ask C.J. Spiller.</p>
Post date: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:34
All taxonomy terms: College Football, MLB
Path: /college-football/athlons-essential-11-links-day-may-20
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for May 24.

• The Oregon Ducks appear on Athlon's preseason Top 25 countdown at No. 3. But more importantly, it's a perfect opportunity to feature their cheerleaders.

• A-Rod sold his house for a whopping $30 million. It featured seven bedrooms, two docks, and probably one awesome centaur painting.

• LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
 
• Mike Krzyzewski is looking for some more gold bling.  Coach K will remain as coach of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.
 
• Want to feel really, REALLY lazy? Just read about Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old dude who recently reached the top of Mount Everest
 
 
• Paul Finebaum, the former syndicated radio host, joins ESPN and will be the "voice" of the SEC Network
 
 
• These 12 guys and a few lucky others know that the Amex Black card is nothing in comparison to baseball’s golden ticket.
 
• Wondering when and where SEC bowl games will take place this season? Wonder no more.
 
• Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller plays football. But some days, he ponders the character development in “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
 
• Tip of the Day: If you score a soccer goal, don't take off your pants to celebrate. 
 

May 23

• Model/actress Elsa Pataky returns to the big screen in Fast & Furious 6. She is fabulous. 
 
• Ever wondered what Shaq would sound like singing a Rihanna song? Wonder no more.

• Bad news for 49ers fans. The team's leading wide receiver Michael Crabtree had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. He could miss the entire season.

• Great news for Packers fans. Bears great Brian Urlacher is hanging up his cleats for good. 
 
• Could Alabama take on Texas A&M for the BCS Championship? At least one writer seems to think so
 
• Check out this super dad as he makes a sweet bare-handed catch of a foul ball as he's walking down the stairs while holding his son. 
 
• Athlon's Top 25 college football countdown rolls on today. See which teams came in at No. 4 and No. 5
 
• We didn't think it possible for Rex Ryan to be more disappointed in Mark Sanchez, but apparently he is.
 
• MLB.com has a new 404 error page. We approve.
 
• Todd Gurley vs. TJ Yeldon: Which young RB is superior?
 
• The Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team seems to be having a lot of fun during post-game interviews. A lot.


May 22

• G'day mate! To celebrate it being Australia Day (I just made that up), here's a look at one of our favorite Australians, model Jessica Cribbon.  

• Even blindfolded Johnny Manziel can throw a football way better than you

• At 21, Mike Trout became the youngest player to hit for the cycle since Mel Ott with the New York Giants in 1929. 

• Our preseason Top 25 countdown unleashes the Clemson Tigers today. They roar onto the list at No. 6.

• The Cleveland Cavaliers won the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Lottery. Here's a look at how the entire lottery played out, plus our look back at why there's a good chance the NBA lottery is rigged

• Sad news. ESPN is laying off hundreds of employees

• Our Nice Guy Award goes to Kevin Durant, who's giving $1 million to Red Cross in Oklahoma City

• The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, and then heading to Houston the following year. Of course, we can think of better venues we'd like to see the Big Game played. 

• Who are the top players returning to the SEC this year? Here's a look.

• Eric Spoto can bench press 722 pounds. Apparently all you need is some smelling salt and short arms. You be the judge.  


May 21

• We hope you're sitting down for this one. Apparently many hot celebrities were once hot cheerleaders
 
• We don't understand how, but Alabama's shattered 2011 national title trophy sold for a whopping $105,000.
 
Prepare football fans. It looks like the NFL Draft could be moving to May
 
 
• This week's Dumbass Award goes to Washington Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus who got mad, punched his locker and broke his pitching hand.  
 
The Cleveland Browns are gearing up to punt the ball down opponents’ throats. At least that's what the Onion thinks.
 
Think you're tough? Check out the 100 toughest athletes in sports
 
It's a story as old as mankind. A poor Cubs fan tries to save his wife from getting hit by a home run ball, and she dumps beer on his head.
 
• This is awesome. Texas A&M's Heisman-winning QB Johnny Manziel is spending some of his free time helping a boy battling cancer
 
• Hop aboard the wayback machine and check out this '80s Bears poster
 
• The Dodgers Matt Kemp is helping out his tornado-ravaged hometown of Oklahoma City by donating $1,000 for every home run he hits until the All-Star break
 
• How devastating were the tornadoes? Here's amateur footage. (Want to help out? Here's how.)


MAY 20

• We're pretty sure you're going to flip out over our Boise State Cheerleaders gallery. (See what we did there?)
 
• Ray Rice had some fun at his own expense yesterday, when he posted this picture, asking "y'all catch the Preakness yesterday?"

• Who are 50 best wide receivers of the BCS era in college football? Here's our opinion. If you don't agree, Tweet to @BradenGall with the hashtag #AthlonWR50. Feel free to be belligerent.

• Speaking of wide receivers, Saturday Down South looks at the best receiving tandems in the SEC.

• Remember 7-year-old Jack Hoffman, the kid with brain cancer who scored a touchdown during Nebraska's spring game? Looks like he has his own football card

• Our Top 25 countdown keeps on chugging along with Texas A&M taking the No. 9 spot. Choo choo!

• A look at some of the all-time funniest photos you'll see in the history of today.

• Confession: We have no idea who Miguel is. That said, he went full WWE during last night's Billboard Music Awards, and nearly took out one of his fans. It was an epic fail.

• If you missed Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, where (spoiler alert) the Spurs blew out the Grizzlies, you can watch the GIF recap to fill in all the blanks.

• Since the 2013 college football season hasn't arrived yet, we'll have to settle for looking back to last year. Here are the SEC's five best offensive plays of 2012.

• There are blowouts, and then there are BLOWOUTS! Here are the 50 biggest.

• Pitcher Phil Coke of the Detroit Tigers does his best Miguel Cabrera impersonation. Enjoy.

 

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<p> Rounding up the web's best sports links so you don't have to.</p>
Post date: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:00
All taxonomy terms: News
Path: /news/soccer-player-celebrates-goal-stripping-shorts-and-wearing-them-his-head
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Mario Djurovski, a midfielder for Muangthong United in the Thai Premier League, celebrated a goal recently in awesome fashion (at the 25-second mark): he takes off his shorts, puts them on his head and taunts the crowd. Of course, his celebration is short-lived as the grippy-wearing player was handed a red card, and sent on his way. Still, I'll say this, he's got balls...which are fortunately covered by his shirt. 

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Post date: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 23:09

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