Articles By Rich Mcvey

All taxonomy terms: GIF, Overtime
Path: /overtime/fan-loves-smell-baseball-gif

This guy loves baseball a lot more than you do. A LOT more than you do.

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

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.

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


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

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

Two things… 1. This guy loves him some Ohio State and America.  2. Why?


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

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.

Post date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 15:53
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, Overtime
Path: /overtime/pro-tennis-player-shows-worlds-least-subtle-car
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!
<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

Apparently Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller really enjoys “SpongeBob SquarePants.” A lot. Watch as he analyzes the characters and their motivations.

<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

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.
• 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.


<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

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. 

Post date: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 23:09
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/if-ryan-lochtes-new-show-were-answer-jeopardy-question

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's new show, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?", premiered last Sunday. It was awful. If you don't believe us, you can watch the second episode, which airs this Sunday night on E! But before you do, know that Lochte's not going to wow you with his smarts…or creativity…or any talent that doesn't involve swimming really, really fast. 

To summarize what you can expect, we put together this helpful graphic of his utter stupidity, based on things that happened during the first episode. Don't say we didn't warn you.
<p> If Ryan Lochte's New Show Were The Answer to A Jeopardy Question</p>
Post date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 17:57
Path: /college-football/8-year-old-cancer-scores-td-ecu-spring-game

East Carolina players helped brighten the day of 8-year-old Noah Roberts, who's battling cancer. During the ECU spring game on Saturday, Noah sprinted to the end zone during the game's final play as the crowd cheered him on. A smiling Noah was lifted into the air by Pirates players following his score.
Noah, who returned to the hospital the following day, has been a fan of the team since his older sister began attending the school.
"He's a good kid, and I was proud to have the chance to lead him into the end zone," says ECU Running Back/Tight End Zico Pasut.
<p> 8-year-old with Cancer Scores TD at ECU Spring Game</p>
Post date: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 15:00
Path: /college-football/ohio-state-mascot-gets-destroyed-during-spring-game

Nobody said being a mascot was easy. You have to walk around in a hot, furry costume that smells like feet and cheese, wear an oversized head that could topple you at any second, and (worse yet) pantomime your every emotion. But on the bright side, you don't have to get the crap knocked out of you on the gridiron. Well, unless you're the Ohio State Mascot "Brutus," who made the bad mistake of jumping into practice during OSU's Student Appreciation Day. Enjoy.

<p> Brutus gets his bell rung by linebacker David Perkins.</p>
Post date: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 07:00
Path: /college-basketball/ncaa-tournament-2013-march-madness-bracket-cheat-sheets

March Madness is now upon us. It's that time of year when everyone—even the guy in the cubicle next to you who still plays Dungeons & Dragons—starts caring about college basketball. Most of the excitement comes from NCAA Tournament bracket games, where anyone can fill out a March Madness bracket in hopes winning cash, prizes and bragging rights among friends and co-workers. Of course, the majority of people have no clue which teams to pick. 

Athlon Sports is here to help. We put together these handy cheat sheets of bracket picks—starting with the Sweet 16 on down—from three of our college basketball experts. Each editor has their own bracket picks, so you can choose one or use the cumulative knowledge of each to create your own unique picks. Either way, it will likely save you the office humiliation of picking Iona to win it all. 
NCAA Tournament Bracket Cheat Sheet
<p> NCAA Tournament 2013: March Madness Bracket Cheat Sheets</p>
Post date: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 11:35
Path: /college-football/texas-am-wide-receiver-ryan-swope-does-trick-shot-video

Following in the trick shot video footsteps of his teammate Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M all-time leading receiver Ryan Swope showcases his skills. Swope's amazing talent, you guessed it, is making incredible grabs, whether it's snagging eggs dropped off a building or catching five footballs back to back without dropping the previous ones. The video is part of an effort to get Swope on the cover of the next EA Sports' NCAA Football. Will it work? We'll see. 

<p> Texas A&amp;M Wide Receiver Ryan Swope Does Trick Shot Video</p>
Post date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 07:20
All taxonomy terms: NFL, Overtime, NFL, Overtime
Path: /nfl/chunky-linemen-run-40-combine-chariots-fire-music

The NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, where athletes of all shapes and sizes come to impress. Some are more impressive than others, but one thing that always holds true: we love watching the pudgy linemen run the 40. And what could possibly make it better? Apparently adding the theme music from "Chariots of Fire". 



<p> Chunky Linemen Run 40 at Combine with "Chariots of Fire" Music</p>
Post date: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 07:26
All taxonomy terms: NASCAR
Path: /nascar/nascars-jimmie-johnson-recreates-bob-dylan-album-cover

Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, recreated Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin' iconic album cover for ESPN The Magazine's first edition of "The Music Issue." The issue features top sports standouts recreating album covers of their favorite artists. "The Music Issue" hits newsstands today.

Check out more of ESPN's Music Issue

Credit: ESPN The Magazine

<p> NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson Recreates Bob Dylan Album Cover</p>
Post date: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:38
All taxonomy terms: Monthly
Path: /mlb/whats-record-most-foul-balls-hit-single-bat

What is the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat? 

— Bert Steinberg, Port Hueneme, Calif.

There are no records kept for foul balls during particular at-bats, but there is one unusual record in this category that is likely to never be broken. Philadelphia outfielder Richie Ashburn, who played from 1948-62, was known for his ability to prolong at-bats by fouling off pitches. During one such at-bat in Philadelphia, he fouled off 14 pitches. One of them struck a woman who was sitting in the stands, breaking her nose. While she was being carried off on a stretcher, she was hit by a second foul ball from Ashburn during the same at-bat.
— Charlie Miller, Editorial Director
<p> What's the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat?&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 16:52
All taxonomy terms: Overtime
Path: /overtime/10-funniest-celeb-tweets-about-manti-teos-fake-girlfriend

The Internet is about to blow up over Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend. In fact, even famous people are commenting and joking about the mind-blowing revelation that the Notre Dame star never really had a girlfriend who died. (You can check out the entire story on Deadspin.)

Here are our 10 favorites far. 

"Office" actor RAINN WILSON 


Model/actress Brooklyn Decker (and husband Andy Roddick)


Wide Reciever Donte' Stallworth


Comedian Seth Meyers


Comedian Michael Ian Black


Comedian Rob Delaney


"Family Guy" writer Julius Sharpe


Sports reporter Michael Smith


Sports writer Jay Busbee


Singer Josh Groban

<p> 10 Funny Celeb Tweets About Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend</p>
Post date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:00
All taxonomy terms: NFL, Overtime
Path: /overtime/hilariously-bad-lip-reading-nfl-players-video

The folks at Bad Lip Reading have turned their attention to the NFL. Check out this hilarious video of bad lip readers interpreting what NFL players aren't really saying. 

<p> A Hilariously Bad Lip Reading of NFL Players (Video)&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 06:00
All taxonomy terms: R.A. Dickey, MLB, Overtime
Path: /overtime/ra-dickey-gets-sweet-star-wars-onesie-christmas

Self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd and knuckleball pitching sensation R.A. Dickey tweeted out a picture of his favorite Christmas present yesterday. The picture (as seen below) included the tweet: "Maybe my favorite gift all year. Thank you Lucas Film." 

No, thank you Dickey for giving us the Christmas treat of seeing a grown man (and Cy Young Award winner) in a onesie. 
R.A. Dickey wears his Christmas Star Wars onesie
<p> R.A. Dickey Gets Sweet Star Wars Onesie for Christmas&nbsp;</p>
Post date: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 06:00
All taxonomy terms: Monthly
Path: /monthly/was-there-nfl-game-1980s-had-no-play-play-commentary
It seems to me that in the 1980s the NFL televised a game where the only audio came from the sidelines and PA system. There were no play-by-play commentators. Did this game ever take place or was I dreaming? 
— Wilbert Dill, Warwick, Md.
Wilbert, you weren’t dreaming. But for the guys over at, who track the follies and flubs of the talking heads of sports, this had to be a dream game. No blathering from Dan Dierdorf about his playing days; no nonsensical pontificating from Matt Millen. NBC’s Don Ohlmeyer tried the bold experiment for a matchup between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins on Dec. 20, 1980. Bryant Gumbel set up the stunt with a brief intro, and then, the sounds of the stadium took over, punctuated only by on-screen graphics. The Jets won 24–17 in front of a larger audience than normal for a meaningless matchup, but while there was some positive reaction from fans, it proved to be a one-time experiment. 
<p> Was there an NFL game in the 1980s that had no play-by-play commentary?</p>
Post date: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 14:51
All taxonomy terms: MLB, Monthly
Path: /monthly/has-any-major-league-baseball-player-ever-come-back-team-he-started-three-times

Has any major league baseball player ever come back to the team he started with three times? 

— Larry Luttrell, Lubbock, Texas

When you think of well-traveled ballplayers, you think of Rickey Henderson, and sure enough, Rickey had four separate tenures with the Oakland A’s. He broke in with the A’s as a 20-year-old in 1979, spending six largely successful seasons before heading east for a stint with the Yankees. He returned to Oakland during the 1989 season, helping the A’s win the World Series that year and then earning AL MVP honors in 1990. He was dealt to Toronto at the trade deadline in 1993 and helped the Blue Jays win a World Series, before returning to the Bay for the 1994 season. After stints in San Diego and Anaheim, Rickey returned to Oakland for one final season, leading the league in steals (with 66) and walks (with 118) as a 39-year-old in 1998. Henderson wasn’t done as a player, hanging on for five more seasons, but 1998 was his last year in the familiar yellow and green. 
<p> Has any major league baseball player ever come back to the team he started with three times?</p>
Post date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 15:07
All taxonomy terms: Overtime, News
Path: /overtime/anchorman-gets-pooped-during-world-series-coverage

During a live broadcast outside AT&T Park in San Francisco, FOX40 anchor Paul Robins got torpedoed by a bird. Robins was a good sport about it, even as his co-anchor Bethany Crouch laughed hysterically while where a ridiculous Panda hat. As Robins said, "One of my goals in life is to make it on YouTube and I think I just did." That's right Paul, dreams really do come true.

Post date: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 14:41
All taxonomy terms: MLB, News
Path: /mlb/2012-world-series-broadcast-schedule

The 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers begins tonight. Here's a look at the dates, times and TV schedule for the 108th World Series between the American League Champions and the National League Champions. FOX Sports will again provide national coverage of the Fall Classic. ESPN Radio will provide complete coverage of all World Series games. MLB International, MLB Network, and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive World Series coverage.

2012 World Series Schedule
World Series ScheduleGame 1
Wednesday, 10/24
Tigers @ Giants
AT&T Park, San Francisco
8 p.m. EST on FOX
Game 2
Thursday, 10/25
Tigers @ Giants
AT&T Park, San Francisco
8:00 p.m. EST on FOX
Game 3
Saturday, Oct. 27
Giants @ Tigers
Comerica Park, Detroit
8:00 p.m. EST on FOX
Game 4
Sunday, Oct. 28
Giants @ Tigers
Comerica Park, Detroit
8:00 p.m. EST on FOX
Game 5*
Monday, Oct. 29
Giants @ Tigers
Comerica Park, Detroit
8:00 pm. EST on FOX
Game 6*
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Tigers @ Giants
AT&T Park, San Francisco
8:00 p.m. EST on FOX
Game 7*
Thursday, Nov. 1
Tigers @ Giants
AT&T Park, San Francisco
8:00 p.m. EST on FOX
*If Needed
<p> 2012 World Series Schedule</p>
Post date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:09