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Why is it that the NFL is the only major sport that does not induct game officials into its Hall of Fame?  — Dr. Norman Jones, Crystal Lake, Ill.   We kicked this one over to veteran NFL writer Gordon Forbes, who had this to say: “A...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
College hoopsters can be an honest bunch—even more so under the cover of anonymity. Athlon Sports talked to dozens of college basketball stars from coast to coast—at 50 schools in 18 conferences—and got them to open up on a variety of topics,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Which former athlete made the most successful transition into pop culture? My husband says former Rams defensive lineman Merlin Olsen (“Little House On The Prairie,” etc.), but I vote for Chuck Connors, who played pro basketball and baseball...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Are you looking for the perfect and unusual gift for the sports fan in your life? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. STOP ROOTING, START OWNING Thanks to oneshare.com, you can actually give...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Thanksgiving weekend college football rivalry games are as much of a tradition as eating leftover turkey and falling into a tryptophan-induced coma on the couch. The best games of the year are crammed into a holiday weekend like an extra slice...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Shaquille O’Neal was a one-of-a-kind talent with a one-of-a-kind name when he burst onto the national scene at LSU in the early 1990s. Now, two decades later, the name is no longer a novelty. In fact, there are dozens of players in college...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Many athletes hit the campaign trail once their playing days are over. And on the other side of the aisle, quite a few politicians were once on-field leaders. Here are 15 former players who became important leaders in the field of politics....
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
If the list of All-America contenders is any indication, this will be a fascinating year in college basketball. Teams like Kentucky and North Carolina are no strangers to the All-America teams. But it’s also a turn-back-the-clock kind of...
David Fox
2 years ago
Q: My son and I love to argue about the best sports movies. But which sports movie is the most successful in history? — Irene Delores Chervitz, St. Louis, Mo. A: There have been blockbusters with a sports component — “M*A*S*H,” for example...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
We love to watch the fearless nature that many of our favorite sports stars exude in their respective games. But even professional stars have to feel a little scared of their competition from time to time, right? To celebrate Halloween, Athlon...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Last year, the only thing NBA fans knew was what they didn't know — like, would the season ever start? One convincing Miami Heat title and blockbuster trade later, and fans just know that it will be Miami and L.A. in the Finals. C’mon guys, it’s...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The 2012 Ryder Cup begins Friday at famous Medinah Country Club outside Chicago, and the United States will try to regain the title from the European squad. In 2008, the U.S. team reclaimed the Cup at Valhalla after three consecutive Euro...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
While the NHL and the NHLPA battle to create a new collective bargaining agreement (and they will get it done without having to sacrifice another season), the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are primed to be the league’s first back-to...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
What’s your favorite aspect of a quarterback’s game? Some like arm strength, some favor mobility while everyone wants a tough leader. The Athlon editors decided to take the best traits from elite signal callers like Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Athlon Sports built the NFL’s Ultimate Quarterback in the September issue of our monthly magazine. Now we take a shot at building the NFL’s Worst Quarterback, pulling together the worst attributes from the league's QBs. Toughness Blaine...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Highlights from the action-packed NBA offseason that included the Nets moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn, Dwight Howard being traded to the Lakers, Jeremy Lin re-signing with the Rockets and Ray Allen joining the enemy Heat.   Brooklyn Nets...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
A quick overview of the high school football teams around the country with the brightest futures under the lights on Friday nights: 1. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) The Shamrocks split last year’s mythical national title with Don Bosco Prep (...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Penn State was spared the Death Penalty. But it will be many, many years before the Nittany Lions will field a competitive football team again. Acting with unprecedented speed and eschewing its standard investigative process, the NCAA handed down...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Every summer August 1 is something like New Year’s Day in baseball. General managers around the league work frantically through July 31 to reshape their teams into contenders or sell off spare parts in order to rebuild for the future. It marks...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in Monday's preseason game against Oakland, putting his Week 1 availability very much in doubt. The two-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowler has a "very serious" small...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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