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The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
This year, countless Internet memes went viral. But the world of sports saw some of the best. Here is a rundown of the top 10 best Internet memes in sports in 2012. 1. McKayla Is Not Impressed Arguably the No. 1 meme of 2012, regardless of...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Even in a year when records fell, athletes achieved famous firsts and the games changed, 2012 seemed to be a more eventful than usual year in sports. And thanks to an Olympics year, a portion of this occurred on a grand stage. Usain Bolt...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Too often these days, fans and athletes alike focus on the negative side of sports, whether it's a fight that breaks out on the field or trash talk off the field. Still, there are many instances of athletes taking the high road and doing the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Michigan's Michael Phelps led the Olympics in medals (six), but where did his alma mater Michigan rank? Football and basketball remain king, but at least once every four years, schools should brag about their...
David Fox
2 years ago
1. NBC’s tape-delaying, video-stream buffering coverage NBC could not get it right at the 2012 London Olympics. Their tape-delayed coverage included lowlights such as Bob Costas nonchalantly spoiling Michael Phelps’ Olympic medal record-...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
1. The match is Saturday at 10 a.m. EST at Wembley Stadium There will be no need for NBC to tape delay the Gold Medal Match. Brazil and Mexico kick off on a Saturday at a reasonable hour stateside. “The Venue of Legends” hosts one of the more...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 10. • The Lakers acquisition of big man Dwight Howard has some people thinking that Los Angeles is now the NBA’s team to beat. • There was huge news in the SEC...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Germany's Jana Berezko-Marggrander with the ball during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around competition.
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 10, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's 4x100m Finals Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter will try to lead the U.S. to the medal stand and past those pesky, dominant...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Kentucky Wildcats basketball fans are known as the “Big Blue Nation.” But what if the Big Blue Nation were an actual sovereign nation eligible to compete in the 2012 London Olympics? How would an Olympic team comprised solely of Kentucky alums...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third straight gold medal in beach volleyball on Wednesday night in London, defeating fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in straight sets, 21–16, 21–16. The two best friends won...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 9, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Men's 200m Finals This 19-second thrill ride offers Usain Bolt another occasion to state his case as history's greatest sprinter. After...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
1.  Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympic Athlete in History Even with all the question marks surrounding Michael Phelps and his purported laziness in training heading into the London Olympics, it was still a foregone conclusion that the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
America's sweetheart, Lolo Jones, failed to medal in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth as the rain fell in London. The result was especially painful for Jones, who was seeking redemption after tripping over the ninth of ten hurdles with the...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 8, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's 200m Finals The U.S. Big Three in the women's sprints — Carmelita Jeter, who won silver in the 100m; Sanya Richards-Ross, gold...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
It was a thrilling day for the U.S. women on the pitch at Old Trafford. Here, the Americans celebrate Abby Wambach's goal that tied the match with Canada 3-3. Alex Morgan's header in extra time would give the U.S. the win.
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Recently we put together a post on the 25 Twitter Accounts Every Summer Olympics Fan Should Follow. Unfortunately, we missed perhaps the greatest Olympic tweeter yet—Samuel L. Jackson. The actor goes full-on in his curse-filled reaction to the US...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 6, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's Gymnastics - Uneven Bars Final All-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas guns for her second gold of these games in the uneven...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final with his signature pose in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Bolt set an Olympic record with a time of 9.63 to earn his second...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 3. • Several MLB Facebook accounts were hacked yesterday, and Yankees fans received a strange message regarding Derek Jeter. • Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Another packed day — Phelps' farewell, the all-out sprint of the 50m, the start of track and field, and much more. Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 3, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Men's 100m Butterfly...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Brazil’s 20-year-old samba sensation Neymar is a rock star in shin guards. Clearly the premier footballer at the London Olympics, the electrifying striker entered the tournament surrounded by unchecked hype. Legendary Brazilian star Pele set...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Carmelo Anthony of Team USA drives to the basket past Nigeria's Derrick Obasohan during a record-setting afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. Anthony had 37 points in a 156-73 win. The 83-point margin of victory...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Previewing the Men’s 100m Dash The men’s 100m dash is arguably the highest profile event during the Olympics and the most watched 10 seconds in all of sports.  The winner earns the label “world’s fastest man” and instant stardom. ...
chalifour.eric
2 years ago

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