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10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Scouting Combine History

Will the 2017 Combine in Indianapolis feature another J.J. Watt-esque performance?
10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Scouting Combine History

The 2017 NFL Draft is still two months away but for players hoping to realize their dreams of playing on Sundays this week’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is a critical first step towards that goal.

 

Mean Joe Greene Talks Super Bowl, Steel Curtain and Coca-Cola

Mean Joe Greene led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles.
Mean Joe Greene led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles.

Charles Edward Greene was one of the best players the NFL has ever seen. And without question, the meanest — at least judging by his iconic nickname, “Mean Joe” Greene. We caught up with the four-time Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII and XIV), Hall of Fame anchor of the “Steel Curtain” defense and star of one of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials of all time — the 1979 Coca-Cola ad in which a young fan offers a Coke to “Mean Joe” and is rewarded with Greene’s game-worn jersey (“Hey kid, catch!”).

 

Laila Ali on Muhammad Ali, New Celebrity Apprentice and Her Podcast

The Daughter of the Greatest. Float Like Laila, Sting Like Ali.
The Daughter of the Greatest. Float Like Laila, Sting Like Ali.

Laila Ali, 39, is the proud daughter of the late, greatest Muhammad Ali — the eighth of his nine children. She is also an accomplished athlete, multimedia personality, author, businesswoman and mother. After a perfect 24–0 record as a boxer, Ali branched out on TV shows like Dancing with the Stars, Chopped and American Gladiators.

Joe Montana Talks Super Bowl, Tom Brady and John Candy

The legendary QB was always Joe Cool on Super Bowl Sunday
Joe Montana was always Joe Cool on Super Bowl Sunday

Joe Montana was always “Joe Cool” on Super Bowl Sunday, winning four Super Bowl titles (XVI, XIX, XXIII and XXIV) and three Super Bowl MVPs with the San Francisco 49ers. With an unblemished 4–0 record and a perfect 11 TDs to zero INTs in the Big Game, Montana established himself as the standard by which all other QBs are measured when the Vince Lombardi Trophy is on the line.

 

10 Worst Teams to Ever Play in a Super Bowl

Athlon’s list of the worst teams to play for the Lombardi Trophy
10 Worst Teams to Ever Play in a Super Bowl

For the first time in four years, the Super Bowl won’t feature the AFC’s and NFC’s No. 1 seeds, but that doesn’t mean a matchup between the top scoring offense (Atlanta) and top scoring defense (New England) is a bad alternative. However, that has not always been the case for the NFL’s biggest game.

 

J.J. Watt Is Pretty Fly For A Big Guy

Houston Texans D-lineman J.J. Watt talks fashion and football
Houston Texans D-lineman J.J. Watt talks fashion and football

J.J. Watt, 27, is 6’5” and 290 pounds, with 34” arms and shoulders as wide as his summer cabin in Wisconsin. But when he’s not lifting weights or crushing quarterbacks, the Houston Texans D-lineman and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is a pretty stylish guy. We chased down Watt to talk about what he wears after he takes off his football pads for the offseason.

 

Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. on Baseball, Cancer and Hall of Fame Speeches

Baseball's greatest father-son duo ham it up during our exclusive interview
Talking baseball, prostate cancer and the Hall of Fame with the father-son duo

The greatest father-son duo in baseball, Ken Griffey Sr., 66, and Ken Griffey Jr., 46, have teamed up again to raise awareness for prostate cancer with MenWhoSpeakUp.com. But anytime the two get together, stories start flying out of the park as far and fast as the 782 home runs they combined to hit during two remarkable baseball careers that spanned from 1973 to 2010.

 

Talk about your experience with prostate cancer…

Frank Thomas on Baseball, Beer and His New BBQ Book

The Big Hurt also shares his recipe for amazing grilled lemon-basil pork chops
Tips from Hall of Fame baseball player, brewer and grill master Frank Thomas

As a baseball player, Frank Thomas was known as the “Big Hurt” because of his size (6’5”, 240-plus) and the damage he could do as a hitter. A two-time AL MVP and Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas, 47, is taking his game from the batter’s box to the backyard grill, with his new cookbook, The Big Hurt’s Guide to BBQ and Grilling. We caught up with Thomas to talk grilling, beer and baseball.

 

Growing up, who manned the grill at family cookouts?

Ranking the 10 Best Sports Team Twitter Accounts

Some teams just know what it takes to get the most out of their followers on Twitter. 

 

A good social team will make you follow them on Twitter even if you aren't a fan of that sports team. It takes talent. It's not easy being great on Twitter. You've go to be quick-witted, funny, and think twice before sending each tweet out. Finding the voice of the team is difficult. These are the top 10 teams who just get Twitter. They can each add a special something to any timeline.

 

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