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Throwback Thursday: Muhammad Ali Helps Invent MMA

On this date in 1976, Ali helped bring about MMA in a very unique fight.

Muhammad Ali arguably remains the greatest boxer ever and his influence still continues worldwide. However, he also must be recognized for his role in creating Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA for short. On this date in 1976, Ali fought Antonio Inoki, a wrestler, in the first match that combined both boxing and wrestling. The background to the fight is both interesting and mysterious, as it allegedly began as a fixed, exhibition, but ultimately became a real fight.

 

Inexperience on Clemson's Offensive Line Could Derail ACC Title Hopes

The Tigers have concerns up front.
Inexperience on Clemson's Offensive Line Could Derail ACC Title Hopes

Offensive lines are often one of the most overlooked groups during the season or with preseason predictions. While the five players in the trenches aren’t going to be on many highlight reels, offensive lines are the key to any team's offensive attack.

 

Coach K Utilizes Secret Twitter to Monitor Players

In order to check on his player's social media behavior, Coach K follows them under an alias.

Athletes often love social media, especially Twitter, because it gives them a platform to speak upon to their millions of fans. They can interact with others, and it gives a way to broadcast to a large audience whenever. However, there are also plenty of negatives, including backlash and everybody trying to give advice. That is exactly why Coach K of Duke has made his Twitter account secret, under an alias.

 

12 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Pac-12 for 2015

Which units are on the hot seat?
12 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Pac-12 for 2015

The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team.

New England Golf Course Shows Unique Support for Tom Brady

The country club replaced all of the flags on the golf course with #12.

Tom Brady may be suspended, but his fans have only backed him more since the whole Deflategate scandal erupted. The four-time Super Bowl champion has surely earned this support, and now it has shifted to another sport: golf. Foxboro Country Club is showing their defense for Brady by replacing all of the golf course’s flags with 12. While each flag usually marks the hole number, they have instead placed Tom Brady’s jersey number in each hole.

 

Josh Donaldson Makes Unbelievable Leaping Catch into Stands

With a perfect game on the line, the third baseman helped get one out with an impressive play.

Josh Donaldson has certainly been having an All Star caliber season and is only a few votes off the lead for the starting third base spot. He might have just found the late boost he needs after making arguably the league’s best catch of the year. In the top of the eighth inning with a perfect game in the work, the Rays’ David DeJesus came up to bat hoping to break it up. He fouled a ball off into the stands by third base.

 

Denver Broncos 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Will new coaching staff give Peyton Manning one last shot at the Super Bowl?
Denver Broncos 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The Broncos, coming off a 12-win season and their fourth consecutive AFC West title, may well win another 12 games and another AFC West title. But then, in the Mile High City, where the local NFL team’s standards rest considerably higher than the city limits, it isn’t about the regular season.

San Diego Chargers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Familiar cast returns, but Chargers' future is in doubt
San Diego Chargers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Almost every conversation concerning the Chargers eventually veers to the question of whether they will move to the Los Angeles area beginning with the 2016 season.

Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Are the pieces starting to come together for the Raiders?
Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5 regular-season record in 2002 and to Super Bowl XXXVII, where they were crushed by Tampa Bay and former Oakland coach Jon Gruden. The next year the Raiders went 4–12 and Callahan was fired.

Can Peyton Manning Defy the Odds as he Nears 40?

I'm a young 39, says the Broncos quarterback
Can Peyton Manning Defy the Odds as he Nears 40?

At 39, after 17 years of absorbing blindside hits and carrying the weight and fate of two franchises on his shoulders, is it any surprise that Peyton Manning is tired? He’s tired, all right. Tired of answering all those questions about his age.

 

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