Right now, the NBA Finals could’ve be a battle between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Presidents. Really! Go Presidents! “Cavaliers,” referring to the royal loyalists during the English Civil War, won a name-the-team poll in 1970 in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Ironically, the pro-crown name beat out a pro-democratic name. One of the other […]
Professional wrestling is already pretty silly, with good guys and bad guys, over-the-top acting, and rigged matches. But the “sport” outdid itself when it introduced these really silly wrestling characters.
The year 2001 marked the birth (and death) of a new professional league meant to rival the NFL. It didn’t work out, to say the least. Here’s a look at the rise and spectacular, rapid demise of the XFL. Origins The XFL was the result of corporate synergy at the time. NBC had just lost […]
According to statistics, Super Bowl Sunday is more than just a sporting event—it trails only Thanksgiving as America’s biggest food feast. So what’s wrong with a little overindulgence? Read on… Putting on the Feed Bag Every year on a Sunday in February, almost half the population of the United States gathers in groups around their […]
Going to see a professional sporting event is interactive on some level—the players do their thing, and the fans cheer. That’s supposed to be the extent of it…except for these times, when fans got a little carried away and threw objects onto the field, diamond, or ice. Sharks A gruesome tradition began at a 2007 […]