Golfer Rory McIlroy’s drive lands in the most unlikely place — a spectator’s pocket

September 15, 2014 | No comments

When Rory McIlroy’s drive strayed a bit to the right, it ended up catching a fan along the fairway completely off guard…and ended up in his pants pocket. Fortunately for the spectator, the official allowed McIlroy to drop the ball and play it from the grass rather than from where it lay…

Football fan proudly wears child abuser Adrian Peterson’s jersey…for a very good reason

September 15, 2014 | No comments

After Vikings star Adrian Peterson was benched this past weekend as he faces charges of child abuse, reactions were varied. Most of the publicized voices decried his behavior, of course. But plenty of fans still stood by their favorite player, too. And one of the simplest ways to do this was to simply wear an Adrian Peterson jersey.

This fan did just that.

But by making a simple change to the back of the shirt, he made sure everyone knew who he was actually supporting when he donned the number 28…

Updated Adrian Peterson Jersey

(via Next Impulse, Phil Hecken)

1-800-4-A-Child is the National Child Abuse Hotline with crisis counselors available 24/7.

1943 letter invites young man to play for the NFL, but he’ll need to bring his own shoes

September 14, 2014 | No comments

In April 1943, a strapping 23-year-old Harold Gutke was invited to play for the New York Giants, or the New York Football Giants, as they were called then. The letter he received acknowledges the likelihood that he would be drafted, but lets him know he can make $150 a game if he’s available.

But he’ll have to provide his own shoes…

NFL Letter, 1943

In fact, Mr. Gutke did end up being drafted so he didn’t have the chance to become a football star. After serving in the Navy, he came home, had a family (one of whom would post this letter many years later), and coached high school football and track for 35 years.

The idiot’s guide to how smart people enjoy professional sports

September 9, 2014 | No comments

Almost everybody enjoys sports in some capacity. And these millions of fans can be roughly divided into two groups — idiots and smart people. Sports is the common ground between these two sorts of people…and it might be the only common ground.

Idiot's Guide to Sports for Smart People

The idiots just need to be able to yell and drink beer, while the smart person’s relationship with sports is a bit more complicated. Here’s a guide to that experience if you’re own of the idiots…

NFL star doesn’t know how to spend his money, asks Google. Hilariously quaint…

September 9, 2014 | No comments

Defensive end J.J. Watt just became a lot wealthier. A few days ago he signed a $100 million contract with the Houston Texans.

His friends all told him that to celebrate becoming ultra-rich he had to buy something big. Having no idea what purchase to make, he did what anyone would do who has a question — He turned to Google…

NFL team shows compassion and class, cuts player but helps save his daughter’s life

September 8, 2014 | 1 comment

When defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still found out in June that his 4-year old daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage-4 pediatric cancer, football was suddenly the last thing on his mind.

Devon Still and his daughter - 02

When he had to leave practice and commute between his Delaware home and his daughter’s treatment facility in Philadelphia, his performance suffered. So a week ago, just before the season was to start, he got some discouraging news: Despite having played for the last two years, he didn’t make the final 53-man roster this season.

But it wasn’t all bad news…

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Overjoyed Australian dad crushes his daughter’s dreams with one lucky basketball shot

September 8, 2014 | No comments

This man’s daughter tells him that if he makes a backward, one-handed basket he never has to buy her anything ever again. She didn’t think this would happen…

His unadulterated, in-your-face happiness is as good as the freak basket, isn’t it?

This guy wouldn’t be making $500K a year if it weren’t for his face tattoo

September 5, 2014 | 4 comments

Getting a face tattoo is like saying goodbye to ever getting a good job, right? Well, yes and no…

Bored with his job at Toys ‘R’ Us three years ago, Ethan Westbrooks needed a spark to motivate himself to succeed in something else. As a student and football player at Sacramento City Junior College, Westbrooks resolved that he would make the NFL.

He quit his job at the toy store and to ensure that he would never be able to be hired at a normal job again, he got a tattoo just below his eye…

Ethan Westbrooks

Soon after getting his face inked, the defensive lineman transferred from the junior college to Division II West Texas A&M. He says about the tattoo,

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Chris Pratt can do no wrong…but he tried to with this first pitch at a Cubs game

September 5, 2014 | No comments

These days Chris Pratt seems to be winning at everything…but that’s because he doesn’t play baseball. Fortunately, however, since everybody loves him, this pitch that he threw before a Cubs game recently is completely forgivable…

In fact, it’s kind of awesome. Especially when you look at how hard he seems to be trying not to do exactly what he did…

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