World of Riots (Infographic) Aug16

World of Riots (Infographic)

The recent riots in London got us talking about all of the riots we could think of in the 21st century, leading us to look up the full list on good old Wikipedia. It was somewhat surprising to see just how sheltered us North Americans really are, since none of us had any idea that there have been around 250 riots in the 21st century alone. We started our research looking to see just how bad sporting-event induced riots have been in comparison to riots started for a real purpose. While our assumptions were correct (sporting event riots are small potatoes) it started to get interesting to compare all riot stats and details. Since we were knee-deep in data anyway it just made sense to turn it into an infographic. Below you’ll find a quick...

Four Decades of Super Bowl Quarterback Stats Aug02

Four Decades of Super Bowl Quarterback Stats

With the NFL and its players having finally come to an agreement, football fans can start getting stoked for the 92nd NFL season. With the lockout officially over we’ve decided to celebrate by taking a look at the stats of the every quarterback to have ever played in a Super Bowl. We’ve tried to sort the data in the most informative and accurate way possible. The main portion of data comes from combining the career stats of every Super Bowl quarterback by the decade in which they played. Players spanning multiple decades were put into the group where the majority of most crucial seasons lay. Obviously the majority of the QB’s from the 2000’s are still active, so keep in mind that their numbers are for a partial career vs. the...

The Legend of Bruce Lee Jul21

The Legend of Bruce Lee

The world seems to have forgotten just how amazing Bruce Lee really was, writing him off as an Asian Chuck Norris instead of the demi-god he was. While what I’m about to say is purely speculation, the people who know fighting and Lee best will all agree: If Lee lived today (at his physical peak), and assuming the UFC suspended all rules, Lee would win the championship belt for every weight class. Not only would he win every championship bought, he could do it all in a single night, back-to-back. If you’re not a UFC fan let me put this into perspective: The current welterweight (165 pounds) champion is a French Canadian named George St. Pierre (GSP). GSP is such an amazing fighter/athlete he has been rated as Canada’s #1 athlete for...

The Top 10 Most Boring Sports on TV Jul08

The Top 10 Most Boring Sports on TV

I’m a sports fan. No matter what the sport I’m happy to watch it, just something about watching someone at the very height of their game is exhilarating. The saying goes “it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill”. According to this saying if you practiced something every day for 12 hours a day, it would take you 2.3 years to master it. When watching a professional sport (at its highest level) just about every person in the game has put in 10,000 hours minimum. That alone should be enough to impress you, and often it is. Unfortunately there are some sports which are extremely difficult to enjoy, without being an avid player yourself. These sports are officially the ten most boring sports you could ever...

Great Moments in Sports: Michael Phelps wins 8 Jul08

Great Moments in Sports: Michael Phelps wins 8

While 2008 hardly seems like a historic year quite yet, when a kid breaks the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals won in a single year with eight; history is instantly made. Eight gold’s in a single year was enough to set the world record against another swimmer Mark Spitz who took seven golds at Munic in 1972. The only other person to ever win eight medals in a single year was Alexander Dityatin, a Russian gymnast, who took eight mixed medals at Moscow in 1980. If eight gold medals in a single year isn’t enough to impress you, how about the fact that he’s won a total of sixteen Olympic medals, fourteen of those being gold, two bronze. There was, however, some controversy over his seventh gold medal win, when...

Great Moments in Sports: Rocky Marciano Jul08

Great Moments in Sports: Rocky Marciano

Who’s the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of all time? Ali? Forman? Tyson? Louis? Frazier? It’s hard to say, but one name which needs to be on the list is Rocky Marciano. While Joe “the brown bomber” Louis probably takes the cake for being the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time (with a consecutive title reign lasting almost 12 years) Rocky Marciano holds one record which may never be beaten every, by anyone, in any form of fighting. While the guy was only 5’10 185 pounds he is the only heavyweight in history to have a perfect record. The guy retired at a perfect 49-0 with 43 of his professional victories coming by way of knockout. In short: the kid was a beast. Embed This Video Click in the box below then hit Ctrl-C...

Great Moments in Sport: Michael Jordan’s Final Shot Jul06

Great Moments in Sport: Michael Jordan’s Final Sho...

Unless you’re talking to a Lebron or Bryant fanboy, anyone who’s a fan of basketball will tell you that Michael Jordan is the best player ever to play the game. While his achievements are impressive (including, but not limited to): Five-time NBA league MVP Six-time NBA finals MVP Ten NBA scoring titles Six-time NBA champion Two-time Olympic gold medal winner It’s the fact that he truly was something amazing to watch when he laced up his Nikes. Not only could the man fly: He was the first player ever to leap from the free-throw line for a dunk. The guy’s leap was so incredible it earned him the nickname Air Jordan. The guy literally changed the way people thought of the game. He did things no one had ever thought of, and he did...

Great Moments in Sport: Jackie Robinson Jul06

Great Moments in Sport: Jackie Robinson

This might come as a surprise to you, but the United States of America has a long history of racism and segregation, which extended into all of the nation’s favorite sports. According to the majority of the white folk in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s blacks and whites shouldn’t mix, and things should be clearly segregated. This included everything from cafés to sports. After over eighty years of segregation in baseball, the management of the Brooklyn Dodgers decided that making money, and winning games, was more important than any racist bullshit. They believed in it so strongly they called up Jackie Robinson and signed him to the team, the first black player to step into the major leagues since the 1880’s. As you can imagine...

Great Moments in Sport: Ali vs. Liston II Jul05

Great Moments in Sport: Ali vs. Liston II

Possibly the greatest sports photo ever taken, John Rooney of the Associated Press was in the right place at the right time when Muhammad Ali put Sonny Liston to the mat. This fight, taking place in May 1965, was the second time Ali fought Liston, the first bought ending with an Ali victory best described as controversial. Wanting to prove to the haters that he was truly the greatest who ever lived, Ali put Liston on the mat in the first round of the rematch. As Liston laid there, trying to remember his own name, Ali stood over him yelling “Get up and fight!” Being fully KO’d Liston was unable to get up and fight, giving Ali the decisive victory he promised, once again proving that he was the greatest fighter in the...