A look at the most ridiculously long and complicated names of footballers that will surely take you some time to memorize and write on your own.
1984 Dunbar Poets (from left to right) Darryl Wood, Reggie Lewis, Reggie Williams, Tim Dawson, Jerry White. (Center) Muggsy Bouges Driving through East Baltimore, amid the despair of antiquated housing projects and the imposing dungeon like...
Would The Babe still be the same player if he came up to the Major Leagues in the 2000s? I did some research and I wrote this essay. I hope you enjoy it
Footballers are not brain surgeons and here's the proof. The wit and wisdom of some of the best players ever to kick a ball. To be honest, I had trouble keeping it down to 50 stupid quotes, but enjoy.
In the NBA, the dunk was transformed from an offensive weapon into an art form. Here are 5 of the best dunkers of all time.
Youth football can be a fantastic opportunity for kids, but its not for everyone. This article provides 4 things for you to consider in deciding whether youth football is right for you and your child.
English football clubs commemorate their famous players with statues. We have picked the top ten images and include historical descriptions, the name of the sculptor and the date it was unveiled.
I preview the upcoming season for the Cleveland Browns. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
Keep basketball simple and make learning fun. Teach early learners Scarecrow Arms that incorporates the proper arm, hand and foot positioning to use when playing defense in basketball.
Cooperstown Dreams Park is the field of dreams for u12 baseball players. This week-long tournament provides players and families the opportunity to enjoy baseball at its finest level.
By any measure, the 1974 series was just as exciting as those before it. The games had everything: home runs, a suicide squeeze, pick offs, plays at the plates, and controversy.
A basic guide for rules in the NHL Covers everything from the field of play to stoppages and penalties.
Jackie Mitchell was a professional female baseball player who pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts. At the age of 17, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig consecutively in a 1931 exhibition game.
Aaron Judge's rookie season was more than just the best ever by a rookie - it was one of the best by anyone ever.
The Bambino would probably not have the title of the King of Strikeouts if he were playing in the current era.
A 2008 Gallup Poll shows 41% of Americans prefer watching football over any other sport, and the numbers continue to rise. Runners-up include baseball at 10%, basketball at 9%, and hockey at 4%.
The game of baseball has many rules, and some of them are quite strange. Here are 5 of the strangest and whackiest rules in the sport of baseball.
I’m sure you’ve heard the juvenile taunt, “You throw like a girl!”. But is this valid? Evidence indicates that differences in throwing technique are due to social factors rather than physical ones.
When buying ice hockey equipment for the youth player, make sure to get properly sized equipment for optimal performance and protection. There are many ice hockey items that can be purchased used to save money. Use our Hockey Equipment Checklist to determine when to buy new or used equipment.
When running a 5-1 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the basic formations used by coaches.
Eddie Gaedel was 26-years-old and stood 3 feet 7 inches. He drew a walk during his only major league baseball at bat on August 19, 1951.
An article to give coaches some good options in kicking off their practices in a high energy and positive way.
"Strike One!” The umpire barks making the count two and one with one out, runners on the corners, in the bottom of the eighth inning with the home team trailing by a run. In the next fifteen seconds dozens of secret signals will fly back and...
Reference this article for a breakdown of the teams, leagues and divisions of the MLB. Also, learn about how matchups are made during the MLB postseason.
The 1984 NBA Draft was a stacked draft that produced many stars and quality players. Here are 5 of them.
This hub will take a look at some of the best and most entertaining UEFA Champions League finals to have been contested since the competition was re-named in 1992.
Hitting is an important part of baseball. Several common problems exist with young hitters' technique. This How They Play Hubpage provides video on how to teach y0ung children to hit a baseball.
In depth explanation for the volleyball spandex shorts. Why do volleyball players wear spandex? Is there a functional reason or is it for sex appeal and marketing?
The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the most exciting and popular leagues in the world, but it can be confusing to new fans. Allow me, a lifelong fan of the game, to explain it to you.
Draft day 1986. The Boston Celtics select Len Bias Growing up in a generation removed from the John F. Kennedy assasination, I have had only a few," I will always remember where I was" moments in my life. I vaguely remember John Lennon's murder in...
Through his 15-year career, Michael Jordan was one of the most dominant players in the league. However, there were some that challenged his dominance. Here are five players that did.
This article is about five of the most famous teammates of Michael Jordan, the greatest player ever.
A look at some of the tallest goalkeepers in the world. These soccer players stand at least 6'7". That is pretty rare in the world of association football, where the average player stands at 5'9".
The Phoenix Suns are in full rebuild mode. The 2018 NBA draft will play a major role. Between their existing talent and their new draft picks they are well on their way. Read why and how here!
Coaching a team? Playing in a recreation league and looking for tips? Here are the various offensive options.
Michael Jordan had countless records and achievements in his storied career. Here are 5 milestones in Michael's career.
Many of Europe's top football leagues, while oozing quality and talent, are often accused of stifling predictability often leaving fans bemoaning the continuing dominance of certain clubs. This hub serves to offer alternatives and showcase the most competitive football leagues in Europe.
Would you like to know how many Major League Baseball players have had Tommy John surgery? If you do, please read this article and find out.
Celtic and Rangers are collectively known as the Old Firm, and not only are they most successful football clubs in Scotland, they also contest one of the fiercest football rivalries in the world.
From future hall of famer to an unemployed man. Take a look at an unpredictable career that gave all football fans mixed emotions.
This page tells the story of the New Zealand Rugby Haka - one of the great sporting spectacles, anticipated with trepidation by opposition teams, yet loved by fans of the game from all nations
This article will look at some of the most famous and prestigious football (soccer) derbies which take place across some of the best leagues from around the world.
Who gets the most red cards? A list of stats and videos of the football players with the worst red card rates in the history of the Premier League.
When running a 6-2 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the basic formations used by coaches.
Roberto Clemente was one of a kind. He contributed to MLB’s successful integration of Latino players and constantly performed charitable deeds, often without fanfare or publicity. He is a hero.
Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. Through the years, people have been looking for the next Michael Jordan.
The five best soccer leagues in the world that every soccer fan should follow. The leagues include the worlds best soccer players from many different countries and provide the best in soccer entertainment.
Hitting is an important part of baseball. Several common problems exist with young hitters' technique. This How They Play Hubpage provides video on how to teach y0ung children to hit a baseball.
This article will cover various defensive and offensive football formations that commonly appear in American football.
MLB game attendance it down. Is the sport in trouble? Only change will bring fans back to the ballpark. Here is a plan to help MLB put more butts in the seats.
Hand size is important for a quarterback. Nearly every play has the quarterback handling the ball and small hands mean less ball control. Quarterbacks such as Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have shown it's possible to have success at a height of 6'0" or shorter if you have huge hands.
Height is an important physical trait for a goalkeeper. Most professional goalkeepers are at least 5'11" tall. These short goalkeepers were able to play professionally despite standing below 5'8".
Netball requires players to be in tip-top shape both physically and mentally. These simple netball fitness and shooting drills will give you the physical and mental acuity to face any challenge.
Learn what it takes to play offensive line in football and some basics that can make you a better player.
Top 10 Most Hated Football Players--A video compilation of current players who tarnish the reputation of the game, including John Terry, Ronaldo, the English Premier League, and Spanish La Liga.
Men were not the only ones to play professional baseball in the early years of the sport. A women's league was started during World War II to keep the sport going while the boys were away.
Dodgeball - the sport where YOU are the target! No longer the reserve of school PE lessons, Dodgeball is a rapidly growing sport in both the UK and the US. Requiring no particular skill set, dodgeball can be played by all. Learn how here!
Whether you call it football or soccer, this is a game with many formation styles that have evolved over time.
In the Dallas Cowboys 50 year history they have had some excellent wide receivers. Bob Hayes and Michael Irvin are hall of famers and Drew Pearson is deserving of the same honor. I believe that players should not be judged before their career is...
The Golden State Warriors have been a mediocre team for decades. Sure, there have been glimpses of hope at times, but the Warriors have never achieved the success of the Rick Barry era until now.
In 2018, Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees enjoyed one of the greatest rookie seasons ever, tying the AL rookie record for doubles. But he didn’t just have a great rookie season – Andujar was among the best of all players in the Major Leagues in 2018.
Knockout is fun game to practice basketball fundamentals, especially shooting and rebounding. Kids love it!
Learn the key differences between the 4-3 and 3-4 defenses in football and find out which is better in certain situations. There are pros and cons to both defenses, and their effectiveness depends as much on the talent on the field as it does the coach.
This article provides a list of the 17 worst players for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the age of free agency. A short biography is provided for each notoriously bad player.
What was just considered an ABA gimmick, the three-point shot is now a vital part of today's game. Here are 5 of the greatest 3-point shooters of all time.
For years people have compared Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle. Recently Trout turned 27. Here's a look at how closely he compares with Mantle at the same age.
Top 10 Best Football Managers In The World - A video and stats compilation of the best managers in world football. Includes Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal.
This hub discusses the most important characteristics of high quality quarterbacks in the NFL. Develop these quarterback qualities and you will have a shot at a career in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman is either the luckiest man on the planet or he made his own luck with the help of one of the most infamous figures in sports history, Tanya Harding.
I preview the upcoming season for the Green Bay Packers. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
What sets the EPL apart from other European leagues? Is it the money, the T.V. coverage, the players? Or could it simply be the quality of football played? This article will set you thinking.
Creating a baseball scorecard in Excel is fun and easy. The best part is that you can customize it however you want. Just follow these simple steps. in this hub.
During the relatively brief period of time aluminum baseball bats have been in existence, they have seen some pretty incredible changes. This article offers a history and a firsthand analysis on the current state of the metal bat.
Eddie Feigner pitched over 9,700 victories, 140,500 strikeouts, and more than 930 no-hit games. He was called the greatest softball pitcher who ever lived by the Washington Post.
Despite having a stellar college career, Tim Tebow found hard times as a professional football player.
Shooting is an important part of basketball. Several problems often exist with young shooters' technique. This How They Play Hubpage provides video on how to teach young children to shoot a basketball
When sizing an ice hockey stick, the top of the stick should generally be between the players nose and chin. The hockey stick is an extension of a player's arm, thus a very important piece of equipment to hae sized correctly.
What are the only four colleges that graduated both a Super Bowl-winning Quarterback and a U.S. President?
Scottish football may not get the attention that its neighbor south of the border does, but it is a compelling league full of iconic teams, compelling characters and a host of interesting facts.
We often get into arguments over which football player has had the most successful career. Is it Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, or someone else? It's time to settle the dispute with numbers.
Here are over 100 awesome basketball nicknames that will showcase how awesome you are on and off the court!
When designing a team defense, coaches should factor in what base defense fits best with their defense. This article will analyze the rotational defense and which base might be best.
Catcher Ray Fosse became famous as the target of one of the hardest slides in Major League history during the 1970 All Star Game. It changed his life.
Top 10 Underrated Football Players Of All Time - Many talented football players have graced the beautiful game, yet they escape the memories of today's fans.
Mo'ne Davis made little league history. She is the first African-American girl to play in the Little League World Series, pitch a shutout, and be on the cover of a major sports magazine.
When running a 6-2 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the formations used by coaches when subbing setters for middles.
The many abbreviations and acronyms in the football world make it hard for people to understand the game. See the meaning of GA, GF, GD, P, W, D, L, Caps, Apps, VAR, and other terms in FIFA soccer.
Only 16 pitchers have ever won the NL pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. The winners include some of the best pitchers in MLB history, including 10 Hall of Famers.
I preview the upcoming season for the Chicago Bears. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
Top 10 Best Goalkeepers Of All Time - Stats and videos to showcase the talents of Buffon, Zoff, Kahn, and others. Common goalkeeping skills are discussed.
The New York Giants had long played second fiddle to their crosstown rivals, but in 1951, their manager made a decision that put them in the history books once more.
I preview the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
There are many great books to read for baseball coaches, but which are the best? Here are five of the greatest books to read for current or future baseball coaches.
There are billions of basketball fans worldwide and counting. This is not a surprise since Basketball has evolved drastically throughout the years and now belongs at the forefront of entertainment. The excitement involved in the sport seems to grow...
The modern era of Major League Baseball began with 8 teams in the National League in 1900 and 8 in the American League in 1901. For 60 years, the Major Leagues were comprised of those 16 original teams, with only a handful of franchise relocations. Beginning in 1961, baseball expanded with new teams, additional franchise moves, and divisional reconfigurations. There are currently 30 teams with 3 divisions in each league. Is more expansion or franchise relocation on the way?
Find out the basics about hockey. Learn about hockey penalties, the penalty box and hockey fights. Discover useful hockey lingo for any occasion.
Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues played for 15 seasons in the NBA despite being only 5'3". During his career, he had over 6,000 assists, 1,200 steals, and more than 6,000 points.
The article takes a look at 11 of the shortest goaltenders to play in the NHL. These goalies all stood below 5'8 and played at a time when height wasn't emphasized. In the current NHL, small goalies are almost non-existent and this is because the current style of play rewards taller goaltenders.
Baseball has declined in popularity and that will have a long lasting effect on the culture at large. Years from now a young child will ask, "Grandpa, what was baseball?"
A simple guide to the rules of basketball with illustrations and videos for beginning players. This guide will explain the most commonly violated rules on offense.
A list of the top ten largest cricket grounds in India. Includes photos and information like capacity size and opening year.
Everything you need to know about NFL football positions on offense and defense, explained with charts and diagrams as well as detailed lists of each player’s duties and responsibilities.
This article will go in depth over the statistics, opponents, accolades, and overall greatness of two of the greatest players in history to determine who is the GOAT!
Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were both banned from Major League Baseball in the early 80s. Money issues after retirement drove them to challenge the powers of the game.
The questions about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson's coaching ability won't ever go away if he keeps coaching like he did in Kansas City in Week 2.
Ever wonder how to throw a sinker that is extra nasty? Here are some specifics on the grips and throwing motion required, along with a discussion of the importance of a healthy pitching approach to maximize the effectiveness of all your pitches.
Only 14 players have ever won baseball's batting Triple Crown, leading the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. All 11 20th century winners are in the Hall of Fame. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera joined the exclusive Triple Crown club.
Baseball fans have always loved the home run. Seeing the strong power hitters put on superhuman feats with their big bats has always brought admirers to their feet. Here are several big baseball names from the 1960s and 1970s - guys who could change a baseball game with one swing of the bat, and who did it over an extended period of time.
I preview the upcoming season for the New York Giants. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
Baseball is “America’s pastime.” Wooden and concrete ballparks and stadiums add to the sport’s rich heritage. Take a look back at the homes of your favorite teams!
From April through October, it’s baseball season! The announcers can make it confusing but whether you’re new to the game or an "old pro," baseball is a language we can all speak fluently.
Top 10 Best Football Teams Of All Time - A video compilation of the best football (soccer) teams, with statistics, trophy wins, and notable players.
Jordan is known as the greatest to ever play, but with emerging stars like LeBron James and old rivals like Bird and Magic, do the numbers support Jordan as the best? This article will show why Jordan was overrated as a clutch player, winner, and why his opponents were subpar for his talent level.
Volleyball in the U.S. is growing in popularity. This article will highlight the positives of adding a men's program.
This article will cover the positions in football, what their primary job is, and where they are located on the field. It also includes famous examples of players at each position.
Alex Rodriguez made a ton of money, we all know that. But check out these amazing facts about his salary!
Table of NFL players to have 1,000 yards in a season on the fewest catches/receptions with statistical and background analysis.
Recently, in USA Volleyball Magazine, there was an article titled 'Ace in the hole - winning with one dominant player.' This article will play devil's advocate to that premise.
Ever wondered what the scouts saw in the Hall of Famers before they became Hall of Famers? Find out in this article!
Learn how to play girl's lacrosse! Learn about the equipment, players, field markings and basic rules of girl's lacrosse!
There are a lot of good NBA players but many had the potential to be even greater if injuries had not robbed them of time on the court and their physical gifts. Here are 5 of the most prominent.
How do you answer the question of who is the greatest NBA player. For me it is based on the players I've seen play. I believe that there are a lot of players to choose from, for my money its Jordan.
We're talking the greatest goalie in Calgary Flames history, starting with his beginnings in the Alberta junior circuit up to his legendary performance in the 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Furillo is considered one of the greatest outfielders of his day. But false accusations and reporters’ misrepresentations dogged him throughout his career.
Learn how to dunk a basketball even if you are under six feet tall. Impress your friends and strike fear into the hearts of your opponents!
Shooting guard is one of the most exciting and diverse positions in the game of basketball. Learn what skills are needed to become one of the best shooting guards in your league.
A toe drag is an important hockey maneuver used to deke an opponent. Use these steps to learn how to master this useful stick handing drill.
Playing dodgeball is easy. It is a great and fun game requiring no particular skill set. Playing dodgeball well is tougher. Here we look at strategies to succeed in all aspects of the game.
This article will help you teach your rookie little leaguer how to pitch. Beginners instructions, rules, and tips for getting your little league ballplayer off on the right foot.
It takes more than game if you want to get picked up at your local gym, park, or blacktop basketball court. You have to adjust to your conditions. These rules weren't written down until now.
I rank the top 10 offensive lines in NFL history. I take into account overall talent of the individuals on the line, Hall of Famers, and any championships won in their time together.
After signing your child up for T-Ball or Coach Pitch, you may be wondering what kind of equipment your beginning ball player will need. Here is a helpful list to ensure a successful first ball season for your child.
American football is a complicated game - for players and coaches. But for a fan, or rather a would be fan, the game doesn't have to be so complex. This article goes over the basics of the game, enough to make it interesting for a person who knows nothing about the sport.
Top 10 Best Football Players Of All Time - A video compilation of the 10 best football players, including Maradona, Pele and Cruyff.
Baseball requires a couple of things to be worn on the diamond. It's OK if you aren't sure what to get for your little athlete here are a few suggestions.
Controversial plays are part of every World Series. In Game 3 of the 1975 World Series, a bunt took center stage.
Top 10 Famous Soccer Handballs - See videos for ten controversial moments from football history. Including Maradona's Hand of God and Theirry Henry.
Teach young children ball security and how to dribble a basketball ball using our 3-step instructional approach and animated video learning.
I recap the careers of the top five quarterbacks of the 2008 NFL Draft and what they are doing today.
Wendell Carter Jr. dominated summer league. Check out why he will continue this solid play along with some great highlights here! Also player comparisons and coach testimonies.
Drills that only require a ball, your home, and sometimes a partner. Perfect for summer training when you cannot get into a gym.
In the sport of volleyball, it is necessary to run certain combination plays to throw off your opponent's block. Here is a list of four plays that are designed to do just that.
The dimensions of a baseball field vary by the age and skill level of the players. Here's a guide to just how big a baseball field is, and why there are so many ballparks shaped so differently.
Runs win ballgames, so it is logical that the players who produce the most runs help their teams win the most. Runs produced is one simple way to provide a snapshot of who those players are.
It was once a duty for starting pitchers to complete any game they started. After the 1980 A's carried that to an extreme, and the advent of relief specialists, complete games became endangered.
Haglund’s deformity is a bony growth on the back of the heel. It literally looks like an extra bone is growing out of the heel. It is also referred to as the Bauer Bump or the Pump Bump. There are precautions to take and some non surgical treatment options to reduce pain.
Ice hockey skates have special padding for protection and feature special construction for quick stops and starts. The beginning player needs a good, solid skate, but they don’t have the appreciation for specialty skate construction and elaborate bells and whistles. Regardless of the price or brand, the best ice hockey skate for the beginning player is the one that offers the most protection and has the best fit for your child’s feet.
I preview the upcoming season for the Houston Texans. I talk about their previous season, their draft picks, and what to expect this season.
Care is needed to extend the life of goalkeeper gloves. Washing is vital to preserve the natural latex foam used on the palm and fingers of the gloves. Minor repairs are also needed to squeeze a little more life out of the gloves. Extending the life of the gloves by washing and repairing is worth the time by saving money and keeping the gloves ready for the next diving save.
Jackie Robinson had a tough assignment when he became the first African-American player in pro baseball, but if there ever was a person who could cast aside the racism that followed, it was Jackie.
When tryouts are close, anxiety levels rise and kids around the country head out to earn their spot. Here's some tips on how to lower the stress, and increase your chances of looking good!
http://www.weplay.com/youth-baseball/pics-photos When teaching kids how to hit a baseball, the most important principle you have to keep in mind is to keep things simple. Kids get bored with long speeches and technicalities and they easily lose...
Baseball is said to no longer be the American pastime. However, it is a much better sport than football, especially from a woman's perspective. Read why women prefer baseball over football.
Quarterback is the most important position in sports. Between yards, touchdowns, interceptions, supporting casts, and championships, it's hard to decide who is the greatest of all time. This article will compare and contrast these things in order to try to determine who is the best QB of all time.
Analysis and commentary on English football's biggest match. Manchester United and Liverpool are two of the most revered names in world club football. Learn about their colourful history.
Reasons why I think that the title of greatest of all-time, and maybe even greatest in recent years may not be accurate when talking about Tom Brady.
Michael Jordan is universally known as the greatest of all time. Here are 10 memorable moments in his illustrious career.
What do all those letters and numbers in a baseball box score stand for? Knowing how to read a professional box score will keep you in the game.
Football can often be as entertaining away from the pitch than on it. The biggest transfers always generate a great deal of interest, but for every deal that goes through, there are many that fall just short...
Baseball has a rich tradition of presenting awards to deserving players and teams. Here is a list of ten that you probably didn't know existed.
Top 10 Best Soccer Goals Ever - A video compilation of the greatest ever goals, including Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.
While most know of the legendary New York Yankees baseball player, many don't know that Mickey Mantle learned the game in Oklahoma. Discover the story of how Mickey Mantle learned to play, then stop in and visit his childhood home.
Service Academy football is college football at its best. This article explores the rich traditions of each of the three armed forces academy's football teams.
There are basketball rivalries and then there are the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls. Just how deep did this NBA blood feud go?
This article suggests a list of the 15 greatest players for the Los Angeles Dodgers and only includes retired players. The compilation includes a short biography for each player.
If you're planning on making a run at your high school's varsity baseball team, here are some tips to improve your chances.
Cricket has grown from just being a multi-day game played in whites to an amalgam of different formats. Currently, there are six categories of matches that could appear on a player profile.
There comes a time that every team must reevaluate itself and decide if the team can still compete. If they can't, it's time for a rebuild.
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I loved watching all of these players play the game. They are all obvious cheaters though. The steroid use of these guys was something a blind man could see.