Rosie Ruiz and the Boston Marathon

Every year on Patriots’ Day, the city of Boston hosts their world-famous Boston Marathon. The race has been held every year since 1897, with the only year not to have one being 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since 1967, women have also participated in the marathon. The 84th Boston Marathon was held on April 21, 1980. This year, the women’s winner was relatively unknown … Continue reading Rosie Ruiz and the Boston Marathon

Sarah Phillips: The Mystery Woman that ESPN Hired

In the social-media driven society of today, it is commonplace for scammers and catfish to make their ways around, trying to con people out of their money and followers. Even in such a dangerous place as the internet in this day, it is still extremely rare for a major corporation or company to fall for a con-artist’s tricks. When it does happen, it is considered … Continue reading Sarah Phillips: The Mystery Woman that ESPN Hired

Top 10 Worst Trades in Sports History

Since the inception of professional sports leagues, teams have engaged in the act of trading players and personnel with each other. Trades are executed for numerous reasons, such as the hopes of a new player improving a team, dumping contracts to save money, or gaining assets through acquiring rising star players or draft picks. In an ideal and equal world, both teams should receive exactly … Continue reading Top 10 Worst Trades in Sports History

The Christmas Day Truce: Soccer during World War I

World War I is considered one of the bloodiest wars in human history. New weapons of destruction were introduced during this war, including mustard gas and trench warfare. So many died during this war that the generation involved became known as the “Lost Generation” due to the amount of casualties having such an effect on the world’s population. The horrors of World War I were … Continue reading The Christmas Day Truce: Soccer during World War I

Top 10 Sports Conspiracy Theories

Sports is riddled with conspiracy theories. As long as there have been organized sports, there have been accusations of cheating, collusion, and conspiracy. Professional sports is no different. There have been numerous situations throughout sports history where moments seemed too good to be true. There have been other moments tarnished by rumor of ongoings behind the scenes. Here are ten of the biggest conspiracy theories … Continue reading Top 10 Sports Conspiracy Theories

MacMurray College Tennis and the Death Penalty

Nearly every season, at least one college athletic program commits a violation in the eyes of the NCAA. Typically, in response to such violations, the NCAA will punish the program and school. Most punishments involve monetary fines. In more severe cases, the punishment may be loss of athletic scholarships or even banishment from postseason for a certain amount of seasons. In very rare occasions, the … Continue reading MacMurray College Tennis and the Death Penalty

The First ESPN Broadcast and How It Was Almost Lost

Sports media conglomerate ESPN has been a mainstay on cable television for over 40 years. The channel was founded in 1978 by father-and-son duo Bill and Scott Rasmussen, and it made its official launch on September 7, 1979. The ESPN campus was available land in Bristol, Conn., helped purchased by majority owner Getty Oil, allowing the construction of satellite dishes to broadcast the new company. … Continue reading The First ESPN Broadcast and How It Was Almost Lost

Controversy at the 2010 PGA Championship

From August 12 to August 15 in 2010, the 92nd PGA Championship was held at the Straight Course at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. The PGA Championship is considered one of golf’s majors and is 1/4 of its “grand slam,” along with the Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open. It is one of the most-important tournaments for PGA Tour golfers each season. In 2010, Martin … Continue reading Controversy at the 2010 PGA Championship

Askernish: Golf’s Lost Course

Throughout the history of golf, courses have become grander. As the game grows and evolves, so do the courses. Today’s golf courses have been designed to cater to the modern game. Even the oldest courses in the world, such as St. Andrews and Carnoustie, have been revamped over the years. However, Askernish Golf Club is not like other golf courses. Considered lost for almost over … Continue reading Askernish: Golf’s Lost Course

Chuck Connors: The First Athlete-Turned-Actor

Throughout the history of professional sports in the United States, there have been athletes that have tried acting once their athletic careers concluded. O.J. Simpson, prior to his legal troubles, was a staple in all three of the Naked Gun movies. Shaquille O’Neal has been in numerous movies since his retirement from the NBA, including Grown Ups 2, Blended, and The Lego Movie. After a … Continue reading Chuck Connors: The First Athlete-Turned-Actor