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Ty Cobb, who played outfield from 1905 to 1928, was a record-setting hothead known for being a complete badass. We collected his greatest quotes to show what you can learn from this Major League legend.
"Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest."
Here, Mr. Cobb is driving home how competitive baseball is. Life is a lot like baseball, and it ain't for the weak. You wanna get comfy and let the world spin as it may, then go right ahead. Otherwise, get tough, endure the struggle and excel to the top. (Any guy who uses the term "mollycoddles" knows how to make a point, especially if he seems capable of twisting your head off.)
"To get along with me, don't increase my tension."
In other words: "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Much like the Incredible Hulk, Mr. Cobb had no time for bulls***. We feel the same way, every day. We can do without the stress of whatever drama people might bring to the table. The best way to handle it is by staying away from infuriating idiots. If they increase your tension, cut 'em out!
Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick raised the bar for whipped cream pieings last season when he dressed up in a Spider-Man (a.k.a. "Pie-der Man") costume and smashed Coco Crisp after a 13th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly. It's one of baseball's entertaining, delicious traditions. Tastes like victory!
We look forward to more major leaguers getting creative like Reddick (and creamed like Crisp) in 2013. Read on for different stylistic approaches to the art of pie smashing.
You can't fully appreciate March Madness without knowing its history. Oh, you don't need to be a stats junkie who can list every play of every game--but you should know the greatest of all time. Fortunately, Dumb As A Blog has your cheat sheet:
Scottie Reynolds Beats The Clock (2009)
On March 28th, 2009, with less than six seconds on the clock and a trip to the semi-final on the line, Villanova's Dante Cunningham took the in-bounds pass, and scooped it to the speedy Scottie Reynolds, who cut through the middle of the court to deliver the game winning shot, sinking not just the winning bucket, but also Pittsburgh's hopes for their first trip to the Final Four in over 60 years.
Bo Kimble's Left-Handed Foul Shots (1990)
It wasn't so much that Kimble, a righty, attempted his first free throw of every tournament game left-handed as a tribute to his fallen teammate Hank Gathers, who died during a game less than two weeks before March Madness began; it was that he made the shots. During the team's improbable run to the Elite Eight, Kimble was 3-for-3 as a lefty.
In a win-or-go-home situation, team loyalties were thrown out the window for just those few seconds of pure "wow." The moment the ball went through the hoop instantly became one of the greatest moments in the storied history of college basketball.
Christian Laettner Hits "The Shot" (1992)
Grant Hill chucks a ball down the court. Christian Laettner catches, dribbles, turns, shoots, and—swish. Just as the buzzer sounds. And Duke takes down Kentucky, 104-103, in overtime. Keep in mind, this was 19 years ago, back before Duke really became the vanilla always-excellent squad that so many hoops followers detest with such a passion. In fact, Kentucky was Duke before Duke was Duke...meaning it was okay to actually look back on this one fondly.
Sooner or later, that glorious smell of stadium beers and the crack of the bat on Opening Day fades away. Will your baseball interest level fade to black or turn into dreams of a great October run? That's the question, yet many fans struggle to grip reality, in part because they have different expectations for their teams.
We've made the impending 2013 MLB adventure quite simple. In the guide below, you'll find the precise date that you can expect to grasp that your team just isn't championship material. Put another way, it's the date you can say, "Screw it." Read More...
While the bubble gum stick is a relic of the baseball card industry, it remains a prominent part of the game today. Just yesterday, Big League Chew announced that Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels would be featured on packages of BLC's shredded chewy delight. (Cartoon characters have appeared on the classic bags since the '70s.)
The baseball season grinds men down, but it's a little sweeter with a wad of gum. Here's 20 photos of players, coaches and their sugary bubble creations.
With only seconds left on the clock, Oklahoma teenager Trey Johnson wanted to secure a victory for Hugo High School. Sure, they were up one point, but why not widen the margin? Unfortunately, Trey got a little confused and scored a game-winning shot for his opponents from Millwood High School. The final score: 38-37.
Nobody in the crowd understood WTF they'd just witnessed. "After a moment the Millwood players' and fans' blank expressions turned into a celebration," said a local photographer. The Hugo fans groaned with the agony of defeat... self-defeat.
You'd think such a massive error would ruin Trey's NBA prospects, but the resulting publicity got him courtside Oklahoma City Thunder seats, plus one-on-ones with players and owners. A strange networking technique, but effective. Here's the video:
As the college basketball season winds down, we're taking the time to celebrate one of America's greatest art forms: Insane college basketball fans. For three weekends out of the year, grown men and women are allowed to lose their s*** for school pride, and we could look at 'em all day long. Here's some of our favorite March Madness photos.
LeBron James is finally getting married to Savannah Brinson. Or at least they've set a date. It only took 'em 13 years, too. With that kind of buildup, we expect their wedding to be one of the craziest parties in the history of weddings, from the ceremony itself to Ray Allen and Pat Riley passing out at 5 a.m. after an all-night drunken headbutting tournament.
We know it's gonna be intense, so here's five things we hope to see at their wedding.
1. A Live Version Of The Heat's Harlem Shake
If you haven't seen the Internet version, you're missing out. If they could figure out a way to do it at the reception, that would be pretty great as well. Especially if Mario Chalmers wears a Super Mario costume for the entire wedding.
2. LeBron Loses His Only Ring
He finally got his first championship ring last June, shutting down the meme-sphere. When he and Savannah exchange rings, we'd like to see the reverend make LeBron put that one ring on her finger. Hey, it might motivate him to win another.
With springtime right around the corner, we've gotta start getting back in shape. Ladies aren't too attracted to the holiday pounds, especially when it's beach season. And since baseball season is also right around the corner, we're giving you some inspiration for hitting the gym. Here's a look at the grossest bodies in professional athletics: Major League Baseball coaches.
You might look sophisticated drinking wine, but just imagine if you owned and operated a winery. Celebrities often dream of a label bearing their name, but it's hard work and a famous name alone doesn't spell success. Many have succeeded, however, and they include big time athletes with a taste for vino. Whet your appetite with our list of athlete vintners.
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