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Major Taylor at the Vélodrome Buffalo in 1908

Major Taylor, the first black cycling champion

Before the turn of the 20th century, amidst racial discrimination, Major Taylor win championships and broke records. As the Tour de France draws closer, we take a look at a remarkable cyclist whose efforts came before the grand race even started. Bike shop beginnings Marshall “Major” Taylor was on 26th November 1878 in Indianapolis. His […]

Henry Carr winning one of his two Olympic gold medals in 1964

Henry Carr, Olympic Champion (1941-2015)

The late athlete passed away on this day in 2015, best known for his two gold medals at Tokyo 64. From Montgomery, Alabama to the top of the podium in Tokyo, Henry Carr saw it all in his lifetime. Today would have been his 78th birthday and we’ll take a brief look at his life […]

Baseball pitcher, maybe throwing a fastball?

MLB pitchers are throwing fewer fastballs than ever before

It’s all about the change up for pitchers in the major leagues. What’s the most common style of pitch in baseball? The fastball. Anyone with a passing interest could surmise that. But it’s not as common as it used to be. Matt Foley wrote an insightful article for OZY about fastballs declining in recent years, […]

NFL Trick Plays

10 Minutes of Trick Plays In American Football

From lateral passes to faked field goals, these trick plays are one-of-a-kind. I’ve not watched any American football since Kaepernick was blacklisted but I still enjoy watching the odd video. This one is a compilation of the best trick plays in American football. I admit some of them gave me goosebumps, particularly the faked field […]

Red Sox: Alternate logo, 1950-59

Weird MLB Logos

From elephants to friars, here are some of the weirdest logos in MLB history. We love a cool sports logo. Whether it’s the ice hockey logos of Mexico or the development of Minnesota Vikings’ uniform in the 60s, you have to admire the craftsmanship. But there is an ugly side to sports logo design. MLB looked at […]

10 Sports Writers You Should Follow

10 Sports Writers You Should Follow On Twitter

It all started with a simple question that I didn’t answer properly. I was asked – and I’m paraphrasing now – what writers did I always read when I saw their articles. I only gave one name at the time (and he features in this list) and drew a blank. It wasn’t until much later […]

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NBA Christmas Commercials from 2012 to 2016

The NBA is famous for its Christmas Day fixtures. But American sports wouldn’t be American sports without a flash commercial. SportsOMG uploaded five NBA Christmas commercials from 2012 to 2016 starring modern greats such as Lebron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard (because that laugh is great). But more importantly, these commercials give […]

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Soccer Games For The SNES

Don’t scoff at “soccer” – the word originated in Britain before it travelled to the US. One thing that didn’t originate in Britain, however, was the SNES or Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Known as the Super Famicom in Japan, the SNES gained a new lease of life in 2017 when Nintendo released the Super NES […]

MLB Playback - The Most Interesting Plays In History

The Most Interesting Plays In MLB History

Baseball is an intriguing sport. I admit I know little to nothing about it besides watching the film Moneyball. So this video might make more sense to any fans watching out there. Starring the Mets winning the World Series because of a fielding error, Glenn Braggs‘ bat breaking across his back after a huge swing, […]