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The majesty of Steve Bono's 76-yard touchdown run might never be seen in the NFL again | Dorktown
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The most wide-open touchdown run of all time was pulled off by one of the slowest players in the NFL. We might never see anything like it again. Here are some links to footage of various angles of the play & other stories we mentioned in the video: ..
How the Lakers fell from contention to ruin during Kobe Bryant’s final seasons
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As far as basketball goes, Kobe Bryant had what he needed by 2010. Without Shaq sharing his spotlight, Bryant won consecutive NBA championships, proving he could do that as the Lakers' primary superstar. But he wasn't done, and he wanted to stick aro..
Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux’s beef was painful, brief, and a showcase of hockey’s best rivalry
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From the very first hockey-centric Beef History, people have been asking for either this episode or simply anything focusing on the Flyers and Penguins. Well, I’m sorry it took this long, but here it is. Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux’s beef ma..
How the Knicks' terrible leadership turned a contender into 20 years of misery
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Two important things happened to the mighty New York Knicks in 1999: First, after years of contending and one very strange regular season, the 8th-seeded Knicks made an incredible run to the NBA Finals. Second, noted rich person James Dolan inherited..
J.R. Smith's NBA Finals blunder deserves a deep rewind | Warriors vs Cavaliers 2018
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The Cavaliers and Warriors battled in the NBA Finals four consecutive years. LeBron James versus Steph Curry and the Warriors just became an expected matchup to end the season. But the last Finals series between these two teams wasn't quite as close ..
Charles Barkley never won an NBA championship. Here's what left him empty-handed.
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Why didn't Charles Barkley win an NBA championship? The simple answers "MJ" and "Hakeem" don't do justice to the depth of a career spent falling short of the ultimate goal. To really understand why, we need to dig into the teams: the excellent ..
Remember when Jeremy Lin became a Knicks superstar for 3 weeks?
Views 948KYear ago
You probably remember Linsanity, the whirlwind period in 2012 where Jeremy Lin went from "fringe player barely hanging on to roster spots" to "Knicks highlight machine who could dice up almost any opponent." And while Linsanity couldn't last forever ..
We destroyed the NBA's future with a video game | Fumble Dimension Episode 1
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What happens when you give NBA 2K the worst draft class possible year... after year... after year? This show is a journey into a realm where sports are distorted beyond reason, impossible ideas are tested, and artificial intelligences are forced to r..
Steve Nash never won an NBA championship. Here's what left him empty-handed.
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Steve Nash has every individual accolade an NBA player could dream of, but his teams never won a championship, never even made the Finals. Those teams include some of the best, most innovative teams ever to play the game. So ... why? What obstacles s..
How the Thunder failed to win a title after drafting three MVPs in a row
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The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the same team under the age of 24. They made a run to the 2012 NBA Finals before losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. From there, it was all downhill for OKC. W..
Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewind
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The 1995 Finals had a ton of star power - a very young Shaq and Penny for the top seeded Orlando Magic, Hakeem and Drexler having a mini Phi Slama Jama reunion in Houston, and Horace Grant's extremely awesome rec specs. And while the series didn't de..
The Worst NFL Trick Play
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While the Colts almost take the title thanks to their fake punt (or whatever you call what they did) against the Patriots in 2015, this title goes to Jim Zorn and Washington in 2009. Against the New York Giants, down 24-0 with 2 seconds left in the f..
Antonio Brown's beef with Ben Roethlisberger was heated, sudden, and so avoidable
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For more Pennsylvania-based quarterback-wide receiver beef, check out the episode starring Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens Things between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger seemed fine. They had a connection envied ..
A disgraced ref, the FBI, and the Kings-Lakers 2002 Western Conference Finals conspiracy theory
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When the Kings lost Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals to the Lakers, Sacramento fans and a lot of the national media immediately thought something was up. But the conspiracy took on a whole new tone when Tim Donaghy, a disgraced former NBA..
The Worst NBA Finals: 2002 - Episode 4
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When you think of the NBA Finals over the years, you likely imagine two juggernaut basketball teams littered with All-Stars and Hall of Famers competing throughout a grueling, hard-fought series. Like Magic’s Lakers vs. Bird’s Celtics. Jordan’s..
If the NBA let Chris Paul get traded to the Lakers, James Harden wouldn’t be a Rocket
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David Stern infamously blocked a trade in 2011 that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, altering the course of NBA history. Paul ultimately ended up in Los Angeles but in a Clippers uniform. The rest of us were left wondering what could have be..
The infamous "Malice at the Palace" fight needs a deep rewind | 2004 Pacers-Pistons
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You probably remember plenty about the Malice at the Palace - Ron Artest charging into the stands, Ben Wallace and his brother getting involved, and Jermaine O'Neal slipping just as he threw what could have been a monster punch. But what happened bef..
The quest for the ultimate NFL play, Part 1 | Fumble Dimension
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Fumble Dimension is a new video series from Kofie Yeboah and Jon Bois. Our mission is to use the universes within video games to conduct experiments that, in the real world, would be impossible. And, ideally, break as much stuff as possible along the..
Michael Jordan's "The Shot" demands a deep rewind | Bulls-Cavaliers 1989 NBA Playoffs
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You've probably seen a photo or short clip of Michael Jordan's famous shot over Craig Ehlo that sent the Cavaliers packing in the first round of the 1989 NBA Playoffs. But what do you know about this highly-regarded Cleveland team? Do you remember th..
The worst NFL blowout ended 59-0 but Bill Belichick should've made it even worse
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The New England Patriots absolutely demolished the Tennessee Titans. Bill Belichick took down Jeff Fisher with no remorse, and yet, it all could have been so much worse. Tom Brady had a record setting 2nd quarter before Brian Hoyer and Vince Young ap..
Jordan's iconic final shot as a Bull requires a deep rewind | 1998 NBA Finals Game 6
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Michael Jordan's shot with 5.2 seconds left to clinch the 1998 NBA Finals in Salt Lake City is one of the most memorable moments in postseason history. But how we got there involves Scottie Pippen's back, Dick Bavetta's sense of time and space, and A..
How the Pistons went from the brink of a dynasty to over 10 years without a playoff win | Collapse
Views 802K6 months ago
The Detroit Pistons and their president of basketball operations, Joe Dumars, had constructed a magnificent roster that went out every night and performed a beautiful hoops symphony of selfless ball with ferocious defense. They rode that to an NBA C..
The invention of fighting for money | Fighting in the Age of Loneliness
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We begin with the legendary encounters between UFC champions Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, the touchstones of this modern era of fighting. How did we get here? The origins of this sport trace back to centuries ago, when a 5’2, 90-pound young ma..
The Browns live in Hell | Chart Party
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In the season finale of Chart Party, we finally visit the Browns, who are doomed to toil in football agony until the end of time. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: ..
Kobe and Shaq's super-hyped Christmas Day battle gets a deep rewind | 2004 Lakers vs. Heat
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The NBA's Christmas Day tradition has given us plenty of great, down to the wire battles. But the 2004 Heat-Lakers Christmas game had even more drama than usual, as it marked Shaq's first showdown against the Lakers since the end of his successful, t..
How the Dallas Cowboys dynasty lived and died at the hands of Jerry Jones
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The Dallas Cowboys won three Super Bowls in four years. It was a success that defined Jerry Jones, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, and many others. But it also spelled and magnified their collapse. If you want to know more about the beef b..
The Worst NBA Owner: Donald Sterling
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NBA owners come in all sizes: the overbearing loudmouth, the cheapskate, the hands-off for better or worse. But when it comes to the worst ever, there's nobody who touches former Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Subscribe: Chec..
Tracy McGrady's 13 points in 33 seconds deserves a deep rewind
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It’s December 9th, 2004, in Houston, Texas. Less than a third of the way through the regular season, the surging 16-4 Spurs are taking on the middling 8-11 Rockets. San Antonio is inbounding the ball up 2 points with 11.2 seconds left. But just a h..
Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in the NBA Finals requires a deep rewind | 2001 76ers-Lakers
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The 2001 Philadelphia 76ers were doomed. They were a very good team with league MVP Allen Iverson as their leader, but their Finals opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers, was a multi-championship powerhouse in the middle of of a historically dominant play..
How Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates without a jump shot
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With the size and strength of a big, the agility and speed of a guard, and athleticism that's almost impossible to deal with, Giannis Antetokounmpo has a game so well-balanced that he doesn't need a jumper to be a major MVP threat. Subscribe: https:..
How the Chicago Bulls self-destructed after Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson left | Collapse
Views 1.3M7 months ago
When the game's best player and best coach leave you in the same offseason, the only way to go is down. Fast. In 1998, the Chicago Bulls won yet another championship: an incredible SECOND three-peat for the team built by Jerry Krause, coached by Phi..
One of the all-time greatest NFL teams didn't even make the playoffs | Dorktown
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Even the greatest teams are only a handful of disastrous plays away from missing the playoffs entirely. We’ll prove it. In fact, the 2010 San Diego Chargers already did. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: goo..
How the NY Giants won two Super Bowls, then became a total mess | Collapse
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When the NY Giants beat the Patriots for their second Super Bowl in five years, it felt like they were in a position to win in any situation. They weren't the best, but they knew when to turn it on. But before we knew it, everything fell apart. Plagu..
Vince Carter’s iconic Dunk Contest deserves a deep rewind | 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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You may know about Vince Carter's incredible performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but do you know how crucial that night was to the future of a struggling event? Do you know what was going on with Carter's Raptors and fellow contest partici..
How Jim Harbaugh's 49ers plummeted from the cusp of Super Bowl glory to rock bottom
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The San Francisco 49ers were so bad for nearly a decade throughout the 2000s. Then, CEO Jed York and GM Trent Baalke miraculously landed the hottest coaching commodity out there: Jim Harbaugh. The Niners beat out Stanford, where he’d just led the ..
The loophole that lets NBA players rack up unlimited fouls in a game | Weird Rules
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In 2017, Alabama had to finish a game against Minnesota with three players on the floor after numerous ejections and an injury. But the NBA has a rule that's designed to keep games five on five - and that means, in very specific situations, you can r..
The Worst NBA Playoff Series: 2009 Hawks-Heat
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A playoff series that goes seven games should be exactly what you're looking for from the postseason. But when every game is a lopsided affair where one team jumps out to an early lead and never looks back, and neither team can really keep the moment..
The Worst Choke Job In NBA History | 1994 Game Seven Knicks vs Rockets
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In 1994, the New York Knicks were on the cusp of beating the Houston Rockets to win it all thanks to the 4th quarter efficiency of John Starks. Unfortunately, after Olajuwon blocked his series winning 3-pointer at the end of Game 6, he was drained of..
Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley's beef includes knee injuries, Jay-Z quotes, and baby cradles
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Russell Westbrook vs. Patrick Beverley is a pretty straightforward beef. Westbrook arrived in the NBA as a touted lottery pick. Beverley was a stashed second-rounder who bounced around Europe before getting his shot. Early in Beverley's NBA career, t..
Tiki Barber beefed so much with the Giants that everyone forgot how great he was
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Make sure you subscribe to SB Nation and don't forget to hit the bell so you never miss an episode of Beef History. If you actually want to relive the Super Bowl that I tried to kindly not remind you of, check out our episode of the Worst about it he..
Shaq broke so many baskets that the NBA had to change their rules | Weird Rules
Views 836KYear ago
The NBA had had enough. Shaq broke enough of their baskets, shattered backboards, snapped supports, that they changed their rules and made it so any player who did that would receive a technical. That technical can’t contribute to suspensions or ej..
The Patriots vs. Rams Super Bowl that started a dynasty deserves a deep rewind
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It’s February 3rd, 2002. The Louisiana Superdome plays host to Super Bowl 36 where the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots are tied at 17. With seven seconds left, Adam Vinatieri is lining up from 48-yards out to wrap this up and not give the R..
Getting plunked by a baseball is a noble and painful art | Dorktown
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Most batters do all they can to avoid an inside pitch. But Brandon Guyer, the god of the hit-by-pitch, has used it as a weapon. If you missed the last episode of Dorktown, on the tragic Chargers team of 2010, it’s here:
The Worst Super Bowl loss was so famously bad that all we have to say is 28-3
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The 2016 Atlanta Falcons were on the verge of accomplishing something the franchise had never achieved. Something that a city and a fan base had been itching for since the teams' inception in 1966. Raising the Lombardi Trophy. But sports in its sim..
Mike Tyson's historic fight against Buster Douglas deserves a deep rewind
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On February 11, 1990, Mike Tyson fought James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo, Japan for the heavyweight title. It was the tenth title defense for Mike Tyson who entered the fight unbeatable in the eyes of many boxing fans. Buster Douglas wasn't suppos..
Chris Paul annoys everyone, but especially DeMarcus Cousins
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Chris Paul and DeMarcus Cousins are surprisingly similar - both had a reputation for being competitive to a possible fault coming out of college, both struggled on teams that didn't win as much as they should have, and both have been part of unexpect..
How the Greatest Show on Turf fell apart as quickly as it was assembled | Collapse
Views 556K6 months ago
In 1999, the St. Louis Rams had a Cinderella run beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. An undrafted quarterback named Kurt Warner, a few years removed from working the graveyard shift in a grocery store, all of a sudden becoming an NFL starting quarterba..
The Bengals were one decision away from a dynasty but bungled it away
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What if the Bengals had thought about the Saints offer in the 1999 draft? Could the world handle a Cincinnati dynasty? In 1999 the Bengals passed on a trade offered by the Saints. Mike Ditka wanted Ricky Williams and tried to send every pick he had ..
LeBron James attracts many pests, but Joakim Noah might be the best player to ever beef with him
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The Chicago Bulls were really good for a little while there. With Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, and Luol Deng leading the way, the Bulls had some elite seasons ... like, better than whichever team LeBron James was on at the time. But in every instance, ..
The only XFL championship was also the worst
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The XFL Million Dollar Game was so bad that they never played again. Well, the league got cancelled for other reasons, but the point stands. Rarely did it actually resemble football. Anything "good" was thanks to something far worse. And honestly, it..