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College basketball can be a tough sport to follow, even for die-hard fans. Nearly 350 teams, more than 30 conferences, games everyday of the week make college hoops a great sport, but also difficult to get a comprehensive handle on.
But there’s also recruiting gurus and a new wave a statistic-loving experts who can make college basketball fandom an exhaustive affair.
Baseball is filled with amazing statistics, bizarre coincidences and lots of oddball occurrences. Last season was no exception, so we pulled together the best of the best and put them into this handy Calendar of MLB Weirdness. Enjoy!
April 6 Carlos Pena, who was a combined 4-for-46 off CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera, belts a grand slam off the former and the game-ending hit against the latter.
Tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf top our list of sports’ power couples
Although neither Danica Patrick nor Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won Sunday's Daytona 500 (they did finish a respectable 8th and 12th), both made plenty of headlines leading up to the race. Besides Patrick making history as the first woman ever to win the Daytona 500 pole, she and Stenhouse Jr. publicly acknowledged that they are dating.
If this doesn't inspire you (to smile), nothing will
The NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, where athletes of all shapes and sizes come to impress. Some are more impressive than others, but one thing that always holds true: we love watching the pudgy linemen run the 40. And what could possibly make it better? Apparently adding the theme music from "Chariots of Fire".
Steroids are now just as synonymous with baseball as hot dogs or cold beer. It is an unfortunate era of the game that fans of all ages must accept. Are the use of performance-enhancing drugs terrible for the body and a form of cheating? Yes, and this country should work diligently to combat their growth. But steroids are a part of why the game of baseball returned to the nation’s heart after a work stoppage and no World Series in 1994.
Golf trick shots are a uniquely awe-inspiring category. The game is hard enough played the normal way. But when we see someone do the seemingly impossible, it's truly like a magic trick, with a club and ball instead of a rabbit and a hat. We start with an impressive show-off shot from Phil Mickelson.
Lefty is probably the game's greatest short game practitioner, but this is ridiculous. Mickelson's backward pitch shot has to be seen to be believed.
9 Balls, 1 Cup
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Not sure what the big deal is — I've 9-putted a green before.
Tiger's Magic Clubface
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We know Tiger Woods has always been an artist with a club in his hands; here he proves it. Tiger was fooling around in between shots for a Nike commercial, when the commercial's directors realized that what he was doing was far better than whatever they had planned. See if you don't agree.
John Daly & The Clown's Mouth
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This one's not so much a trick shot by Long John as an amazing display of trust from David Feherty. Feherty's either very brave, or very stupid.
Ben Witter Puts on a Show
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Ben Witter should be famous. He's turned trick shots into an art form, and the practice tee is his canvas.
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Tiger can't walk on water, but he can make his golf ball do it.
Vijay's Water Hole-in-One
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Vijay does Tiger one better and skips his ball across the pond and into the hole at No. 16 during a practice round at The Masters.
No matter the sport, these guys are ideal for any Feb. 14 lineup
Cards, flowers, candy and other gifts are certainly nice, but these aren’t the only things that go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day. Did you know there are dozens of athletes and other figures across the sports spectrum that are a perfect fit when it comes to Feb. 14?
Whether it’s showing some “love,” demonstrating plenty of “heart” or representing something special for that special someone, these guys show that sports and romance can co-exist on Valentine’s Day. Now if we could only find a Cupid who can play some ball…