Athlon Sports looks at athletes who have accomplished rare feats in sports
Sports are filled with statistics that uber-nerds and casual fans alike can enjoy. Numbers and records help fans define greatness and settle arguments on talk radio and at the local watering holes on a daily basis.
Who is the greatest quarterback of all-time? What about running back? How about Jordan vs. Kobe? Ruth vs. Aaron? Tiger vs. Jack?
The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.
The Harbaugh Brothers are hogging — or Har-gging or whatever — all the attention at Super Bowl XLVII. But little Johnny and Jimbo aren’t the only tikes in the backyard turned titans in the world of sports. Here’s a rundown of the top 30 sets of active athlete siblings, with the combined accomplishments of the top 10 brothers, sisters and twins.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the greatest hitter and pitcher of the “Steroid Era,” headlined a group of 37 players eligible for the Class of 2013 in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But for the first time since 1996, zero players were immortalized by baseball writers in the museum at Cooperstown, N.Y.
Times Alex Rodriguez is referenced in records of Biogenesis, a lab in Miami reportedly to have supplied performance enhancing drugs to several athletes, according to the Miami New Times. Rodriguez has denied any association to the lab.
In case you weren't aware, Pete Rose has a new TLC reality TV show, "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs.," airing tonight at 10 p.m. (ET). And yes, it is terrible. It's so bad that we decided to check the video archives to see if Charlie Hustle was ever good on TV when he wasn't playing the game. He wasn't. For your viewing (dis)pleasure, here's a round-up of previous on-air appearances, which all happen to be commercials. Click next to view the video slideshow.
Why So Angry?
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Why is he so angry? Is he mad at his dandruff? Is he mad at Head and Shoulders? My guess is that he hopped into a time machine and watched an episode of "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs."
Fat Guy in a Little Hat
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You might think Aqua Velva's budget could afford an adult batting helmet for this commercial. But you would be wrong.
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We just have one question: Why is Pete Rose in this commercial?
Triple Or Nothing?
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It's great to see Pete isn't gambling anymore. Oh wait...
Joe and Pete: Together Again
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Joe and Pete should hand in their man cards after this commercial.
Why Is He In A Hair Commercial?
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The secret to his long career? No gray hair...and only spending $4 on his haircuts.
Where's Will.I.Am When You Need Him?
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If I had a time machine, I would go back to 1976 and teach Pete Rose about auto tuning.
Lance Armstrong, steroids, affairs and the sports' most notable confessions and admissions
A clear conscience is good for the soul. Or for some, it's good for the public reputation or book sales.
Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey was not a first in the sports world, nor was it a surprise -- he told the host he indeed used performance-enhancing drugs on the way to Tour de France titles and building the Livestrong nonprofit empire.
Members of the 3,000-hit club not in the baseball Hall of Fame. Rafael Palmeiro and Craig Biggio are currently on the ballot and eligible, but have not been elected. Pete Rose is not eligible and Derek Jeter is still active.