Staff Picks

  • Jordan Long
    Published 16 days ago
    Thumbs Up

    Thumbs Up

    In the summer of 2015 I took an internship in rural Vermont. Living on my own for the first time, I made sure to bring all the essentials for a summer of learning and growth; lots of non-perishable food items, sunblock, and most importantly my waterski. The internship site resided 400 yards shy of placid Lake Fairlee, and I hoped there might be a generous boater willing to give me a pull.
  • Adrian Holman
    Published about a month ago
    KO's from UFC 244

    KO's from UFC 244

    Whenever the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) comes to Madison Square Garden, they always pack the card with very good fights from top to bottom. The UFC 244 event this past Saturday night did not disappoint because there were seven KO's or TKO's out of the twelve fights that were in the early preliminary bouts, in the preliminary bouts, and in the main card. Without further ado, let us take a look at the stoppages.
  • Brad Gould
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    As someone with firsthand experience, I can confirm that shin splints are a huge pain both physically and figuratively. When I began running track in high school, shin splints were the number one biggest complaint from my peers and the most common reason for my teammates to sit out of practices and meets. I assumed that shin splints were an inevitable reality of being an athlete, so I never thought about ways to avoid them. When I first got shin splints in my sophomore year of high school, I realized just how disruptive they are and how much of a damper they can put not just on an athlete’s career, but in all aspects of life. So I set out to do some research and see what I could do to prevent ever having to deal with shin splints again, and I’m going to share what I know with you today.
  • Rick Beneteau
    Published 4 months ago
    The Ungiven Gift

    The Ungiven Gift

    He was pencil thin and walked with a limp. A thirteen year-old boy with huge yearning eyes, who was always an unlucky patient on the children's floor of the hospital, where my youngest daughter was all too often incarcerated. Curtis had sickle cell anemia, an incurable, painful, and terminal disease that plagues young people of African descent.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 7 months ago
    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    When the Norsemen sailed out of Scandinavia, they quickly cultivated a bloody and fearsome reputation. Brutal warriors and vicious raiders, they were also skilled sailors and navigators, and they established trade networks from the British Isles all the way to Constantinople (where many Norsemen joined the Varangian Guard, acting as the personal bodyguards to the Eastern Roman emperors).
  • Brandon Leuangpaseuth
    Published 11 months ago
    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    I walked to the coach and he handed me a sheet of paper with my opponent’s name on it. It was my junior year of high school and I was wrestling in the quarterfinals at the San Diego regional tournament. I was a mediocre wrestler my sophomore year of high school, but after a summer of wrestling, a lot of my techniques finally meshed together, and I was fairly successful this season.
  • Ryan McCombs
    Published 11 months ago
    How the Cowboys Should Handle Their Coaching Situation

    How the Cowboys Should Handle Their Coaching Situation

    During his time as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett has been the punchline of a lot of jokes from Cowboys fans and NFL fans alike. Often, he has been deserving of the hate he has received. When the Cowboys fell to 3-5, the Garrett hate hits its peak. Cowboys fans were calling for his head, and the rest of the NFL was laughing at him. What happened next, surprised everyone, as Jason Garrett coached his ass off. The Cowboys finished 11-7, including the playoffs, and made it further than anyone could have possibly imagined they would have in mid-October.
  • Greg Bogart
    Published 11 months ago
    Reasons SISU Mouthguards Are a Must Have in Every Athlete's Bag

    Reasons SISU Mouthguards Are a Must Have in Every Athlete's Bag

    The sporting world is one of ambiguity—analytics and data crunching can only get you so far. One must always factor in the human aspect of sports when making an assessment, as difficult as that may be in the ever-evolving landscape of sports.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 11 months ago
    Top 10 Best Athletes of 2018

    Top 10 Best Athletes of 2018

    Here they are: the best of the best. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Athletes of 2018."