LeBron James continues to do amazing things on and off the court. On Monday, James opened the I Promise School, a public school, in his hometown, Akron.
With the roar of the crowd echoing through the air, the smell of popcorn and beer and peanuts also give the typical sports supporter a sense of witnessing the sublime. Over time, the athletes that take to the field inspire hope, hero-worship, and admiration. But after all of the lights of the ballpark or stadium have faded, all that is left is the shell of the player and if he has not achieved the ultimate goal in his field (a championship), it’s hard to take him seriously. Though such players may have racked up considerable statistics, awards, and other accolades, if they have failed to attain at least one championship during their career, the lingering question remains: how could they run a franchise or commentate on another player who has achieved a ring (or rings) as part of his efforts? As interest in sports like baseball and football dwindle and basketball seems like a predictable affair, the sportsmen who comprise this list did not skate on ice and didn’t participate in professional individual sports. Instead, their teams looked to them to get the job done and bring their respective city home a championship. Alas, all of them have fallen short of the glory of the coveted Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the Commissioner’s Trophy, or the Vince Lombardi Trophy, respectively. Though they put in years of practice and indeed displayed incredible skill and dedication, those trophies stood just out of reach. So, get your Shut Up and Jam video games and remember to always have laces out for, “Why Are You Ranking: Worst Ringless Sportsmen Listed from Ugly Golf Swing to Horrible Commentator."
If you're like the millions of young athletes with dreams of competing at the collegiate level, you've probably wondered if you really have what it takes to be successful in that world. It's a very valid question; it is well-known that being a college athlete is no small undertaking. As a former 4-year starter for a very successful college program, I have several key takeaways from my time as a college athlete that can help you thrive in a challenging world that only 7 percent of high school athletes reach.
For a quarterback to compete at a high level, it can be beneficial for them to invest in the best football gear & training equipment for their position. Being the most popular position in football, it can be difficult to earn it on the team. That's why existing or prospective quarterbacks should check out the training equipment and tools necessary to help them excel in this position. We've compiled a list of the best football gear & training equipment for quarterbacks to help them achieve success at this difficult, yet rewarding position.
I'm probably in the minority as someone who was an avid Slamball viewer. Most people who have heard of Slamball think of it as only basketball with a trampoline, but it's much more than that. Slamball emphasizes speed, precision, and power into one insanely entertaining 20-minute event. While the sport couldn't capitalize on its initial popularity in the early 2000s, it would thrive if it was brought back today.
"But in any given day, in the most mundane newspaper feature, in the most meaningless mid season game, there can be a moment of transcendence, a flash of genuine magic, which hints at all the possibilities. That's what keeps you engaged, keeps you in your seat."—J.R. Moehringer
After two straight losses, the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided it is time for a change. Cavaliers coach Tyron Lue plans to add guard/forward Rodney Hood to the rotation and increase his minutes.
This coming Sunday on May 27th, the UFC will be hosting its first ever event in Liverpool, England, with 25-year-old scouser Darren Till as the headliner, facing off against one of the best welterweights in the UFC, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.
Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) played for the Philadelphia/ San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before he was in the NBA he played college ball at the University of Kansas and he was also a Globetrotter. He holds numerous records in the NBA and will forever be one of the best centers to ever play the game.