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Top 15 Greatest Moments in NHL Playoff History

NHL

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are an unparalleled grind. The NBA and MLB postseasons have their moments and the NFL has its fair share of guts and grit, but nothing compares to the two months of unbridled ...

Top 10 Memorable Fan-Athlete Interactions

Entertainment

There are clear lines in the world of sports. Fans and athletes are sometimes like an unfriendly, snooping pair of neighbours. You stay on your side of the fence and I’ll stay on mine. But what happen...

Top 10 Toughest Players in NFL History

NFL

Toughness is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. It is not simply a physical trait, but a type of mental fortitude. These 10 players may not have been the strongest and they may not have ...

Top 15 Greatest Sports Books Ever Written

Entertainment

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” It would be hyperbole to claim that not reading these 15 great sports classics would be a crime. Having said that, if one ...

Top 10 Shocking Scandals in NFL History

NFL

Scandal attracts attention; it’s human nature. Nothing sells newspapers or emboldens headlines like a good scandal; whether political, sexual or sports-related. In the sporting context, salacious goss...

Top 20 Sports Movies of All Time

Entertainment

The real drama of sports is hard to capture through the one-dimensional lens of a television camera filming players throwing, catching or shooting a ball. There are so many dynamics that comprise the ...

Top 10 Cinderella Seasons in NFL History

NFL

There is almost nothing more exhilarating in sports than watching your favourite team become the nation’s darling. Granted, watching two titans collide in an epic clash has its own unique charm, but t...

Top 10 Most Unbelievable NHL Comebacks

NHL

As a sports fan, there is perhaps no greater emotion then watching your team finish off a heroic comeback. Conversely, there is no greater disappointment than watching your team disintegrate before yo...

Top 10 Most Controversial Calls in Sports

Entertainment

The world of sport elicits fierce emotion, pride and loyalty. It drives people to push the limits and boundaries of human skill and prowess. And the world of sport would not be what it is without a li...

Top 10 Most Electricifying NFL Rookies

NFL

“Expectations were high, [but…] from whom much is expected, much has to be done.” Jordan Matthews just about perfectly summed up the lofty expectations for what will undoubtedly go down as the greates...

Top 10 Worst Playoff Teams in NFL History

NFL

Imagine a 3-13 team hosting a playoff game. Impossible, right? Not according to the mathematical wizards over at Nate Silver’s 538 Blog. Silver stunned the political and statistical worlds (there’s a ...

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