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#TBT

That Time a Replacement Ump Let the Montreal Expos Bat Out of Order

How can one player bat twice in the same spot of a game? In 1995, a replacement umpire named Don January made it happen.
Mike Piellucci
5.4.17
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Remembering the Whizzinator, America’s Favorite Fake Plastic Penis

Former NFL player Onterrio Smith's 2005 airport arrest for possessing the drug-test-beating "Original Whizzinator" generated national headlines and punchlines, but the device's strange saga was just getting started.
Aaron Gordon
4.27.17
JFK

When JFK Fat-Shamed America's Youth: Throwback Thursday

In 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy wrote an article for Sports Illustrated titled "The Soft American," warning that the nation was producing too many large, doughy boys. For better and for worse, his ideas continue to resonate.
Aaron Gordon
3.16.17
nba

The NBA Ball That Everyone Hated: Throwback Thursday

In the summer of 2006, the NBA arbitrarily introduced a new synthetic basketball that league commissioner David Stern said was "the best in the world." It was not.
David Roth
2.23.17
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How a 1978 Law Means America Will Never Have a Russia-Style Doping Scandal: Throwback Thursday

Is the difference between Russian and American sporting culture as stark as 'they're willing to cheat, and we're not'? Or is simply the case that we cheat differently?
Aaron Gordon
2.16.17
Football

Throwback Thursday: DaVonte' Neal's Signing Day Fiasco, And The Problem With NLIs

One of the most bizarre recruiting stories in college football history is a cautionary tale, and not for the reasons people think.
Mike Piellucci
2.9.17
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Throwback Thursday: College Basketball's Most Brutal Brawl, and the Forgiveness That Followed

A 1972 fight between Ohio State and Minnesota left Luke Witte with lasting damage—but also produced a surprising story of interpersonal healing.
Brian Blickenstaff
2.2.17
Donald Trump

Throwback Thursday, #WeightGate Edition: Were Paul Ryan's Workout Photos the Real Deal?

In 2011, the now-Speaker of the House posed for TIME Magazine curling 40-pound dumbells. Or did he?
Aaron Gordon
1.19.17
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Throwback Thursday: Atoy Wilson, the Jackie Robinson of Figure Skating

In 1966, Atoy Wilson became the first African-American skater to win a national figure skating championship.
Mike Piellucci
1.12.17
the black arrow

Remembering Gil Heron, The First Black Footballer To Play For Celtic

Nicknamed ‘The Black Arrow’ by his fans, Heron made a significant cultural impression on Scotland. That has been somewhat overshadowed by the exploits of his son, Gil Scott.
Will Magee
1.5.17
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Throwback Thursday: The Other Black Sox Baseball Gambling Scandal

The 1919 Black Sox scandal is a baseball and pop culture touchstone, but a lesser-known 1927 case involving many of the same players arguably did more to change the course of baseball history.
Brian Blickenstaff
1.5.17
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Stanford Snaps UConn's Record 90-Game Win Streak

As UConn closes in on its own college basketball record of 90 consecutive victories, we catch up with the Stanford coach and players who ended the Huskies' streak the last time around.
Aaron Gordon
12.29.16
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