Cracked Archive - Sports

4 Problems In Sports That Only Exist Because Of The Fans

Hypocrisy is a hell of a drug, and I'm as much a dirty addict as you.


6 Insanely Tone-Deaf Ways The WWE Addressed Serious Issues

Vince McMahon apparently believes wrestling is the perfect medium through which to tackle complex societal issues, and here are six examples of him trying to do exactly that ... and failing spectacularly.


7 Surprising Realities of Wrestling You Won't See on TV

To understand the wrestling industry, you need a guy who's terrible at actual wrestling, looks fetching in stripes, and isn't above eating cupcakes for dinner. I think I know someone like that.


6 Ways My Real Kung Fu Training Was Crazier Than Any Movie

Kung fu can be way crazier than the movies show you.


8 Things Nobody Tells You About Climbing a Mountain

My name is Ian Overton, and a couple of years ago, I was roped into attempting the most indisputably batshit thing I have ever attempted.


7 Brilliantly Poetic Phrases Accidentally Invented by Sports

In the interest of casting the sporting world in a light that Cracked's bookish audience might appreciate, I'm going to talk about words instead.


5 Things We're Begging to See Changed in Pro Wrestling

For a show that's planned ahead of time, the people in charge of planning it absolutely suck at their jobs.


5 Things I Learned Cheating (and Getting Caught) in a Casino

Before I got sick of sucking in secondhand smoke at the tables and quit, I learned a few weird things about the art of betting on pictures of numbers and royalty to pay my rent.


5 Reasons the NFL's Way More Evil Than You Thought Possible

This stuff is getting hard to ignore, you guys.


The 6 Most Disastrous Gimmick Matches in Wrestling History

The history of wrestling is a never-ending list of increasingly ridiculous (and dangerous) gimmick matches.


5 Ways Professional Sports Benefit Society

Minus the ridiculously unhealthy stadium food. That is not a benefit to anyone.


6 Myths About Body Builders That Are Total BS

Through the process of watching bodybuilding contests and meeting these quad monsters, I learned that muscular men and women aren't put on earth to shove me while they berate me for biting a slice of pizza.


4 Ways Fantasy Football Makes You Miserable

Fantasy footbal has a supremely stupid dark side, and it starts with the very foundation of every team.


7 Old Pictures That Prove Sports Used To Be Insane

Back before professional sports were a multi-billion-dollar industry that cared about things like public image and reputation, the world of sports was just one big game of leapfrog to see who could scare the crap out of the most people.