Cracked Archive - Sports

5 Old-Timey Rules Sports Should Bring Back Immediately

The early days of pro sports had some of the most entertaining rules imaginable, and bringing them back would freshen up pro ball handling overnight.


5 Reasons Steroids Were Never the Real Problem in Baseball

Has baseball been a dirty sport for the last 20 years? Nope, it's been dirty forever.


The 5 Most Useless Things Said During Sports Broadcasts

These are people who are paid to be insightful, yet sputter nothing but stupidity for two hours straight.


A Shadow History of American Football

Football is, and always will be, a rough-and-tumble game.


The 9 Most Creative MMA Attacks Ever

Sometimes even MMA fighters take a cue from pro wrestling.


4 Ways the Tour de France Is Awesome if You Ignore the Bikes

You know it better as the race Lance Armstrong turned his body into a mobile chemistry lab to win a bunch of times.


The 10 Worst Punishments For Losing in a Fantasy League

I heard of leagues where the loser has to wear nothing but a Speedo, dress up as a woman, dress up as a clown, get waxed, get shaved, and swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon while getting slapped in the face by a fish. You heard me. Slapped in the face by a fish.


The 5 Most Pathetic Abuses of Power in Sports History

Because professional sports have never shied from choosing money over dignity, it's entirely possible to grease your awkward slide into professional athletics with hundred dollar bills.


4 Sport Scenes in Movies (by People Who Don't Watch Sports)

These films demonstrate such a fundamental misunderstanding of sports that even watching them will make you embarrassed on behalf of everyone involved.


The 10 Greatest Wrestler Glamour Shots of All Time

Many pro wrestlers nowadays craft their ring personalities using some mixture of barbarian aggression and homicidal machismo. But back in the 1980s, things were vastly different.


The 5 Ballsiest Ways Fans Have Affected The Outcome of Games

These fans, after paying good money to watch the sporting event, couldn't just sit down and enjoy the athletic showcase they came to see. They had to make it all about them.


The 5 Most Horrifying Sports Injuries of All Time

Clearly, these guys are really, truly insane.