Cracked Archive - Sports

4 Hiking Guides That Are Honest About Why People Go Hiking

If the explorers who pen these guides, and whose careers I've surely saved, wanted to name a snow-capped mountain after me, I certainly couldn't stop them.

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5 Things They Don't Want You to Know About the Olympics

The Olympics are all about the love of sport, country and your fellow man. Maybe. Just don't look too closely behind the scenes.

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The 7 Easiest Olympic Events to Win a Medal In

Like many of you, I spent most of the past weekend elbow deep in a bag of Cheetos while watching the Olympics.

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5 Insane Real Sports They Need to Add to the Olympics

There are plenty of sports out there that could be added to the game to spice them up. And we're talking about real sports here, not the game of flamethrower tag we tried to get them to add last time.

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5 Creepy Things London Did to Prepare for the Olympics

It's all in the name of anti-terrorism and public safety, of course, but the London 2012 Olympics will be the most sinister sporting event ever held outside of 'Battle Royale.'

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4 Adult Tricycles for People Who Never Got Over Big Wheels

Ever since Big Wheels, the tricycle has faded away, back to its spot as the second least cool way to get around (behind perennial favorite, rollerblades.) But does it have to be that way? These four inventors don’t think so ...

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5 Dumb Hobbies You Won't Believe Have World Championships

Little did we realize that these pointless time wasters were, for some, the subject of a years-long pursuit of excellence.

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The 5 Most Humiliating Ways the Wilderness Can Kill You

Like any relationship between parents and their grown offspring, Mother Nature and humanity get along best when they don't have to see each other very often. And here's why.

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The 6 Ballsiest Sports Cheats of All Time

There are cheaters and then then there are the ones who do it with such audacity and creativity that you kind of want to just give them the victory for their effort.

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The 5 Most Annoying Things About Sports (To Non Sports Fans)

When you're not a sports fan, there's a double standard when it comes to ... well, just about everything.

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5 Sports Fans Who Ruined Sports

Every obnoxious fan at a sporting event has a forefather. These are those people.

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The 5 Acceptable Reasons to Go Bowling

Who goes bowling, and for God's sake why?

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The 4 Most Spectacular Mental Breakdowns in Sports History

In every sport, there is nothing more uncomfortable or embarrassing to watch than a meltdown; that single moment when an athlete finally absorbs all the criticism, the pressure, the boos in the stadium and just emotionally malfunctions.

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6 Extreme Sports You Won't Believe Anyone Survives

You have to kind of feel sorry for 'extreme sport' practitioners. For one thing, you can't even say the name of their sport without an eye roll and a smirk, and for another, the '90s are over.

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7 B.S. Sports Stories for When The Media Has Nothing to Say

A lot of people complain about the 24 hour news cycle these days, where the media feels the pressure to be giving you news every second of the day, leading them to stretch the definition of

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