The True Legacy of Building Stadiums for the FIFA World Cup

From a press release we received: The seven key factors that led to overdesigned and under-utilised stadiums after the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa Saïd Business School, University of Oxford The ‘legacy’ of hosting a major sporting event, such as the FIFA World Cup or the Olympics, is the prevailing argument made by host countries to justify the huge expense of the event. South Africa, Brazil, and Qatar…

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Adam Bednarik

Former WVU quarterback charged with statutory sexual assault

Adam Bednarik is not only a former college quarterback, he also worked as a teacher’s aide and assistant coach for a variety of sports in the Bethlehem, PA school district. That is, according to police, before he was caught having sex in a parked car with a 15-year-old girl last August. Oh, and Bednarik may have also sent naked pictures to the girl’s cell phone. Classic! Thanks to reader PS…

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Martial Arts Fighter Suspended For . . . Illegal Titanium Shin Implants?

Martial Arts Fighter Suspended For . . . Illegal Titanium Shin Implants?

Well, I guess if you’re going to cheat, cheat big, right? Although we’ve never heard of it at BadJocks, apparently Muay Thai is martial arts/kick boxing-type sport. And, as you can imagine, if you’re doing a lot of kicking at an opponent, eventually you’re going to shatter a shin bone. And, in order to repair that shattered shin bone (it just hurts reading that, doesn’t it?) doctors will install a…

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Video: Fan at Dodgers Game Films Himself Catching Homerun Ball!

Video: Fan at Dodgers Game Films Himself Catching Homerun Ball!

Talk about concentration! This guy know on YouTube as DodgerFilms is shooting a video from the stand with his buddies when a homerun ball comes his way. Not only does he manage to catch it, but he also records himself catching that. Unfortunately, you have to wade through about 2 and a half minutes worth of footage to get to it (fast forward to about 2:40 for the catch if…

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Video: Head to Head Contact in Australian Rules Football Leads to Dual Knockout

Video: Head to Head Contact in Australian Rules Football Leads to Dual Knockout

We still consider this the most dangerous sport in the world . . . and loads of fun to watch! The original title for this video was “Nick Riewoldt head clash with Brodie Smith” which means nothing to us except these two guys probably wish they played a sport that required helmets. Here.s more from the YouTube description: Nick Riewoldt knocked out in head clash with Brodie Smith at the…

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Video: Guy Plays Table Tennis Every Day for a Year

Video: Guy Plays Table Tennis Every Day for a Year

How long would it take you to become an expert at something . . . anything? A year, maybe? How about an expert table tennis player? Watch this guy go from novice to expert in a year in this amazing video. Here’s more from the YouTube description: The Expert in a Year Challenge followed the progress of novice table tennis player Sam Priestley, as he attempted to go from beginner…

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Video: Drunk Spectator Hops on His 10-Speed, Tries to Join Bike Race, Causes Crash

Video: Drunk Spectator Hops on His 10-Speed, Tries to Join Bike Race, Causes Crash

What an idiot! Watch as this drunk waits until the bulk of this massive group of Italian bicycle racers is about to pass by him and he decides to duck under the tape and join the race. The result? Not surprisingly, one of the biggest crashes you’re likely to every see . . . and then he somehow got away.

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ESPN: Fantasy Football Top 300 for 2015

Is it ever too early to start thinking about the 2015 fantasy football season? Apparently not, as ESPN has already had it’s famous Fantasy Football Summit and the experts have gathered and voted on their Top 300 Players for the season already. Who’s #1 overall? The Packer’s Eddie Lacy (who I just happen to have on a team in keeper league) stands at the top. Agree, disagree? Here are their…

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Video: Time Of My Life — Cavs Playoff Skit

Video: Time Of My Life — Cavs Playoff Skit

Was this playoff skit by the Cleveland Cavaliers funny or sick? In it,  a man is seen battering his girlfriend for being a Bulls fan, then her becoming a Cavs fan as a result of the abuse, at their last home game. Domestic violence is funny, right? I think the NBA needs to have a talk with the NFL about that one.

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Coach Justin Hill

High School Baseball Coach Suspended for . . . Making Players Spit in His Face?

Over the past 15 years, we’ve had a lot of strange stories involving high school coaches. From sex scandals, to cheating, to one guy who bit the head off a live sparrow during a team bonding weekend at this family farm. (And then was shocked that anyone was upset by it, saying “Sparrows are like rats with wings.” Yeah, that made it all better.) But this time we have a…

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