We'll Never See Another Player Quite Like Devin Hester

No one would've blamed you if, before watching him take a reverse to the house and then Prime Time his way to a record-setting 20th return TD last night, you had forgotten that Devin Hester was even in the league at all. It's been a few years since he's done anything notable, but his brief re-emergence last night was… » 9/19/14 9:49am 9/19/14 9:49am

Chart: Peyton Manning Marches Towards The NFL Touchdown Record

Peyton Manning had 33 touchdowns through Week 9 this season, putting him on pace to throw 59 and crush Tom Brady's single-season mark. He slacked off with back-to-back "disappointing" performances against the Pats and Chiefs (in which he led the Broncos to six touchdowns but threw just three), but was back in form… » 12/05/13 1:26pm 12/05/13 1:26pm

At The End Of The First Quarter Last Night, Deron Williams Had Made…

A few mind-blowing stats from Deron Williams's record-setting shooting night, in which he hit nine threes in one half (the record) and 11 overall: At the end of the first quarter, he had hit 8/9 shots, and was 7/7 from downtown. The Wizards, at that point, were six of 24 from the field, and had missed all six of… » 3/09/13 9:30am 3/09/13 9:30am

D-III Player's 138 Point-Game Is A Sham Record And Shouldn't Be…

Jack Taylor, of the Grinnell College Pioneers, scored 138 points in a game last night, against Faith Baptist Bible College. It's a mindblowing number, shattering the old NCAA mark of 113, and it's being trumpeted as one of sports' all-time individual achievements. It is not. It is bullshit. It is just the latest… » 11/21/12 11:55am 11/21/12 11:55am

643 Rushing Yards And 10 Touchdowns Make For A Pretty Solid Birthday

What was your eighteenth birthday like? Mine was my first day of college: After four hours by car (we got lost), uncomfortable goodbyes, and eons of totally disorienting orientation activities, I went to a party and lost in beer pong, without hitting a cup, to two girls. I don't specifically recall how my teammate and… » 9/15/12 11:00am 9/15/12 11:00am

Pirates Prospect Starling Marte Made History With His First MLB Swing

On the first swing of his major league career, Pittsburgh's Starling Marte homered tonight to deep left-center field in Houston. He became the first Pirate in 51 years to homer in his first at-bat, as well as the 28th player in MLB history to homer on his first pitch. That ranks just behind perfect games (22), four-HR… » 7/26/12 11:05pm 7/26/12 11:05pm