Random Pro of the Week: Leon Lett

Random Pro of the Week: Leon Lett

Even through the impending food coma and the pumpkin martinis – yes, you read that right; they’re delicious – on Thanksgiving, it was hard not to notice a lot of the attention being paid to former Dallas Cowboys lineman Leon Lett. Lett, of course, is the buffoon who cost his Cowboys a Thanksgiving day victory in 1993 when he slid in the snow and kicked a blocked field goal attempt. That came 11 months after he tried to showboat...

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Tim Tebow Knows One Thing – How to Win

Tim Tebow Knows One Thing – How to Win

Spending time in Colorado this last weekend it’s hard not to notice – in bars, restaurants, on the streets, supermarkets and ubiquitous on TV and radio – the effects of Tim Tebow. From jerseys at every turn to constant chatter of the man, he is the subject right now. The thing is, though, is that he is so polarizing. All people want to do is see your take on Tebow. Love him or hate him? Are you Tebowing or not? No middle ground. Choose a...

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Athletes Who Die in Their Prime

Athletes Who Die in Their Prime

It was on this date four years ago when Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor was shot during a home invasion and died. That tragic event led us to scour the Internet in search of athletes who passed away during their prime. Now, prime is to be considered the crescendo of their playing existence. While many athletes have tragically passed away when they’re still of playing age, it doesn’t necessarily mean they were lost during...

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Random Pro of the Week: Tony Zendejas

Random Pro of the Week: Tony Zendejas

By Ben Alkaly My teenage years were generally a blur of hating math class, crushes on girls way outta my league and the occasional bout of acne.  But one memory – involving a truly random sports pro – stands out like a beacon of light. One Friday morning circa 1992-93, I was flipping through the LA Times Sports section, and there on page 10 or so (when newspapers actually had 10+ pages of sports) was a two-inch tall, one-column ad reading...

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The NBA Lock Out: Have We Missed Anything?

The NBA Lock Out: Have We Missed Anything?

Sometimes we like to pay it forward. It’s something we believe in and feel that karma – good or bad – is always at the ready. This afternoon we paid it forward. The Throwback Attack-mobile needed some service and the service rep was above-and-beyond good. In our day job, Throwback Attack can sometimes get tickets to sporting events and with a four-pack of tickets for a college hoops game in hand, we handed them over to the...

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