Will Buikema

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The Steelers almost gifted the Chargers free points for the win

On December 2nd, 2018, the holiday bug hit the Pittsburgh Steelers a little early. They found themselves in a very giving mood, looking to perform acts of charity and goodwill for anyone...

Why a German soccer player got a red card on purpose

Why would a player want to get thrown out of a game? Well, what if you know you’re headed for a suspension and want to serve it as soon as possible? If...

Wilt Chamberlain dunked from the free throw line and terrified the rule makers

The free throw line as we know it is one of the least considered aspects of basketball. A shooter gets fouled, they go stand behind it, toss up a shot or two...

This old baseball stadium has to delay games because batters can’t see the ball

Baseball has a rule acknowledging the whims of Mother Nature. Rule 4.03(e) allows the umpire to suspend play in response to severe weather — rain, snow, whatever might arrive. But a few...

The Seahawks’ improbable 2014 NFC Championship finish against the Packers deserves a deep rewind

99.3 percent out of a hundred is about as close to certainty as you can possibly get. That was the win probability percentage that Pro-Football-Reference.com projected for the Green Bay Packers during...

There is no way this goal should’ve been allowed but the rules are a bit murky about interference

Soccer referees are lazy. There, I said it. How hard is it to have someone remove a beach ball or balloon from the pitch before it impacts the game? Ok, technically, they’re...

The Double Doink actually deserves a deep rewind. We’re sorry.

You know, Chicago sure has a lot going for it. That right there is one fantastic city! Great people, great food, what an amazing place. And the wind? Don’t even get me...

And the beefiest beef that has ever beefed is…

Larry Bird, Bill Laimbeer, you old so-and-sos. Your beef has stood the test of time, it has fended off some high profile challengers, it is all that remains in the official Beef...

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