City Bureaucrats Determined To Keep Visors Clear

There’s a reason that rules and laws exist. We get that. Sure, sometimes we chafe under the authority of bosses or government or society, but without rules and laws, our perfect little society would devolve into some bizarre violent scene out of Waterworld, with roving gangs of urine-drinking Kevin Costners wreaking havoc on the post-apocalyptic […]

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Legless Sprinter Doesn’t Need Legs To Slam Doors

For years, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been trying to prove that he can compete at the highest levels of sports. He fought his ban from track and field and won the right to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, though he didn’t qualify for the games. He’s been accused of unfairly gaining an […]

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Barret Robbins, Wife Marisa Have Support System

HBO Real Sports recently profiled former Oakland Raider Barret Robbins as he attempts to recover from bi-polar disorder. Robbins is currently living in a halfway house in Houston as he rehabs following a violent confrontation with Miami police that left him nearly dead with two gunshot wounds. (Robbins attacked South Beach police in 2005 when […]

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Amputee Vet Golfer Is Champions Tour Hopeful

If you’re down in the Tampa-St. Pete area and you see a golfer with a prosthetic leg, don’t ask him what his handicap is. Because it’s not funny, and because he’s probably a lot better than you are.

(Alston [left, obviously] has a frickin’ Titleist prosthetic)
Donny Alston’s got a dream to be the first […]

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Sad Tug-Of-War Mishaps, Severed Hands And You

If tug-of-war ever becomes an Olympic event (oh, and it will), I say just give the gold to the Chinese. I wouldn’t take them on after this: A Chinese man lost his hand recently while, during a game of tug-of-war, his hand refused to drop the rope but the rest of his body went ahead […]

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Filthy Sign Language Lessons With Rick Majerus

Rick Majerus: good-natured goofball or basketball tyrant? Despite the image he tries to project (and his resemblance to the Dad from “Just the Ten of Us,” it’s becoming abundantly clear that the only thing the former Utah and current St. Louis coach loves more than a free buffet is making his players’ lives miserable. At […]

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Amputee’s MMA Fight Isn’t Just About Fighting

Kyle Maynard has powers beyond your expectations. The congenital amputee (first discussed here last month) will participate in his first MMA match in Auburn, AL, this weekend against an unnamed opponent. Maynard has extended his reach into the American psyche through numerous articles this week, some decrying the mockery of MMA and others lifting Maynard […]

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Quadruple Amputee Takes To Cage For MMA Fight

For years we’ve been hearing that mixed martial arts is poised to overtake boxing, and that the only thing stopping it is the mainstream’s image of MMA as a sideshow. Cartoony fighters, fluky outcomes and a general level of unprofessionalism are perceptions MMA is trying hard to shake. So why are they letting a […]

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Mariners Prospect Won’t Listen To Your Doubts

There’s plenty to be said about how screwed up the Seattle Mariners have become. Incompetent & uncouth coaching. Teammates who want to knock each other out.

Well, Mariners minor leaguer Tyson Gillies won’t hear any of it. That is, he can’t hear any of it - because Tyson is partially deaf. However, having such a handicap […]

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Paraplegic Hockey Players Get Into Massive Brawl

As if I needed any further evidence that hockey players are tougher than me, it seems that even the paraplegic players are getting into brawls these days. And people want to ban fighting in hockey?

Sledge hockey is played by people who have, for one reason or another, lost the use of their legs. Instead of […]

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