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HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  Kris Jenkins #2 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the game-winning three pointer to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 10 Best Games of 2016

Our year-end countdown continues here at The Comeback, this time remembering the Top 10 Games of 2016. Compiling this list was an almost impossible task given the sheer number of memorable encounters we witnessed this year. But the Top 10 Games of the year was my absolute favorite show on ESPN growing up and it’s […]

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The 10 Most LOL Sports Moments of 2016

Earlier this month, The Comeback chronicled the Top 10 Sports Moments of 2016. Now it’s time to look at the lighter side of the year in sports, as we count down the most laugh-out-loud worthy moments from the past 12 months. Our list of the top sports bloopers of 2016 has it all: fighting, dumbfounding play […]

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The 10 Best New Podcasts of 2016

We could haggle over whether or not it was a down year for television and you could make a decent case that it was a down year for movies, but one entertainment genre that blossomed in 2016 was podcasting. Per Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans 12 or older say they have listened to a […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after Rizzo scores a run in the 10th inning on a Miguel Montero #47 against the Cleveland Indians in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 10 Best Sports Moments of 2016

Let’s have some real talk: 2016 was a depressing year in a lot of ways. It even inspired viral videos dedicated to its suckiness. But as far as sports in 2016 goes, it was undoubtedly one of the best years ever. We saw a city win its first championship in over a half-century and finally […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 6:  Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the Kansas State Wildcats breaks free for a long gain against the Oklahoma Sooners in the fourth quarter during the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship December 6, 2003 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Kansas State upset Oklahoma 35-7.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The 5 biggest upsets of college football’s championship weekend

This weekend, the sports world will be watching college football’s championship weekend, where contending teams will decide their College Football Playoff fate. Of the major power conferences, four of them have championship games this weekend. Ironically, the only one that doesn’t have real playoff implications is the SEC Championship Game, where Alabama could lose to […]

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Back to the future: NFL’s top 10 throwback uniforms

While the NFL keeps forcing its “Color Rush” uniforms on teams, players and fans, what we really want to see is throwbacks that are crisp, clean and simple. You know, back in the day before two-toned helmets, alarm clock numbers, divergent helmet stripes, hideous pant stripes and monochromatic abominations. But rather than “caca” it up, […]

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Ranking every episode of Black Mirror through season 3

Season three of Black Mirror premiered recently on Netflix, bringing the grand total of episodes to 13. As far as we’re concerned, that’s not nearly enough of this speculative fiction series that takes a look into the near-future to see what technology awaits us and how the effects aren’t always going to be good. As show […]

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Best time off: Ranking the 10 best (federal) holidays

The College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week. As a Pac-12 fan, I have opinions about one-loss Texas A&M being ranked higher than undefeated Washington, so I’m taking a break from writing about football this week. Instead, I’ve decided to rank something of my own: holidays. I utilized a pretty straightforward formula. In […]

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The 10 most historically significant championships of the 2000s

The 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, currently deadlocked at one game a piece, will be historically significant. Either the longest championship drought in major professional sports at 108 years will come to an end or Cleveland will win its second championship in a year after going over 50 years without one. […]

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‘How to get out of Florida?’ & other questions U.S. states like to Google

Over at Estately, a website that gives you the rundown on cities, towns, and general information about homes, they shared a map of how-to questions each U.S. state Googles more frequently than any other state. Some of the answers are interesting and some of them are downright boring. However, there’s also some really weird gems buried in […]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Lance Franklin of the Swans kicks during the 1st Preliminary Final AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

5 reasons why Australian Rules Football should be your new favorite sport

Tonight around midnight on the east coast the Western Bulldogs will face the Sydney Swans in the 2016 Australian Football League Grand Final – Australia’s equivalent of the Super Bowl. It promises to be a massive contest to end the AFL season. I got hooked on the AFL more than a decade ago when games and highlight […]

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Greg Ward Jr. #1 of the Houston Cougars celebrates with teammates after rushing for a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Houston defeated Cincinnati 40-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Power ranking the 12 college football programs in Texas

College football in the state of Texas has long been linked to the health of the Longhorns and to some extent, the strength of the Big 12 (and Southwest Conference before it). Yet both of those entities sit in extended rough patches at the moment. Texas, fresh off of an upset loss to Cal last […]

BOISE, ID - APRIL 9: Wide receiver Sean Modster #8 and wide receiver Cedrick Wilson #80 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate a touchdown during first half action at the Boise State Broncos spring game on April 9, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Top 10 college football sleeper teams of 2016

We all know the drill when it comes to college football. Whether we’re using the BCS, the College Football Playoff, or any other system, it’s nearly impossible for anyone to get into the national title picture if they’re not ranked highly when the season begins. It’s dumb and it’s silly but then again so is […]

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Ryan Lochte and 12 more of the biggest liars in sports history

Ryan Lochte lying about being robbed at the Rio Olympics has turned into a full-fledged international incident. The swimmer/reality star/failed diplomat is far from the first prominent athlete to be caught in a lie. Our list of the biggest liars in sports history is filled with other superstars. Lying. It’s one of the first things […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros looks on during the 87th Annual MLB All-Star Game at PETCO Park on July 12, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The 6 Worst Rules in Sports

With the MLB All-Star Game taking center stage this week, we’ve officially hit the dog days of summer on the sports calendar. This means a few things for sports fans. One, filler events like hot dog eating contests and little league baseball are getting or about to get headline treatment from ESPN.  Two, it is […]

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The 10 best caps in Minor League Baseball

There are literally thousands of Minor League Baseball caps out there, ranging from plain, boring old logos (hello, Gwinnett and Mississippi Braves!) to some that are truly insane. And the majority of them are so cool, anyone who collects hats could go broke with one big shopping trip. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half against the Toronto Raptors in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

What would mean more to Cleveland: a Cavs, Browns, or Indians title?

Once again, the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by hometown hero LeBron James, have an opportunity to break one of the most famous championship droughts in the history of sports. Since 1964, Cleveland has been left yearning for a professional sports championship. Didn’t you hear? They just made a documentary about it! While Cleveland’s years of heartache are […]

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College football’s 5 most tortured postseason teams

With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, we’ve seen some remarkable victories and heartbreaking failures. And because it’s Game of Thrones season, it only seems fitting that this week at The Comeback we take a long look at the latter. Here are the franchises with the most torturous postseason histories in all of […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 25:  The Borg-Warner Trophy sits on pit lane before the start of the IndyCar Series 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The top 10 greatest Indianapolis 500 drivers

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is this Sunday (May 29) and altogether, 761 drivers have competed at some point in this legendary, world-renowned race. To narrow 761 down to the top 10 is tough. Many big names were kept off this list. Helio Castroneves, Mario Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Al Unser Jr. and Emerson […]

12 Jan 1991: Kicker Scott Norwood #11 of the Buffalo Bills misses a 47-yard field goal wide right at the end of regulation during Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Giants won the game, 20-19.

The NFL’s 5 most tortured playoff teams

With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, we’ve seen some remarkable victories and heartbreaking failures. And because it’s Game of Thrones season, it only seems fitting that this week at The Comeback we take a long look at the latter. Here are the franchises with the most torturous postseason histories in all of […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 29:  Charlie Kimball (R), driver of the #83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda, crosses the finish line during the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, as JR Hildebrand (left), driver of the #4 National Guard Panther Racing, finishes second after hitting the wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

The top 10 greatest Indianapolis 500 races

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is this Sunday (May 29) and throughout the world, people are looking back on the previous 99 editions and hope some of the great moments from races past can provide for a memorable 100th race. There have been some great moments and great races since Ray Harroun won […]

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The NHL’s 5 most tortured playoff teams

With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, we’ve seen some remarkable victories and heartbreaking failures. And because it’s Game of Thrones season, it only seems fitting that this week at The Comeback we take a long look at the latter. Here are the franchises with the most torturous postseason histories in all of […]

Ranking all 13 films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Captain America: Civil War has been in theaters for a week now, meaning all of you should have seen it already. But we’ll give you one more week. Or maybe until Memorial Day weekend. Go see it. As of this writing, the movie has a 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and has generally been receiving stellar […]

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World Naked Gardening Day and the 10 most ridiculous days on the calendar

The month of May holds one of the most influential holidays on the calendar. No, it’s not Cinco de Mayo. It’s not May Day. It’s not even Mother’s Day. You see, every May we celebrate as a nation, no as a world… “World Naked Gardening Day.” Yes, World.  Naked.  Gardening.  Day. Ironically, there isn’t worldwide […]

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