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10 Athletes Who Lost Fans in the Most Shocking Ways

Professional athletes are idolized for their prowess on the court, field, and track, but they don’t always live up to those high standards when it’s not game time. In a new article, AmericanGambler.com takes a closer look at 10 athletes who have gone through shocking controversies that not only tarnished their reputations and lost them fans, but much more than that.

USFL: The Future of Football in America

If American football fans are wondering whether there’ll be a new football league that’ll give the NFL a run for its money, then they can look no further. In the footsteps of the recently relaunched XFL and the Alliance of American Football (AAF) brief stint, the United States Football League (USFL) is the latest professional football league aiming to stir up the football arena ...

The Superstars Competition

If you were watching sports in the 1970s and 1980s then you were lucky to have witnessed perhaps two of the best decades in sports history. During those 20 years, the world got to see some of the best players and athletes in history in an array of sports. In baseball, Pete Rose was in his prime and Hank Aaron was breaking the all-time home run record. They were just two of man ...

History of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Super Bowl LVI is in the history books and as many expected the Los Angeles Rams are the new owners of the Lombardi Trophy. The AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals tried to play the Cinderella role and nearly pulled off an upset victory, but Aaron Donald was the big difference maker slamming the door on Joe Burrow and his upstart Bengals as time ran out in the game. Aside from the ...

Home of the Braves: Part One

A series on how "America's Team" became the team to forget.

To Some of the Greats, Age is Just a Number

This season in the National Football League there is a buzz about how Tom Brady is still going strong at 44 years old and having won the Super Bowl once again this past February. But before singling out Brady as being special at his age, consider there have been many other players who played in their respective sport beyond the age of 40. Some may have not reached the level of ...

The Mysterious Career of Calvin Johnson

A first ballot 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Calvin Johnson was one of the most polarizing athletes of all time. One of the greatest Wide Receivers to ever play in the NFL decides to retire in bizarre fashion, at the age of 30 years old with four seasons remaining on his contract. Background In college Calvin Johnson played in his home state of Georgia, playing thr ...

Seattle Mariners Heartbreak for Twenty Years and Counting

October 6, 2001 featured another win for the 2001 Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers by a score of 1-0. The Mariners were on pace to their historic 116-win season while the Rangers were amid a losing season. To make matters even sweeter for the Mariners, they held their former superstar Alex Rodriguez hitless. It was righteous revenge against a player who had left the Seat ...

The NIL and College Football's Future

Have we opened a Pandora’s box?

Not Everything is About Winning 27 World Series

The 2021 MLB season is now halfway done and for the first time, New York Mets are exciting. The change in ownership has signified a new chapter in Mets baseball. Now that the Wilpons are gone, franchise owner Steve Cohen has focused on building a winning culture. That seems to be paying off as the Mets as of July 17, 2021, are in 1st place in the NL East Division. Still, the le ...