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Reflecting on Legends of Wrestling's Past

With the recent resignation of WWE President Vince McMahon Jr., pro wrestling was thrust into the major headlines across news sources. With pro wrestling already having been a hot commodity for years, this news release brought the entertainment company to the forefront of newsworthy stories. On a personal front, I am not a fan of the WWE and do not follow this entertainment bu ...

Could This Be Mike Tomlin's Best Team in Years?

Could This Be Mike Tomlin’s Best Team in Years? Despite being a wild card team in 2021, the Pittsburgh Steelers probably should not have been able to sneak into the post-season given their 42-21 drubbing in the first round to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since that time, Mike Tomlin and his staff have made significant changes to the roster via free agency signings and the NFL draft ...

A Night to Remember in the 2013 MLB National League Wild-Card Game

Nine years ago on October 1, 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild-card game that might just be the most memorable event in Buccos history. It wasn’t so much memorable for the Pirates' victory that propelled them into the divisional championship but rather what the fans did that night specifically to Reds starter Johnny Cueto. In ...

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 ...