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Blind Runners Defy the Odds at the Chicago Marathon

But before the elites sprint by, my favorite underdogs rule the street. The first people to start the race are physically handicapped and blind. They get a good head start so they can spread out and not be overwhelmed by the hordes of other runners. 45,000 people run this race each year.

By Ryan Sneddon
May 12, 2020

The Biggest Upset in Boxing History: Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson

On February 11th, 1990, James “Buster” Douglas pulled off the most stunning upset in the history of boxing. Video Transcript Eric Thomas: It was just like a little boxing match….

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 18, 2020

From the Backyard to ESPN: Lessons Learned from Hosting the World’s Largest Spikeball Tournament

This article originally appeared on dancalamai.com. You could say I enjoy obscure sports. At the family bar-b-que, you’ll find me outside taking a friendly game of croquet way too seriously.  In college,…

By Dan Calamai
Apr 06, 2020

The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of Former Blue-Chip Prospect Michael Porter Jr.

There are few high school prospects as critically acclaimed as Michael Porter Jr. was just three years ago. The 6-foot-10, 220 pound small forward exploded onto the high school scene…

By Johnny Peterson
Feb 05, 2020

How 36-Year-Old Frank Gore Outlasted The Doubters & Defined Longevity

“It helps my mindset,” Gore said. “Even though I try not to care or pay attention, I often hear that, ‘Oh, he can’t do this because he’s old.’ Well, I’m training and thinking about that, and it makes me go that much harder.”

By Henry Duncan
Jan 02, 2020

Kendrick Nunn’s Rocky Road From Disgraced Star to Undrafted Rookie Sensation

Kendrick Nunn might have had one of the rockiest roads to the League in this class of rookies. And if you haven’t heard of him, we don’t blame you.

By Johnny Peterson
Dec 19, 2019

Full Circle: Ryan Tannehill’s Long & Winding Road to Becoming the (Future?) QB in Tennessee

“Control what you can control and make the best of whichever situation you’re in.” That’s what 31-year-old quarterback Ryan Tannehill told Rich Eisen was the biggest lesson he’s learned in…

By Tyler O'Shea
Dec 16, 2019

Fall of a Titan: The Warriors Are the New Underdogs of the NBA

Just as quickly as they rose to dominance in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors have found themselves at the bottom of the heap after a dismal start to the…

By Johnny Peterson
Nov 11, 2019

2-Star Recruits Who Made it to The NFL

The NFL is home to the best football players on the planet. We can all agree on that. But for some, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, there are…

By Tyler O'Shea
Oct 28, 2019

Markelle Fultz Is the Underdog of the 2020 NBA Season

As with anything else in life, it’s all about the odds. If you played on your varsity team in high school, you are sitting at about a 0.03% chance of…

By Johnny Peterson
Oct 24, 2019