Basketball: a practice that is growing in the sport, especially at the professional level
Soccer: called "diving," a long-accepted part of the sport
Boxing: done by only the dumbest and least successful boxers
Football: done by the dumbest and least successful football players; sometimes appears that certain offensive or defensive linemen are doing it, but this is only by accident due to lack of skill and strength (see: New York Jets)
Baseball: a way to make catching a routine flyball seem exciting and acrobatic; brought into fashion by former Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds
Hockey: like in soccer, called "diving;" also called "drawing a penalty" if you like the player who dove
Marathon running: most likely a sign of exhaustion or a seizure
Seems true. I saw it on TV. Feels true, too.
"We've seen a huge increase in people calling for 'ice Lakers' tickets since the Game 7 win over San Jose," said Jeff Gillory, the team's vice president of ticket sales. "Of course, when someone uses the term 'ice Lakers,' I immediately know it's a celebrity calling and that they'll want tickets where cameras can easily spot them."
Actor Joshua Jackson, best known for the series "Dawson's Creek," says he has taken on the character of a very enthusiastic Kings fan "who jumps up and down a lot and is always raising his arms."
"I've studied fans and some of them do this," said Jackson. "Also, it will make it easier for cameras to spot me."
That guy is on the same diet as Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.
"They are unpaid internships, of course, but we are offering one college credit, as long as certain requirements are met," said team owner Jeffrey Loria. "I think this is a great opportunity for some people who are young and hungry to get experience working for a major league team. I'm hoping with school being over for the year, we'll get a lot of interest."
The Marlins, like many other MLB teams, have had unpaid interns work alongside front office staffers for years as media relations assistants or ticket phone sales operators. But the team will now be the first to extend such a program to the field. The cost-conscious Loria said he conceived of on-field internships after watching his bargain basement squad of professional baseball players open the season with a MLB-worst 13-39 record while scoring less than three runs per game.
"I'm paying these guys almost nothing and they're losing," said Loria. "Why can't I pay absolutely nothing to have them lose just as much? I'm disappointed in myself for not thinking of this before."
Loved him in "Major League II."
His dream job is probably with the Spurs.
Grow Big Beards
The Law of James Harden
Everyone knows that only the most interesting and charismatic athletes are able to grow hair out of their faces.