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Baseball News Highlights and Issues
The latest baseball news, highlights and information for diehard fans of the sport or anyone interested in the issues surrounding the game.

Basketball News Highlights and Issues
The latest basketball news, highlights and information for diehard fans of the sport or anyone interested in the issues surrounding the game.

Football News Highlights and Issues
The latest football news, highlights and information for diehard fans of the sport or anyone interested in the issues surrounding the game.

The World of Sports News, Issues and Highlights
Spanning the World is the name of Len Berman's trademark sports blooper segment on The Today Show. Here, it is a catch-all for his general sports coverage and opinion.

College Football 2015 National Champions and the NFL Final 4
Ohio State won a national championship and the Packers, Seahawks, Colts and Patriots will vie for Super Bowl berths thanks largely to their QBs.

The Top 5 Reasons Boston Should Host the Olympics
Boston could get the Olympics in 2024. Len Berman, who has lived in Boston and attended Olympic Games in many cities, has 5 reasons it should.

Spanning the World of Sports: December, 2015
Spanning the Year of Sports: 2015

Top 10 Sports Dynasties of All Time
What are the top 10 sports dynasties of all time, and are the San Francisco Giants a dynasty now, having won 3 World Series championships in 5 years?

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Would Be the Biggest Sports Story of 2015
Boxing was once among America’s most popular sports. So what happened, and could one fight restore it to its former glory? Mayweather-Pacquiao, 2015?

Here’s to the Losers
Does anyone really want to see losing teams in the playoffs? Didn't think so.

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Top 10 Super Bowls of All Time
What are the Top 10 Super Bowls of all time? About.com's Len Berman ranks the best of the best

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No. 6: Ribs, Tommy Glavine
Tommy Glavine suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury

No. 5: Kid Stuff, Joba Chamberlain
Joba Chamberlain suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury.

No. 4: Between the Pipes, Glenn Healy
Glenn Healy suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury

No. 3: Zapped, Kevin Mitchell
What are the 12 most embarrassing sports injuries?

No. 2: God Bless You, Sammy Sosa
What are the 12 most embarrassing sports injuries?

No. 7: Mr. Cellophane, Adam Eaton
Adam Eaton suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury.

No. 8: Hedging your bets, Bobby Ojeda
Bobby Ojeda suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury

No. 10: Downhill Racer, Jim Lonborg
Jim Lonborg suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury back in 1968.

No. 9: Booted, Wade Boggs
Wade Boggs suffered an incredibly embarrassing injury

No. 1: Nightmare, Glenallen Hill
What are the 12 most embarrassing sports injuries?

No. 11: Flag Football, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards nearly lost his leg in a flag football game at the NFL Pro Bowl.

No. 12: Shoot 'em Up, Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg of a night club, he then spent two years in jail.

12 Most Embarrassing Sports Injuries
What have been the most embarrassing injuries to occur in professional sports?

No. 8: Mr. October
Mr. October cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 9: Crazylegs Hirsch
Crazylegs Hirsch cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 10: The Great One
The Great One cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 11: Galloping Ghost
Galloping Ghost cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 5: Say Hey Kid
Say Hey Kid cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 12: Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 13: 'The Fridge'
The Fridge cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 14: Shoeless Joe Jackson
Shoeless Joe Jackson cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 15: Big Red
'Big Red' cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 1: 'The Babe'
The Babe cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 2: 'The Greatest'
The Greatest cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 3: Magic
Magic cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 4: Big Dipper
The Big Dipper cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 6: Dr. J
Dr. J cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

No. 7: Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete cracks our list as one of the top sports nicknames of all time.

What are the best nicknames in sports history?
What are the best sports nicknames of all time?

No. 2: Lynn Swann
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 1: Larry Bird
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 10: Birdie Tebbetts
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 9: Rory Sparrow
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 8: Otis Birdsong
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 6: Tony Hawk
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 3: Robin Roberts
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 4: Joe "Ducky" Medwick
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

The greatest 'Birds' in sports?
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 7: Jennie Finch
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

No. 5: Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
For the Birds: Who have been the greatest 'Birds' in sports?

Year of the Three? 2015 certainly came close
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 6: Three-Peat Championship
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 4: The Intimidator
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 2: Horse Racing triple Crown
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 5: Hall of Famers
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 3: Baseball Triple Crown
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 1: The Babe
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 8: The Hat-Trick
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 9: The 3-Point Shot
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 7: The Olympics Triathlon
What are the top threes in professional sports?

No. 2: Spiderman
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 4: Snap To It
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 3: Dance Fever
What were the best sports moments in August?

No.5: A Nose for the Ball
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 7: Hey Buddy, Eat it!
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 9: Keep Your Eye on the Ball
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 8: Practice Makes What?
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 1: Bolt out of the Blue
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 10: Great at bat
What were the best sports moments in August?

Spanning the World of Sports for August
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 6: Trick Shot
What were the best sports moments in August?

No. 4: Do we have enough ice?
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 7: In the Hole
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 9: Nothing but Net
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 1: Pitchers and Catchers
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 2: In the Actor's Studio
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 3: In the Bag
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 6: Run for the Roses
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 5: Fouling it Up
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 8: Air Time
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

No. 10: Wimbledon
What 10 sports are ready for prime time exposure?

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Np. 2: Catch Me If You Can
What were the 10 best sporting moments in the month of June?

What were the best sporting moments in June?
What were the 10 best sporting moments in the month of June?

No. 1: Gotcha
What were the 10 best sporting moments in the month of June?

No. 9: Rule Book
FIFA is still, well, FIFA, and didn't improve much in the month of June? About.com's Len Berman weighs in.

No. 8: The Ultimate Flop
What were the 10 best sporting moments in the month of June?

No. 7: Off the Hook
The Phillies had a little technological issue with the phones in the bullpen earlier this month.

No. 6: In-Game Entertainment
The Phillies weren't done this month, they got a little help from a squirrel.

Np. 5: Trick Shot
What did Bubba Watson do this month that was so different?

No. 4: Damn That Was Good
Does anyone remember this incredible trick shot?

No. 3: Too Cute
One of the cutest moments of the month occurred at an Oakland Athletics game

No. 10: Math Optional
Remember that time that Joey Votto drew a three-pitch walk and no one realized it?

Top 9 Weirdest Sports Game Delays
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No. 7: Fireworks
Top 9 Weirdest Sports Game Delays

No. 5: Lights
Top 9 Weirdest Sports Game Delays

No. 3: Beer
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No. 2: Disco
Top 9 Weirdest Sports Game Delays

No. 1: Sun
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No. 9: Terrorism
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No. 8: 2. Earthquake
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No. 6: Rainout in a Domed Stadium
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No. 4: Airport Delays
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1985: I-70
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1975: Carlton Fisk
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1965 – Yom Kippur
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1955- Da Bums
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1945 – Curses!
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1935 – City of Champions
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1925 – Was it a Catch?
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1915 – Who Needs a Superstar?
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1905 – Tossing Blanks
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Disappointing? Not at all for World Series that end in '5'
As we embark on the 2015 postseason you should get psyched. World Series that end in 5 produce amazing moments

No. 3: Home Run King
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 4: One Too Many
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 5: Kid Stuff
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 6: A Real Corker
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 7: Dressed to the Nines
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 8: Ouch
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 9: Haunted House
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 10: Struck by lightning
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 2: Kiss Off
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 1: Going Batty
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

What are the best, or technically worst, excuses given by athletes ever?
What are the best athlete excuses of all time?

No. 3: You know, "The Bird?"
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 5: Sheldon Richardson
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 4: Sexting
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 6: Jaw-Dropping
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 1: The Butt Fumble
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

Same Old Jets: Top 10 Most Embarrassing New York Jets Stories Jets:
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 4: Larry Bird
Should Larry Bird be thrown in the discussion with Michael and LeBron for greatest ever?

No. 5: Julius 'Dr. J' Irving
Julius Irving was one of the greatest NBA players of all time

No. 9: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy was one of the best players for the Boston Celtics.

No. 1: Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain is one of the best NBA players of all time

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No. 2: Bill Russell
Bill Russell comes in at No. 2 on the list of best basketball players of all time

No. 3: Magic Johnson
Where's Magic Johnson rank among the best basketball players of all time?

No. 6: Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson put up quite the numbers for the Cincinnati Royals

No. 7: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of the best NBA players of all time

No. 8: Pete Maravich
Pete Maravich was one of the best NBA players of all time.

Comparing Michael Jordan and Lebron James discrediting other all-time greats
Is it LeBron James, or Michael Jordan? The answer: Neither. Don't compare those two without throwing these other all-time greats into the discussion of best ever

Longest Championship Droughts in Sports History
What teams just can't get over the hump? What teams haven't in quite some time? Here are the longest championship droughts in sports history

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No. 9: The head coach is...?
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 8: The 1983 NFL Draft
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 10: Rich Kotite
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

No. 2: Foot Fetish
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

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No. 7: Fake Spike
What have been the 10 most embarrassing stories involving the New York Jets?

10 Greatest Captains of All Time
Could Derek Jeter be the last Yankees captain? He was certainly an exemplary one, but was he among the best sports (and non-sports) captains ever?

Remembering Yankees great Yogi Berra
Remembering Yankees legend Yogi Berra

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FIFA News and Views
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Hockey News Highlights and Issues
The latest hockey news, highlights and information for diehard fans of the sport or anyone interested in the issues surrounding the game.

Boxing News Highlights and Issues
The latest boxing news, highlights and opinion for diehard fans of the sport or anyone interested in the issues surrounding it.

The 10 Longest Athlete Suspensions of All Time
What have been the longest suspensions handed out to athletes of all time?

Who are the athletes with the most followers on twitter?
Who are the most followers athletes on Twitter?

Fantastic Finishes: Athletes who went out champions
What athletes, in their final years, won national championships? Here's the list of who exactly went out on top.

The 10 Most Unlikely Super Bowl Heroes of All Time
Who were some of the most unlikely, unexpected Super Bowl heroes in NFL history?

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An index of categories in the

Spanning the World: January, 2016
Len Berman spans the world with the top sports stories from this month.

How can the NFL make the Pro Bowl better?
Should the NFL scrap the Pro Bowl? No, not yet. But they should make these four changes:

Who's the better quarterback? Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?
Len Berman finally answers the age-old question: Who's the better quarterback; Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?

BERMAN: Will NFL finally have success in LA?
Will the NFL finally have success moving to LA?

BERMAN: What does 2016 have in store for the sporting world?
What's to come in the sporting world in 2016?

Who's on Len Berman's naughty and nice list in the sporting world?
Who's on Len Berman's naughty and nice list in the sporting world?

Craziest Game Endings in Sports History
What have been the craziest endings to sporting events ever?

BERMAN: Spanning the World, November 2015
What were the biggest stories around the sporting world this month? It's time to

Spanning the World of Sports: October, 2015
Spanning the World airs monthly on NBC’s Today Show

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The best NFL Thanksgiving Day Games
There have been tons of great NFL games on Thanksgiving, but what have been the best? Our Len Berman compiles the 'Top 9'

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World Series Notebook
The World Series? It's unpredictable. Just as it should be.

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Spanning the World of Sports for September
What were some of the best sports headlines from this past month? Let's span the world!

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BERMAN: MLB Postseason Pressure: Who feels it the most?
With the MLB playoffs underway, who feels the pressure the most? Is the coaches? The players? Actually, it's none of the above.

BERMAN: World Series a Disaster?
The World Series a disaster? That couldn't be any further from the truth

Sports News and Highlights with Len Berman on About
Len Berman is still spanning the world, but now he’s offering his unique brand of sports news, opinion, highlights and analysis on About.com.

No. 4: Better Show
What were the best sports moments in July?

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No. 6: Show Off
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 1: Neither Rain, Nor Snow
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 2: Oops
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 8: Hang 10
What were the best sports moments in July?

Spanning the World of Sports in July
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 5: Good Show
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 10: Practice, practice, practice
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 7: Land
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 9: It's a bird!
What were the best sports moments in July?

No. 3: Willie Mays
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 2: Joe DiMaggio
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 1: Babe Ruth
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 11: Christy Mathewson
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 10: Jackie Robinson
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 9: Joe Namath
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 8: Frank Gifford
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 7: Lou Gehrig
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 6: Jack Dempsey
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 5: Julius Erving
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

No. 4: Mickey Mantle
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

The 10 Greatest New York Athletes
Who are the 10 best athletes in New York sports history?

BERMAN: Does the MLB All-Star Game really count?
Back in 2003, the MLB made a change to the league's All-Star game in an attempt to make it count. Now 12 years later, has that goal actually been accomplished?

BERMAN: Did Pete Rose screw up? You betcha
Did Pete Rose make mistakes in professional baseball? You betcha. And now he's paying dearly for each and every one of them.

Mr. 3,000: What to make of the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez
What exactly should the sporting world make of the newest member of baseball's 3,000 hit club? Len Berman weighs in on Alex Rodriguez.

Berman: Love him or hate him, Tiger Woods is great for the game of golf
Whether you love him or hate him, Tiger Woods is great for the game of golf.

No. 8: A championship in Cleveland?
Will Cleveland ever win another championship?

No. 3: Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak
Will any player hit safely in 57-straight games?

No. 1: Johnny Vander Meer
Will anyone ever throw two consecutive no-hitters again as Johnny Vander meer did in 1938?

No. 10: Tiger Woods winning a major
Will we ever see Tiger Woods win another major?

No. 6: Can the U.S. Men's Soccer Team win a World Cup?
Will the U.S. men's national soccer team ever win a World Cup?

No. 5: Will another NBA player ever score 100 points?
Wilt Chamberlain did it, but will any other NBA player ever score 100 points in a single game?

No. 7: Will the Chicago Cubs win a World Series?
Can the Chicago Cubs win a World Series?

No. 4: An MLB player batting .400
Will another MLB player ever do what Ted Williams did and bat .400?

No. 9: Perfection
Will we ever see a team pull of a perfect season again?

No. 1: Roger Maris' 61 home runs
Post-PED, will any player ever hit 61 home runs again?

What accomplishments may we never see again in sports?
Berman: Top 10 Sports Moments We May or May Not Witness

Spanning the World in May
Spanning the World airs each month on NBC’s Today Show. This edition features Len Berman’s top 10 sports bloopers for May 2015.

My Top 10 Other NFL Rules Changes
In honor of David Letterman's last show and the changing of the PAT rule, a top 10 list.

Really?
Does anything make sense in the world of sports? Here the Top 7 recent sports happenings that made me say “Really?”

But Is It Cheating?
How badly did Deflategate damage Tom Brady's legacy? Depends who you ask.

Spanning the World of Sports for April
Spanning the World airs each month on NBC’s Today Show. This edition features Len Berman’s top 10 sports bloopers for April 2015.

Sports Heroes: Good vs. Evil
With the headlines dominated by players like Mayweather and Rodriguez, where have all the good guys gone?

The 10 Wackiest Moments in New York Mets History
The New York Mets starting 10-0 is pretty crazy, but it doesn't even crack to the top 10 wackiest moments in Mets history.

One and Done
Len explains the top 10 reasons Kentucky players are better off in college than in the NBA.

In Search of Perfection
In sports, as in life, perfection is often elusive. We take a closer look at the numbers to determine exactly how slippery it can be.

Spanning the World of Sports for March
Spanning the World airs each month on NBC’s Today Show. This edition features Len Berman’s top 10 sports bloopers for March 2015.

The Top 10 NFL Rules Changes I’d Like to See
Every offseason the NFL goes around and around on rule changes. Len has some suggestions to make the game more fun for everyone.

Baseball’s Top 10 All-Time Opening Day Moments
With baseball’s opening day coming soon and a rough winter behind us, here are some memorable moments from opening days past to get us warmed up.

Chris Borland Retires From the NFL, March Madness Begins
Chris Borland—fearing head injuries—walking away from a promising NFL career and the NCAA Tournament highlight the week’s top sports stories.

Top 10 NFL Free Agent Busts of All Time
With all the NFL free agents changing teams and signing megadeals this offseason, teams better hope players like Ndamukong Suh don’t land here.

College Basketball Conference Tournaments and the Fight of the Century
Why Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will be “The Fight of the Century,” why conference tournaments matter so little now, big NFL money and Jim Boeheim.

Spanning the World for February 2015
Spanning the World airs each month on NBC’s Today Show. This edition features Len Berman’s top 10 sports bloopers for February 2015.

Remembering Anthony Mason, Peyton Manning Takes a Pay Cut
Top 5 in sports: Peyton Manning will take less pay, Anthony Mason was honored at Madison Square Garden, and there’s a nasty rumor about Tiger Woods.

Miracle on Ice 35 Years Later, Mayweather-Pacquiao Better Late Than Never
Have the Red Sox supplanted the Yankees as the Evil Empire? Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally fight. It’s the weekly top 5.

9 Things That Would Really Speed Up Baseball
Major League Baseball announced new rules to speed up play and reduce the length of games. Len Berman has his own thoughts on how to pick up the pace.

A-Rod, Ray Rice Offer Very Different Apologies
Alex Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology, and Ray Rice took out a newspaper ad for his. Also in the week’s top 5: does baseball need more offense?

Greatest of All Time in Each Major American Sport
Most people agree that Babe Ruth is the greatest of all time in baseball. In every other sport, you will have a harder time finding such agreement.

Remembering Dean Smith
Len Berman remembers legendary coach Dean Smith. Plus why you shouldn’t laugh at Bruce Jenner, and could Pete Rose be on the Hall of Fame ballot soon?

Top 10 Boston Athletes of All Time
Is Tom Brady the greatest Boston athlete ever? Not according to Len Berman, who has the Patriots’ QB 5th on his list of Boston's 10 all-time greats.

Best Super Bowl of All Time in Spite of Over-Coaching?
A Super Bowl that was truly super, Pete Carroll’s questionable play calling, and will Tiger Woods ever win another Major? It’s the top 5 in sports.

Spanning the World for January 2015
This edition of Spanning the World, which airs each month on NBC’s Today Show, features Len Berman’s top 10 sports bloopers for January 2015.

Ernie Banks, Marshawn Lynch and the Media, Deflate-Gate Spoofs
Remembering Ernie Banks, Marshawn Lynch at Super Bowl XLIX media day and even Mona Lisa Vito couldn’t save Belichick from SNL in the top 5 in sports.

Deflate-Gate, Penn State Gets Joe Paterno Wins Back
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are going back to the Super Bowl, but did they cheat? The NCAA returns 111 Joe Paterno wins to Penn State.

Top 10 Mikes in Sports
Mike Piazza wasn’t elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015, but how does he rank among the 10 best sports figures with the first name Michael or Mike?

Is Mike Piazza a Hall of Famer? Stuart Scott's Legacy, College Football Playoff
The top 5 sports stories of the week included Mike Piazza, Stuart Scott, a bad day for the referees in Dallas and the College Football Playoff.

Spanning the World for December 2014
In 2014 Len Berman began publishing Spanning the World, his signature collection of sports bloopers, on About.com. Here’s his December 2014 edition.

Top 10 Sports Bloopers, Blunders and Mishaps of 2014
The best of Spanning the World, Spanning the Year celebrates the very funniest bloopers, blunders and mishaps in all of sports in 2014.

5 Worst Playoff Teams of All Time
A losing record will get you into the playoffs in the NFC South, and 11-5 in another division might not. Here are the 5 worst playoff teams ever.

Wilt Chamberlain on a U.S. Postage Stamp
Who was better, Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell? And who is more deserving of being on an American postage stamp. This is why the USPS got it right.

Top 10 Second Chances in Sports
Ray Rice got a second chance, winning his appeal of an indefinite suspension from the NFL. How does it compare to other memorable shots at redemption?

Spanning the World for October 2014
Len Berman created his monthly collection of sports bloopers, Spanning the World, in 1987. Here is his latest installment, for October 2014, on About.

Are Sideline Reporters Necessary in Sports?
What do sideline reporters do or add to a game? Do we really need them in sports? They don’t provide much insight so maybe it’s time for them to go.

Spanning the World, September 2014
Spanning the World, created by Len Berman for NBC in 1987, is a monthly collection of sports bloopers. Here is its debut on About.com, September 2014.

10 Worst Mistakes in Sports History
The NFL has come under fire for its handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, but do its mistakes rank among the worst in sports history?

Why Some Sports Announcers Seem Biased but Aren’t
Are national sports announcers like Phil Simms biased against certain teams like the Denver Broncos? It may seem that way, but it usually isn’t true.

Why Tommy John Surgery Is So Common Today
Tommy John surgery has become very common in baseball today. But why do so many pitchers need it, and what does Tommy John himself think?

Ray Rice Domestic Violence Case and Other NFL Mistakes
The NFL mishandled the Ray Rice domestic violence case, but it's not the first time the league has made mistakes. Here are 10 other big ones.

The Top 10 Worst Sports Cliches
Sports are rife with cliches, but fans often fail to notice them. These may be the 10 worst cliches and overused expressions in all of sports.

10 Greatest Sports Upsets of All Time
People remember the best sports upsets long after the game or match ends. Here are 10 of the greatest upsets in sports history.