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Don’t Miss The Most Iconic Photo In Sports History

Don’t Miss The Most Iconic Photo In Sports History

Let’s start this off with a question.

What is the most iconic photo in sports history?

You’ll probably get a different answer from every person you ask, but that’s why we have the internet – so we can ask everyone at once.

Here’s your response. These are your pics for the most iconic photos in sports history.

Michael Clinches 6

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1998 – Michael Jordan shoots the game winning basket against the Utah Jazz to clinch his 6th NBA Championship.

Bobby Orr Celebrates

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1970 – Bobby Orr celebrates after scoring the game-winning, overtime goal to win the Boston Bruins their first Stanly Cup in 29 years.

Jack Nicklaus Becomes Oldest Player To Ever Win Masters

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1986 – Jack Nicklaus celebrates making a putt en route to a 65 shot Sunday that would earn him his 18th professional major and the distinction of oldest player (46) to ever win the Masters.

Havlicek Stole The Ball

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1965 – John Havlicek steals the 76er’s inbound pass to send the Boston Celtic’s to the NBA Finals.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

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1958 – Alan Ameche bulldozes in for the game-winning, overtime touchdown, handing the Baltimore Colts the NFL Championship in the “Greatest Game Ever Played.”

Winning The World Cup

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1999 – Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the deciding penalty kick in Team USA’s World Cup victory over China.

Kerri Sticks The Landing

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1996 – Kerri Strug is carried to the podium by her coach after sticking her vault landing, despite an injured ankle, to secure Team USA their first ever Olympic Gold Medal in Women’s Gymnastics.

Hank Aaron Passes Babe Ruth

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1974 – Hank Aaron hits home run No. 715, surpassing Babe Ruth as the all-time home run leader.

The Catch

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1982 – Dwight Clark catches Joe Montana’s touchdown pass to beat the Dallas Cowboys and send the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl XVI.

Ali vs Liston

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston, 1965 World Heavyweight Title

1965 – Muhammad Ali after knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round to defend his heavyweight championship.

It’s not too late to chime in!

Tell us your pick for the most iconic photo in the comments.

This Guy’s Designs Are Making NFL Helmets Look Like Relics

This Guy’s Designs Are Making NFL Helmets Look Like Relics

Some like the classics. Some like to get crazy.

I think we can all agree that with time, even the best looks become a bit outdated.

Dee Yung, a graphic designer from Oklahoma, has taken upon himself the task of modernizing the NFL via a fresh lineup of helmet designs. Some of these designs hold fairly true to the originals. Some are… fascinating… to say the least.

Regardless, these new designs make some of the NFL’s current helmets look like relics of the past. Check ’em out!

































What do you think? Awesome? Awful? Somewhere in between?

Lets us know in the comments.

 

We are Officially Launched! CoachTube Press Release

We are Officially Launched! CoachTube Press Release

CoachTube Offers Athletes Unique Access to World-Class Coaches

On Demand Courses Provide Opportunities for Athletes to Improve their Game

AUSTIN, Texas (February 12, 2015) — CoachTube.com, the first and only two-sided marketplace for aspiring athletes and parent coaches, announced its official launch today with over 200 courses already available. CoachTube.com founder Wade Floyd, along with his team of industry experts, created this sports-focused video course platform with both athletes and coaches in mind. The rapidly growing site enables athletes to learn skills and techniques on-demand from some of the world’s leading coaches in their respected sports.

“I created CoachTube.com for the kid in me that wished I could have learned from the best growing up. The expensive sports camps were not in my parent’s budget, so it just made sense to create an affordable option for aspiring athletes of all ages. After talking to hundreds of coaches, from pros to parent volunteers, I realized the impact CoachTube could have in today’s online-learning atmosphere, especially because there isn’t an online marketplace for coaching and learning sports skills like there is in academic and technology learning,” Floyd, said. “Growing up, I often wondered why there wasn’t a place online where the best coaches from each sport could showcase their talents. What I’ve learned in the process of building this site, is that my curiosity was shared by other coaches who not only wanted to share their knowledge of the game, but also to help other athletes reach their goals.”

CoachTube.com empowers athletes by giving them unique access to talented coaches who can help them improve their specific skill set. Parents can make world-class training available to their children at an affordable price, choosing from hundreds of experienced coaches, each committed to helping athletes reach their full potential. The platform simultaneously empowers coaches to take their brand to the next level and impact a vastly larger audience. Coaches can set course prices, with demand driving the optimal price point, choose to donate all proceeds to their foundation or simply make their videos available for free. CoachTube.com covers the technical operations, distribution, and even marketing, allowing coaches to simply do what they do best—coach.

“I have spent the past 30 years coaching tennis and influencing the best players in the world, from Venus and Serena Williams to former top-ranked Brazilian, Gustavo Kerten,” comments Oscar Wegner, famed tennis coach and founder of The Modern Tennis Methodology. “Now, CoachTube.com is helping me deliver my revolutionary tennis techniques to a whole new generation of future pros.”

CoachTube.com enables coaches to disseminate useful content, without having to worry about technology, distribution costs or marketing, all while providing the opportunity to supplement their income or to donate funds to their favorite charity. CoachTube.com makes it easy to create and share premium content with audiences anywhere in the world at an affordable rate, allowing anyone to access CoachTube from their desktop, laptop or even a smart phone.

Currently, CoachTube.com features the following sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, fitness, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, sports performance, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling and yoga. Courses in additional sports will be added as the site’s network of expert coaches continues to grow.

Featured coaches on CoachTube.com include: Matt Nokes (baseball), Koran Godwin (basketball), Oscar Wegner (tennis), Dr. Hal Wissel (basketball), Mike Hollis (football), Scott Newman (soccer), Carl Adams (wrestler), Jerry Weinstein (baseball). For more information about CoachTube, visit www.coachtube.com.

*MEDIA NOTE*

To schedule an interview with Wade Floyd, please contact Jennie Whitaker at 512-215-8977 or by email, jennie@seedling-communications.com.

About CoachTube.com

CoachTube.com, created in 2014 and founded by Austin-based entrepreneur Wade Floyd, provides an online opportunity for coaches to give every athlete in the world access to the instruction, knowledge, and motivation they need to grow and progress as athletes. CoachTube.com provides access to training from some of the world’s best coaches in the form of on-demand video courses that can be taken anywhere, at any time.

Bad Call, Great Coach: This Is Why Players Love Pete Carroll

Bad Call, Great Coach: This Is Why Players Love Pete Carroll

Can we just stop and take a moment to appreciate how amazing this last Super Bowl was?

Over the last decade, the NFL has benefited from consistently noteworthy Super Bowl match ups, and last night’s instant classic was perhaps the best of the bunch.

Unless you’re a Seahawks fan, Super Bowl XLIX was an incredibly entertaining sports event.

It was tied at half, and things only got more interesting from there. Throw in a miraculous catch and a clutch, goal-line interception, and it’s hard to imagine how this game could have been any more exciting.

At the end of the day, however, the post-game conversation is focused, not on how great the game was, but rather, how bad Pete Carroll’s last play call turned out to be.

The Toughest Part of Being A Coach

Coaching is rarely easy, and there is perhaps no tougher moment than when you realize you made the wrong call. You will never meet a coach, a leader, or a human being who hasn’t experienced such a moment.

The measure of a man – the measure of a leader – the measure of a coach – is determined by how he responds.

Watching Pete Carroll’s post-game interview, I can’t help but admire his poise. After making what turned out to be a bad play call to lose the second biggest game of his career, Carroll responds in a way that helps me understand why his players love him so much.

“I told those guys, that’s my fault entirely. ‘Why didn’t you just run it?’ That’s a real good thought. But we had plenty of time to win the game, and we would have – in our minds – we thought we would have done it on third and fourth down. We had enough time left and we thought it would have worked out just right, but it didn’t work out that way.”

Carroll takes full responsibility, as head coach, even though he wasn’t actually the one who called the play. He acknowledges what fans and players were thinking and addresses what he was thinking while acknowledging it didn’t quite work out as planned.

From a practical perspective, it’s hard to argue with this look:

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If you’re going to pass, this look is EXACTLY what you want. Targeting an undrafted rookie corner is EXACTLY what you want. Literally the only way this fails is if the quarterback leads the receiver instead of throwing back shoulder AND the corner makes one of the greatest defensive plays in Super Bowl history.

But in the end, hindsight is 20/20, and we know this play call ultimately led to a tough loss. But if you think the Seahawks are any less enthused about their head coach, think again.

After all, the man who could have taken the biggest slight from the call had this to say:

Pete Carroll is an amazing coach. He’s turned the Seahawks into a powerhouse and they’re just getting started.

Was it the wrong play call? I think so.

Will this hurt for a long time. Probably.

But at the end of the day, when you look at Carroll’s response to this game, you see exactly why his players love him.

He’s real, and he’s the definition of a great leader.