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Best Sports Video Games Of All Time

With titles such as ‘FIFA 17’ and ’NBA 2K17’ expected to be popular gifts this holiday season, Onion Sports looks back on some of the best sports video games of all time.

Strongside/Weakside: Ezekiel Elliott

After becoming only the third player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in his first nine games, Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is an early candidate for league MVP. Is he any good?

Strongside/Weakside: Theo Epstein

In just five seasons, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein assembled a team that is competing for the franchise’s first World Series title since 1908. Is he any good?

Jumbotron Really Trying To Push New Third-Down Cheer On Fans

SAN DIEGO—Noting that the phrase had appeared in large blue letters during each of the team’s offensive drives, sources at Qualcomm Stadium confirmed Friday that the Jumbotron was trying really hard to push a new third-down cheer on San Diego Chargers fans.

Strongside/Weakside: Kris Bryant

By leading the Chicago Cubs in hits and home runs en route to their second straight playoff appearance, Kris Bryant has placed himself in the running for the National League MVP. Is he any good?

Rest Of Nation To Penn State: ‘Something Is Very Wrong With All Of You’

WASHINGTON—Stating they felt deeply unnerved by the community’s unwavering and impassioned defense of a football program and administration that enabled child sexual abuse over the course of several decades, the rest of the country informed Penn State University Friday that there is clearly something very wrong with all of them.

Strongside/Weakside: Lamar Jackson

After passing for eight touchdowns and rushing for another 10 in just the first three weeks of the season, Louisville Cardinals sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson has quickly become the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy. Is he any good?

Strongside/Weakside: Carson Wentz

After being selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz opened the season with a nearly flawless performance in a victory over the Cleveland Browns. Is he any good?
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Controversial Hall of Fame Selections

Voters almost unanimously sent Rickey Henderson to Cooperstown, but some inductees barely made the cut. We run down the controversies, debates, and scandals surrounding these marginal Hall of Famers:

Jim Rice: Inducted because, adjusted for inflation, his 39 home run season in 1979 would be the equivalent of an 88 homerun season in 2007

Cal Ripken, Jr.: Though he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games-played streak, many point out that Ripken never recorded a major league hit

Max Carey: Who the hell is Max Carey?

Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown: Though he is considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time, many resisted Brown's induction on the grounds that he was only "98 percent of a man"

Gary Carter: Was somehow able to compile 324 home runs as a catcher despite playing a good deal of his career for something called the "Montreal Expos"

Cy Young: Retired with a major league record 511 wins, but rules at the time allowed players to claim a win whenever they wanted one

Robin Yount: Although the three-time all-star had a solid 20-year career with the Brewers, he never would have made it on the first ballot if his 385 cousins weren't voters

Babe Ruth: Fat

Ty Cobb: Had a lifetime .367 batting average, but also a lifetime .985 racist average

Honus Wagner: Though he was one of baseball's first Hall of Famers, his selection is controversial because Wagner paid Abner Doubleday $2 million to construct a Baseball Hall of Fame and place him in it

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