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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?
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Favre's Greatest Moments

As Brett Favre begins his well-deserved retirement, Onion Sports takes a last fond look at the moments that made him the most beloved athlete in recent memory:

July 14, 1990: After being involved in a near-fatal car accident, Favre has 30 inches of his small intestine removed, magically unlocking his hidden passing ability

Oct. 31, 1994: Favre whips a 10-yard pass to Robert Brooks with such force that it carries the receiver past the Bears secondary and 89 yards into the end zone

Dec. 24, 1995: Three Steelers defensive players tackle Favre as he scrambles toward the end zone; staggering to the sidelines, he vomits blood, 72 ounces of Blatz, four half-digested Vicodin, and a clump of sod before returning to the field and vomiting a 1-yard touchdown pass

Jan. 11, 1997: Favre is honored with his third NFL MVP award, although the honor is partially intercepted by Barry Sanders

Dec. 24, 2000: Favre throws for 289 yards and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite having a six-foot steel girder protruding from his abdomen

Jan. 6, 2002: Favre insists he did not let Michael Strahan have the sack record on purpose, explaining that "Curl Into A Ball Right" has always been in the Packer playbook

Dec. 22, 2003: While playing the best game of his career against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football the day after the death of his father, Favre realizes that all it takes to be your best is to have the worst possible thing happen in your life

April 4, 2004: Hair immediately turns gray after being frightened by ghost of Reggie White

Aug. 15, 2005: When the NFL outlaws playing with joy, exuberance, and enthusiasm, Favre is given a veteran's exemption and allowed to enjoy himself in games

Nov. 18, 2007: With a short underhand toss to running back Ryan Grant, Favre becomes the NFL's all-time leader with 15,000 shovel-passing yards

March 4, 2008: Moments after announcing his retirement, Favre enters a glass display case at the NFL Hall of Fame, where he can currently be seen

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