<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent football Lists]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/tags/football http://www.ranker-dev.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker-dev.com/tags/football <![CDATA[The Greatest Safeties in NFL History]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/greatest-safeties-in-nfl-history/pallknowing1

The Greatest Safeties in NFL History, sports, football players (american), people in sports, athletes, football,

Brian Dawkins

Darren Woodson

Ed Reed

Paul Krause

Rod Woodson

Ronnie Lott

Sean Taylor

Steve Atwater

Troy Polamalu

John Lynch


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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:52:16 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/greatest-safeties-in-nfl-history/pallknowing1
<![CDATA[Which NFL Players Do You Think Will Be Injured This Season?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-player-most-likely-to-get-injured-2016/zachary-benau

There's nothing worse than watching your best player on your fantasy team go down to an injury. It hurts you to your core, but there is nothing you can do about it. You almost wish it was you who was lying there in pain instead of him. Unfortunately, football is a dangerous sport and injuries are inevitable.

Here is a list of players likely to be injured in the 2016-2017 season. Some of these players have had injuries in the past, others are just getting older, and some might just be in store for some bad luck this season. Vote up the ones you think are going to get hurt before Super Bowl 51 rolls around.


Which NFL Players Do You Think Will Be Injured This Season?,

Ben Roethlisberger

Carson Palmer

Jamaal Charles

Jay Cutler

Sam Bradford

Tony Romo

Sustained a spinal injury in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 25.


Arian Foster

Andrew Luck

Rob Gronkowski

Robert Griffin III


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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:05:20 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-player-most-likely-to-get-injured-2016/zachary-benau
<![CDATA[The Worst College Football Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-college-football-coaches-of-all-time/pedro-cerrano
The worst college football coaches of all time are those select few men who were given the chance to coach a major NCAA Football team and failed miserably. These bad college football coaches may have seen some success at one point in their coaching careers but also gave the world some of the worst college football coaching performances in history.

Though it was not for anything he did on the field, an argument could be made that Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions, is perhaps the worst person to ever join the college football coaching ranks following his child sex abuse scandal that rocked the world of college football in 2012.

As far as on the field reasons, there are plenty of college football coaches who earned spots on this list for their poor performance. No one will forget how Rich Rodriguez brought college football's winningest program, the Michigan Wolverines, to its knees during his brief period as head coach from 2008 to 2010 or the disappointment that Charlie Weis brought to the acclaimed Notre Dame Fighting Irish during his five-year coaching experiment from 2005 to 2009.

Going even deeper into the record books, we can also include those who tallied the worst win-loss records as NCAA Football coaches ever. Rick Venturi is a great example of that when he won only one game over three seasons when he coached the Northwestern Wildcats in the late 1970s.

So for however you choose to select the worst college football coaches ever, be it the disappointment they brought to your program or the complete shame they brought to the sport by their off-field actions, there is no shortage of names that can be added to this list of worst college football coaches. Want more coaching fails? Check out the worst NFL coaches of all time too!
The Worst College Football Coaches of All Time,

Bill Callahan

Brady Hoke

Charlie Weis

Greg Robinson

John Blake

John L. Smith

Lane Kiffin

Paul Hackett

Ron Prince

Jerry Sandusky


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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:36:59 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-college-football-coaches-of-all-time/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-50-2016/ranker-nfl
With the 2015 NFL season coming to a close, it's time to ask the big question on the minds of millions of football fans out there: who will win Super Bowl 50? The big game will take place at the 49ers' Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, with the Carolina Panthers squaring off against the Denver Broncos. Who will emerge victorious in this year's battle for the Lombardi Trophy?

Last year's Super Bowl was one of the best Super Bowls of all time when the New England Patriots narrowly escaped the Seattle Seahawks. Can fans expect another game as dramatic?

What team will win Super Bowl 50? What are your Super Bowl predictions? There's only one team that can take home the title, so it's up to you before the big game to decide what fanbase will be celebrating when the on-field combat and off-field commercials are over.
What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?,

Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks


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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:19:45 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-50-2016/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/funniest-nfl-touchdown-celebrations/jacob-shelton

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t remember a time in the NFL before end zone celebrations (and if you do, then take a nap, Grandpa). End zone celebrations became a thing in the late '80s with ball-spiking and slowly ramped up into incredibly elaborate performances based around players machine-gunning each other or trying to topple a field goal post with their masculinity and touchdown prowess.

The NFL finally started handing out fines for excessive celebrations, but that hasn’t stopped players from getting H.A.M. after an especially good play. For some players, the $10,000 fine (!) is totally worth twerking in the end zone, or taking a phone call after scoring six quick points, but you know there’s at least one player on this list who’s regretting their celebration now that they want to buy a new jet ski.

It’s ridiculous to tell an adult football player that he’s being over the top after scoring a touchdown. When your adrenaline is through the roof, and you’ve just caught a 47-yard pass or barreled through a defensive line to turn your enemies into dust, you have to let off steam somehow, or else the one thing you love will quickly become a joyless slog like the rest of your life. These touchdown celebrations may be over the top, but most of them were well-earned.


The Most Over-the-Top Hilarious Touchdown Celebrations of All Time,

How Was Wes Welker the First Guy to Make a Snow Angel?

Maybe there aren't as many games played in the snow as you would think there are, or maybe players just think that making snow angels is passé - either way it seems like Wes Welker is one of the first players in the NFL to make a snow angel, and because of that, he was award a special $10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Patriots' 47-7 win over the Cardinals. 


John Brown Has a Seizure

While playing against the Rams in 2014, John Brown scored a 48-yard touchdown and had what can only be described as a "dance seizure." This was Brown's rookie year so don't judge his spastic dance moves too hard - but judge him a little bit or he'll never learn to feel shame. 


Randy Moss Moons the Packers Crowd

What's the deal with Randy Moss? In 2005, he and his Vikings were playing against the Packers at Lambeau Field when Moss mooned the Packers fans after a TD. Joe Buck called him "disgusting" and he received a $10,000 fine. That's one expensive eclipse. 


William Gay Dances So Hard He Gets Flagged

You guys, William Gay can't stop dancing. It doesn't matter that he got a penalty for an excessive celebration, a flag won't stop his hot dance moves coupled with very cordial handshakes. If Gay and the Steelers were playing against any team other than the Bengals, it would probably be a big deal that he got a flag on a touchdown interception - but come on, no one cares about the Bengals. 


Jimmy Graham Dunking on the Field Goal

At some point in his NFL career, Jimmy Graham became addicted to dunking on field goal posts after touchdowns. And who can blame him? It looks like a lot of fun! It also looks like it's about to kill ten people, but that's not that much different from anything that happens in football. The NFL finally made a rule against dunking on the field goal post and while Graham "wasn't happy about it" he said that he would chill and move on to his new form of touchdown celebration, throwing rocks into the crowd. 


Joe Horn Hides a Phone in the End Zone

At a game between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants, Joe Horn caught four touchdown passes, but no one remembers that. What they do remember is that someone handed him a flip phone after one of his TDs and he supposedly called his mom. He somehow didn't receive an excessive celebration penalty, but he was nominated as the NFL's biggest momma's boy of 2003. 


Jacoby Jones and the Choppy Leg Flop Thing

In a game between the Ravens and the Eagles in 2012, Jacoby Jones caught a lovely pass from Joe Flacco and proceeded to do one of the weirder touchdown dances that's ever been performed. It was so weird that USA Today decided to put their deerstalkers on and do some dance detecting, and they deduced that he was doing a dance called the "Choppa City Juke." And just in case you think that's made up, here's the official theme song to the juke. It's not great.


Antonio Brown Duck-Walks

In a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown scored a nice little touchdown and then lost all of his cool points by celebrating with a duck walk? Or maybe a rendition of Charlie Chaplin's tramp dance? Speculate amongst yourselves as to what Brown is doing but if there's one thing that's for sure, it's that what he's doing is definitely not good. 


Doug Baldwin Sh*ts Bricks

Hop in your Deloreans and go back to the 2015 season to Seattle's game against the Patriots and watch as Doug Baldwin catches a three-yard pass for a touchdown and then pretends to either sh*t a football or lay an egg. Either way, it looks weird, not cool. Not in a "not cool, Doug" way, but in a "Hey, you're a professional athlete and you're supposed to act like you're cool, not like you're the weird kid in class." When asked about the gesture after the game, all he said was, "That's between me and the person it was directed at." Whatever, Doug. 


Is Antonio Brown the Road Runner?

Once again we join an Antonio Brown touchdown already in progress. This time, in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Brown celebrates by jumping junk first into the goal post. Didn't he see Concussion



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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:18:50 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/funniest-nfl-touchdown-celebrations/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Which NFL Team Will Win the NFC in 2017?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-the-nfc-playoffs/ranker-sports

This weekend, the 2016-2017 NFL playoffs are finally kicking off! In the National Football Conference, six teams will be competing for the chance to play in the NFC Championship Game on January 22. And there's still a lot of speculation about which team is going to win the NFC Championship for 2017.

The NFC playoffs start on January 7 with the first wild card playoff between the no. 6 Detroit Lions and the no. 3. Seattle Seahawks. On January 8, the no. 4 Green Bay Packers host the no. 5 New York Giants. The surviving seeds will then face either the no. 2 Atlanta Falcons or the no. 1 Dallas Cowboys in the divisional playoffs the following week. Finally, on January 22, the last two teams will compete for the George Halas Trophy in the NFC Championship Game. 

Which NFL team is most likely to win the NFC Championship for the 2016 season? Will Aaron Rodgers lead his Packers to their fourth conference championship? Can the Dallas Cowboys make their first Super Bowl appearance in over 20 years? Or will Eli Manning win his third with the New York Giants? Vote up the NFL team you think will win the NFC Championship in 2017! 


Which NFL Team Will Win the NFC in 2017?,

Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:39:29 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-the-nfc-playoffs/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Ballsiest Streakers in Sports Stadium History]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-ballsiest-streakers-in-sports-stadium-history/ian-tindell
Streaking (v) To run naked in public.

Streakers have been around since the dawn of humanity. Sure, at that point it was mainly because it was before the advent of clothing, but I digress. Streaking and sports have become synonymous. If there is a big game you can be pretty sure that there will be a naked, streaking man or woman running naked across the field. It doesn't even matter which sport it is, from football to soccer, rugby to even golf, a streaker has cut their nude path across that turf.

These are some of the most courageous or just plain crazy streakers caught on tape and given out graciously to the internet. You will see the classic male streaker wearing nothing but a scarf representing their favorite team run down the World Cup. There is even the rare female streaker making a clean getaway in just her bra and a Spider-Man mask.
The Ballsiest Streakers in Sports Stadium History,

The Casual Streaker

The Super Bowl Streaker

A Streaker At...Curling?

The Dancing Streaker

Gold Bikini Streaker

Streaking - A Love Story

Don't Streak During A Cricket Match

Streaker Vs Horse

Spidey-Girl Streaker

Streaker Knocked Out Cold


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Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:16:54 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-ballsiest-streakers-in-sports-stadium-history/ian-tindell
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
These are the best quarterbacks of the 2010s. Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach and all player. So when talking about the best 2010s quarterbacks, you can rest assured that you're talking not only about some the best players of the decade, but some of the best NFL players of all time.
 
Take a look at this list of 2010s QBs and vote up your favorites!
 From Cam Newton to Russell Wilson, this list is all about the best QBs of the 2010s! Ben Roethlisberger is frequently regarded as one of the greatest quarter backs of the 2010s, personal issues aside.

The greatest QBs of the 2010s should all be here, so take a look and be sure to vote up your favorites! Do you think Drew Brees is one of the top quarter backs of the 2010s?

Vote up your favorite QBs of the 2010s. Who do you think is the best quarterback in the NFL that played in the 2010s?

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2010s,

Aaron Rodgers

Ben Roethlisberger

Brett Favre

Cam Newton

Carson Palmer

Drew Brees

Eli Manning

Peyton Manning

Tom Brady

Russell Wilson


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:35:42 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best New York Jets of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-jets-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best New York Jets of all time. Originally called the Titans, the New York Jets took part in two of the AFL's biggest moments before the merger of the two leagues in 1970. First, the Jets were able to lure one of the best players in franchise history to them in 1965. Joe Namath is still considered one of the best Jets ever nearly 50 years after he took his first snaps as quarterback. Namath was part of one of the most memorable moments in Jets and NFL history when he guaranteed that the underdog Jets would defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. After the Jets victory, though considered one of the worst teams to win a Super Bowl, Namath became known as Mr Jet and is considered one of the best Jets of all time.

Despite the team's continuous run of mediocrity (with a few playoff seasons sprinkled in over the years), the Jets have had a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. Curtis Martin, Darrelle Revis, Don Maynard and Mark Gastineau are all considered some of the best Jets ever. These players are either in the Pro Football Hall of Fame or are considered some of the best players at their positions. The Jets may only have one Super Bowl in its trophy case, but the top players in the team's history won a slew of individual honors to cement their status with in the NFL community.

This list of the best New York Jets of all time includes every player in the team's history. If there is a player missing from the list, please add him. Vote or rerank the list how you think the greatest Jets in history should be ranked.

The Best New York Jets of All Time,

Al Toon

Curtis Martin

Darrelle Revis

Don Maynard

Freeman McNeil

Joe Klecko

Joe Namath

Mark Gastineau

Nick Mangold

Wayne Chrebet


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:14:38 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-jets-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Throughout their time as a football franchise, the New England Patriots have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best New England Patriots head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite New England Patriots coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
 
It's obvious that Bill Belichick is the all time greatest Patriots coach if you're going by the numbers. This man led New England to 6 Super Bowl appearances, four of which the team won. He has been coaching the Patriots since 2000, and his 175 regular season wins are way more than any other coach has had in the history of the team.
 
That being said, there are still some other great coaches that have coached for the New England Patriots. Bill Parcells captured an AFC Championship in 96, but was unable to win the Super Bowl. Other famous names include Raymond Berry and Chuck Fairbanks.
 
If the New England Patriots had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the New England Patriots.

The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time,

Bill Belichick

Bill Parcells

Chuck Fairbanks

Clive Rush

Dick MacPherson

John Mazur

Lou Saban

Mike Holovak

Pete Carroll

Raymond Berry


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:37 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
These are the best NFL running backs of the 2000s. Running backs are an integral piece of a football team's offense. They set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. When talking about 2000s running backs, you're talking about some of the greatest football players to ever plays in the NFL! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best running backs of the 2000s?

From Emmitt Smith to Edgerrin James, the top Running Backs of the 2000s are some of the most famous players in NFL history! LaDanian Tomlinson is another player that comes to mind Frank Gore and Tiki Barber have also earned the right to be listed amongst the best 2000s Running Backs ever! 

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Vote up who you think are the greatest running backs of the 2000s!

The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s,

Adrian Peterson

Brian Westbrook

Curtis Martin

Edgerrin James

Emmitt Smith

Frank Gore

Jerome Bettis

LaDainian Tomlinson

Priest Holmes

Shaun Alexander


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:10:10 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Touchdown Celebrations of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-touchdown-celebrations-of-all-time/sportsyeah
The best touchdown celebrations of all time include some of the most creative, controversial, and downright silly celebrations ever seen in professional, arena, and college football. All of the best football players have their own best touchdown dances making the competition for which is the best nearly as competitive as the game of football itself.

Notable touchdown dances are endless but a select few stand out above all the rest. Many are so iconic that the player is forever remembered for that celebration just as much as their playing career. Desmond Howard is a prime example of that with this Heisman Trophy pose celebration just as memorable as when he actually won the trophy while playing with the University of Michigan.

Many of the flashiest players to ever appear in professional football brought us some of the best touchdown celebrations. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco gave us some of the best celebrations and in turn helped prompt the league to institute stricter rules on touchdown celebrations.

While some of the best football touchdowns created traditions that would continue for decades, such as the Lambeau Leap first performed by LeRoy Butler, others are notable for being excessively bad. Randy Moss and his mooning the crowd celebration certainly qualifies for that award as does the celebrations from DeSean Jackson that unfortunately involve going to the ground or dropping the football before he reached the end zone.

Whether they were funny, offensive or just bizarre, these touchdown celebrations provide brief moments of levity during otherwise serious and tense football games, celebrating some of the most important and best touchdowns in NFL football. Of course that seriousness returns when the players are penalized for the acts but more often than not the dances are so worth the extra yards enforced on the kickoff.

Check out more lists like the top 25 pitchers of all time, the worst sports to watch and the most motivating sports films

The Best Touchdown Celebrations of All Time,

Billy Johnson

Chad Ochocinco

Deion Sanders

Emmitt Smith

Ickey Woods

LeRoy Butler

Merton Hanks

Randy Moss

Ray Lewis

Terrell Owens


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Sat, 07 Jan 2012 01:27:53 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-touchdown-celebrations-of-all-time/sportsyeah
<![CDATA[The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-st-louis-rams-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl

Between their time in Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and finally back to LA, there have been many Rams coaches, but who is truly the best Los Angeles Rams coach of all time? Help us answer that question by voting up your personal favorite Los Angeles Rams coaches, and voting down any that you believe brought the team down.
 
Prior to the NFL AFL merger in 1970, the Rams won two NFL Championships both as the Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Rams. The coaches that led those team were Adam Walsh and Joe Stydahar respectively. In the modern NFL era, coach Dick Vermeil took the St. Louis Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV, where they defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16. 

Who is the greatest LA Rams coach of all time? Let us know by voting up for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.


The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time,

Adam Walsh

Art Lewis

Chuck Knox

Dick Vermeil

George Allen

Joe Vitt

John Robinson

Mike Martz

Ray Malavasi

Sid Gillman


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:32 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-st-louis-rams-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[Vote: Who Are the Most Overrated NFL Players of 2014?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/this-season-and-_39_s-most-overrated-nfl-players/stanleyholt
This far into the 2014 season, who do you think has failed to live up to the hype?  
Vote: Who Are the Most Overrated NFL Players of 2014?,

Darren McFadden

Doug Martin

Eli Manning

Jay Cutler

Wes Welker

Colin Kaepernick

Chris Johnson

Trent Richardson

Robert Griffin III

Geno Smith


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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:26:34 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/this-season-and-_39_s-most-overrated-nfl-players/stanleyholt
<![CDATA[Which NFL Team Is Going to Win the AFC in 2017?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-the-afc-playoffs/ranker-sports

This weekend, the 2016-2017 NFL playoffs are finally kicking off! As the 2016 season winds down, six teams in the American Football Conference will be competing for the chance to play in the AFC Championship Game on January 22. 

The AFC Playoffs start on January 7 with the first wild card playoff between the no. 5 Oakland Raiders and the no. 4. Houston Texans. On January 8, the no. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers host the no. 6 Miami Dolphins. The surviving seeds will then face either the no. 2 Kansas City Chiefs or the no. 1 New England Patriots in the divisional playoffs the following week. Finally, on January 22, the last two teams will compete for the Lamar Hunt Trophy in the AFC Championship Game. 

Which team is going to win the AFC Championship in 2017? Can rookie quarterback Connor Cook take the Raiders on a miracle run? Will Tom Brady and his Patriots win yet another AFC championship? Or will Ben Roethlisberger be taking his Steelers to the Super Bowl for the fourth time? Vote up the NFL team you think is most likely to win the AFC Playoffs in 2017! 


Which NFL Team Is Going to Win the AFC in 2017?,

Houston Texans

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:05:55 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-the-afc-playoffs/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Football Movies Ever]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-football-movies-ever
Personally, I think the best football movie ever made is Disney's 2000 release REMEMBER THE TITANS. Also at #2 is the Sherwood Pictures theatrical debut film from 2006 FACING THE GIANTS is also a great movie along with #3 WE ARE MARSHALL and #4 the football classic about Notre Dame, RUDY.
The Best Football Movies Ever,

Any Given Sunday

Brian's Song

Friday Night Lights

Remember the Titans

Rudy

The Longest Yard

The Replacements

Varsity Blues

We Are Marshall

The Blind Side


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Thu, 04 Oct 2012 03:18:34 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-football-movies-ever
<![CDATA[Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame/pedro-cerrano
The most undeserving members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are all great players who have contributed great things to the game, but are not quite up to that elite level deserving of enshrinement. While most of the time the Board of Selectors gets their inductions right, occasionally and especially in these cases, they might be a little too lenient on who they add to the wall of bronze busts in Canton, Ohio.

A list of the worst players in the Football Hall of Fame would still be a list of great football players. There is no question that all of these men are stellar NFL players, even some of the best football players of all time who have played for the greatest pro football teams of all time. However, when you compare their contributions to the league to the stars of today, they fall quite short.

Lynn Swann, for example, had a decorated career as a receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers but really only had a few Hall of Fame-worthy games and never finished in the top five among receivers during his career. Bob Griese, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, is another good example. Completing only 77.1% of his passes, Griese never topped 2,500 passing yards in a season. For reference, in 2011, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 5,476.

Then there are others who are deserving of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but not for the reasons they were inducted. Dick LeBeau is arguably one of the best defensive coordinators in the history of the National Football League but was inducted after one of the worst playing careers as a defensive back with the Detroit Lions.

So for all the greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are also some duds. In the end, the Gale Sayers, Joe Namaths and O.J. Simpsons are all above average players but when you really get down to comparing their careers to the top football players of today, they simply are undeserving of being members of the Pro Football hall of Fame.
Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,

Andre Tippett

Bob Griese

Charlie Sanders

Dan Dierdorf

Floyd Little

Frank Gatski

Fred Dean

Joe Namath

Lynn Swann

Paul Hornung


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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:54:29 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[Which NFL Team Will Have the Worst Record in 2014?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/which-nfl-team-will-have-the-worst-record-in-2014/ranker-nfl
With the NFL season not too far away, prognosticators, pundits and the like are already readying their predictions for the 2014 NFL season. With the draft in the rearview mirror, it's time for the offseason workouts and training camps to get going, and with that, it won't be until September to determine which team improved the most from free agency. There are a number of teams that did their best to improve, but there are a number of teams that will inevitably take a step backwards because that's just life in the NFL. It can be for a multitude of reasons, injuries, regression, or even age, but either way, there are a few teams that will fall back to the pack. While it's difficult to determine who that will be at this point, why not have a little fun and give it the old college try?

Which NFL team will have the worst record in 2014? It can't possibly be the Texans, right? Losing 14 games to end a season is pretty difficult, so it's inconceivable for it to happen again, especially for a team that has the talent that Houston has. Will it be Oakland? The Raiders picked up a slew of veterans this offseason and strengthened both sides of the ball. But will that be enough? The same goes for the Jacksonville Jaguars. What team will inevitably fall back to the pack? We'll find out soon enough.

It's up to you determine which NFL team will have the worst record in 2014. It can be any team, so vote for the one you think will end up with the number one pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here's your chance to voice your opinion so choose wisely!
Which NFL Team Will Have the Worst Record in 2014?,

Buffalo Bills

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins


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<![CDATA[9 Idiot Football Players Injured Off The Field]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/football-players-injured-off-field/ranker-sports
Brought to you by FanDuel: Football season is upon us, Rankers, and with it also comes the knowledge that a season-ending injury could strike your favorite player (or more importantly, your best fantasy player) at any moment. Injuries on the gridiron are very much a part of the game (it's football, not futbol). However, THIS is a list of injuries suffered by players doing literally anything else but playing football. We're talking walking the dog, playing with kids, hanging in the club...these are grown men who can withstand a hit from a 400-pound linebacker but not a romp with a puppy. No joke.

If you think you've seen the worst sports injuries in the history of the game, you might have; but THESE, these are the dumbest sports injuries in the history of the NFL (not to be confused with all the other professional athletes who hurt themselves in stupid ways).

*Note* this list does not include injuries suffered on the field while the game wasn't being played. No stupid touchdown dance injuries or freak sideline accidents here (although these guys have found themselves sidelined from plenty of stupid sports injuries like that as well).
9 Idiot Football Players Injured Off The Field,

Ben Roethlisberger
In June of 2006, "Big Ben" was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in which he broke his jaw and nose (he was not wearing a helmet). He didn't miss any games due to that incident the following season and, as we all know, it didn't hinder his time with the ladies either (ifyouknowwhati'msaying).
Brandon Marshall
After originally saying that he had slipped on a McDonald's bag and severely injured his arm in March of 2008, Brandon Marshall eventually confessed that he put his arm through his TV while playfully wrestling with his family. He didn't miss any games due to that injury the following season. That'll teach you to blame McDonald's for something that doesn't involve burned groins and/or gross obesity. 
Brian Griese
While playing for the Denver Broncos, Brian Griese tripped over his dog at his home and twisted his ankle. He missed some practice time but didn't miss any games. No word on whether the dog sustained injuries to his body and/or ego.
Chase Blackburn
Chase caused significant damage and nearly punctured his eardrum with a cotton swab after being bumped in to by a reporter in the New York Giants locker room in 2007. Though the injury cost him a trip to the hospital it didn't cost him any playing time (just ridicule for his "owie ear boo boo). 
Chris Hanson
In October of 2003, during his time with the Jaguars, Hanson was chopping wood with an ax when he lost control and accidentally chopped himself with said instrument of wood destruction. He missed the rest of the 2003 season and hasn't felt safe in the woods since.
Derrick Mason
While he was with the Tennessee Titans, Derrick Mason broke a bone in his hand at a springtime charity golf event (just swinging the club). He missed some practice time but did not miss any games the following season due to that incident. Recommended rehab included spending more time at the pool than on the links.
Irving Fryar
The no. 1 draft pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, Fryar headed to New England with great expectations. However, no one would have expected his highlight with the Pats to be an actual low light. In 1986, Fryar sat out what was then the biggest game of his career, the AFC Championship game versus Miami because his wife slashed his hand with a kitchen knife in a domestic dispute. Though he carved out a nice career, playing for a few teams, many in New England remember him for this injury. off-the-field injuries
Plaxico Burress
During his time with the New York Giants in 2008, Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg with his own gun tucked into the waist of his pants while at a club. That's correct: a hulking professional football player was so scared of the 5' nothing girls in heels at the club that he felt the need to arm himself with a deadly weapon (that he of-so-securely tucked in). He missed the rest of the season and wouldn't return to the NFL until 2011 (the same year he was released from prison).
Jake Plummer
In 2003, while with the Denver Broncos, Jake Plummer broke his left foot at home getting up off of his couch. Off. Of. His. Couch. He missed a few weeks but returned that season and went on to a very good 2004 season, and an incredible 2005 season. Let this be a lesson in couch safety to all of you less-than-pro-athlete-level sofa enthusiasts that accidents can happen at any time.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:03 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/football-players-injured-off-field/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Quarterbacks Who Backed Up Brett Favre]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-greatest-quarterbacks-to-have-once-backed-up-brett-favre/the-day-in-sports
The list of Brett Favre's former backup quarterbacks is long and impressive. The thing is that most of them had to make a name for themselves either before or after backing up Favre because he rarely, if ever, missed even a snap. There's the former Super Bowl-winning Jim McMahon; Matt Hasselbeck won a Super Bowl after being traded to Seattle; arguably the best quarterback in the league today, Aaron Rodgers, led Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory after Favre departed; and the backups' accomplishments don't stop there. There are Heisman winners and playoff appearances galore. The Packers even tried out "The Greatest Show on Turf" ringleader, Kurt Warner, as an undrafted free agent out of college in 1994, but he didn't make the final roster and is not included on the list here.

The Best Quarterbacks Who Backed Up Brett Favre,

Aaron Brooks

Aaron Rodgers

Don Majkowski

Doug Pederson

Jim McMahon

Kellen Clemens

Mark Brunell

Matt Hasselbeck

Tarvaris Jackson

Ty Detmer


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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:22:15 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-greatest-quarterbacks-to-have-once-backed-up-brett-favre/the-day-in-sports
<![CDATA[Who Do You Think Will Win Super Bowl 51?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-51/ranker-sports

Who is going to win the Super Bowl LI? Since the best NFL team doesn't necessarily win, nobody really knows. Fans can speculate all day and night, but all their Super Bowl 51 predictions won't change the outcome when two of the heaviest hitters in football meet in Houston, Texas. At this point, any one of the teams in the playoffs has a shot to go home with one of the handsomest championship trophies in sports.

Obviously, once there are answers to who is going to win the NFC and the AFC, everybody will have a better idea of where to place the smart money. Until then, though, anxious pigskin fans can only wonder if Eli Manning's Giants will face off against Tom Brady's Patriots or if Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will battle Ben Roethlisberger's Steelers.

Who do you think will win Super Bowl 51? Put your votes where your opinions are and vote up the teams you reckon have the best shot at winning the 2017 Super Bowl. Or skip the voting entirely, because you're clearly watching this year's climactic NFL game for one reason and one reason only: that Lady Gaga halftime show extravaganza.


Who Do You Think Will Win Super Bowl 51?,

Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

New York Giants


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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:59:47 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-win-super-bowl-51/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best College Running Backs of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-90s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
These are the best 90s college running backs according to user votes. There truly were some great college RBs in the 90s, but these are the best of the best. The top college running backs of the 1990s. Some of these guys are household names. Others saw their careers blossom in the 90s and burnout quickly... but they were great all the same. Who are the greatest college running backs of the 90s? Vote up your favorites now!

From Eddie George to Ricky Williams, this list isn't wanting for talent. The 90s were a great era for the running game in college football.

So, who do you think was the absolute best running back of the decade out of this list of the top 90s college RBs? Vote up your favorite now and add any that you think are missing.

 
The Best College Running Backs of the 1990s,

Amos Zereoué

Curtis Enis

Eddie George

Garrison Hearst

Lawrence Phillips

Marshall Faulk

Ricky Williams

Shaun Alexander

Warrick Dunn

Roy Dayne


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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:58:36 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-90s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best College Football Teams of 2013]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-college-football-teams-of-2013/ranker-college-football
A list of the best College Football teams of 2013. With the 2013 college football season in full swing, it's safe to say that we know where most teams are at at this point in the season. The best college football teams this year are at or near the top of the BCS standings, and for better or worse, will determine what two teams face off in the national title game. Will it be Alabama and Florida State or will Ohio State, Oregon or Stanford jump in? What about the rest of the top 25? Are there schools who aren't represented on the list and should be? Well it's up to you add to them! Factor in the school's 2013 performance and nothing else. Vote or re-rank your favorite school and who you think should be represented at the top of this list as the best college football team of 2013. 
The Best College Football Teams of 2013,

Auburn Tigers football

Florida State Seminoles football

Michigan State Spartans football

Ohio State Buckeyes football

Oregon Ducks football

Wisconsin Badgers football

Stanford Cardinal football

Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers

Baylor Bears football


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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:39:18 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-college-football-teams-of-2013/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
These are the best NFL quarterbacks of the 1970s. From Johnny U to Terry Bradshaw, this list has all of the best QBs of the '70s! Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach, and all player. So when talking about the best 70s quarterbacks, you know these guys are some the greatest players to ever play the game. Take a look at this list of 70s QBs and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best quarterbacks of the 70s?



So vote up your favorite QBs of the 70s! Who are your favorite 70s NFL quarterbacks?
The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s,

Bob Griese

Dan Fouts

Fran Tarkenton

Johnny Unitas

Ken Anderson

Ken Stabler

Roger Staubach

Sonny Jurgensen

Terry Bradshaw

Warren Moon


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:35:42 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[All Time Greatest NFL Defensive Ends]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/all-time-greatest-nfl-defensive-ends/cptron
Active players are not listed.
All Time Greatest NFL Defensive Ends,

Bruce Smith

Carl Eller

Charles Haley

Deacon Jones

Ed Jones

Howie Long

Jim Marshall

L. C. Greenwood

Michael Strahan

Reggie White


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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 06:18:53 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/all-time-greatest-nfl-defensive-ends/cptron
<![CDATA[The NFL Player Most Likely to Get Injured in 2014]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/player-most-likely-to-get-injured-v1/ranker-nfl
Brought to you by FanDuel: With the 2014 NFL season upon us, fantasy drafts and teams are settling into place. But the big question facing fantasy team owners is which players are going to stay healthy and which are most likely to get injured? These are major factors owners have to consider when assembling their fantasy teams, and when they're deciding to pick up a player off free agency/waivers in the middle of the week. Injuries vary from year-to-year, and it's virtually impossible to figure out which players will suffer a freak injury (like a torn ACL) that derails their season and your fantasy prospects. But, based on a player's recent past, people can prognosticate who is likely to get a lighter injury, like a pulled hamstring or a sprained ankle. A player's injury history is a big factor when people are trying to figure out who to draft.

So, which players are most likely to get injured? Will it be the best quarterback of all time? It's up to you to vote to determine who that will be in the 2014 season.
The NFL Player Most Likely to Get Injured in 2014,

Cam Newton

Darren McFadden

Michael Vick

Reggie Bush

Tony Romo

Wes Welker

Danny Amendola

Rob Gronkowski

Robert Griffin III

Ryan Mathews


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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:56:00 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/player-most-likely-to-get-injured-v1/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best 80s College Running Backs]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-80s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
Do you remember what trends were big in the 80s? Do you remember what hairstyles left a huge imprint? Or what bands kept you rocking all night long? That's great if you do... but how about the best college running backs? Do you recall the most famous college running backs of all? If you do, or if you don't, this is the list for you. These are the top college running backs of the 80s, ranked by user votes. Some of the players on this list had great college careers in the 80s at the RB position only to fade away. But, there are of course others on this list that not only became great NFL RBs, but almost mythical creatures (Bo Jackson).

From the aforementioned Bo Jackson to George Rogers and beyond, their are tons of great 80s running backs on this list. 

In case your memory is fading check out this list of the top collegiate football RBs from the great 1980s. Don't forget to vote for the player you think was the greatest of all time. 
The Best 80s College Running Backs,

Barry Sanders

Bo Jackson

Curt Warner

Emmitt Smith

Eric Metcalf

George Rogers

Herschel Walker

Ickey Woods

Mike Rozier

Thurman Thomas


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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:58:36 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-80s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/heisman-trophy-candidates-2012/pedro-cerrano
Heisman Trophy candidates 2012 are the top quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers playing in NCAA college football who are projected to contend for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. The annual award, given out each December following the college football regular season, honors the most outstanding college football player in the country.

It should be no surprise that USC quarterback Matt Barkley, a favorite for the 2011 Heisman Trophy, won by quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor, is leading the pack in the 2012 Heisman race. In 2011 Barkley completed nearly 70% of his passes for an impressive 3,528 yards and 40 touchdowns. With the USC Trojans back in the spotlight, Barkley is an early favorite to dominate the 2012 Heisman voting.

But there are also many other stellar 2012 college football quarterbacks ready to fight for the hardware. Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Taylor Martinez of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tyler Wilson of the Arkansas Razorbacks and even Denard Robinson of the Michigan Wolverines are just a few of the other passers who, depending on their 2012 performances, will get a good look.

The Heisman Trophy however is not simply a quarterback award with many other offensive players firmly in the contest. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell are all in the mix.

Only one of these talented college football stars will go down in history as a Heisman Trophy winner but until then, we can speculate and predict how the voters will feel come December. Have a Heisman favorite that is not listed? Want to re-rank this list your way or vote for a player you see as the best? Do all of that and more below on the list of Heisman Trophy candidates 2012.

Check out more lists like Greatest Mens Tennis Players of All Time, Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball and Best Current NHL Players
Heisman Trophy Candidates 2012,

Matt Barkley
USC quarterback
Landry Jones
Oklahoma quarterback
Geno Smith

Taylor Martinez
Nebraska quarterback
Collin Klein

Marqise Lee
USC wide receiver
De'Anthony Thomas

Le'Veon Bell
Michigan State running back
Marcus Lattimore
South Carolina running back
Montee Ball
Wisconsin running back

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Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:02:01 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/heisman-trophy-candidates-2012/pedro-cerrano
<![CDATA[The Best Football Players Ever]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-football-players-ever
One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.
Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

The Best Football Players Ever,

Barry Sanders

Deion Sanders

Jerry Rice

Jim Brown

Joe Montana

Lawrence Taylor

Peyton Manning

Reggie White

Tom Brady

Walter Payton


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Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:07:15 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-football-players-ever
<![CDATA[24 Reasons USC Is Better Than UCLA]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/reasons-usc-is-better-than-ucla/danielle-dauenhauer
Saying that USC is better than UCLA is like saying the sky is blue - most people will accept this as fact while a select few will try and tell you that sometimes it's cloudy so you're wrong. THOSE people are Bruins, and they are salty they are not Trojans.

The USC-UCLA rivalry is one of the oldest, most storied rivalries in college sports (one of the biggest rivalries in ANY sports, for that matter) and those in the middle of it will never hesitate to tell you which side they support. As a Trojan, I will give the evilest eye to even my closet friends when they utter any matter of sympathetic words about that crappy state school on the other side of town. As a love letter to USC, I have created this list of reasons USC is superior to UCLA.

From bars to sports to famous alumni, there's no shortage of reasons to point out that the rivalry between USC and UCLA heavily favors USC as the better school. Trojans are powerful awesome, as you will soon learn reading this list of reasons USC is greater than UCLA. You can feel free to vote for the most apparent reasons Trojans are better than Bruins, or you can just nod and agree with all these reasons UCLA sucks.
24 Reasons USC Is Better Than UCLA,

With regards to their mascot, they apparently believe quantity trumps quality.
The UCLA History Project details how Joe and Josephine, the Bruin mascots, evolved from a tradition of having live bears perform at home football games to entertain the crowd. Fitting seeing as their football program often bears an uncanny resemblance to a circus.
It is impossible to stumble from campus housing to a football game.
Unless, of course, you want to take the 405 to the 10 to the 110 to the Rose Bowl on foot. In which case, game on.
Their mascot is a bear? That's so every team in the UC system.

Okay, not every school, but both Cal and UC Riverside have bears for mascots making the Bruin as unoriginal as every director who comes out of their film school.


You want to get a drink in the area around UCLA? Better put on your anti-scumbag jacket.
According to Complex.com, 5 of the 25 Douchiest Bars in all of Los Angeles are located within spitting distance of the UCLA campus.
The Heisman trophy. Singular.
UCLA's only Heisman was produced in 1967 by Gary Beban, according to Heisman.com. He played with the Washington Redskins until 1970 and then became a real estate agent. USC's Heisman winners may be (alleged) murderers and lovers of the Kardashians, but at least there's been more than one.
Without the USC film school, there would be no Star Wars.
Legit. Without the professors of USC to guide him, George Lucas might have started in chronological order with Epidode 1 (The Phantom Menace, aka The One with Jar Jar Binks). You're welcome, world.
USC is UCLA's only rival.
Probably because they're so close we can't ignore them completely. Everyone else in the country, however, understands they are a non-threat.
The only way UCLA could win a conference title in football was for the division to split into two during a time of USC bowl sanctions.
And they still finished that season with a losing record (6-8). CollegeFootballPoll.com records the Bruins' last division title win as happening in 1998.
U$C
My keyboard doesn't even have a cents symbol to replace UCLA's "C" with. That's how little it cares about UCLA.
20 years.
That's the head start USC athletes had on UCLA when tallying the gold medal streak at the Summer Olympic games. Yahoo Sports reports the USC streak is now at 100 years.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:54:33 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/reasons-usc-is-better-than-ucla/danielle-dauenhauer
<![CDATA[The 16 Most Heartbreaking Patriots Moments of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/most-heartbreaking-patriots-moments-of-all-time/nick-dimengo
One of the most consistent franchises in all of sports over since the mid 1990s, the New England Patriots and their fans have had very little to complain about. But that doesn't mean the Pats haven't had their share of setbacks and heartbreaking losses, injuries, and poor management decisions. Patriots players have given their all throughout the years, but in these instances it just wasn't enough. The low points in this NFL team's history have gutted fans, and seen great seasons end.

Take future Hall of Fame quarterback by the name of Tom Brady and, arguably, the best head coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick, and the Pats have enjoyed five Super Bowl trips and three wins with those two at the helm in Foxboro Stadium. But the Patriots have also suffered some tough Super Bowl losses, lost great players to unexpected injuries, and seen promising draft picks turn out to be duds.

These are the most heartbreaking moments from the Patriots's storied football history and if you're a fan of the Pats, you remember them well. Vote for the letdowns that hurt the most and hope for the best next time your New England Patriots take the field.
The 16 Most Heartbreaking Patriots Moments of All Time,

Super Bowl XLIII
After threatening to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to finish with an undefeated season, the 2007 New England Patriots weren't able to finish the job and didn't get to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Even with a blistering offense that set numerous NFL records, the Pats were unable to do much against the New York Giants, falling in the Super Bowl XLII in dramatic 17-14 fashion, crushing their hopes of becoming, arguably, the best team ever.
Super Bowl XLVI
Although there were other painful defeats, the Patriots losing to the New York Giants for the second time in the Super Bowl definitely ranks up there as one of the franchise's most heartbreaking moments.

While New England wasn't as potent in all facets of the game, many thought Tom Brady would redeem himself by lifting his fourth Super Bowl trophy.

Instead, it was the G-Men (again), beating Brady's team 21-17 in yet another thrilling championship game.
Aaron Hernandez
To put it bluntly, former Pats tight end Aaron Hernandez is one bad dude. While he showed signs of talent on the football field and a building a potent two-headed mismatch at tight end with Rob Gronkowski, he had some serious issues off the field.

Okay, that's a bit of an understatement. Hernandez is currently in prison, awaiting the outcome of a trial that is trying to uncover his involvement in multiple murders.
Rob Gronkowski's Injury History
No one ever wants to see a player get injured, but when that guy happens to be one of the most dynamic and lethal tight ends in the NFL, things are even harder to accept. Unfortunately, that was the case with Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots, with the tight end battling injuries throughout his career - yet, remarkably, bouncing back quickly.

Gronk is a monster when on the gridiron, but it's the lack of consistency sometimes that makes Pats fans sweat.
Asante Samuel Dropping an Interception in Super Bowl XLIII
We all know what happened after this dropped interception by former Pats cornerback Asante Samuel, right?

It led to the most remarkable catch in Super Bowl history and allowed for the Giants's game-winning drive, ending the Patriots chances of becoming the first undefeated team in NFL history since the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Had Samuel been able to pull down this catch, there's no doubt the Pats would have been celebrating with a Lombardi Trophy.
Tom Brady's Knee Injury
While losing former quarterback Drew Bledsoe was a major blow to the franchise, the scare Patriots fans got when they saw Tom Brady holding his knee in agony years later was even worse.

Coming off a record-breaking season, Brady had fans excited about a possible return to the Super Bowl and more great memories. Instead, he was shelved in the first quarter of the first game of the season, giving way to Matt Cassel's chance to lead the offense - which he did quite well, actually.

Brady fully recovered, but it was still scary a scary sight to see in New England.
1976 AFC Playoff Loss to Oakland Raiders
Allowing the Oakland Raiders to come back on them during a Divisional Playoff game while on the road had to have been devastating for the New England faithful.

With Pats quarterback Steve Grogan unable to avoid turnovers, they gave up a touchdown to Raiders signal-caller Ken Stabler with just 14 seconds left for the final points in the 24-21 loss.

2007 AFC Championship Loss to Indianapolis Colts
Though they were at one point holding a 21-6 lead, the Patriots weren't able to finish off Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, as Indy overcame the deficit to reach their first ever Super Bowl.

While the game was entertaining for sports fans and took the monkey off of Manning's back in beating Bill Belichick and the Pats, it was a devastating loss for New England, which seemed to lose a little of their swagger in the process.
2011 AFC Playoff Loss to New York Jets

It's no secret that the New England Patriots and New York Jets have lots of dislike for one another. That's why the Pats losing to the Jets in the 2011 AFC Playoffs is so tough to swallow, because it came at the hands of a huge rival.

Playing at home in front of a packed house in Foxborough, the Pats found themselves trailing 14-3 at halftime before making a run and blowing it in the fourth quarter, losing 28-21 in a rare postseason home defeat.


Super Bowl XX Loss to Chicago Bears
I wa's one of the worst Super Bowls in the history of the NFL. With the Patriots coming on as underdogs to begin with, there were many who had at least hoped they could shock the world by defeating the 15-1 Chicago Bears.

Instead, Da Bears used a suffocating defense that led to a humiliating performance for New England, as the team found itself on the losing end of a 46-10 defeat.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:32:22 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/most-heartbreaking-patriots-moments-of-all-time/nick-dimengo
<![CDATA[The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-oklahoma-sooners-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
A list of the best Oklahoma Sooners of all time. Beginning in 1895, the University of Oklahoma began its illustrious football program. To many in the Heartland, Oklahoma football has maintained a standard of excellence since that time. The school has been long associated with winning football and has produced some of the best players in college football history.

Oklahoma has a history of winning national titles, with seven claimed and a whopping ten unclaimed championships. Oklahoma is known for having one of the most fearsome defensive lines in college football history. Led by pro football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma can boast having a number of powerhouses along its defensive front. That doesn't even include the school's five Heisman Trophy winners. Sam Bradford is the most recent Oklahoma Sooner to bring the Heisman back to Norman. During his time in school, Bradford set a number of records and was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Other famous players who are considered some of the greatest Sooners ever are flamboyant linebacker Brian Bosworth and running back Adrian Peterson. All Day powered Oklahoma to the 2004 BCS Championship game where it succumbed to USC. In fact, Oklahoma Sooners running backs have been among the best in college football. Since Bob Stoops became head coach in 1998, Oklahoma has had some of its best players and has a prosperous run. The school is a fixture in both the AP and Coaches Poll.

This is the list of the best Oklahoma Sooners football players of all time. If you notice a player who deserves to be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sooners player ever. 
The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time,

Adrian Peterson

Billy Sims

Brian Bosworth

DeMarco Murray

Gerald McCoy

Joe Washington

Keith Jackson

Lee Roy Selmon

Roy Williams

Sam Bradford


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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:12:09 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-oklahoma-sooners-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[NCAA Football Cover Athletes]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/ncaa-football-cover-athletes/arthur-roderick
Similar to the honor of the Madden NFL cover athlete tradition, each year, one former college football player is selected to become the NCAA Football cover athlete for the popular American football video game series. The honor has often gone to the player who wins the Heisman Trophy earlier in the year, but has also been given to other top players from the previous season.

Unlike Madden NFL, the NCAA Football video game series cannot legally use the name, image or likeness of active players under NCAA rules. Because of this restriction, generally the player, or players, on the cover of the game is a standout player who just finished their final season of college football and is heading into the National Football League. Similarly, players within the game are not named, but are build based on the characteristics of real players.

Just like Madden NFL, one notable coach started the video game series and appeared on the cover for the first few years. Bill Walsh, who coached the Stanford Cardinal, gave his name to the franchise when it started in 1994 as Bill Walsh College Football.

The game was named simply College Football USA for the 1996 and 1997 installments before adopting the NCAA Football title which has been used in years since. Another change came in 2009 and 2010 when different covers were issued, one for each video game platform. This small difference gave as many as five notable athletes, and even one mascot, the honor of being remembered as one of the top college football players of the year, something even a crappy professional career cannot take away.

Who are the NCAA Football covers? Take a look here and see for yourself. 
NCAA Football Cover Athletes,

Barry Sanders
Oklahoma State running back
Darren McFadden
Arkansas Razorbacks running back Darren McFadden appeared on the Xbox 360 version of NCAA Football 09.
Mark Sanchez
USC Trojans quarterback Mark Sanchez graced the cover of the PSP version of NCAA Football 10.
Tim Tebow
Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was on all versions of NCAA Football 11.
Michael Crabtree
Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree was on the Xbox360 version of NCAA Football 10.
Mark Ingram, Jr.
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram Jr. appeared on all versions of NCAA Football 12.
Brian Orakpo
Texas Longhorns defensive end/linebacker Brian Orakpo was on the NCAA Football 10 PlayStation 2 cover.
Robert Griffin III
Baylor University quarterback 
Denard Robinson
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson won a fan vote to be on the cover of NCAA Football 14, which would be the last in the series due to legal questions about whether college athletes should be paid for use of their likenesses
Sparty
Sparty, the Michigan State Spartans mascot, was selected for the cover of the Wii version of NCAA Football 09.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 05:01:08 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/ncaa-football-cover-athletes/arthur-roderick
<![CDATA[Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-offensive-rookie-of-the-year-2016/ranker-sports

With the NFL playoffs starting this weekend, it's time for the Associated Press to cast their votes for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2016. A nationwide panel of 50 AP members will decide which NFL player most helped his team on offense during his first season. This could include any offensive plays like rushed yards, completed passes, and scored touchdowns. And while there are plenty of AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year predictions written by sports journalists out there, this list is all about what you think.

Last year, running back Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams won the Offensive ROTY award after rushing 1,106 yards in his rookie season. However, 2016-2017 rookie Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys passed the 1,000 yards rushed mark in just his ninth game. The running back ended his rookie season with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns, making him the frontrunner for 2016's Offensive Rookie of the Year.  

Other NFL rookies most likely to be Offensive Rookie of the Year include Elliott's Dallas teammate, quarterback Dak Prescott. After Tony Romo got injured in the preseason, rookie Prescott became the starting back for the 2016-2017 season and led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, which ties for the best record in team history. Completing 260 passes and winning Offensive Rookie of the Month in November, Prescott is also a strong contender to be the 2016 NFL Offensive ROTY. 

Who do you think will be the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year? Will the ROTY winner be between Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott and Dax Prescott? Don't forget about quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, who set an NFL record by throwing 379 pass completions, the most by any rookie. 

Vote for the NFL player you think will win the AP 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award!


Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?,

Tyreek Hill

Ezekiel Elliott

Tajae Sharpe

Josh Doctson

Dak Prescott

Jordan Howard

Jared Goff

Carson Wentz

Derrick Henry

Michael Thomas


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:48:11 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-offensive-rookie-of-the-year-2016/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best Fantasy Football Players of 2013]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-fantasy-football-players-of-2013/ranker-nfl
A list of the best fantasy football players of 2013. As football season kicks into gear, a large number of football fans will be glued to their computers or mobile apps checking on their fantasy football team. Many football fans these days care more about their fantasy team than the team they support. Beginning with their fantasy draft. fantasy team owners will spend a ton of time managing their roster. This list will give fantasy owners a chance to rank who they think is the MVP of the 2013 season, and when the inevitable sleeper pops up, he can be added to this list as well.

For now, it seems like the consensus is that the best player in fantasy football is Adrian Peterson. Last year's MVP almost broke the single-season record for most rushing yards in a season, carrying his Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs. While the same results would be wishful thinking, even a little drop off in Peterson's production would mean that your fantasy team is in great shape.

Any of the top running backs will help carry your fantasy football team this season. Doug Martin and C.J. Spiller are part of the new guard of backs that fantasy football owners will draft while old reliables like Ray Rice and Arian Foster are always among the top players in fantasy football.

What about quarterbacks? There are plenty of great ones on here. You can't go wrong with the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and of course, Aaron Rodgers. Even someone like Cam Newton, with his running and passing can propel your team to the top of the fantasy standings. 

This is the list of the best fantasy football players of 2013. If someone emerges during the season, please add him. Vote or rerank who you think the top fantasy football players of this year. Only offensive players, no defenses.
The Best Fantasy Football Players of 2013,

Adrian Peterson

Calvin Johnson

Drew Brees

Jamaal Charles

Marshawn Lynch

Peyton Manning

Reggie Bush

LeSean McCoy

Demaryius Thomas

Jimmy Graham


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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 05:27:43 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-fantasy-football-players-of-2013/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Post-Interception Quarterback Faces]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-best-post-interception-quarterback-faces/the-round-mound
The best post-interception quarterback faces are those hilariously goofy, sad or angry faces our favorite quarterbacks in the NFL make after a bad throw. While even the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now throw an interception or two from time to time, some react to the mistakes much more ridiculously than others.These funny quarterback faces have inspired memes, gifs and entire websites dedicated to them. Few however have been more often seen as the Manning face. Through the stern looks given by Peyton Manning and the frequent and beyond goofy faces by Eli Manning, these brothers take the cake for post-interception faces. It helps that Eli throws 10 or more picks per year each season since 2005, including 15 in the first six games of 2013.But you don't have to be a Manning to make a hilarious face after an interception. Some, like Philip Rivers and Andy Dalton contort their faces into pure hilarity. Some look utterly confused, like Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre and Jay Cutler. Others, like Tom Brady get really mad. But perhaps the best ones are those who pout, even cry, on the sidelines after their error. Tony Romo, Joe Flacco and Tim Tebow are all great at that with images of their tearful pouting regularly circling the Internet.No quarterback is immune to a bad throw once in a while but only these guys, many among the best quarterbacks of all time, do it so ungracefully to make this list. Have a favorite quarterback face? Add it below or vote for your favorites on this list of the best post-interception quarterback faces!
The Best Post-Interception Quarterback Faces,

Andy Dalton

Brett Favre

Eli Manning

Peyton Manning

Philip Rivers

Tom Brady

Tony Romo

Brandon Weeden

Philip Rivers

Eli Manning


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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:24:03 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/the-best-post-interception-quarterback-faces/the-round-mound
<![CDATA[The Coolest Celebrities Who Play Fantasy Football]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/celebrities-who-play-fantasy-football/ranker-nfl
Celebrities, they're just like us, right? Now that it's football season, this statement transcends to fantasy football. Some of the biggest celebrities have caught the fantasy football bug. You'll see a ton of big names on this list, showing that fantasy sports aren't just for diehards and geeks anymore. On top of that, you'll see not only A-listers, but also some football players who partook in the game, even though they were playing in the NFL. After all, it's not football season if you're not in a fantasy football league. So, who is the coolest celebrity who geeks out on fantasy football? It's up to you to decide!
The Coolest Celebrities Who Play Fantasy Football,

Ashton Kutcher

Daniel Radcliffe

David Spade

Elizabeth Banks

LeBron James

Maurice Jones-Drew

Ozzy Osbourne

Paul Rudd

Rainn Wilson

Seth Meyers


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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:34:29 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/celebrities-who-play-fantasy-football/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-texas-longhorns-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
A list of the best Texas Longhorns football players of all time. Texas is one of the most highly regarded and historic football programs of all time. The program began in 1893 and currently has the second most wins in NCAA history, trailing only Michigan. Texas is also recognized for their post-season appearances ranking second in number of bowl game appearances (51) and ranked fourth in bowl game victories (27). Why are the Longhorns one of the greatest college football teams ever? Because of the number of outstanding players who have worn the burnt orange. Many of the best players in college football history have played for Texas. Throughout the school's history, Texas's roster has been filled with some college football's biggest stars. 

Texas football has had some of the greatest running backs in college history. Between Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams, two of the greatest Longhorns ever and Heisman Trophy winners, Texas has a rich history of attracting the country's best recruits to Austin. These two legendary players hold university records and are some of the most beloved Texas Longhorns football players of all time. The same goes for Vince Young. The quarterback led Texas to an iconic victory over heavily favored USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. Young carried the team to win the national championship in one of the greatest performances by a quarterback in college football history. While his NFL career didn't pan out, in the eyes of Texas Longhorn fans, there is nothing that will ruin the memory of one of the greatest Longhorns in school history. 

This is a list of the best Texas Longhorns football players of all time. Some of most outstanding players in Texas history and famous football players from Texas are on this list. If you think someone is missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Texas Longhorns football player ever.
The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time,

Bobby Layne

Colt McCoy

Derrick Johnson

Earl Campbell

Ricky Williams

Roy Williams

Tommy Nobis

Vince Young

Earl Thomas

Brian Orakpo


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Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:05:19 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-texas-longhorns-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best San Diego Chargers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-san-diego-chargers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best San Diego Chargers of all time. The San Diego Chargers have one of the most star-crossed histories in the NFL. This isn't for a lack of great players. The Chargers have had some of the best players of all time on their roster. When the Chargers have been great, the players have been some of the best in franchise history. But for one reason or another, the Chargers haven't been able to breakthrough and win a Super Bowl. The Chargers are known for having some of the best offensive teams in football. When the best players in Chargers history are high flying like Dan Fouts, LaDainian Tomlinson, Lance Alworth, Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner, then offense is clearly a priority. All but Tomlinson are in the Hall of Fame and when the time comes, don't be surprise to see him get inducted as well. 

That doesn't mean that the Chargers don't have some of the best defensive players as well. Junior Seau was a 12-time Pro Bowler who is one of the best linebackers ever. Seau was one of the toughest players ever to play and is still a popular Chargers player, maybe even the greatest linebacker player of all time.

This is a list of the best San Diego Chargers. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Chargers, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Chargers ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.
The Best San Diego Chargers of All Time,

Antonio Gates

Charlie Joiner

Dan Fouts

Eric Weddle

Junior Seau

Kellen Winslow

LaDainian Tomlinson

Lance Alworth

Philip Rivers

Rodney Harrison


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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:43:23 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-san-diego-chargers-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[Quarterbacks Most Likely to Lose Their Jobs in 2015]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-quarterbacks-likely-to-lose-their-jobs-in-2015/ranker-sports
Every season a select number of NFL quarterbacks lose their jobs. Some due to injury, others to performance, and some for their off the field antics. Often times this is impossible to predict. No one would have imagined Tom Brady playing during the 201 season - until Drew Bledsoe went down with an injury. The same could be said for Kurt Warner entering the 1999 season, at least until Trent Green was lost for the season. The 2015 season could very well see a different backup quarterback lead a team to a Super Bowl.

Which NFL quarterbacks could lose their jobs this season? Can Sam Bradford go a whole season without getting injured? Will Marcus Mariota start 16 games for the Tennessee Titans as a rookie? And how long will Josh McCown play before Cleveland Browns fans demand to see “Johnny Football”?

Vote up the starting quarterbacks who could lose their jobs this season. Who knows? Maybe a seasoned veteran will have a bad year. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees - none of them are getting any younger.

Quarterbacks Most Likely to Lose Their Jobs in 2015,

Jay Cutler
Could be replaced by: Jimmy Clausen

Josh McCown
Could be replaced by: Jonny Manziel
Peyton Manning
Could be replaced by: Brock Osweiler
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Could be replaced by: Matt Flynn or Geno Smith
Sam Bradford
Could be replaced by: Mark Sanchez 
Tyrod Taylor
Could be replaced by: Matt Cassel
Colin Kaepernick
Could be replaced by: Blaine Gabbert
Brian Hoyer
Could be replaced by: Ryan Mallett
Kirk Cousins
Could be replaced by: Colt McCoy or Robert Griffin III
Nick Foles
Could be replaced by: Case Keenum

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:42:17 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-quarterbacks-likely-to-lose-their-jobs-in-2015/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-wide-receivers/ranker-nfl
Wide receivers have been some of the most dazzling players in all of the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game. When talking about 2010s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players on this list of the best wide receivers of the 2010s! Who are the best 2010s WRs? Be sure to vote up your favorites!

When thinking about the best 2010s wide receivers, is Andre Johnson your favorite? Or is it Reggie Wayne? Or it could be someone else. There are plenty of tremendously talented players on this list! Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 2010s and vote up who think deserves the top spot!

Who are the greatest WRs of the 2010s?

The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the 2010s,

Andre Johnson

Antonio Brown

A. J. Green

Brandon Marshall

Calvin Johnson

Julio Jones

Larry Fitzgerald

Randy Moss

Reggie Wayne

Steve Smith


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<![CDATA[The Best Auburn Football Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-auburn-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
You can't talk college football without talking about the Auburn Tigers. Auburn pumps out some of the best football players of all time, many of whom have moved on to the big leagues to become some of the greatest NFL players as well. Who are the greatest Auburn football players of all time?

This list is votable and rerankable. Upvote all of your favorite football players who have hailed from AU, and downvote the ones you think aren't so great. Feel free to add any athletes who aren't currently on the list as well.

WAR. DAMN. EAGLE.
The Best Auburn Football Players of All Time,

Bo Jackson

Cam Newton

Carlos Rogers

Cadillac Williams

Jason Campbell

Karlos Dansby

Ronnie Brown

Takeo Spikes

Nick Fairley

Tre Mason


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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:42:22 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-auburn-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best Fantasy Team Names]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-fantasy-team-names/pepdek
This amazing list of fantasy team names is filled with great funny football, basketball, hockey and baseball team names for you to pick from. Usually the team names are a play on the athletes skills or puns on common terms in specific sports with a twist of pop culture. With classic names like My Vick in a Box, Vanick! At the Disco and Somewhere over Dwayne Bowe. There are good fantasy team names for kids too; Farve Dollar Footlong and Wachta Talkin’ about Willis?!?! Also ranked are some of the best female fantasy football team names like Victorious Secret and The Pre-snap Madonnas. No great list is complete without the dirty, offensive and cruel fantasy team names like Plaxidently Shot My Self.

Rate the best fantasy team names and be sure to add your own team name to the list and vote it to the top to see which name is the most popular fantasy team name ever.
The Best Fantasy Team Names,

Favre Dollar Footlong

My Vick in a Box

Flash dem TDs

Honey Nut Ichiros

Hide Your Beagle, Vick's an Eagle

Manziel in Distress

Yao Know What I Ming

Plaxidently Shot Myself

Somewhere Over Dwayne Bowe

It's On Like Ndamukong


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Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:04:33 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-fantasy-team-names/pepdek
<![CDATA[The Best College Football Players of 2012]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-college-football-players-of-2012
The best college football players of 2012 are those talented young men who lead their respective NCAA Football teams to greatness in the 2012 season. these top quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and other positional players each bring something special to their college football teams that sets them apart as the best NCAA Football players of 2012.

As the honor is awarded to the top college football player, it's no surprise that the 2012 Heisman Trophy will likely go to one of these players. Prior to the beginning of the season, players such as USC quarterback Matt Barkey, Michigan's double threat Denard Robinson and South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore all had their name floating around in Heisman race talk but poor performance, or in Lattimore's case a tragic injury, have made way for others to take that spotlight.

Other 2012 top college football quarterbacks like Collin Klein from the Kansas State Wildcats, AJ McCarron from the perennial favorite Alabama Crimson Tide and hidden gem Johnny Manziel from the Texas A&M Aggies all each rose to the task in 2012 and landed among the elite players of the year. But it wasn't just quarterbacks shining with other players such as Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, Wisconsin rusher Montee Ball and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o each earning spots as the top college football players of 2012.

Which 2012 college football player is the best? Who will take home the Heisman? Vote for the players you think are the most deserving below, add any not already listed or re-rank this list your way to count down the top college football players of 2012.
The Best College Football Players of 2012,

Barrett Jones

Eddie Lacy

Jadeveon Clowney

Jarvis Jones

Braxton Miller

AJ McCarron

Kenjon Barner

Marcus Lattimore

DeAnthony Thomas

Johnny Manziel


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<![CDATA[The Best Athletes of 2012]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-athletes-of-2012
The best athletes of 2012 won Olympic gold medals, helped clinch team championships, broke world records and became some of the most admired athletes in the world. These athletic stars come from all sports and each offer something different to their adoring fans but they all accomplished incredible things during the 2012 calendar year. These are the best athletes of 2012.

With the 2012 London Summer Olympics the big highlight in the year in sports, it should be no surprise that many of 2012's best athletes were Olympic medalists. American swimmer Michael Phelps was easily the top athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics when he brought home another six medals, bringing his career total to 22. But Phelps wasn't the only athlete to become an instant favorite at the 2012 games with sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis stars Andy Murray and Serena Williams and fellow swimmer Missy Franklin each winning big in their respective events.

There was much more to see than just the Olympics however with stars in the worlds of football, baseball, basketball and hockey, among other sports, dominating the action. Repeating their honors as top athletes of 2011, names like Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, Justin Verlander, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, LeBron James, small forward for the Miami Heat, and Tiger Woods, pro golfer, all returned to see success again in 2012.

Selecting a top athlete for a calendar year is often a matter of opinion and fandom so if you see someone you think should be higher or lower, vote accordingly. Want to re-rank the list or add someone we missed, do all of that below and help us rank the best athletes of 2012.
Be sure to also check out the Biggest Sports Disappointments of 2012, Famous Sports Speeches and the Best Sports to Watch.
The Best Athletes of 2012,

Adrian Peterson

Calvin Johnson

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Lionel Messi

Michael Phelps

Peyton Manning

Usain Bolt

Missy Franklin

Gabby Douglas


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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:26:40 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-athletes-of-2012
<![CDATA[The Best Green Bay Packers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-green-bay-packers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Green Bay Packers have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Green Bay Packers head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Green Bay Packers coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
 
How do you talk about the greatest Packers head coaches without mentioning the legendary Curly Lambeau? He coached the team to 6 NFL Championships from 1929-1944, and eventually had the Packers stadium named after him. Lambeau was the Packers first coach, and was eventually inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
 

Another Green Bay legend is Vince Lombardi, who won multiple championships with the team in the 60s. Modern era coaches to win a Super Bowl with Green bay are Mike Holmgren (1996) and Mike McCarthy (2010).
 
If the Green Bay Packers had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Would you put Lambeau over Lombardi? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Green Bay Packers.

The Best Green Bay Packers Coaches of All Time,

Bart Starr

Curly Lambeau

Forrest Gregg

Gene Ronzani

Lindy Infante

Lisle Blackbourn

Mike Holmgren

Mike McCarthy

Mike Sherman

Vince Lombardi


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<![CDATA[NFL Players Arrested During the 2011 Lockout]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-players-arrested-during-the-2011-lockout/kevin
This is a list of the NFL players arrested during the 2011 lockout. It's apparent that without football, our cities are a bit more dangerous. The lockout only lasted from March 11 to July 25 and 22 NFL players were arrested. I guess these players make the wrong decisions when they don't have people to tackle. Let's just be happy that the lockout is finally over and these players can get back to what they're good at- playing football.
NFL Players Arrested During the 2011 Lockout,

Adam Jones
Date arrested: July 10

The Bengals cornerback, Pacman Jones, was arrested on July 10 for refusing to leave a bar.
Cedric Benson
Date arrested: July 17

The Cincinnati Bengals player was arrested for misdemeanor assault with injury, after he apparently punched his former roommate in the face.
Hines Ward
Date arrested: July 9

The Steelers wide receiver got a DUI in Atlanta. He failed the sobriety test and refused the Breathalyzer.
Javarris James
Date arrested: June 9

Javarris James, the Colts running back, was arrested for marijuana possession in Fort Myers, Florida.
Marvin White
Date arrested: July 14

Marvin White, the Cincinnati Bengals safety, was arrested for simple assault and disturbing the peace. The violations happened in a dispute over a child-care center's bill.
Raheem Brock
Date arrested: June 16

Raheem was arrested for a couple minutes after walking out on a $27 bill at a Philadelphia nightclub.
Akeem Jordan
Date arrested: June 19

The Eagles linebacker, Akeem Jordan, was arrested for a misdemeanor assault and battery after a fight outside a bar in Harrisburg, Virginia.
Jerry Hughes
Date arrested: July 17

Jerry Hughes, the Colts defensive end, was arrested outside of a Dallas nightclub for suspicion of public intoxication.
Kenny Britt
Date arrested: June 8 and April 12

The Titans wide receiver was first arrested in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey for not pulling over for a police officer who was attempting to give him a ticket for speeding. One day after he plead guilty to his first charge, he was charged with resisting arrest. He wouldn't cooperate with police when they thought he was smoking marijuana while in line at a carwash.
Brandon Underwood
Date arrested: June 16

The Packers cornerback allegedly abused his wife and was brought into court on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:45:28 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-players-arrested-during-the-2011-lockout/kevin
<![CDATA[The Best Super Bowl XLVI (2012) Ads]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-super-bowl-xlvi-ads/randolph
List of the best, funniest Super Bowl XLVI ads, running on Super Bowl Sunday 2012. Super Bowl commercials have always been a big part of watching the game, but in recent years, the Internet has given new life to these 30 second to 2 minute advertising spots. Many of the biggest ads now debut a week or more before the game, and will continue to have new life on YouTube and other streaming video sites for weeks after the Lombardi Trophy has been awarded and the MVP has been announced. (Just take a look at Volkswagen's epic Darth Vader Super Bowl ad from 2011, which continues to be a hit on social media to this day.)

Many of the biggest Super Bowl XLVI ads feature notable celebrity cameos. Honda got a ton of press in the weeks before the game after teasing an appearance in their ad by Matthew Broderick, playing beloved '80s teen comedy icon Ferris Bueller. (The entire ad debuted a week before the Super Bowl.) Jerry Seinfeld also appeared on behalf of a car company, touting the anticipated Acura NSX alongside "rival" Jay Leno. Volkswagen also returns this year with a new ad, featuring the return of the "Vader Kid" from last year's ad. (A teaser for the new commercial featured dogs in "Star Wars" costumes.)

This page collects the best and funniest ads from the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast. Be sure to vote up your favorites, vote down the ones that bored you to tears and suggest others we may have forgotten in the comments. (And don't forget to vote on the Worst Super Bowl XLVI Ads as well!)

Check out more lists like Funniest Twitter Accounts to Follow, Best FNL Characters

The Best Super Bowl XLVI (2012) Ads,

Honda CR-V 'Matthew's Day Off' Ad

Bud Light 'Rescue Dog' Ad

Sketchers 'Go Run Mr Quiggly' Ad

Acura NSX 'Transactions' Ad

Doritos 'Man's Best Friend' Ad

Dannon 'The Tease' Ad

M&M's 'Just My Shell' Ad

Chrysler 'It's Halftime in America' Ad

Volkswagen 'Dog Strikes Back' Ad

Doritos 'Sling Baby' Ad


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Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:34:23 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-super-bowl-xlvi-ads/randolph
<![CDATA[The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-miami-dolphins-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
List of the best Miami Dolphins of all time. Since their formation in 1966 as part of the AFL, the Miami Dolphins have been one of the most successful teams in AFC history. From the beginning of the 1970s through the early 2000s, Miami was the standard bearer for excellence in the conference. During this nearly 30 year run of success, the Dolphins had many of the best players in its history on its roster. The dominant Dolphins Super Bowl teams of the 1970s had some of the top players in the league on the team. With head coach Don Shula as the constant, the Dolphins fielded what some consider to be the best team of all time in 1972 when they went an unmatched 17-0, the only NFL team to go undefeated during a single season. 

Many of the team's best players were on the 1972 undefeated, Super Bowl winning team. Hall of Fame players like Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Bob Griese and Larry Little to name a few are considered some of the best Dolphins ever. While the players on that team are memorable, perhaps the most famous Dolphins player is star quarterback Dan Marino, who is one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Despite not winning a championship, Marino is still considered one of the most popular and greatest Dolphins ever and thousands of Miami fans to this day will wear his jersey to the team's home games. 

This list of the best Miami Dolphins factors in all players from the team's AFL days to the present day. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him if you consider him one of the greatest Miami Dolphins players of all time. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflects who is the best Miami Dolphins player of all time
The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time,

Bob Griese

Dan Marino

Dwight Stephenson

Jason Taylor

Larry Csonka

Larry Little

Mark Duper

Nick Buoniconti

Paul Warfield

Zach Thomas


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:53:17 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-miami-dolphins-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best College Football Stadiums]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-college-football-stadiums/sportsyeah
The best college football stadiums are those football fields on college campuses that are the most loved by fans of the home team and most feared by rival fans. Hosting in excess of 100,000 fans per game each Saturday in the fall, these are the biggest, most popular and absolute best stadiums college football has to offer.

It's hard not to name the biggest stadium in America, and the third-largest in the world, as among the elite. Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home to the winningest team in college football history, the Michigan Wolverines, remains the gold standard for college football stadiums. Following in terms of biggest capacity, Beaver Stadium, where the Penn State Nittany Lions call home, and Neyland Stadium, home field of the Tennessee Volunteers follow with each hosting over 102,000-plus when at full capacity.

But there are plenty of other absolutely fabulous stadiums across the country for college football fans. Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tiger Stadium, where the LSU Tigers compete, Kyle Field, home to the Texas A&M Aggies and Notre Dame Stadium, the mothership of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are all favorites for fans of the home team and numerous others around the country and world.

So, whether you prefer the world record crowds packing The Big House or the history and charm of the Rose Bowl, if you're a true college football fan, you owe it to yourself to experience a game in these best college football stadiums. Vote for your favorites below then go vote for the best NFL stadiums and best college basketball arenas too!
The Best College Football Stadiums,

Beaver Stadium
Penn State Nittany Lions
Bryant–Denny Stadium
Alabama Crimson Tide
Camp Randall Stadium
Wisconsin Badgers
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Michigan Stadium
Michigan Wolverines
Neyland Stadium
Tennessee Volunteers
Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio Stadium
Ohio State Buckeyes
Rose Bowl
UCLA Bruins
Tiger Stadium
LSU Tigers

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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:06:34 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-college-football-stadiums/sportsyeah
<![CDATA[Who Will Be the Best Player From the 2014 NFL Draft?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-be-the-best-player-from-the-2014-nfl-draft/ranker-nfl
When the dust is settled on the 2014 NFL Draft, everyone from draft experts, football pundits, GMs, scouts and fans will have their say on who had the best draft and who the best player from the draft will be. Alas, there is still plenty of time for each player's story to be written. There will be busts, despite what many pundits may think, they'll be wrong about their favorite prospects as well. That's just a fact of life. But, that doesn't mean we can't a little fun and guess who will be the best player to emerge from the heap. Sometimes you never know who will be the best player in a particular draft class. Just ask the Seahawks when they picked Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 draft if they expected a Super Bowl title from a player who was so lowly regarded. So, truth be told, the draft is a crapshoot so you won't know who the best player will be for many years. But what the hey, let's have some fun and predict who will be among the best players in football history.

Who will be the best player from the 2014 NFL Draft? Will it be first pick overall Jadeveon Clowney? Or everyone's favorite college football celebrity, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny "Johnny Football" Manziel? The point is that no one really knows. Even wide receivers like Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Odell Beckham can defy the odds and avoid the first year jinx and become standout receivers. 

There are plenty of great football players to emerge from the 2014 NFL Draft, but only one can be called the best to come from the draft. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add the player who deserves to be among this group. Who will it be? It's up to you to decide.

Who Will Be the Best Player From the 2014 NFL Draft?,

Jadeveon Clowney

Jake Matthews

Sammy Watkins

Odell Beckham Jr.

Mike Evans

Teddy Bridgewater

C.J. Mosley

Khalil Mack

Blake Bortles

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix


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Fri, 09 May 2014 02:05:22 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-will-be-the-best-player-from-the-2014-nfl-draft/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Current College Football Coaches]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-current-college-football-coaches/ranker-college-football

The best college football coaches are not just the best NCAA Football coaches going into the 2016-2017 college football season, but also some of the best college football coaches of all time. These talented football coaches are all looking to lead their team to greatness in the upcoming season and the chances that one will hoist the championship trophy is highly likely.

With three national championships with the Alabama Crimson Tide since 2009, it's hard to make a case that anyone other than Nick Saban is the best current college football coach. Thought he could also be considered one of the worst NFL coaches of all time, his success coaching in the college ranks simply cannot be rivaled.

That said, there are dozens of other coaches looking to unthrone Saban as the top current NCAA Football coach. Bill Snyder of Kansas State, Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Steve Spurrier of South Carolina and even Urban Meyer of Ohio State are all in the hunt and the chances that one of their teams will meet the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game are pretty good.

How you select the best college football coaches of today can come from a variety of factors be it win-loss record, a big victory over your most-hated rival or just being the main man leading your favorite team down the field. However you rank them, do so below by voting, re-ranking this list or adding any not already listed to determine the absolute best current college football coaches.


The Best Current College Football Coaches,

Bill Snyder
Kansas State Wildcats
Bob Stoops
Oklahoma Sooners
Gary Patterson
TCU Horned Frogs
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State Seminoles
Jim Harbaugh

Michigan Wolverines


Les Miles

Fired by the LSU Tigers on 9/25/16


Mark Dantonio
Michigan State Spartans
Nick Saban
Alabama Crimson Tide
Urban Meyer
Ohio State Buckeyes
Dabo Swinney
Clemson Tigers

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Fri, 10 May 2013 03:32:27 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-current-college-football-coaches/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[20 Videos of Pro Athletes Crying at Press Conferences]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/athletes-crying-at-press-conferences/the-round-mound
Athletes crying at press conferences show a softer, more human side of our favorite professional athletes. All of these professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey players each shed some tears in front of the microphone and with the beauty of online video, we can relive these moments to laugh or cry along with them. They may be finely tuned athletes but as these athletes showed in press conferences, they are not too proud to get emotional for the right reason.

Maybe the most frequent times athletes will break down in tears is when they make the tough decision to retire. For athletes other than Brett Favre, this one-time press conference to announce the decision is nearly as emotionally difficult as the choice to hang 'em up in the first place. Add in the room full of reporters, bright studio lights and dozens of news cameras and that pressure more often than not leads to tears.

Same goes for athletes who for one reason or another are leaving their longtime teams for another. Imagine spending your entire adult life with a company then getting the boot all of a sudden. Some of the greatest athletes ever like NHL legend Wayne Gretzky and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning each went through that and needless to say, plenty of tears were shed.

Other times, athletes break down after an unfortunate incident which put them in the news for the wrong reasons. It could have been something as simple as a bad loss to make NFL players like Terrell Owens or Tim Tebow cry all the way up to allegations of sexual assault, like NBA star Kobe Bryant, or a sad in-game incident causing a major injury, like hockey enforcer Todd Bertuzzi. Each had to face the press regarding the incident and in these cases, each broke down talking about their regret.

We may hold professional athletes on a pedestal but as these examples show, even some of the most popular athletes and the most obnoxious athletes can still be some of the most human and the most emotional, just like us.



20 Videos of Pro Athletes Crying at Press Conferences,

Allen Iverson

Brett Favre

Chris Bosh

Marion Jones

Mike Schmidt

Peyton Manning

Ronaldo

Terrell Owens

Tim Tebow

Tracy McGrady


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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:21:45 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/athletes-crying-at-press-conferences/the-round-mound
<![CDATA[The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-seattle-seahawks-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best Seattle Seahawks of all time. Formed in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks have had a bunch of star players for the them. The team started in the AFC West before moving to the NFC in 2002. Many of the Seahawks best players were drafted and developed by the team. Players like Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones and Shaun Alexander are among the best players drafted in Seahawks history. Largent and Kennedy are Hall of Famers who spent their best years playing for Seattle and are considered two of the best players in Seahawks. Kennedy and Largent are both considered the best defensive tackles and best receivers in history respectively. 

One of the best teams in Seahawks history that had the best Seahawks players was the 2005 team. Powered by the running of Alexander and the quarterbacking of Matt Hasslebeck, the team went 13-3 and had the best record in the NFC. The team had the top offensive linemen in Seahawks history. Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson were the best linemen in the league that season and paved the way for Alexander to be the best running back in the NFL in 2005. 

The Seahawks have a bright future ahead. With star players like Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, Seattle has one of the best young cores in football.

This is the list of the best Seattle Seahawks of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Seattle Seahawks player of all time.
The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time,

Cortez Kennedy

Kenny Easley

Marshawn Lynch

Shaun Alexander

Steve Largent

Walter Jones

Kam Chancellor

Russell Wilson

Earl Thomas

Richard Sherman


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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:03:53 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-seattle-seahawks-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best New England Patriots of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-of-all-time/mrdarthvader
This is your list New England Patriots Fans. Vote for and add to the list of the greatest Patriots of all time.
The Best New England Patriots of All Time,

Adam Vinatieri

Andre Tippett

John Hannah

Randy Moss

Tedy Bruschi

Tom Brady

Troy Brown

Ty Law

Vince Wilfork

Rob Gronkowski


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Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:20:07 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-england-patriots-of-all-time/mrdarthvader
<![CDATA[Who Should be the Next Houston Texans Head Coach?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-should-be-the-next-houston-texans-head-coach-/philwa
With news that the Houston Texans have fired Gary Kubiak, speculation can now begin on who will be hired as the team's next head coach. Who do you think would make the best fit?
Who Should be the Next Houston Texans Head Coach?,

Bill Cowher
Former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
Hue Jackson
Cincinnati Bengals Assistant Head Coach
Jack Del Rio
Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
Jon Gruden
Former Bucs and Raiders Head Coach
Josh McDaniels
New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator
Ken Whisenhunt
San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator
Lovie Smith
Former Chicago Bears Head Coach
Wade Phillips
Interim Head Coach
Kevin Sumlin
Texas A&M Head Coach
Mike Zimmer
Bengals Defensive Coordinator

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:43:45 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-should-be-the-next-houston-texans-head-coach-/philwa
<![CDATA[The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-indianapolis-colts-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Since the team's start in Baltimore, the Colts have had a ton of great coaches. That being said, who is truly the best Indianapolis Colts coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Indianapolis Colts head coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

Baltimore Colts coach Don McCafferty led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory in 1970, narrowly defeating the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-13. As a Colts coach McCafferty's record was 22-10 in the regular season, which was good but nothing compared to Don Shula's 71-23 record as Colts coach from 1963-1969.
 
Modern day Colts coaches include names like Tony Dungy, Jim Mora (Playoffs?) and Jim Caldwell. Who is the greatest Indianapolis Colts coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time,

Bruce Arians

Don McCafferty

Don Shula

Howard Schnellenberger

Jim E. Mora

Keith Molesworth

Rod Dowhower

Ted Marchibroda

Tony Dungy

Weeb Ewbank


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:35 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-indianapolis-colts-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/disappointing-nfl-players-2016/ranker-sports

As the 2016-2017 NFL regular season comes to a close, fans are either happy with how their teams did or extremely disappointed with some of their favorite players. Every year, Super Bowl dreams are crushed because of season-ending injuries, bad luck, and of course, disappointing players. Whether it's a top prospect not meeting expectations or last year's MVP letting his team down, this list of the most disappointing NFL players in 2016-2017 includes a mixed bag of trophy winners, first-round picks, and even all-time greats. 

2015 MVP Cam Newton was expected to lead his Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl again, but due to a major drop in his accuracy, last year's NFC champions did not even make the playoffs. Other disappointing quarterbacks include the Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler, who had more interceptions than touchdown passes, and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles, whose stats heavily regressed in 2016.

Vote up who you think was the most disappointing player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 season. The list features the Dallas Cowboys' injury-prone quarterback Tony Romo, 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley, and the Arizona Cardinals' aging QB Carson Palmer. If you were let down by any of these NFL players who didn't live up to the hype in 2016, vote them up and hope they don't end up on this list next season. 


Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?,

Cam Newton

Carson Palmer

Jay Cutler

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tony Romo

Colin Kaepernick

Andrew Luck

Robert Griffin III

Eddie Lacy

Todd Gurley


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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:42:41 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/disappointing-nfl-players-2016/ranker-sports
<![CDATA[The Biggest Fantasy Football Surprises of 2014]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/biggest-fantasy-football-surprises-2014/ranker-nfl
Brought to you by FanDuel: Ranker fans get a 20% discount.

It's that time of year again ladies and gents! As the NFL season starts to hit its stride, there will be players who surprise their teams, fans, and of course, fantasy football owners. This could be a pleasant surprise when a lightly regarded players bursts onto the scene with a number of eyebrow raising performances. Contrarily, it could also mean that a superstar either gets injured, arrested/suspended, or performs well below expectations. With the way the 2014 NFL season has broken so far, it should surprise few football fans that a number of players have come out of nowhere to produce seasons that caught even the most in-the-know experts off guard.

So who has been the biggest fantasy football surprise of the 2014 season? Well, that certainly depends on your point of view. If you ask fantasy owners who have (or had) Adrian Peterson on their roster, he'd be the most likely candidate to be a surprise - or in this case, shock - for his off-field transgressions. On the other hand, fantasy football managers who have Philip Rivers on their team are likely to be pleasantly surprised with what he's done so far.

Vote for the player - good or bad - who has been the biggest surprise of the fantasy football season. The definition of surprise is open-ended, so vote on how you think this list should look. Of course, if someone is missing, feel free to add a player to this list.
The Biggest Fantasy Football Surprises of 2014,

Ahmad Bradshaw

Antonio Gates

Darren Sproles

Delanie Walker

Philip Rivers

Steve Smith

Emmanuel Sanders

Larry Donnell

Kelvin Benjamin

Terrence West


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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:21:56 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/biggest-fantasy-football-surprises-2014/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-minnesota-vikings-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
There's no question that the Minnesota Vikings have had some fantastic coaches over the years, but who is the best Minnesota Vikings head coach in franchise history? Help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Minnesota Vikings coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and regular season win percentage in mind.
 
It's hard to argue that Bud Grant isn't the greatest Vikings coach of all time. Boasting a .635 regular season win percentage, Grant led Minnesota to the Superbowl 3 out of 4 years between 1973-1976. Unfortunately they lost all three times, leaving them stinging almost as bad as Buffalo.
 
Although Minnesota hasn't played in a Super Bowl since, they've still had some great coaches who have almost gotten there. Coach Dennis Green took the Vikings to the playoffs many times during his 9 season run with the team, with an impressive 97-62 regular season record.
 
If the Minnesota Vikings had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time,

Brad Childress

Bud Grant

Dennis Green

Jerry Burns

Leslie Frazier

Les Steckel

Mike Tice

Mike Zimmer

Norm Van Brocklin


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:33 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-minnesota-vikings-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best New York Giants Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-giants-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
There have been many New York Giants coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best New York Giants coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.
 
If you follow football, you know that current Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has been a blessing to the franchise. He led the team to two Super Bowl victories from 2007-2011, both of which were wins against the expected winners the New England Patriots. As great as Coughlin is, longtime Giants fan also have a soft spot for the legendary Bill Parcells. Coach Parcells was head coach of the Giants from 1983-1990, and also led the team to two Super Bowl victories. In fact, both Coughlin and Parcells currently hold a lifetime 8-3 record in the playoffs, making it hard to put one over the other.
 
Who is the greatest New York Giants coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

The Best New York Giants Coaches of All Time,

Alex Webster

Allie Sherman

Bill Parcells

Dan Reeves

Jim Fassel

Jim Lee Howell

Ray Perkins

Steve Owen

Tom Coughlin

Ben McAdoo


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:34 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-giants-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[Everything That Sucks About the NFL]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-things-about-the-nfl/zachary-benau

NFL football is the most popular sport in America, but that doesn't mean there aren't things about it that suck. Every Sunday, Americans are glued to their TVs watching football, but unless you're watching NFL RedZone, which costs a fortune, you're probably watching a commercial or footage of a bunch of guys in uniform standing around waiting. That's because in a football game, there are only 11 minutes of action. Even the biggest football fans can agree there are plenty of reasons the NFL sucks.

For starters, commissioner Roger Goodell makes more than $30 million a year in salary. That seems a tad high for someone who seems to never do anything right. The rules are probably the least clear of any of the major sports, and it's certainly the most dangerous sport in the US. And these are just a few of the NFL complaints every football fan has. 

Here are things about the NFL that suck. Vote up the ones you think suck the hardest (and not in a good way). 


Everything That Sucks About the NFL,

Roger Goodell

The NFL Doesn't Care About Its Fans

The NFL Sucks the Fun Out of Everything

The Rules Are Too Convoluted

Quarterbacks Get Preferential Treatment

The Cost of Redzone/NFL Sunday Ticket

The League Office Singles Out Players

The Catch Rule

Only Offensive Players Benefit from Rule Changes

There's Only 11 Minutes of Actual Football in a Game


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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:44:52 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-things-about-the-nfl/zachary-benau
<![CDATA[The Greatest Jewish Players in NFL History]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/jewish-players-in-nfl/ranker-nfl
Who are the best Jewish NFL players? This list of top Jewish football players includes many former and current Jewish NFL players like Jay Fiedler, Bill Goldberg, Mark Herzlich, Andrew Kline, Kyle Kosier, Sage Rosenfels, Sid Luckman, and Allie Sherman. Who do you think the greatest NFL Jewish football players are?

Vote below in the list of top Jewish NFL players on who you think are the greatest Jewish football players of all time! If you see anyone missing from the list of Jewish football players, add them so that other football fans, NFL fans, and Rankers can vote on your additions!
The Greatest Jewish Players in NFL History,

David Binn

Greg Camarillo

Harris Barton

Joe Alexander

Lyle Alzado

Sid Luckman

Gabe Carimi

Alex Bernstein

Adam Goldberg

Arthur Bluethenthal


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Wed, 13 May 2015 09:40:54 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/jewish-players-in-nfl/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
These are the best quarterbacks of the 2000s. In other words, this is the short list of anyone that you could possibly on of the top NFL quarterbacks of the 2000s. Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach and all player. So when talking about the best 2000s quarterbacks, you know that you are talking about some seriously great NFL players.

Take a look at this list of 2000s QBs and vote up your favorites!
 From Peyton Manning to Tom Brady, this list is all about the best QBs of the 2000s! Kurt Warner is frequently listed as one of the greatest quarter backs of the 2000s, and there's no argument here! The greatest QBs of the 2000s are all here, so take a look! Do you think Rich Gannon is one of the top quarter backs of the 2000s? Well. 

Vote up your favorite QBs of the 2000s. Who do you think are the best quarterbacks of the 2000s?

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2000s,

Daunte Culpepper

Donovan McNabb

Drew Brees

Eli Manning

Kurt Warner

Matt Hasselbeck

Peyton Manning

Philip Rivers

Steve McNair

Tom Brady


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:35:42 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Top NFL Running Backs 2012]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-nfl-running-backs-2012
The top running backs of the 2012 NFL season are the rushers who will be taken first overall in fantasy football drafts and likely lead the league in rushing statistics. These 2012 best running backs include Heisman Trophy winners, Super Bowl champions plus a few up-and-coming NFL rookies looking to make their mark on the league. If the ball isn't in the air care of one of the top 2012 NFL quarterbacks, there's a good chance it's on the ground with one of these rushers.

Those playing fantasy football can tell you, selecting a star running back as the first pick in the first round is very common. A few years ago, names like Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Reggie Bush, now of the Miami Dolphins, would fill those first-overall draft spots but there's a whole new crop of running backs that are earning the first-picked honor in 2012.

Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans are regarded as the elite group of running backs in the NFL for the 2012 season.

So whether they are picked first overall or in the fifth round, these top 2012 NFL running backs will all be handling the ball carrying duties during the 2012 National Football League season. Vote for the rushers you think are the best, add any not listed or re-rank this list your way, all below!


The Top NFL Running Backs 2012,

Adrian Peterson

Frank Gore

Jamaal Charles

Marshawn Lynch

Maurice Jones-Drew

Ray Rice

Reggie Bush

LeSean McCoy

Arian Foster

Matt Forté


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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 03:14:41 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-nfl-running-backs-2012
<![CDATA[The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-dallas-cowboys-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best Dallas Cowboys of all time. The Dallas Cowboys are not only the one of to the top teams in the NFL, but also the league's most valuable franchise. Why is that? For most of the Cowboys storied history, they've been one of the most successful teams in all of football. Combine that with the Cowboys penchant to having many of the greatest players in football history and renowned superstar players, it makes sense to why so many people will call themselves Cowboys fans. Many of the Cowboys players on this iist are some of the greatest players ever.

From 1966-1985, 20 consecutive seasons, the Cowboys possessed a winning record at the end of the season. This is a NFL record and the gold standard of success. Throughout the franchise's existence, the team has had a fair share of Hall of Fame players. Roger Staubach, "Bullet" Bob Hayes, Randy White, Tony Dorsett are some of the first Cowboys players to be inducted to the Football Hall of Fame. The team's run of success in the early '90s saw them win three Super Bowls in four years. Some of the best players in team history were on those teams. Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, MIchael Irvin and Deion Sanders rounded out an NFL powerhouse.

This is the list of the best Dallas Cowboys players of all time. There are superstars, Hall of Famers, along with some of top position players in football history are all on this list. Feel free to add any player who is missing and should be considered one of the best Dallas Cowboys ever. Vote or rerank this list so it reflects who you think should be considered the greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time.
The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time,

Bob Lilly

Ed Jones

Emmitt Smith

Jason Witten

Larry Allen

Michael Irvin

Randy White

Roger Staubach

Tony Dorsett

Troy Aikman


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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:51:02 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-dallas-cowboys-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-wide-receivers/ranker-nfl
Wide receivers are some of the most widely respected players in the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game with one long play. One spectacular catch. When talking about 2000s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players to talk about. Some of them are some the greatest players in NFL history. Here is a list of the best wide receivers of the 2000s! Take a look at this list of 2000s WRs and be sure to vote up your favorites! Who you think is the best wide receiver of the 2000s?

When looking at 2000s wide receivers, is Calvin Johnson your favorite? or is it Larry Fitzgerald?  Or is it Randy Moss? Someone else? Point is, there are tons of great, great, players on this list! Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 2000s and vote up the player that you think most deserves the top spot.

Who are the greatest WRs of the 2000s?

The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the 2000s,

Andre Johnson

Chad Ochocinco

Cris Carter

Isaac Bruce

Jerry Rice

Larry Fitzgerald

Marvin Harrison

Randy Moss

Steve Smith

Terrell Owens


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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:06:02 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-wide-receivers/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-wide-receivers/ranker-nfl
Wide receivers have hisorically been some of the most dazzling players in all of the NFL. They can very quickly turn the tide of a game with one great catch. When talking about 70s wide receivers, there are plenty of great players that one can easily remember and love! So, here is a list of the best wide receivers of the 70s! Take a look and be sure to vote up your favorite 70s WRs!

When looking at 1970s wide receivers, is Ahmad Rashad your favorite? Or is it Steve Largent? Or is it somebody else? There are tons of great players on this list. Take a look at the top wide receivers of the 1970s and vote up the players you believe are some of the best wide receivers to ever play the game.

Who are the greatest WRs of the 70s? The best wide receivers of the 1970s? 
The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s,

Bob Hayes

Cliff Branch

Drew Pearson

Fred Biletnikoff

James Lofton

John Stallworth

Lance Alworth

Lynn Swann

Paul Warfield

Steve Largent


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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:06:03 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-wide-receivers/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
Running backs are the workhorses of a football team. No one is going to argue that. Well, maybe linemen will. But, they set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. So, when talking about 70s running backs, you have to realize that you're talking about some of the greatest football players in the history of the NFL! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 70s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best running backs of the 70s?

These are the greatest running backs on the 70s. Which means these players are in a pretty elite class. From Larry Brown to OJ Simpson, the top Running Backs of the 70s are some of the strongest players to ever take the field, players like Earl Campbell come to mind! Tony Dorsett and Walter Payton, obviously, are on this list of the best 1970s Running Backs 

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 70s and vote up your favorites! Who are the top running backs of the 1970s?
The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s,

Chuck Foreman

Earl Campbell

Franco Harris

Greg Pruitt

Larry Brown

Larry Csonka

Lawrence McCutcheon

O. J. Simpson

Tony Dorsett

Walter Payton


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:10:10 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-70s-running-backs/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-ohio-state-buckeyes-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
A list of the best Ohio State Buckeyes of all time. Since 1890, THE Ohio State University has been one of the most storied programs in college football history. Firstly, using "the" in front of the school name has been a source of pride for most Buckeyes. The school's football team has been one of the best in the NCAA. Ohio State has won seven national championships and its players, some of the most successful in college football history, are also winners of the Heisman Trophy, college football's most prestigious honor. Six Buckeyes have won the Heisman, including Archie Griffin, who is the only two-time winner of the award. Eddie George, the 1995 Heisman winner, is one of the greatest running backs in college history. He set a Buckeyes record when he ran for a whopping 313 yards in a single game versus Illinois. Some of the best Buckeyes players are also on the defensive side of the ball. Despite having a strong NFL career with the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills, middle linebacker Chris Spielman is one of the most beloved Buckeyes player of all time. He was a tackling machine who powered a strong Ohio State defense during the mid-to-late 80s.

Some of the best Ohio State players of all time have had their biggest games arch the school's archrival to the north: Michigan. For years, the two schools have battled it out for the Big Ten title, which used to mean a coveted berth in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day in Pasadena. The best Buckeyes have brought their best to this storied rivalry game and have provided some of the most memorable moments in the series.

This is the list of the best Ohio State Buckeyes of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Ohio State player of all time.
The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time,

Archie Griffin

A. J. Hawk

Chris Spielman

Cris Carter

Eddie George

Jack Tatum

Orlando Pace

Ted Ginn, Jr.

Troy Smith

Ezekiel Elliott


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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:51:49 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-ohio-state-buckeyes-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-san-diego-chargers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Throughout their time as a football franchise, the San Diego Chargers have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best San Diego Chargers head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Chargers coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff runs in mind.
 
Although the Chargers have never won a Super Bowl, they have still had some great coaches. From 2007-2012, Coach Norv Turner brought the Chargers to a handful of playoff appearances with some strong showings,but unfortunately the team just couldn't get it done. Coach Bobby Ross (1992-1996) is well respected in San Diego as well, with a 47-33 regular season record and a handful of playoff berths.
 
If the San Diego Chargers had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Chargers

The Best San Diego Chargers Coaches of All Time,

Al Saunders

Bobby Ross

Dan Henning

Don Coryell

Marty Schottenheimer

Norv Turner

Ron Waller

Sid Gillman

Tommy Prothro

Charlie Waller


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:34 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-san-diego-chargers-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Tight Ends of the 2010s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-tight-ends/ranker-nfl
Tight ends are a versatile bunch. Some are more on the receiving end, some on the blocking, but not matter what, the best tight ends have to be able to do both. They are the toughest of the tough, and here is a list of the best 2010s tight ends. The cream of the crop. Take a look at this list of the top TE's from the 2010s and vote up your favorites!

From Vernon Davis to Jeremy Shockey and beyond, this list of the greatest 2010s tight ends is loaded with great players that were the cornerstones of their respective teams. The top tight ends of the 2010s are all listed here for you to look through, but if you think a player is missing, be sure to add them! Who are the best 2010s NFL tight ends? Who do you think deserves the top spot?

So, who are the greatest tight ends of the 2010s? This list is ranked by you, the fans.

The Best NFL Tight Ends of the 2010s,

Antonio Gates

Dallas Clark

Greg Olsen

Heath Miller

Todd Heap

Tony Gonzalez

Vernon Davis

Bear Pascoe

Rob Gronkowski

Jimmy Graham


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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:37:22 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-tight-ends/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best High School Football Movies]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-highschool-football-movies/colloquialism_and_the_like
Lets see what the people vote as the top ten best high school football movies.
The Best High School Football Movies,

All the Right Moves

Any Given Sunday

Facing the Giants

Friday Night Lights

Gridiron Gang

Radio

Remember the Titans

The Longest Yard

Varsity Blues

The Blind Side


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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:42:57 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-highschool-football-movies/colloquialism_and_the_like
<![CDATA[The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/80s-college-football-quarterbacks/ranker-college-football
These are the best 80s College quarterbacks, ranked by user votes. This list of the top 80s college football quarterbacks probably won't surprise very many of you, especially the hardcore college football fans among you, but there was so much talent at the quarterback position in the 80s voting for a favorite might prove difficult. But, who is the greatest college QB of the 80s on this list stacked top to bottom phenomenal QB's? Vote up your favorites!

College football in the 80s had some of the greatest passers to ever play the game. From Steve to Troy Aikman, John Elway to Jim Harbaugh and beyond. The best 1980s quarterbacks certainly faced some stiff competition on their way to the record books.

Take a look at this list of the greatest college football QBs from the 1980s and vote up your favorites!
The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s,

Bernie Kosar

Dan Marino

Doug Flutie

Jim Harbaugh

Jim McMahon

John Elway

Major Harris

Steve Young

Troy Aikman

Ty Detmer


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:40:03 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/80s-college-football-quarterbacks/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best 2010s College Running Backs]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
A lot happened during the 2010 era including some phenomenal running backs taking center stage on the collegiate football map. Records were broken and some stand out performances were seen. Do you remember those amazing RBs that led the charge during the 2010s? Do you have a few you still follow that are playing in the NFL?

From Brandon Saine to Roy Helu Jr there are a ton of great running backs on this list. You have your work cut out for you when it comes to picking a favorite.

If you need a refresher or want to put in your two cents, check out this list of the best 2010s college football running backs. Make sure and vote up your favorite college running backs so they may reach number one on this list.
The Best 2010s College Running Backs,

Noel Devine

Brandon Saine

Mark Ingram, Jr.

Dion Lewis

Evan Royster

Jacquizz Rodgers

John Clay

LaMichael James

Trent Richardson

Roy Helu


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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:58:35 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2010s-college-running-backs/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-90s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
These are the best '90s quarterbacks. In other words, the greatest NFL quarterbacks of the 1990s. Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach and all player. So when talking about the best 90s quarterbacks, you know you're talking about some of the greatest football players ever. Take a look at this list of 90s QBs and vote up your favorites! From Troy Aikman to Brett Favre, these are the best QBs of the 90s!

Warren Moon is frequently listed among the greatest quarter backs of the 90s, and there's no argument here! The greatest QBs of the 1990s are all here, so take a look! Do you think Trent Dilfer is one of the top quarter backs of the 90s? 


Vote up your favorite QBs of the 90s!

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s,

Brett Favre

Dan Marino

Jim Kelly

Joe Montana

John Elway

Peyton Manning

Randall Cunningham

Steve Young

Troy Aikman

Warren Moon


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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:35:42 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-90s-quarterbacks/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Detroit Lions of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-detroit-lions-of-all-time
This is a list of the best Detroit Lions of all time. Formed in 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the team known as the Lions put down roots in Detroit in 1934. Despite the failings of the past half century, the Lions have won four NFL championships with the last being in 1957. Despite having only one playoff win since then, the Lions have had several Hall of Fame players on its roster, including debatebly the best running back of all time. There is a long period where the Lions didn't have any of the best players in team history, but in recent years, the Lions have made up for their lean years by drafting some of the best young talent in football.

The 1950s and early 1960s were a prosperous time for the Lions. With quarterback Bobby Layne at the helm, these Lions teams featured some of the best players ever. Doak Walker, Dick "Night Train," Lem Barney and Joe Schmidt all played for the Lions during this time. In 1989, the Lions drafted running back Barry Sanders, who is not only one of the most popular star players the Lions have ever had, but one of the best ever. Those Lions teams also had great Lions players like Herman Moore as well. Today, Lions stars Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and Ndamukong Suh all have potential to be some of the best players in Lions history.

This is the list of the greatest Detroit Lions of all time. If you think someone should be on this list of the best Lions of all time, then feel free to add him to the list. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Detroit Lions ever.
The Best Detroit Lions of All Time,

Alex Karras

Barry Sanders

Billy Sims

Bobby Layne

Calvin Johnson

Dick Lane

Dick LeBeau

Herman Moore

Joe Schmidt

Lem Barney


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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 04:29:50 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-detroit-lions-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Greatest Tight Ends of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-25-greatest-tight-ends-of-all-time
The greatest tight ends of all time are those dynamic National Football League players who have played the position better than anyone else. The tight end position is a unique one as it has evolved from a blocking player to one that focuses more on receptions meaning each of these best NFL tight ends dominated the role as it was played during their prime.

There is a reason that the Mackey Award is given out each year to the top tight end in college football. That's because John Mackey is easily the best tight end ever to play football. The now Pro Football Hall of Fame member dominated the position with the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers and made the position one to recognize.

Following in Mackey's footsteps are dozens of other talented and famous tight ends such as Tony Gonzalez, the first tight end to catch over 1,000 passes, Kellen Winslow Sr. who dazzled at tight end for the San Diego Chargers, the great Mike Ditka, who before coaching or broadcasting averaged 19.2 yards per catch and notched 12 touchdowns as a rookie and Shannon Sharpe, who topped an amazing 10,000 yards over his career in Denver and Baltimore.

But the top tight ends in the NFL don't stop there. Young stars have taken the offensive position to an entire new level and fascinated fans everywhere along the way, racking up crazy stats and scoring touchdowns left and right. Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is a perfect example of that as he has become the envy of other teams, fans and players with his talent.

Who do you think played the best at tight end of all time? Vote for your favorites, add any not listed or re-rank this list your way all below! Want more football rankings? Check out the greatest linebackers of all time and the greatest NFL punters of all time too!
The Greatest Tight Ends of All Time,

Antonio Gates

Jason Witten

John Mackey

Kellen Winslow

Mike Ditka

Ozzie Newsome

Shannon Sharpe

Tony Gonzalez

Rob Gronkowski

Jimmy Graham


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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:07:58 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-25-greatest-tight-ends-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Current NFL Helmets]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-current-nfl-helmets

It's not often that people who are big on sports take the time to admire the artwork that adorns the players of their favorite teams, but this list of the best current NFL helmets is the place to talk about how good football teams look when they're beating each other up. Some of the greatest franchises in sports are here contending for the top current NFL helmet, as worn by the best NFL teams of 2016-2017.

Many NFL helmet logos are classic while some are constantly reworked to sell more NFL team merchandise, but these are the best NFL helmets of the recent season. Whether you're a fan of the classic styling of the Cincinnati Bengals, or prefer the classiness of the New Orleans Saints, all of the NFL team logos are here to choose from as you vote on the greatest current NFL helmet.

What team has the best helmet in the NFL? What NFL team has the best logo? Vote for whatever you believe to be the top current NFL helmet and find out! All 32 of the coolest NFL teams are listed, so vote up your favorite NFL team logos and vote down the worst NFL logos on helmets.


The Best Current NFL Helmets,

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Diego Chargers

Seattle Seahawks

St. Louis Rams


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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:09:38 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-current-nfl-helmets
<![CDATA[The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-buffalo-bills-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time. As one of the original AFL teams in the early '60s, the first few decades of Bills football was defined by solid players, yet they lacked the playoff results to be seriously considered one of the NFL's premier teams. Players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson (we're talking about on the field accomplishments here) spearheaded those high flying Bills of the franchise's early years. With a combination of hitting the jackpot on high draft picks, shrewd trades and a seasoned head coach in Marv Levy, many of the greatest Bills in team history came from the team's most successful seasons during the 1990s. 

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed are considered by many to be the best Bills ever. These players were at the core of the Bills teams that went to the Super Bowl a league record four straight years from 1990-1993. Ultimately, these players never were able to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, The run of success that these BIlls players were a part of are looked back fondly by Bills fans. These Bills greats are still revered and popular in western New York. Despite the lack of a championship, it doesn't take away that they are considered some of the greatest Buffalo Bills in history. 

This list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time accounts for all players in its AFL and NFL history. If you notice that a player isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflect who should be considered the greatest Bills players in team history
 
The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time,

Andre Reed

Bruce Smith

Cornelius Bennett

Darryl Talley

James Lofton

Jim Kelly

Joe DeLamielleure

O. J. Simpson

Steve Tasker

Thurman Thomas


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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 02:50:01 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-buffalo-bills-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-kansas-city-chiefs-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
There have been many Kansas City Chiefs coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Kansas City Chiefs coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Kansas City Chiefs coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.
 
Marty Schottenheimer is the winningest coach in Chiefs franchise history, with a 101-58 regular season record. Despite their dominance in the early 90's, the team unfortunately won a championship under coach Marty.

One man who did however win a Super Bowl with the Chiefs is the legendary Hank Stram, the very first coach of the Chiefs. During his time with Kansas City, Stram captured 2 AFL Championships pre-merger, and eventually a Super Bowl Championship at Super Bowl IV. 
 
Who is the greatest Kansas City Chiefs coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time,

Andy Reid

Dick Vermeil

Frank Gansz

Gunther Cunningham

Hank Stram

Herman Edwards

John Mackovic

Marty Schottenheimer

Marv Levy

Paul Wiggin


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:35 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-kansas-city-chiefs-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/heisman-trophy-busts/ranker-college-football
The worst Heisman Trophy winners certainly excelled in the college game but failed at the next level. The biggest Heisman disappointments hail from some of the most storied programs in college football, and while many Heisman Trophy winners had great NFL careers (players like Barry Sanders, Marcus Allen and Tony Dorsett), others peaked in college and were just never the same. The biggest Heisman busts were of course high draft picks but quite obviously failed to live up to expectations. Heisman busts like Matt Leinart and Andre Ware could fall into the category of enormously disappointing QBs. Other Heisman Trophy failures in the NFL were running backs (like Rashaan Salaam and Archie Griffin) that never matched their college success at the pro level. There have been many Heisman Trophy busts over the year but which one do you think is the biggest? Vote now for the most disappointing Heisman Trophy winner!
The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time,

Andre Ware

Danny Wuerffel

Eric Crouch

Gino Torretta

Jason White

Matt Leinart

Rashaan Salaam

Tim Tebow

Troy Smith

Johnny Manziel


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:06:06 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/heisman-trophy-busts/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Greatest Linebackers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-25-greatest-linebackers-of-all-time
The greatest linebackers of all time are not only the best NFL players to ever play the linebacker position but also some of the most respected and most feared football players of all time. These all-time greats have electrified crowds with their energy and leadership and delivered on the field as some of the NFL's best defensive players ever.

It's hard to claim that anyone other than the great Lawrence Taylor is the best linebacker ever. He made an immeasurable impact on the game, changing it for decades to follow and becoming the star of the league which at that time was dominated by quarterbacks. His explosiveness and raw power was in most cases simply unstoppable and easily qualifies him as one of the top 10 NFL linebackers of all time.

That said, there are plenty of other great linebackers who each had stellar careers of their own. The likes of Dick Butkus, who terrorized offenses during his nine years with the Chicago Bears, Ray Lewis, who served as a perfect combination of talent and heart during his memorable time with the Baltimore Ravens, and Junior Seau, who recorded over 100 tackles for six seasons straight and earned 12 Pro Bowl selections, are all firmly among the best NFL linebackers of all time.

While they don't always get the same level of attention that other positions do, famous linebackers are some of the toughest, smartest, and most hard working players on any NFL team. Have an NFL linebacker that you adore? Vote for your favorite NFL linebackers below, re-rank this list your way, or add any not listed. Then, head over and vote for the greatest tight ends of all time and the greatest NFL punters of all time too!
The Greatest Linebackers of All Time,

Brian Urlacher

Derrick Thomas

Dick Butkus

Jack Ham

Jack Lambert

Junior Seau

Lawrence Taylor

Mike Singletary

Ray Lewis

Ray Nitschke


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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:49:40 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/top-25-greatest-linebackers-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Worst NFL Teams to Ever Make Playoffs]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-teams-to-ever-make-nfl-playoffs/the-round-mound
The worst teams to ever make the NFL Playoffs are not just okay teams, they are simply bad teams that somehow managed to qualify for the National Football League postseason following a really crappy season. We're not talking about the borderline 9-7 teams that somehow squeak into the playoffs, we're talking a handful of teams that had losing seasons and still managed to win their division and earn that automatic playoff spot.

The process for selecting teams for the NFL Playoffs is pretty simple. The winners in each of the six divisions automatically qualify along with two wild card teams from each of the two conferences based on their regular season win-loss record. Usually this means the best teams in the league compete for the chance to play in the Super Bowl but as these teams prove, that logic is not always flawless.

With the exception of the shortened 1982 NFL season in which both the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns entered the playoffs with 4-5 records, never has a team with a losing record in a 16-game season qualified for the playoffs until the 2010 season. The Seattle Seahawks managed to win the beyond weak NFC West with a losing 7-9 record and earn the automatic bid into the postseason. Meanwhile, a 10-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the competitive NFC South sat home and watched with their 10-6 record getting them nowhere. Seattle was pretty bad during the year, allowing 407 points compared to scoring 310, but managed to shock everyone in the first round of the 2010 NFL Playoffs by upsetting the defending-champion New Orleans Saints.

Only slightly better than teams with a losing record that qualified for the NFL Playoffs are teams that went an even .500 on the year and still reached the postseason. Since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978 through 2010, 10 teams have qualified for the playoffs with an even 8-8 record. Many argued that allowing these sub-par teams into the playoffs was a travesty, especially in cases where other teams with much better records sat home, such as the case of the Tom Brady-less New England Patriots who went 11-5 in 2008 and spent their winter on vacation, not competing to play in the Super Bowl. Hmm, sounds like they may have a point.

What are the worst teams to make the playoffs? There are some really bad teams on this list, some might have even had the worst record in NFL history, and there are plenty options to vote for so choose wisely.
The Worst NFL Teams to Ever Make Playoffs,

1982 Detroit Lions
4-5
2010 Seattle Seahawks
7-9
1969 Houston Oilers
6-6-2
1982 Cleveland Browns
4-5
1999 Dallas Cowboys
8-8
1999 Detroit Lions
8-8
2004 Minnesota Vikings
8-8
1991 New York Jets
8-8
1990 New Orleans Saints
8-8
2004 St. Louis Rams
8-8

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:17:43 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/worst-teams-to-ever-make-nfl-playoffs/the-round-mound
<![CDATA[The Best New York Giants of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-giants-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
This is a list of the best New York Giants of all time. Formed in 1925, the New York Football Giants are a name as recognizable with the NFL as much as any other team in the league. The Giants are one of the greatest teams of all time. The team has won eight championships, four before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and four Super Bowl titles. Some of the greatest defensive players in NFL history have played for the Giants. The team has traditionally relied on stout defenses and a powerful running game. The formative years of the NFL saw some of the best linemen and linebackers play for the team. Hall of Famers from the team's early years includes Sam Huff, Frank Gifford, Rosey Brown, Andy Robustelli and Y.A. Tittle.

After an 18 playoff drought, the Giants' fortunes started to turn in 1981. That year, the team drafted one of its greatest players and perhaps the best linebacker ever in Lawrence Taylor. In addition to Taylor, the team had some of the top Giants in Phil Simms, George Martin and Harry Carson. More recently, the Giants have won multiple Super Bowl titles with quarterback Eli Manning and Justin Tuck captaining the defense. 

This list of the best New York Giants of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is the greatest New York Giants player of all time.
The Best New York Giants of All Time,

Carl Banks

Eli Manning

Frank Gifford

Harry Carson

Lawrence Taylor

Mark Bavaro

Michael Strahan

Phil Simms

Sam Huff

Y. A. Tittle


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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:11:41 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-new-york-giants-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/70s-college-football-quarterbacks/ranker-college-football
It goes without saying that the greatest 70s college QBs won national championships, Heisman Trophies and went on to tremendous success in the NFL. The top college quarterbacks of the 1970s also transcended the college game. Players like Joe Montana started to become legends in college. Some of the greatest 70s college football quarterbacks played at the beginning of the decade. Guys like Jim Plunkett, Joe Theismann and Archie Manning fall into this category. Many of the best college QBs of the 70s played for traditional powerhouses like Notre Dame and USC. Others played at schools like Stanford and Ole Miss but were still considered to be among the greatest college football quarterbacks of the 1970s. The best 70s college football quarterbacks are an impressive group. Vote for your favorites now!
The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s,

Archie Manning

Brian Sipe

Danny White

Dan Fouts

Jim McMahon

Jim Plunkett

Joe Montana

Joe Theismann

Pat Sullivan

Steve Bartkowski


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:39:46 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/70s-college-football-quarterbacks/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/dirtiest-nfl-players-of-all-time/prosportsextra
The dirtiest NFL players of all time are some of the meanest and most hated men to ever play professional football. You probably won't see these current and former National Football League players earning any sportsmanship awards anytime soon but there's a good chance their names will be in the news for bone-crushing hits, injuries and losing their tempers on the football field.

Each year several sports media outlets asks the NFL players themselves which current player they see as the dirtiest. In recent years, names like longtime Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong "Donkey Kong" Suh have been selected by their peers as the dirtiest. With both players having nasty on-and-off-field incidents to their credit, the selections are not undeserved.

But dirty play is nothing new in the NFL. In fact, many of the dirtiest NFL players of all time are from many decades ago. Conrad Dobler, an offensive lineman who played from 1972 to 1981, bit, hit, kicked and spit on opposing players, including an incident where he punched fellow tough guy and one of the greatest defenders in NFL history Mean Joe Greene. Johnny Sample is another long retired player who earned the reputation for dirty play. The defensive back in the 1950s and 60s even named his autobiography "Confessions of a Dirty Ballplayer."

While professional football is and will probably always be a violent sport, these dirty NFL players took that to another scary level. Vote for the NFL players you think are the dirtiest below or add any that are missing. Think these guys are bad? Check out the most shocking NFL scandals too.
The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time,

Albert Haynesworth

Bill Romanowski

Conrad Dobler

Cortland Finnegan

Jack Tatum

James Harrison

Lyle Alzado

Richie Incognito
An all-around jerk; recently suspended for harassing teammate Jonathan Martin
Ndamukong Suh

Vontaze Burfict


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<![CDATA[The Best Tight Ends in the NFL]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-tight-ends-in-the-nfl

Tight ends have become an integral piece to a football team's offense. In the past, tight ends have mostly served as extra offensive lineman to help with run blocking and an occasional pair of hands to catch a defense off-guard. But the game has changed significantly recent years. Big, athletic, pass catching tight ends have allowed offenses to stretch the field and are an added threat in today's predominantly pass-first NFL. The influx of these players has changed the way defenses prepare for an opposing team and now have to take account players they wouldn't have had to worry about in the past. For many years, Tony Gonzalez was considered the preeminent tight end for his rare combination of speed and power. He is widely looked at the greatest tight end to play the game. Gonzalez was the first in this era for tight ends. Players like New England's Rob Gronkowski, San Francisco's Vernon Davis and New Orleans' Jimmy Graham are three examples of these bigger, faster tight end whom have followed in Gonzalez's footsteps.

Vote for the tight end you think is the best in the NFL in 2016-2017. The definition for who you consider to be the top tight end is open-ended. It can be one of the pass catchers from above or a blocking tight end. No matter what definition you choose, be sure to vote for your favorite tight end.


The Best Tight Ends in the NFL,

Antonio Gates

Greg Olsen

Jason Witten

Tony Gonzalez

Vernon Davis

Martellus Bennett

Rob Gronkowski

Jimmy Graham

Tyler Eifert

Travis Kelce


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Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:58:04 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/crowdranked-list/best-tight-ends-in-the-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-arizona-cardinals-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best Arizona Cardinals of all time. A charter member of the NFL, the Cardinals were originally based in Chicago when they first joined the league. The team spent 49 years in the Windy City before moving to St. Louis ahead of the 1960 season. Those early Cardinals teams features multiple Hall of Famers like Charley Trippi, Ernie Nevers and John "Paddy" Driscoll. The last Cardinals team to win a championship was based in Chicago, and the year was 1947.

The St. Louis Cardinals featured some great players as well. Dan Dierdorf is a Hall of Fame lineman who spent his entire 13 year career in St. Louis. The same goes for Hall of Fame tight end Jackie Smith and cornerback Roger Wehrli. These players were some of the best Cardinals in team history. Ottis Anderson is considered one of the greatest Cardinals ever. Though the team made the playoffs only once during his time with the team, Anderson still holds several team records.

The Cardinals are currently based in Phoenix, and are now called the Arizona Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald, the team's superstar receiver and one of the best receivers in football, is bound for Canton and in 2008, the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl behind Fitzgerald, quarterback Kurt Warner and receiver Anquan Boldin. These players are considered the best Cardinals ever.

This is the list of the best Arizona Cardinals of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Arizona Cardinals player of all time.
The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time,

Adrian Wilson

Aeneas Williams

Anquan Boldin

Dan Dierdorf

Dick Lane

Kurt Warner

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Wilson

Pat Tillman

Patrick Peterson


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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:45:47 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-arizona-cardinals-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-atlanta-falcons-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
A list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. Formed in 1966, the first few decades of the team's history wasn't too promising. The Falcons didn't reach the playoffs until 1978, and had only five playoff berths in its first 30 years. Atlanta has had some of the most entertaining teams in the league with a bunch of superstar players. These Falcons can be considered some of the best players in team history.

Beginning in 1989 with the drafting of one of the best players of all time in Deion Sanders. With "Prime Time" and other great players like Andre Rison and Terence Mathis, the Falcons were fun to watch. In 1998, Jamal Anderson powered the Falcons to the franchise's first Super Bowl berth. Though the team lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII, it was a turning point for the Falcons. Under Michael VIck, the Falcons reached the playoffs twice. Say what you want about Vick, but he's one of the best Falcons of all time. More recently, Matt Ryan has been at the helm of the most prosperous era in Falcons history. The team had its first consecutive winning seasons in 2008-09 and the future looks bright with Ryan as the quarterback.

This is the list of the best Atlanta Falcons of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Atlanta Falcons player of all time.

 
The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time,

Claude Humphrey

Deion Sanders

Jeff Van Note

Jessie Tuggle

Julio Jones

Matt Ryan

Roddy White

Steve Bartkowski

Tommy Nobis

Tony Gonzalez


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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:35:01 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-atlanta-falcons-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-alabama-crimson-tide-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
This list ranks the best Alabama Crimson Tide players of all time. Football is a way of life in Alabama. The state is home to two of the most famous schools in NCAA history: Auburn and Alabama. The latter is one of the most recognized programs in the sport and recently has dominated college football behind some of the best players in school history. The football program started in 1892 and has established itself as one of the most iconic names in sports. Alabama has won 15 national championships and those teams featured some of the best players in Crimson Tide history. Many of Alabama's greatest players went onto achieve success in the NFL, including future Pro Football Hall of Famers like John Hannah, Ozzie Newsome and Derrick Thomas. Surprisingly, with the school's rich history of having a roster full of outstanding players, curiously has only one Heisman Trophy in its cabinet. In 2009, Mark Ingram barely nudged past Stanford running back Toby Gerhart to take the trophy back to Tuscaloosa. 

In recent years, a good number of Alabama players have gone on to play in the NFL. Under the stewardship of Nick Saban, Alabama is going through its greatest stretch since the legendary Bear Bryant was at the helm. Needless to say, you won't find too many Alabama fans who are disappointed in the school's recent past.

This is the list of the best Bama Crimson Tide players of all time. If you notice someone is missing from the list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is the greatest Alabama football player ever.
The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time,

Derrick Thomas

Joe Namath

Julio Jones

Ken Stabler

Mark Ingram, Sr.

Ozzie Newsome

Shaun Alexander

Dont'a Hightower

Amari Cooper

Derrick Henry


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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:55:29 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-alabama-crimson-tide-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[Who Should Be USC's Next Football Coach?]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/who-should-be-usc-and-_39_s-next-football-coach-/philwa
With Lane Kiffin being fired midseason, USC is looking for a new head football coach. Ed Orgeron is currently the interim head coach, but is he the right man for the job? Should USC consider a candidate from the NFL or the head coach at another college program? Make your picks below. 
Who Should Be USC's Next Football Coach?,

Chris Petersen
Boise State Head Coach
Ed Orgeron
Interim USC Head Coach
Jack Del Rio
Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
Jeff Fisher
St. Louis Rams Head Coach
Jon Gruden
Former NFL Head Coach
Lovie Smith
Former Chicago Bears Head Coach
Steve Sarkisian
Washington Head Coach
Kevin Sumlin
Texas A&M Head Coach
Pep Hamilton
Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator
James Franklin
Vanderbilt Head Coach

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<![CDATA[The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-penn-state-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
For years, Penn State was known as one of the great bastions of Northeastern football. Located in State College, PA, the school is known for having some of the greatest college football teams in NCAA history. Some of the best college football players of all time have emerged from the school that's nicknamed "Linebacker U."

The storied history of Penn State has resulted in national championships and a loyal, devoted fan and alumni base who proudly call themselves "Penn Staters." However, the players aren't slouches either. Franco Harris and Jack Ham are two Hall of Fame players who attended Penn State and were forces on the gridiron in both college and the NFL. In the 1990s, players like Kerry Collins, Ki-Jana Carter, and Kyle Brady bridged the program's success into the next generation, while the 2000s saw running back Larry Johnson carry the team to greatness.

Who are the best players in Penn State history? Well, that depends on who you ask. If you like hard-nosed, rugged football, you'll pick a defensive player. Though knowing Penn State's football history, if you like that brand of football, you may select an offensive lineman who paved the way for the team's star players to find success. 

This is the list of the best Penn State football players of all time. Vote or re-rank the list according to how you see fit. Feel free to add any Penn State players who aren't already listed below.
The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time,

Franco Harris

Jack Ham

John Cappelletti

Larry Johnson

LaVar Arrington

Paul Posluszny

Sean Lee

Tamba Hali

NaVorro Bowman

Allen Robinson


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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:13:44 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-penn-state-football-players-of-all-time/ranker-college-football
<![CDATA[The Best Arizona Cardinals Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-arizona-cardinals-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Arizona Cardinals have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Arizona Cardinals head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Arizona Cardinals coaches, keeping stats like division titles and playoff runs in mind.
 
Despite their long history starting as the Chicago Cardinals, the franchise only went to their first Super Bowl in 2009, coached by Ken Whisenhunt. They ultimately lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23, and still have yet to play in the big game since. Other coaches to take the Cardinals into the playoffs are Don Coryell and Vince Tobin, but other than that there really aren't too many names that stand out. 

If the Arizona Cardinals had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Best Arizona Cardinals Coaches of All Time,

Bruce Arians

Dennis Green

Don Coryell

Guy Chamberlin

Jim Hanifan

Ken Whisenhunt

Paddy Driscoll

Vince Tobin

Walt Kiesling

Arnold Horween


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<![CDATA[The Best Detroit Lions Coaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-detroit-lions-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
There have been many Detroit Lions coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Detroit Lions coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Detroit Lions coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down. Unfortunately the Lions have never even been to a Super Bowl, and are only one of four teams to hold that honor.
 
The Lions have not historically had a lot of playoff success, but Wayne Fontes coached the team to several playoff seasons during his run from 1988-1996. The Lions only went 1-4 during those appearances, but at least he helped them get there.
 
Since 1996 there have been 8 different Lions head coaches, including names like Dick Jauron, Bobby Ross, and most recently Jim Schwartz. The current head coach of the Detroit Lions is Jim Caldwell, having been with the team since 2014.
 
Who is the greatest Detroit Lions coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

The Best Detroit Lions Coaches of All Time,

Buddy Parker

Gus Dorais

Jim Schwartz

Joe Schmidt

John Karcis

Wayne Fontes

George Wilson

Hal Griffin

George "Potsy" Clark

Earl "Dutch" Clark


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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:45:33 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-detroit-lions-coaches-of-all-time/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[NFL Players with the Worst Tattoos]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-players-with-bad-tattoos/brandon-oliver
The NFL has always been known as a league where players can display their personalities in a number of different ways. Tattoos have become more prominent across the league (and in sports in general) in its more recent history, though not all football stars have made smart ink choices. Tattoos have stories behind them and it is often a way to get a glimpse inside the mind of the most popular athletes on the field each Sunday. These football players can make the catch, hit their blocks, and get their tackles, but when it comes to athlete tattoos, they've got the worst, and we have the tattoo photos to prove it.

Unlike the NBA, football players have nearly their entire body covered with athletic-style body armor so it isn’t always easy to see the bad tattoos the players have inked on their skin. Of course, there are some amazing works of body art tatted on players across the NFL and some tattoos which hold a truly special meaning to the player who has them. But for the most part, these guys are responsible for some serious sports tattoo fails.

From a big, beefy offensive lineman having “Mama’s Boy” tatted on his massive biceps to Jeremy Shockey’s nod to the great American bald eagle, the league is littered with tattoos that are questionable at best. So without further ado, it’s time to introduce the could-have-been-good, the bad and the ugly tattoos across the NFL.

Here is a list of NFL players with bad tattoos and pictures of the ink which is widely considered to make up the worst tattoos in the National Football League.
NFL Players with the Worst Tattoos,

Andrew Quarless
It's bad enough that Andrew Qaurless even considers himself "God's gift," but the fact that he had the words inked in an awful font on his triceps earns him a spot on this list.
Chad Johnson
The artist formerly known as "Ocho-Cinco" got a tattoo of his estranged wife on his leg after being arrested for domestic assault. A solid effort, but his attempt at proving his love for her with new ink failed and they were soon officially divorced.

Hines Ward
Though fearless on the field, off the field Hines ward has the reputation of a nice guy with a good demeanor. Afterall, you have to be a softy and be very sure of yourself if you have a tattoo of Mickey Mouse on your bicep.

Isaiah Stanback
Isaiah Stanback clearly felt that his chest needed some work and he did something about it. It just doesn't look right. It almost looks like there is a wide-eyed owl staring out from its perch on a tree branch.

Jeremy Shockey
Yeah, Jeremy Shockey being on this list is a huge shock(ey). Shockey having a ridiculous bald eagle on his bicep must also be a mind-numbing shock to everyone out there. Or not.

Colin Kaepernick
Like many other NFL players, Colin Kaepernick's body offers plenty of examples of awful ink. To be fair, his body features some impressive work, but it might be a little much. By the looks of it, Kaepernick is part Pacific Islander, part Sons of Anarchy cast member, and part Spartan.

Devin Thomas
Devin Thomas is well known for his tattoos, and for good reason. He has some amazing ink and then he has this thing. Yes, his entire back is covered with a massive, colorful Dragonball Z tattoo.

Mitch King
Mitch King, defensive end for New Orleans, is a real mama's boy. How do we know this, you might ask? It's right there. On his arms. In swirly writing. No lie has ever been told in swirly writing.
Lydon Murtha
Admittedly, this tattoo is pretty amazing, but it is also pretty ridiculous. Lydon Murtha went with the full length, "flesh-less," sleeve, which could be on exhibit at a science museum once the NFL is no longer in the cards.

Sam Shields
Players in the NFL are all chasing their dreams of riches and winning a Super Bowl title. Sam Shields of the Green Bay Packers, has already achieved both during his career. He was so thrilled with winning a Super Bowl that he decided to get a giant rendering of his Super Bowl ring on his neck. Because apparently wearing the ring just wasn't enough.


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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:33:56 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/nfl-players-with-bad-tattoos/brandon-oliver
<![CDATA[34 Celebrities Who Played High School Football]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/celebrities-who-played-high-school-football/celebrity-lists
Celebrities who played high school football include a variety of actors, musicians, and other celebs who in their early life put on the pads for their high school football teams. While a few of these men also spent time playing college football and some even spent time in the National Football League, all went on to pretty successful careers in Hollywood.

As some of the top tough guy actors ever, it's no surprise that people like Chuck Norris, John Wayne, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson played high school football. But they're not the only ones who you'd expect to be among the celebrities who were on school sports teams with big, tough actors like Lou Ferrigno, Channing Tatum, and Dennis Haysbert also making their prep football rosters.

Then there is another category of former high school football players turned celebrities: the ones who are surprising. Who would have ever expected Willie Nelson, Jamie Foxx, or Joel McHale to have played football as a teen? Even the late Chris Farley played football before he became a comedy star.

These celebrities who played football in high school might not have all gone on to play college or professional football (though some did), but all made a name for themselves off the field with their work in television, film or music and that's a touchdown in itself.
34 Celebrities Who Played High School Football,

Dean Cain

Ed O'Neill

Forest Whitaker

John Belushi

John Wayne

Jon Hamm

Mark Harmon

Matthew Fox

Tommy Lee Jones

Will Ferrell


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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 06:28:04 PDT http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/celebrities-who-played-high-school-football/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best NFL Tight Ends of the 2000s]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-tight-ends/ranker-nfl
Tight ends are a versatile bunch, and they are some the most athletic players in the NFL. Some tight ends are more on the receiving end, some on the blocking, but not matter what, the best tight ends have to be able to do both. And they have to do both at a high level. Here is a list of the best 2000s tight ends to choose from! The greatest tight ends of the 2000s. Take a look at these great TE's from the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think deserves the top spot?

From Todd Heap, to Heath Miller, and beyond, this list of the greatest 2000s tight ends that really left their mark on the game of football. The top tight ends of the 2000s are all listed here for you to look through and vote on, but if you think a player is missing, be sure to add them!  Who are the best 2000s NFL tight ends? That is up to you, the fans! 


So, who are the greatest tight ends of the 2000s?

The Best NFL Tight Ends of the 2000s,

Antonio Gates

Dallas Clark

Delanie Walker

Greg Olsen

Heath Miller

Jason Witten

Shannon Sharpe

Todd Heap

Tony Gonzalez

Vernon Davis


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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:37:22 PST http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/best-2000s-tight-ends/ranker-nfl
<![CDATA[The Funniest Fantasy Football Trophies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/funny-fantasy-football-trophies/nathandavidson

A true fantasy football league isn't complete without a funny championship trophy. If you've ever played fantasy football, then you know that winning a championship deserves a trophy because it's next to impossible to win one. Even if you're an extremely knowledgeable player, any fantasy football season can be easily derailed by injuries, a misused waver claim, and in most cases, just plain bad luck. These are fantasy trophy ideas worthy of a champion. Trophies fit for a fantasy king. You know, like the first-year player who has no idea what they're doing and somehow manages to win it all, despite their incompetence. This the definitive collection of great fantasy football trophies.


The Funniest Fantasy Football Trophies Ever Made,

The Golden Staff

The Breast Fantasy Football Trophy Ever

If the Shoe Fits...

Fantasy SMASH!

One Fantasy Football Trophy to Rule Them All

The Fantasy Knight Rises

Aww Nuts!

The Sacko

The Iron Throne

3 Beers 1 Trophy


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<![CDATA[The Biggest Cinderella Seasons in College Sports]]> http://www.ranker-dev.com/list/biggest-cinderella-seasons-in-college-sports/sportsyeah
The biggest Cinderella seasons in college sports feature inspirational stories of NCAA athletic teams who beat out all the odds and defied the expert predictions to pull some of the biggest upsets in college sports. These teams were never expected to even compete on the same level as the big dogs in their respective sports but that didn't stop them from shocking the world with their success.

The term Cinderella season was first coined back in 1939 when the City College of New York unexpectedly won the NCAA Men's Basketball title against all odds. This feat not only made the term Cinderella a common way to describe a sports team who accomplished the unthinkable but also paved the way for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, to take on the nickname of "The Big Dance," which paid homage to the Cinderella fairy tale.

It's hard to compare different Cinderella college sports teams to one another as each sport is different and each team has overcome a different type of adversity en route to success. It's perhaps easiest to identify these teams in college basketball, where Cinderella teams like the 2006 George Mason Patriots, 1985 Villanova Wildcats and 2010 Butler Bulldogs were each were seeded very low in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament but upset their highly favored opponents to reach as far as the national championship.

NCAA Football also sees it's fair share of Cinderella teams with no shortage of college bowl game upsets each year, such as the 1995 Northwestern Wildcats or the 2006 Boise State Broncos but one of the best Cinderella teams actually came from college baseball. In 2008, the Fresno State Bulldogs barely qualified for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament but went on to not just win the WAC Tournament, but also go on to win the College World Series to bring the university its first athletic championship in school history.

These Cinderella college sports teams all made a statement that even in the face of adversity, great things can happen when you give it your all. They might not have been the fastest, biggest or most talented, but they had the heart and determination to become champions, and many became just that.

Check out more lists like Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts
The Biggest Cinderella Seasons in College Sports,

2006 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football

2008 Davidson Wildcats Basketball

2010 Butler Bulldogs Basketball

2006 George Mason Patriots Basketball

2011 VCU Rams Basketball

2008 Fresno State Bulldogs Baseball

1966 Texas Western Miners Basketball

1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack Baskeball

1985 Villanova Wildcats Basketball

2006 Boise State Broncos Football


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