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Pro Athletes

Angry Bodybuilder Slaps Judge When He Comes In Second Place

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.30.2016 | Weird News

Maybe there is such a thing as being too pumped up. When Greek bodybuilder Giannis Magos came in second at a recent competition, he was frustrated. So...

4 Epic Days of MaiTai Action: The Good, the Biz and the Play!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

At the MaiTai Maui opening ceremony the mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa revealed, "I have the easiest job in the world," with a smile, "look around you - it's the most beautiful place on earth." And with that I was inspired to explore his beautiful island.

These Unlikely Heroes Are...Wait for It...The World's Top Fact-Checkers

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.

Terrell Thomas, Bobby Wagner and Ronnie Hillman: NFL Players Are People Too

Barbara Bruno | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Thomas, Wagner and Hillman are distinctly individual guys. However, none of them exhibit the thoughtless, carefree immaturity usually associated with American males in their 20s.

The Financial Future for March Madness Stars? Much Depends on the Advisors Around Them

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

The NCAA is reviling us with the commercials emphasizing that most college athletes are going pro in "something else," but what about those who do turn pro? And what will become of them once their playing days are done?

Sports Heroes as Financial Role Models?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

If kids learn good life lessons from athletes' diligence and team work, then they can also learn a few personal finance lessons from their money mistakes.

Pro Athletes Lack Party Shorts

Emily Bracken | Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Pro athletes are buff and broad, rich and famous, alpha and athletic, but rather than suit up in edgy, form-fitting athletic apparel, they look like they're wearing coulottes.

Religion - Not Materialism - Is Key To Happiness For Football Stars

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

The public may idolize them, but elite athletes report high levels of both unhappiness and deviant behavior.