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Random Athlete of the Day: Brian O’Driscoll

While most Americans probably have no idea who Brian O’Driscoll is, he has established himself as one of the fiercest competitors in rugby’s history.  O’Driscoll is arguably the greatest Irish athlete to ever live, and has helped the country become one of the best rugby nations in the world. [caption id="attachment_14185" align="aligncenter" width="619"] Photo Credit: AFP[/caption] A good comparison for O’D ...

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Random Athlete Of The Day- Curtis Leskanic

Curtis Leskanic is the definition of a journeyman. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 8th round of the 1989 amateur draft and promptly spent the next three years in the minors. In 1992, he was traded to the Minnesota Twins with Oscar Munoz for Paul Sorrento. Soon after, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1992 expansion draft. In 1993, when Curtis got his shot with the Rockies by start ...

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Random Athlete Of The Day- Mark Grudzielanek

Over his fifteen year MLB career, Mark Grudzielanek played for six teams and served as a true veteran shortstop and second baseman. Grudzielanek was just about everything you could ask for in your above average shortstop, hitting an average of .289 and playing solid defense. Expectations were high when Grudzielanek made his first all-star appearance in just his second season (with the Montreal Expos), but u ...

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Random Athlete of the Day- Ike Hilliard

[caption id="attachment_12352" align="aligncenter" width="610"] via nytimes.com[/caption] Ike Hilliard was a NFL wide receiver from 1997 to 2008, playing for the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hilliard played college football for three years at the University of Florida (1994-1996). In those three years, his Gators won three SEC Championships, and after losing bowl games in his first two seas ...

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Random Athlete Of The Day- Rod Smart

As one of the highest-profile players to come out of the XFL (Vince McMahon’s gloriously ridiculous experiment of a sports league) Rod Smart lives on in the memories of many football fans. After playing for Jack Harbaugh at Western Kentucky and failing to gain a foothold with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent, Smart was picked up by the Las Vegas Outlaws with the 357th draft pick in the XFL’ ...

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Random Athlete Of The Day- Steve Walsh

An NFL quarterback from 1989 to 1999, Steve Walsh played for the Cowboys, Saints, Bears, Rams, Buccaneers, and Colts. Most of his glory, however, came in his college years with the Miami Hurricanes. [caption id="attachment_12171" align="alignright" width="250"] (John Biever )[/caption] He was redshirted in his first year with Miami, and was stuck in the back-up role behind Vinny Testaverde in his second. Af ...

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Random Athlete of the Day- Mark Bellhorn

Mark Bellhorn was an infielder for seven different clubs in his MLB career, spanning from 1997 to 2007. After struggling with the Oakland A’s to start his career, Bellhorn was traded to the Chicago Cubs. In 2002, his only full season as a Cub, he smacked 27 home runs. Other milestones achieved in Chicago included becoming the first player in the history of the National League to hit a home run from both sid ...

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