Zachary Benau

Zachary Benau

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Nothing is better than sports and pop culture. When the two overlap it is a beautiful thing. An expert on basketball, football, baseball, reality TV, and 90's sitcoms. Almost everything he learned in life came from Mr. Feeny. Holder of a BA in French and Communication from the University of Arizona and in his spare time likes to read about the games he just watched. List writer for Ranker and ex sports writer for FOX Sports.
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  1. The Greatest Sports Mascot Fails Ever

    The Greatest Sports Mascot Fails Ever

    Funny mascots at sporting events have been around forever. You know when you go to a game that you are going to see a big furry animal entertaining the crowd.
  2. +vote The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS

    The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS

    200 votes
    Cheryl Burke rose to fame on the hit show Dancing With The Stars. Burke had been a constant presence on the show since season 2, and participated all the way ...
  3. +vote Dancing with the Stars Contestants Chosen Solely to Make Fools of Themselves

    Dancing with the Stars Contestants Chosen Solely to Make Fools of Themselves

    749 votes
    Dancing with the Stars has had some pretty horrific dancers over the years. Who could forget Jeff Ross leaving the show when he somehow injured his eye? Or Kenny ...
  4. Athletes Who Served in the Military

    Athletes Who Served in the Military

    Athletes are often considered heroes for what they do on the field. However, it is what some athletes have done off the field that truly makes them heroes. Many of ...
  5. +vote Everything That Sucks About the NFL

    Everything That Sucks About the NFL

    11,876 votes
    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 ...
  6. +vote NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters That Fans Will Never Forget

    NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters That Fans Will Never Forget

    476 votes
    The NBA playoffs bring an all new intensity level that is nothing like the regular season. And with every possession of every game meaning so much, there is ...
  7. +vote The Most Ridiculous Unwritten Rules of Baseball

    The Most Ridiculous Unwritten Rules of Baseball

    30,103 votes
    Baseball is a game full of rules that the majority of people who follow the game know. It's three strikes and you're out, a home run has to go over the fence ...
  8. +vote Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game

    Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game

    709 votes
    Being a star athlete can be distracting. You are constantly in the limelight, somebody always wants something from you, and one mistake off the field can end up ...
  9. +vote Predictions: NFL Players Who Will Be Injured in the 2016-17 Season

    Predictions: NFL Players Who Will Be Injured in the 2016-17 Season

    1,934 votes
    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 ...
  10. +vote The Worst NFL Trades Ever Made

    The Worst NFL Trades Ever Made

    917 votes
    The NFL is not known for outlandish trades. Superstar trades are usually more reserved for the NBA and MLB. But over time, there have been many well-known names ...
  11. +vote The Saddest, Most Gullible People Ever Catfished on Catfish

    The Saddest, Most Gullible People Ever Catfished on Catfish

    6,138 votes
    MTV's Catfish illustrates what can happen when someone believes everything they see online. Meeting a significant other on the Internet is completely normal, but ...
  12. +vote The Most Horrifyingly Sociopathic Catfish Ever on the Show

    The Most Horrifyingly Sociopathic Catfish Ever on the Show

    3,073 votes
    Online dating can be a scary proposition. And, after reading this list of psycho catfish, it's going to be a little more frightening. These are the worst ...
  13. +vote Jeff Probst's Most Ridiculous Innuendos on Survivor

    Jeff Probst's Most Ridiculous Innuendos on Survivor

    1,230 votes
    Jeff Probst has been the host of Survivor for 33 seasons (!!!), and in that time... let's just say he's said a few things that'll make your eyebrows raise. Whether ...
  14. 15 Things You Need to Know to Win ANY Sports Trivia

    15 Things You Need to Know to Win ANY Sports Trivia

    Trivia night with your pals at the local bar can be one of the best nights of the week, especially when the topic is sports. You get to grab a beer, trash talk, ...
  15. +vote Which NFL Players Are Going to Be Fantasy Football Busts?

    Which NFL Players Are Going to Be Fantasy Football Busts?

    1,705 votes
    All around the country, people are drafting fantasy football teams in anticipation of the 2016 NFL season. While everyone has an initial wave of excitement, ...
  16. +vote Teams That Most Regret Getting Rid of Future Stars

    Teams That Most Regret Getting Rid of Future Stars

    1,442 votes
    Predicting the future is almost impossible to do, so when it comes to making multi-million dollar decisions and determining the fate of your franchise, the people ...
  17. +vote 7 Reasons Why Ronda Rousey Is Overrated

    7 Reasons Why Ronda Rousey Is Overrated

    224 votes
    Ronda Rousey was at the top of the world. She was undefeated, she was taking over Hollywood, and she was being compared to some of the greatest female athletes of ...
  18. +vote The Worst In-Season NHL Trades Ever Made

    The Worst In-Season NHL Trades Ever Made

    332 votes
    The NHL has had its fair share of deadline deals. While many teams are looking to make a splash at the deadline to help make a push towards a Stanley Cup, other ...
  19. +vote The Worst In-Season MLB Trades Ever Made

    The Worst In-Season MLB Trades Ever Made

    413 votes
    The trade deadline is a time for MLB teams to get better and potentially make a run at a World Series title. It can also be used as a time to get rid of some of ...
  20. +vote College Basketball Teams Who Could Beat the Lakers

    College Basketball Teams Who Could Beat the Lakers

    477 votes
    Everyone knows the 2015-16 Lakers are a team that is going nowhere fast. As of March 2016 they were 40 games under .500, they have a young team that struggles to ...
  21. +vote Who Really Didn't Deserve to Win at the 2016 VMAs?

    Who Really Didn't Deserve to Win at the 2016 VMAs?

    1,023 votes
    The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were live from Madison Square Garden and, as usual, there were some unforgettable moments and controversial winners. Kanye West did ...
  22. +vote The Most Awkward Speeches at the 2016 VMAS

    The Most Awkward Speeches at the 2016 VMAS

    70 votes
    The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards contained a few actual acceptance speeches, and the awkwardness was palpable. When it wasn't basically a Rihanna concert (three ...
  23. Athletes Who Were on Drugs During Games

    Athletes Who Were on Drugs During Games

    Everyone knows athletes do steroids. But what other drugs do the world's elite sportspeople dabble in? Believe it or not, lot of well-known athletes have been ...
  24. +vote The Most Messed Up Things Angelica Did on Rugrats

    The Most Messed Up Things Angelica Did on Rugrats

    818 votes
    If you grew up in the '90s you probably watched  Rugrats, and were enamored with the adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica. Everyone ...
  25. How Insiders Have Reacted to the OJ Show

    How Insiders Have Reacted to the OJ Show

    The new FX series, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is taking the country by storm. Even though the case happened over 20 years ago, people ...

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