Video gaming has long been a boys club, the domain of guys and not girls. But there are plenty of gals out there who love to play and Olympic All-Around Gymnastics Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas is one of them. In this video that's exclusive to Sports Illustrated Kids, we get a first look over her playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on the Nintendo 3DS. Check it out and let us know what you think!More »
Gabrielle Douglas had her hands full this summer, winning two gold medals at the London Olympics. Now, her hands are full of Nintendo 3DS games—her go-to choice of fun when she has down time. Douglas, who visited New York City recently to promote Nintendo’s “Play As You Are” campaign—designed to show girls anyone can enjoy gaming systems—is a huge 3DS and Super Mario Brothers fan. More »
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When his spectacular rookie season — with the slew of NFL records, awards, and acclaim that came with it — ended, Cam Newton still couldn't come to grips with one statistic: The Carolina Panthers' 6–10 record in 2011.
While everyone lined up to praise him for breaking Peyton Manning's rookie passing record (4,051 yards), setting a new single-season league mark for quarterback rushing touchdowns (14), and becoming the first passer in league history to throw for 4,000 yards and run for at least 500 more in the same season, Newton didn't feel like a success. He wasn't happy with those 10 losses and a third-place finish in the NFC South. And it's that mentality that drives him as the second season of his NFL career unfolds. More »
Everyone loves ESPN's Sport Science clips, right? Well, starting tomorrow, Disney XD is teaming up with ESPN to bring the science of sports to kids in Disney XD ESPN Sport Science. The first episode airs Saturday at 11 a.m.!
If you haven't seen Sport Science before, here's the deal. Host John Brenkus and a new co-host, black belt martial artist and Kickin' It star Leo Howard, team up to attach some numbers, run some experiments, and really just find some cool facts about the actions you see star athletes take part in every game.More »
“Root, root, root, for the home team,” says the famous baseball song. But some fans don’t just “root.” They take rooting to a whole different level, with costumes, horns, and much, much, more. Here are some examples of some of the most insane fanatics over the years.More »
Between the screaming fans, the Million-Dollar Band, and Alabama’s stellar football team, an Alabama football game is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The top-ranked Tide really show how to play with class and bring 100,000 fans together. I was one of those fans last week at the Crimson Tide’s home game against Western Kentucky.More »