TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Switzerland celebrate after defeating Ecuador 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Tournament
    Tale Of The Tape: Better Work Distraction – World Cup Vs. March Madness

    Noticed your productivity dipping at work lately? Perhaps thy World Cup fan in the cube next to you yelling “Golazo” every time someone scores is to blame? All that daytime TV watching is a big distraction at work, but is it the biggest time-suck in the sporting world? We put it up against the classic, the NCAA Tournament’s March Madness, to see what which is a better diversion.

  2. (Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images) (Creative Commons License, cropped, copa2014.gov.br / Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR http://www.copa2014.gov.br/pt-br/noticia/dilma-rousseff-conhece-caxirola  )
    World Cup Noisemakers: South Africa’s Vuvuzela V. Brazil’s Caxirola

    With the FIFA ban on the mind-numbing drone sound of the Vuvuzela, Brazil debuts the maraca-like Caxirola, only to have it banned from stadiums too after angry fans threw theirs on the field in 2013 competitions. While both “instruments” are equally banned, are they equal when it comes to sheer cheering bliss?

  3. San Antonio Spurs (Credit: Chris Covatta/Getty Images) Los Angeles Lakers (Credit: Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Spurs Dynasty Vs Lakers Dynasty

    The Spurs won their fifth title in the last 15 years, but is the Lakers dynasty better?

  4. Miami Heat Big Three (Credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) San Antonio Spurs Big Three (Credit:  Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Heat Big 3 Vs. Spurs Big 3

    Who has the better Big Three…the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs?

  5. Giants Get Rings Petaluma native Jonny Gomes celebrates hoists the 2013 World Series trophy in Boston. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Better Sports Region – Boston Vs. Bay Area

    It looks like Boston and San Francisco (the Bay Area, really) are among the U.S. finalists to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. LA, DC and San Diego are also in the mix, but were guessing the USOC is going to go for a winner, and if you’ve been watching sports over the last decade you know that those other cities can’t compete. So which team is the better sports town? That’s this week’s Tale of the Tape.

  6. ferris (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Ferris Bueller Vs. Tiger Woods

    What would a day off with Tiger Woods look like? Would it be better than taking the day off with Ferris Bueller? Lets go to the tape.

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