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  1. SakuraFoxBlossom

    Ultra Jordan, Ante Ball
    Threadmarks: Prelude to the 2004-2005 NBA Season

    Ultra Jordan, Ante Lamelo Prelude to the 2004-2005 NBA Season In the fall of 2004, mere days before the beginning of the 2004-2005 season, the National Basketball Association had entered a crossroads. A unique crossroads of transition and change. It had been a whole year since the second...
  2. The Free World Cup: What if the World Cup began in 1906?
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Imagine a world where Australia and the United States are formidable powers in international football. Imagine a world where the United Kingdom isn’t the only country with multiple teams in FIFA. Imagine a world where football is the dominant sport in India, Canada and the Caribbean. Imagine a...
  3. WI: Suge Knight stays in the NFL

    Suge Knight originally wanted to be a football player, but after his football career failed to take off, he entered the music publishing business, co-founding Death Row Records and helping catapult gangsta rap into the spotlight. Of course, he's more well-known for his violent antics, and is...
  4. Ring the Bell: An Alternate MLB History
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Game 6 1993 World Series

    1993 WORLD SERIES SERIES GAME 6, BOTTOM OF 9TH INNING SkyDome Toronto, Ontario, Canada Everyone thought it was gone. Everyone thought that Joe Carter would be the hero. Everyone thought the Toronto Blue Jays had just won the World Series. Here's Sean McDonough on the call for CBS. "Well hit...
  5. Rewritten Alternative Championship Games

    Hello, some of you fine folks of this website might recognize me as that sports TL guy who can’t finish about half of them. Due to real life activities, especially nowadays, lack of interest or just my creative ADHD making me begin the shiny new idea as soon as it pops in my head, but getting...
  6. SakuraFoxBlossom

    Sakura's World of Alternate Sports
    Threadmarks: Opening Post

    Hello! Welcome to a thread I created for myself to explore and inhabit my strange fascination with sports. I initially contemplated so many times to start up my own threads to start a timeline, but instead of always starting and creating dead threads, I would just make my own where I can dump...
  7. AH Timeline: The NHL-WHA merger: A different story

    In 1977-78, The National Hockey League was considering adding 8 new teams. Those teams were all from the rival World Hockey Association (WHA) and were the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, Houston Aeros, Cincinnati Stingers, Indianapolis Racers and Birmingham...
  8. WI: Suge Knight stays in the NFL?

    Before he was famous as a music industry executive (and notorious as a violent psycho), Suge Knight was a football (or handegg) player. Though he did get invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp after college, he was cut by them during camp (but he would become a replacement player during...
  9. DBWI: Bjorn Borg had retired in 1981?

    As we all know, Björn Borg, the famous Swedish 'Iceman' of tennis, was one of the most successful mens' tennis players in history. After having dominated the game for most of the late 1970s, he faced a new challenger in John McEnroe, who defeated him twice at Wimbledon 1981 and the US Open...
  10. DBWI: Justin Bieber went into singing

    I remember a video or maybe of Florida Panthers player Justin Bieber playing guitar as a young child. One of them is below. It actually makes me imagine what if Justin never got into hockey like IOTL. What would both the NHL and music worlds look like if Justin was a music star rather then a...
  11. AHC: Swap the fates of Football and Cricket

    IOTL, Football has become the most popular sport in the world and played in 200 countries while Cricket, the second most popular sport, is played in a small number of mostly Commonwealth countries. Probably using a Pre-1900 POD, how could Football be a sport popular mainly in ex-British...
  12. King of the Uzbeks

    Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: A Soccer/Football Timeline
    Threadmarks: Intro

    “You could honestly just have three teams in the World Cup. Whoever wins Europe, Brazil, and the United States.” - Gary Lineker “There are two types of people in Washington. The football players, who will just ram and ram into the opposition and hope it breaks. And the soccer players, who dance...
  13. SealTheRealDeal

    Olympics shift from individual cities to joint bids and regional bids earlier

    The bidding to host the 2030 and 2032 Olympics is quite different from previous Olympic bidding processes. For the first time multiple cities and entire regions are allowed to place joint bids. This is being done so as to spread out the enormous cost of hoisting the games and hopefully reduce...
  14. durante

    No Forward Pass: Canadian Rugby Football League

    Hey folks, an idea I've toyed with for years, seeing if there is interest in following such a TL or in collaboration. Would cover the entire origins and development of Canadian Rugby/Canadian football, with the major POD being the 1929 season. For those of you who dont know, this is the first...
  15. FernandoPerla

    Episkyros

    Episkyros was an ancient Greek contact sport. It was played between two teams of 12 players each, 14 in Sparta, where it had different rules. Do you know if there was a way to get episkyros into the Panhellenic Games, like the Olympics? Or to have something similar to a World Cup during the...
  16. AHC: Co-Gender NBA

    How do we make it so that the National Basketball Association allowed both men and women to play in the teams as equals?
  17. Mr_ Bondoc

    Epic Geek Battle 2.0

    Hey everybody!!! The following ATL is an attempt to build a TL that reflects the full extent of how pop culture has affected the culture world we live. As such, please feel free to add your favorite PODs for film, sports, television, video games, and other forms of entertainment... POD...
  18. And we'll all stick together in all kinds of weather: A Nebraska Cornhuskers timeline

    Intro: For the last half of the 20th Century, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were one of the most dominant teams in college football. With five national championships, winning seasons every year from 1962 until 2003, and at least 9 wins a season from 1969 until 2001. While there are many reasons for...
  19. The Perfect Season Collaboration (NFL Timeline)

    I was going to make an alternate NFL Timeline that has Patriots over Giants in 2007 Super Bowl (so the Pats get a complete perfect season). Would large amounts of the team retire wholesale, having reached the top of perfection peak and having nowhere to go but down? Anyone willing to help with...
  20. The Gentleman's Games: An alternate History of Rugby and Football

    THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONALISM IN RUGBY Part 1: The only sane choice... At the end of the 19th century, the sport of rugby was on the brink of a civil war. https://rainbowdesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/RFU-logo.png Founded by 22 influential clubs from Southern England on 26 January...
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