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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Turing-Nash Power Hour Redux: A Collaborative Timeline

    Welcome Back to the Arcade, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Awesome Sauce and this is a reboot of the Turing-Nash TL. This time around, it isn't just pop culture, now everything is allowed (as along as it is not ASB or violate the rules of this site) on this thread (of course with my...
  15. Sports what ifs: Pre-1900

    Since sports have been around for millennia, I thought we could use a pre-1900 equivalent of this other thread.
  16. alternate sports what if: American football banned in 1903

    hey there sports fans! so many timelines involving the USA being more interested in sports like soccer and rugby have almost the same POD: American football being banned by teddy Roosevelt in 1903. while it's all fun and dandy, not to mention very cliche...this time, let's ask ourselves the...
  17. Calcaterra

    WI: Sports Hooliganism In The US?

    Most people have at least some knowledge about the large problem of "hooliganism", the practice of much crime, looting, and fighting in association football worldwide, with well-publicized incidents dating back nearly a century. What surprises me most is that, with some notable exceptions...
  18. AntoniousTheBro

    Ahc: keeping combat sports and martial competition popular

    so, the goal is pretty much the title. That is at least in Europe try and keep that popularity of combat sports and figting tourneys popular e.g. jousting and pugilism. While it doesn’t have to be these things any real form of combat sport is counted such as boxing. Making it the most popular...
  19. ThatImpGuy

    What if: Sports Alt History

    Hey guys, Imp here! So as a guy interested in both sports and Alternate history, I decided to do a What if. I know, seems common, right? But I do have some What if questions that I'm interested in asking. 1. What if the Brooklyn Dodgers/NY Giants stayed in New York and the Dome was constructed...
  20. DBWI: What if the Detroit Pistons drafted Darko Milicic in 2003?

    The 2003 NBA Draft is arguably the greatest draft class of all time, and we of course know that the Detroit Pistons managed to get the second pick, and Joe Dumars decided at the last minute to draft Carmelo Anthony instead of the European Darko Milicic. Dumars simply stated that come draft day...
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