Reactions to the $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo! have ranged from shock to schadenfreude, as conveyed by the typically understated brilliance of today's Taiwanese animated news report:
Yet despite the oh-so-subtle cynicism of the video, any fears that Yahoo! will make Tumblr more corporate and less irreverent are seemingly unfounded. If anything, Yahoo! appears to be running fast in the opposite direction—and that means it will be weird, funny, beautiful business as usual for these 22 sports-themed Tumblrs.
1. Stadium Love
The best source for cool-looking arena photos this side of /r/stadiumporn, this longrunning hub serves up a healthy variety of old- and new-school offerings.
Photos of Jay Cutler doing what Jay Cutler does, just with a cigarette Photoshopped into his mouth.
3. LOL Jocks
Though infrequently updated, the archives alone are worth the price of admission.
Those moved by the majesty of a gorgeous sports photo will find a lot to enjoy here.
The life and times of Ken Griffey Jr.: about a million times cooler than you remember.
The name isn't misleading.
Because there's no such thing as too many dunk photos with the HLN legal commentator's face Photoshopped in.
8. Mighty Flynn
Photos, quotes, sentiments that remind you why you love the game of baseball.
An irreverent one-stop shop for all things NBA.
10. SI Photos
We've been at this for 59 years. We have some decent photos.
One of the more prolific hubs on the Tumblr circuit, this baseball-crazy site offers up a little bit of everything.
Old baseball cards made art with a fresh layer of Sharpie.
13. Get Banged On
If eye-popping dunks are your thing, this next-age highlight reel will sate your fix.
14. BuzzFeed Sports
Where GIFs go to thrive.
It's unfair how consistently superlative this baseball-minutia-related Tumblr is, considering the proprietor's main site, FlipFlopFlyBall.com, is home to some of the slickest infographics ever committed to internet (and actual) paper.
NBA players and their uncanny lookalikes populate this fan favorite.
A photo archive with a very specific and satisfying theme.
18. Double Scribble
Great name, great logo, triple-great NBA-themed artwork, updated daily.
Sad sports people are sad.
20. Kicks On Cards
Providing the invaluable service of identifying the pair of sneakers being worn in various basketball cards.
(Wearing the Reebok Pump Vertical)
Photos, videos and GIFs from the neverending circus that is mixed martial arts.
An Extra Mustard favorite, the title speaks for itself.