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Top 16 Worst Head Coaches in the NFL since 1970: Urban, Petrino or Holtz?
The NFL has had a lot of great coaches in its history. Unfortunately, they have had more terrible coaches than ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/18/2024
Top 10 Offensive Lines in NFL History: Which Line was the Greatest?
Great offensive lines are sadly a thing of the past; they are lost art. The reason for that lies with ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/15/2024
Top 10 Linebackers in NFL History: Who was the Greatest: LT, Ray Lewis, or Dick Butkus?
Linebacker has always been one of the most glamorous positions on a football team. Today, we will examine the greatest ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/15/2024
Top 8 Greatest Rivalries in College Basketball History
College Basketball is famous for its rivalries, and today, we will take a look at some of the greatest College ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/11/2024
Top 10 Greatest IHSAA Boys State Basketball Championship Games in History
Once upon a time, the Indiana High School Basketball tournament was the biggest thing going on in the state of ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/10/2024
Top 10 NBA Draft Busts of All Time
The great thing about discussing a bust in any sport is all the what-ifs accompanying it. What if the Trail ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/06/2024
Usyk beats Fury to Win the Heavyweight title: Is Usyk an All-Time Great?
Anybody who knows me knows that I was once an avid Boxing fan; that interest has waned over the last ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/20/2024
Fury vs. Usyk: The Big One Has Finally Arrived 
This Saturday the undisputed heavyweight champion will be crowned barring a draw when undefeated foes Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk ...
Christopher Carlson – 05/18/2024
It’s finally here – Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk throw hands
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk meet this Saturday at Riadh Arena in Saudi Arabia, their heavyweight titles on the line. ...
John Raspanti – 05/16/2024
The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Lyman Bostock
Tragedies in sports happen. Take the 1986 World Series. Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner was run out of ...
Mike Goodpaster – 05/19/2024
Why Professional Sports are Not as Fun to Follow As They Used to Be
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Mike Goodpaster – 05/16/2024
Top 11 Most Dominating seasons by a Pitcher since 1960
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While a team effort, TheGruelingTruth.com is the brainchild of the founder of The Grueling Truth Sports Network, Mike Goodpaster.

Mike’s sporting credentials are undeniable. A football news and betting site reviewer  who is also a football coach with nearly 30 years of experience, Goodpaster has worked with a range of teams including Evansville Rage, Owensboro Rage, and the Northern Kentucky River Monsters. During the last five years, Mike has built a stellar reputation that has resulted in a record of 26 wins to 8 losses as Head Football Coach.

Over the course of his career, Mike’s record is all the more impressive still: as Head Coach at High School and Pro levels, his total win-loss record is 305 wins and 60 Losses. Unsurprisingly, such results have seen Mike named as Coach of the Year across a variety of different leagues on eight separate occasions, and Mike has also been named the #1 ranked private football coach in the Midwest by coachup.com for the past four years.

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Top 10 Denver Broncos of All-Time
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Mike Goodpaster
05/11/2024
Top 10 Super Bowl Quarterbacks of all time
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Basketball News

Mike Goodpaster
05/01/2024
Top 10 College Basketball Point Guards of All Time
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04/28/2024
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04/25/2024
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The Blue Devils under Coach K was a dynasty, but Blue Devil history was present before ...
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04/22/2024
Top 10 Greatest Shooters in Indiana Hoosier Basketball History
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04/21/2024
Top 10 Most Scandalous College Basketball Programs of All Time
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04/08/2024
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Mike Goodpaster
03/06/2024
A look back at how the New York Islanders built a champion W/Clark Gillies and Bobby Nystrom
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Mike Goodpaster
01/26/2024
Top 10 Most Iconic Moments in Sports History: Which was the Greatest?
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