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Sid Luckman: The first great NFL quarterback!
Sid Luckman was the first modern T-formation quarterback and is considered the greatest long range passer of his time. He was named ...
Mike Goodpaster – 03/03/2024
Why Bum Phillips Deserves to be in the Hall of Fame
There are very few men who have walked the sideline as an NFL coach like Bum Phillips. Wait let's change ...
Mike Goodpaster – 03/02/2024
The 10 Most Elusive Open-Field Runners in NFL History
Return men are not included on this list. This list is from the line of scrimmage who were the most ...
Mike Goodpaster – 03/01/2024
How Corey Maggette maximized his one season at Duke
During the 1998-1989 season, Corey Maggette played his one and only season for the Duke Blue Devils. With no Duke ...
Mike Goodpaster – 03/02/2024
NBA’s Best Perimeter Defenders of All Time: Top 10 Perimeter Defensive Specialist Ranked
Today, we will look at the most excellent perimeter defensive players in the history of the NBA. Different eras are ...
Mike Goodpaster – 02/28/2024
Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings (02/26/24)
The hard-charging Ohio State Buckeyes have turned the Big Ten head over heels. Since firing Head Coach Chris Holtman, the ...
Mike Goodpaster – 02/26/2024
Marvin Hagler and the Curious Case of Sneaky Pea and Caveman Lee
Back to the Stone Ages He was middleweight champion of the world and a brand new daddy to boot. Bertha ...
Chris Benedict – 03/03/2024
Revenge of the Barbados Demon: Joe Walcott Unravels the Infernal Riddle of  Mysterious Billy Smith 
One of the fight game’s greatest and most unheralded welterweights, ‘The Barbados  Demon’ Joe Walcott was a terror in and ...
Chris Benedict – 03/03/2024
Ezzard Charles and Harry Greb: A light-heavyweight perspective
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Pete Gray: The one armed wonder!
Pete Gray was born in the mining town of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1915. He was one of five ...
Mike Goodpaster – 03/01/2024
The 11 Worst Trades in MLB History
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Mike Goodpaster – 02/29/2024
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Here at The Grueling Truth we like to dig a little bit into history. And we like shedding some light, or shall we rather say adding our two cents, on everlasting discussions. So, no matter whether you always wanted to know who are the greatest coaches in NFL history or hear about our opinion who is the ultimate G.O.A.T in basketball history, just dig into our reader’s all time favourites!

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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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Ranking the top 10 Players and Coaches to go from the CFL to the NFL
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02/25/2024
Top 10 Sleeper Draft Picks in NFL History
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02/25/2024
Top 10 Greatest Single Game Performances in NBA Finals History
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Indiana Basketball Eating their own?
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Mike Goodpaster
02/23/2024
Top 10 NBA Players of the 1980s: Bird, Magic, or Jordan at Number one?
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Mike Goodpaster
02/21/2024
Top 10 Back Courts in NBA History: Which Backcourt was the greatest?
Active players are not eligible on this list, but the Warrior's backcourt of Curry and Thompson ...
Mike Goodpaster
02/19/2024
Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings (02/19/2024)
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Mike Goodpaster
02/14/2024
Top 10 Big Ten Basketball Coaches of All Time: Who is the GOAT of Big Ten Basketball Coaches
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02/12/2024
Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings (2/12/24)
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Hockey News

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01/26/2024
Top 10 Most Iconic Moments in Sports History: Which was the Greatest?
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Jacques Plante: The Legendary Goalie Who Changed Hockey Forever
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Mike Goodpaster
09/06/2023
Top 10 New York Rangers of All Time
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