Sports

The Brief, Influential Life (and Sudden Death) of the World Football League

Lane Strauss

As a business, it was a complete mess. But in terms of football the way we know it today, the WFL was a very forward thinking league.

The 13 Most Impressive Performances From 1978's Rock ‘N Roll Sports Classic

Nick Greene

Grunting Helps Tennis Players Play Better

the mag

How Every School in the Preseason Top 25 Got Its Nickname

Scott Allen

The Associated Press's preseason rankings are out, which means college football is right around the corner.

On the Scene at the Absolutely Insane Barkley Marathons

the mag

Inspired by a flubbed prison escape, the Barkley Marathon is a ludicrously challenging 100-mile race only a handful of runners have completed. Finishing it twice? That's next to impossible.

Sports Illustrated's Predictions for the Future of Sports (in 1991)

Nick Greene

For the fan, the future was good.

What Do Players Get for Winning the World Cup?

Nick Greene

Immortality is nice and all, but it doesn't keep strudel on the table.

The Sweetest Man In History Writes to Beckett Baseball Card Monthly in 1987

Nick Greene

Because the Internet can be such a cold and mean place, I think it's necessary to remind ourselves every now and then that people have feelings.

The Biggest Blowout in World Cup History

Nick Greene

It Curves! A Brief History of Wiffle Ball

Ethan Trex

Wiffle Ball season is once again upon us.

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