Sports

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.

The "Disgrace of Gijón": The Most Controversial Match In World Cup History

Nick Greene

It's the reason all final group games are played simultaneously.

12 Memorable Biting Incidents in Sports History

Bud Shaw

In the pantheon of all-time sporting biters, Luis Suarez may be the king. Here are 12 other examples to chew on.

The Strangest Soccer Match Ever Played

Dan Lewis

For some inexplicable reason, Shell Caribbean Cup organizers decided that extra time goals would be worth two goals in 1994.

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