Sports

7 Schools That Dropped Their Native American Nicknames

Lucas Reilly

Over the past three decades, 28 high schools nicknamed “Redskins” have ushered in a new mascot. The last college with the moniker dropped it over a decade ago.

19 Sports Injuries Weirder Than Nate Burleson's

Ethan Trex

Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car crash that occurred after he "tried to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon."

What Happened to Wally Pipp After He Was Benched?

Lucas Reilly

Wally Pipp’s name is a darling cautionary tale: If you’re hurt and don’t suck it up, someone else will do your job—and they may do it better. It’s a great story. Too bad it isn’t all true.

Super Bowl I Tickets Cost $12 and Still Didn't Sell Out

Jason English

The NFL has come a long way since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when the league charged $6, $10, and $12—and couldn't even sell out.

How the Owners of All 32 NFL Teams Made Their Money

Nick Greene

Here's how someone—or, in many cases, someone's parents or grandparents—becomes wealthy enough to buy an NFL franchise.

7 of the Most Depressing Streaks of Futility in Sports

Lucas Reilly

For the first time in 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish with more wins than losses!

How Every School in the Preseason Top 25 Got Its Nickname

Scott Allen

As we head into the first college football weekend of the season, let's celebrate with a little history.

This Is What Tennis Shoes Looked Like in the Early 1900s

Mangesh Hattikudur

In the pre-Swoosh era, the best shoes for lawn tennis had giant treads and looked like they could be worn to church.

Grunt Your Way to Victory!

Mangesh Hattikudur

There are advantages to letting out a belly groan with every shot.

11 of the Most Dominant Seasons in Sports History

Scott Allen

Here’s a look at some of the most dominant statistical seasons in various sports at the pro and college levels.

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