Sports

25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams

Scott Allen

From the Rubber Puckies to the Unicorns, here are some of the best and weirdest nicknames ever considered.

The Evolution of Soccer Balls

Erik van Rheenen

It wasn’t until 1855, when Charles Goodyear patented vulcanized rubber, that soccer balls started taking shape. Literally.

10 Obscure Rules from the World of Sports

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Good sportsmen (and women) play by the rules. Even the rules you've never heard of.

Watch Every Episode of Home Run Derby (1960) on Hulu

Colin Patrick

11 Stars of Big Time Wrestling in the 1970s

Kara Kovalchik

Cyndi Lauper and Lou Albano gave professional wrestling a huge promotional boost in the 1980s, but some of us remember the golden days when wrestling was gritty showmanship without the million-dollar

Watch Germany's Rout of Brazil (With the Brazilian Players Removed)

Nick Greene

The Brazilian players have been mercifully scrubbed from the match footage.

6 Unconventional Uses for the Tennis Ball

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

The golden years of tennis balls can be filled with purpose.

Name the NBA's Last 24 #1 Picks

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In anticipation of Thursday's NBA Draft, let's see how well you remember the top picks of 1989-2012.

Why Do Athletes Slap Each Others’ Butts?

Matt Soniak

Light taps to the rear-end are pretty common on the football field. Why do athletes do that?

10 Lost or Forgotten Sports Trophies

Jens T Carstensen

Sport's most storied trophy, the Stanley Cup, has seen its fair share of abuse—but even so, it's well ahead of these other major league trophies.

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