Sports

Why the NFL Can't Play on Friday and Saturday (and Other Times Congress Interfered with Football)

Jason Plautz

This season, the NFL added a weekly Thursday night game, which puts professional football on TV three nights a week.

The Non-Football Jobs of 12 Coaching Legends

Ethan Trex

Most coaches spend their entire lives coaching in some capacity, but a few of the all-time greats have gotten some interesting paychecks outside of football.

Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Sleep With 20,000 Women?

Eddie Deezen

Wilt Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936. Let's check his math on his most famous

The New Single-Medal Countries (and Two That Left the List)

Jason Plautz

A few weeks ago, we gave you 21 countries that have only won a single Olympic medal.

What Happened to Starting Races With Real Pistols?

Jason Plautz

When Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and the rest of the field line up for today's 200-meter race, they'll kick off the race not at the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic

How Much Gold is in a Gold Medal?

Matt Soniak

On our last semi-regular "Ask Matt" day, reader Mel asked, “Are there standards for just how much gold is in those gold medals these Olympic athletes are

The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal

Jason Plautz

Earlier today, we quizzed you on the countries that have won more than 100 Olympic medals. Now it's time for the other side of the equation. Twenty-one countries have won just one medal.

12 Sports Cut From The Olympics

Ethan Trex

The IOC surprised people this week by cutting wrestling from the official Olympic program. They've slashed a number of sports over the years. Should they bring back any of these?

Brain Game: Game Barren

Even the worst guessers will have a 1-in-48 2-in-48 shot at today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

Scott Allen

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club.

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