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The Time Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

the mag

After 18 players died on the field, the president decided it was time to change the game.

A College Football Rivalry Immortalized by Map Bunnies

Kara Kovalchik

For some folks, this coming weekend is all about the leftovers and department store sales. For others, it’s unlimited time to sit back and watch one college football game after another.

Bud Shaw

Bud Shaw is a columnist for The Cleveland Plain-Dealer who has also written for the Philadelphia Daily News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The National.

9 of the Biggest Trades in Baseball History—And How They Worked Out

Danny Groner

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a blockbuster deal on Tuesday night that sends Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and others to Toronto in exchange for several young players an

Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds?

Ethan Trex

The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games.

Running The NYC Marathon: Bad Idea Or Worst Idea?

Erin McCarthy

Shortly after this was posted, there was an UPDATE, 5:26 PM: The NYC Marathon has been canceled.

10 Former Professional Athletes Currently Serving Time

Danny Groner

Photo Courtesy CheckOutMyCards Former Yankees' standout pitcher Brien Taylor is widely accepted as one of the biggest disappointments in Major League Baseball history.

Jim Thorpe: The Man, The Myth, the Small Pennsylvania Town

Matt Soniak

If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian.

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.

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