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Woody's Winners, NFL Week 9

NFL WEEK NINE Apologies for this column being a day late, but I've been focused on doing my part to crank out the next issue of mental_floss magazine.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 8

NFL WEEK EIGHT What I've learned through seven weeks of NFL play this season: Buffalo will win a few games before the season's over Oakland will become a contender over the next three

Woody's Winners: NFL Week 7

NFL WEEK SEVEN: Week 6 brought a bit of normality back to the NFL, with fewer head-scratchers than in weeks past.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 6

NFL WEEK SIX: Week 6 was an absolute mess, leaving prognosticators nationwide scratching their heads.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 5

NFL WEEK FIVE: Woody ended last week with an even 7-7 record, correctly choosing the Rams in an upset, but blanking by choosing the Dolphins on MNF.

Brain Game: Still Puckish

Last week, to celebrate the return of professional ice hockey across North America, we asked you to decipher the mixed-up names of five NHL teams. Today, we offer you five more.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 4

NFL WEEK FOUR: A 9-7 record in Week 3 is good but not great, but I'm tickled that two of my three upset picks (Seattle and Chicago) came through. A third in Oakland ended up sailing wide left.

Wacky Tales from Olympics Past

Ethan Trex

We're big Olympics fans here at mental_floss, and it's killing us that we've got to wait nearly two more years until the London Olympics begin.

The World Equestrian Games

Andréa Fernandes

The 2010 World Equestrian Games kicked off yesterday in Kentucky with a star-studded opening ceremony featuring Muhammad Ali, Wynonna Judd, opera star Denyce Graves, and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan.

How the SEC Schools Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

Top-ranked Alabama visits Arkansas on Saturday for a heated Southeastern Conference football battle between two schools with a couple of the more unique nicknames in college sports—Crimson Tide and Ra

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