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Woody's Winners, NFL Week 1

NFL WEEK ONE: The fact that my first pick is the Rams should make it clear that this isn’t your typical stack of NFL predictions.

Root (or boot) all 32 NFL teams

Coming Thursday: Woody's Winners for Week 1! In the meantime, mental_floss has your football fix right here.

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 32 NFL Team Names

Scott Allen

What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles?

6 Epic At-Bats

David K. Israel

Major League batters see, on average, about four pitches per at-bat. So something like an 8-pitch at-bat is considered pretty long.

Brain Game: Breaker! Breaker!

Thanks for playing the Tuesday Brain Game. Enjoy: Six major-league sports teams currently in the "big four" (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) have names with the initials C.B.

World Cup: The Seven Sins of Soccer

Miss Cellania

The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins June 11th in South Africa. The whole world is watching!

How the Indy 500 Came About

Miss Cellania

Sunday, the annual Indianapolis 500 race will be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Video: Quidditch World Cup

Chris Higgins

We've written about the Quidditch World Cup before -- it's a competition in which muggles play a real-world version of the fictional Harry Potter game.

The Late Movies: Horse Racing Hijinks

Miss Cellania

The 136th annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. To get into the mood, here are some classic races from all over featuring creatively-named horses.

The Late Movies: Stadium Demolitions

Erica Palan

Last week, after Texas Stadium was demolished, I emailed blog overlord Jason English to pitch this Late Movies about demolished stadiums.

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