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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

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 3

NFL WEEK THREE: By my count, seven teams are expected to start a different QB this week than they did just half a month ago on Kickoff Weekend.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 2

NFL WEEK TWO: For those who missed last week's column, Woody's Winners is written with highest respect in a similar style to that of the most entertaining football prognosticator of my youth

The Late Movies: Awesomely Bad 80s Football Team Videos

Mark Arminio

In the 80s—a decade which I grow happier and happier I was mostly comatose during—it became fashionable for NFL teams to make delightfully cheesy team videos.

From Hippo Vaughn to Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Origins of 17 Classic Baseball Nicknames

Ethan Trex

Baseball's regular season is winding down, and this year's tight pennant races are sure to generate quite a bit of excitement.

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.

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