Sports

A Closer Look at the World Series Trophy

Ethan Trex

The Boston Red Sox just won the World Series and are showing off their shiny new trophy. Here's a little history of the hardware.

Is Home Field Advantage Real?

Matt Soniak

11 Really Smart Athletes

Kelly Carroll

Fitness doesn’t only apply to the body. Mental fitness is just as important, and while the world’s elite athletes are certainly physical specimens, many are elite brainiacs, as well.

When Did Baseball Players Start Chewing Sunflower Seeds?

Alex Watt

It’s rare to see a single pitch thrown without at least one emptied shell being orally expelled by someone. But when did players start taking them out to the ballgame?

7 Schools That Dropped Their Native American Nicknames

Lucas Reilly

Over the past three decades, 28 high schools nicknamed “Redskins” have ushered in a new mascot. The last college with the moniker dropped it over a decade ago.

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names

Scott Allen

Ever wonder what a Canuck is? How about a Blue Jacket? Here's a breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

19 Sports Injuries Weirder Than Nate Burleson's

Ethan Trex

Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car crash that occurred after he "tried to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon."

What Happened to Wally Pipp After He Was Benched?

Lucas Reilly

Wally Pipp’s name is a darling cautionary tale: If you’re hurt and don’t suck it up, someone else will do your job—and they may do it better. It’s a great story. Too bad it isn’t all true.

Super Bowl I Tickets Cost $12 and Still Didn't Sell Out

Jason English

The NFL has come a long way since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when the league charged $6, $10, and $12—and couldn't even sell out.

How the Owners of All 32 NFL Teams Made Their Money

Nick Greene

Here's how someone—or, in many cases, someone's parents or grandparents—becomes wealthy enough to buy an NFL franchise.

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