Sports

No Thanks: Why Denver Turned Down the 1976 Olympics

Ethan Trex

What could be cooler than spending two weeks as the center of the world's attention? If you lived in Denver in the 1970s, your answer would have been "all kinds of things."

What Happens to the Losing Team's Championship Shirts?

Matt Soniak

Manufacturers and retailers produce and stock two sets of t-shirts, hats and other merchandise, declaring each team the champ. Who gets the losing team's stuff?

19 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party

Jason English

The Super Bowl is a really long game. If there's a lull in the conversation, you can toss out some of these facts.

Explaining the Magic Yellow First-Down Line

Ethan Trex

If you attend a Super Bowl party on Sunday, you’ll probably hear at least one casual football viewer ask, “How do they get that yellow first-down line on the field?” While “magic” is a fine answer in

10 Super Bowl Stats From @ESPNStatsInfo

Jason English

As you'd expect, they've been cranking out a lot of Super Bowl stuff. Here are a few highlights.

12 Things You Might Not Know About Puppy Bowl

Jennifer M Wood

The puppies are coming! The puppies are coming!

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Amanda Green

Over 100 million people watch the Super Bowl each year ... and some of them don't give a flying pigskin about football. Here are some facts to tide them over until halftime.

7 TV Shows That Premiered Immediately After The Super Bowl

Rudie Obias

The Super Bowl draws in the largest TV viewing audience of the year, so it makes sense that the network that hosts the Big Game takes advantage of the ratings bump by showcasing new or fan-favorite TV

Deaf People Invented the Football Huddle…and Then Stopped Using It

Arika Okrent

There are a few different stories about how it originated (in 1918 at Oregon State, in 1921 at University of Illinois, in 1924 at Lafayette College) but it had first been used in the 1890s when Paul H

The Top Rated Super Bowl Commercial Each Year, 1989 to Present

Bryan Dugan

Since 1989, USA Today has asked viewers to vote on the best Super Bowl ads. Here's a look back at the winners.

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