Sports

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.

Why Do We Call Athletic Uniforms “Jerseys”?

Mark Mancini

Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend, and both teams have already selected their designated uniforms for the occasion.

16 Things You Can Watch Instead of the Super Bowl

Stacy Conradt

Don’t care about the Super Bowl this year? Lucky for you, there’s plenty of other programming out there.

The NFL Used to Play a Third-Place Game, a "Losers' Bowl for Losers"

Alex Watt

If coming in second place just makes you the first loser, what can be said about a team that finishes in third?

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