Sports

7 of the Most Depressing Streaks of Futility in Sports

Lucas Reilly

For the first time in 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish with more wins than losses!

How Every School in the Preseason Top 25 Got Its Nickname

Scott Allen

As we head into the first college football weekend of the season, let's celebrate with a little history.

This Is What Tennis Shoes Looked Like in the Early 1900s

Mangesh Hattikudur

In the pre-Swoosh era, the best shoes for lawn tennis had giant treads and looked like they could be worn to church.

Grunt Your Way to Victory!

Mangesh Hattikudur

There are advantages to letting out a belly groan with every shot.

11 of the Most Dominant Seasons in Sports History

Scott Allen

Here’s a look at some of the most dominant statistical seasons in various sports at the pro and college levels.

12 Things I Recently Learned About Andre Agassi (from Andre Agassi)

Mangesh Hattikudur

When Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open came out in 2010, all of the hype I heard about it surrounded the fact that the tennis great had done meth and wore a hairpiece. I had low expectations.

11 Offbeat Stats That Don't Show Up in the Box Score

Jason Plautz

These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.

5 Sentences We Didn’t Expect to Read About Andy Murray

Mangesh Hattikudur

Mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur is at the US Open today. Between matches, he'll be serving up some tennis history and random knowledge.

Martina Navratilova’s Formula for Success

Scott Allen

How Math and Lasers Can Make You a Better Golfer

Lucas Reilly

A few years ago, number crunchers and stat geeks infiltrated the MLB front offices and changed the way America’s pastime is played. Now they’re doing it to Scotland’s.

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