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25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams

Scott Allen

From the Rubber Puckies to the Unicorns, here are some of the best and weirdest nicknames ever considered.

Why Are Soccer Balls Made of Hexagons?

Erik van Rheenen

It wasn’t until 1855, when Charles Goodyear patented vulcanized rubber, that soccer balls started taking shape. Literally.

10 Obscure Rules from the World of Sports

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Good sportsmen (and women) play by the rules. Even the rules you've never heard of.

8 Other Pro Sports Teams That Changed Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

The Charlotte Bobcats will become the Hornets next season, uniting the Queen City's current NBA team with its old nickname.

Watch Every Episode of Home Run Derby (1960) on Hulu

Colin Patrick

11 Stars of Big Time Wrestling in the 1970s

Kara Kovalchik

Cyndi Lauper and Lou Albano gave professional wrestling a huge promotional boost in the 1980s, but some of us remember the golden days when wrestling was gritty showmanship without the million-dollar

6 Unconventional Uses for the Tennis Ball

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

The golden years of tennis balls can be filled with purpose.

Name the NBA's Last 24 #1 Picks

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In anticipation of Thursday's NBA Draft, let's see how well you remember the top picks of 1989-2012.

It Curves! A Brief History of Wiffle Ball

Ethan Trex

As the weather heats up, the Wiffle Ball season is once again upon us.

Why Do Athletes Slap Each Others’ Butts?

Matt Soniak

Light taps to the rear-end are pretty common on the football field. Why do athletes do that?

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