Sports

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?

17 Other Names Suggested for the Seahawks

Jason English

There were 1,741 unique names among the 20,365 entries in Seattle's 1975 name-the-team contest. Some of those suggestions were amazing.

18 Athletes Going to Sochi Alone

Miss Cellania

Impossible Figure Skating Moves from the Movies

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

In Hollywood, filmmakers have taken a few liberties on the ice, namely when it comes to some of the technical elements. And the judges are not impressed.

The Stupidest Questions in Super Bowl History

Bud Shaw

We're not in the business of predicting Super Bowl winners, but we can guarantee there will be lots of stupid questions asked of the participants.

15 Facts in Honor of Wayne Gretzky's 53rd Birthday

Sean Hutchinson

There has arguably never been a more dominant player in any sport than hockey's Wayne Gretzky. Here's why.

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