Sports

Why Do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?

Ethan Trex

Because it's tradition! But how did this tradition begin?

15 Sets of Athletic Twins

Jason Plautz

There may be plenty of sibling athletes, but it's twice as nice for these 15 pairs of twins from the world of sports.

11 Defunct Franchise Names Washington’s Football Team Can Use

Ethan Trex

With the furor over the Washington Redskins’ offensive name growing louder, it’s looking more likely that despite owner Daniel Snyder’s adamant denials, the team will eventually end up with a new masc

A Closer Look at the World Series Trophy

Ethan Trex

The Boston Red Sox just won the World Series and are showing off their shiny new trophy. Here's a little history of the hardware.

Is Home Field Advantage Real?

Matt Soniak

11 Really Smart Athletes

Kelly Carroll

Fitness doesn’t only apply to the body. Mental fitness is just as important, and while the world’s elite athletes are certainly physical specimens, many are elite brainiacs, as well.

When Did Baseball Players Start Chewing Sunflower Seeds?

Alex Watt

It’s rare to see a single pitch thrown without at least one emptied shell being orally expelled by someone. But when did players start taking them out to the ballgame?

7 Schools That Dropped Their Native American Nicknames

Lucas Reilly

Over the past three decades, 28 high schools nicknamed “Redskins” have ushered in a new mascot. The last college with the moniker dropped it over a decade ago.

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names

Scott Allen

Ever wonder what a Canuck is? How about a Blue Jacket? Here's a breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

19 Sports Injuries Weirder Than Nate Burleson's

Ethan Trex

Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car crash that occurred after he "tried to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon."

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