CATEGORY: Football
The Bizarre History of the NFL’s First Title Game
January 29, 2015

As Super Bowl XLIX approaches, look back at the NFL’s strange first championship game, played indoors on a 60-yard field squeezed into a hockey rink. Read More

The Birth of the National Football League
September 4, 2014

As a new season kicks off, look back at the National Football League’s humble origins in an Ohio auto dealership and its inaugural 1920 season. Read More

The Battle for Jim Thorpe’s Body
May 28, 2013

As America celebrates the 125th anniversary of Jim Thorpe’s birth, a judge has ordered his remains to be moved to his native Oklahoma. Read More

A Brief History of College Bowl Games
January 1, 2013

As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition. Read More

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
September 6, 2012

As the NFL season kicks off, look back at football’s brutal beginnings and President Theodore Roosevelt’s quest to save the sport from abolition. Read More

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Super Bowl Owes Its Name to a Bouncy Ball
February 3, 2012

Professional football's championship game owes its name to an unlikely source: the ultra-bouncy balls that entranced American children in the 1960s and 1970s. Read More