Olympics

Why are they called the Olympics?

The Olympics took its name from the Olympia sanctuary in Greece approximately 2,700 years ago.Olympia is located on the Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula. The...
Cleveland Indians

Why is the Cleveland baseball team called the Indians?

From 1903-1914, the Indians were called the "Naps," named after player-manager Napoleon Lajoie. In 1915, Lajoie left to play in Philadelphia so the team...
Gatorade

Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after the "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams.In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
Icing the kicker

Does “icing the kicker” work in football?

In the sport of American football, the act of icing the kicker or freezing the kicker is a tactic employed by the defending team in an effort to disrupt...
tennis court

Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories on where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here.Why is zero referred to as love? In sports,...

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