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...
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Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after a "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?

A bunch of smart people researched this and found out that icing the kicker in the NFL does not make a statistically significant difference...
tennis court

Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories of where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here. In sports, if you don't score, a common saying...

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