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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...
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Why is the Los Angeles baseball team called the Dodgers?

Before moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn, New York. The team originated in the 19th century when, because of the...
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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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Why is it called the Super Bowl?

The inaugural game was not officially known as the Super Bowl. In a 1966 letter to then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, AFL founder and Kansas...
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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...

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