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...
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...
Dodgers

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 dangers...
Super Bowl

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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