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...
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,...
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...
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?

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...

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