Category: sports

2014 Super Bowl Top Rated Commercial

With the largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl in 21 years, the Seattle Seahawks trumped the Denver Broncos by 43 […]

02/03/2014. Category: sports. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Bent sticks and dented balls

The price of fuel is sky high, traffic jams cause road rage, global warming is said to be a disaster in the […]

06/01/2012. Category: sports. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July […]

05/04/2011. Category: sports. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Hold your breath

Try holding your breath. After a minute you will have used up most of the oxygen stored in your body and carbon […]

12/14/2010. Category: sports. Tags: , , ~ 3 Comments

Surfing was once banned

Surfing was noticed by Europeans for the first time in 1767 at Tahiti. In 1777, English discoverer Captain James Cook (1728 – […]

07/19/2010. Category: sports. Tags: ~ 1 Comment

Ancient Olympic athletes competed in the nude

The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek word gymnos, which means naked. In ancient times athletes practiced in the nude to the […]

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History of football (soccer)

A sport similar to football (called soccer in the United States and elsewhere) was played 3000 years ago in Japan. Chinese text […]

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World’s strongest men

On Tuesday 13 February 1923, in a strong man contest held before a packed house in City Hall in Augusta, Maine, John […]

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Why do we love sports?

The love of – nay, addiction to – competitive and solitary sports cuts across all social-economic strata and throughout all the demographics. […]

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Basketball first played 1700 ago

In 1891, James Naismith, a physical education instructor, was thinking about new ways of providing exercise for the young men. He nailed […]

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