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Not Playing the Super Bowl

Performing at the Super Bowl halftime show is one of the biggest gigs in music — a singer or band has truly “made it” if they’re asked to play for a stadium full of 90,000 people and a TV audience of a billion or so. And yet quite a few of those who have been […]

Giving It the Old College Try

College football is one of the oldest sports in the country, with east coast teams squaring off on the gridiron in the late 1800s. Here are some of the oldest players to ever play the game — as in they weren’t exactly of the “traditional” college age. Joe Thomas, Sr. The oldest guy to ever […]

A World Series For the Record Books

The 2018 “Fall Classic” is all over. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to win its ninth overall World Series. It was a bit of a nutty postseason, and here are some of the records that were set since the end of the regular season.  Longest game ever  The […]

Take Me Out to the (Haunted) Ballgame

Sports stadiums in the U.S. are historic buildings, with some dating back to the early 20th century or beyond. And you know what they say, the older a building gets, the more likely it is that ghosts are hanging out there. Here are some spooky sports stories. George Gipp The University of Notre Dame was […]

He Could’ve Been a Football Star

Uncle John is very thankful for his one talent—bringing trivia to the masses—so he’s amazed by these people who were artistically talented enough to become renowned actors and musicians…and who also had enough football prowess to almost turn pro. Dean Cain It’s not all that surprising that one of the handful of actors to ever […]