Franco Harris

The argument might be made that Franco Harris was the smartest runner who ever played in the NFL. At a well-tapered 225 pounds, he looked like a typical head-down, pile-driving line-smasher. But, while it was true that when necessary he could get the tough inside…

Human Eye Shape Types

Human eye shapes can affect vision. There are several different types of eyeball shapes: a normal eye, or one that¡¯s emmetropic; an elongated or myopic eyeball, which causes nearsightedness; and a shortened or hyperopic eyeball, which results in farsightedness. The cornea and lens of the…

The Netball Rules and Regulations of the Game

Netball is the result of a miscommunication between a man who devised an indoor game appropriate for ¡°high-spirited¡± young men at a YMCA and a sports teacher in New Orleans who requested a copy of his rules. The YMCA game was basketball. When the New…

How to Get a Body Like a Football Player

Football players, depending on their position, may be both muscular and also lean, fast and agile. The sport is very physical and features intense contact on every play. Building muscle, strength and agility helps you increase your physical presence on the field, making you more…

How the Super Bowl Works

Each year, millions of football fans celebrate it, family and friends gather around the televisio?n to watch it and advertisers flock to it as if it were the holy grail of consumerism. Super Bowl Sunday is not just an ordinary day in America; it’s a…

Norm Van Brocklin

Norm Van Brocklin’s crowning achievement was the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1960 NFL championship. The Eagles were definitely not the most talented team in the league that year, but Van Brocklin’s passing — and, more important, his determined leadership — brought them victory. A month after the…

10 Funny Intramural Team Names

Forget about scoring points on the field; the real glory in intramural sports lies in coming up with the best team name. After all, anyone can learn how to hit a softball or spike a volleyball, but it takes true talent to come up with…

How to Grip a Basketball With One Hand

Palming a basketball helps you control it, but it¡¯s not necessary most of the time. For example, you should use only your fingers while dribbling, shooting and passing. But palming is important in some situations. Players who dunk often palm the ball because they can…

James Naismith

Position: Founder Without James Naismith, there would be no Basketball Hall of Fame, because there would be no basketball. The rules have evolved from Naismith’s original concept, but the spirit of the game remains the same. During the snowy winter of 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts,…

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