Why do home teams wear white and visitors wear dark uniforms?


Home teams do not always wear white, in both hockey and football the home team wears dark uniforms primarily, although in hockey the home team has only worn their dark uniforms for a short time. The distinction began in 1952 when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began televising hockey games.  The CBC found that when […]

How can I optimally prepare for the golf season? What Golf fitness exercises should I do?


Many of you are anxious to dust off the golf clubs and get out to the golf course for your first round of golf. A question that may be on your mind is how do I get ready? How do I knock off 6 months of rust on my golf swing, feel comfortable with my […]

How many Super Bowls did Roger Staubach win?


Roger “Captain Comeback” Staubach was a professional football player from 1969 to 1979.  He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a quarterback.  Staubach was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.  He was MVP in 1971 after passing for 1882 yards and 15 touchdowns, but in 1979 he threw for 3,586 yards and […]

What kind of specific drills would you see at an NBA tryout?


Drills for any professional sport will not differ too much from drills that amateur athletes would participate in.  Drills are used to improve skills, once you begin practicing the basics you never stop. The more routine a specific act becomes, the easier it is to do it right in a game.  Professional coaches spend more […]

Where did the sports term rookie come from?


rook·ie/ˈro͝okē/ Noun: A new recruit. A member of an athletic team in his or her first full season in that sport.   Although the term rookie can be in reference to anyone in a new position it is largely used today in reference to a new player in any given league.  Its origins are from […]

Why do Rugby players wear cleats?


There are two main reasons Rugby players wear cleats.  The first is to improve their ability to play the game.  The cleats will dig into the ground and allow the play to make cuts (quick zig zag movements) without slipping, especially when the grass is wet from rain or morning dew.  Cleats that have a […]

How do you play American football?


The NFL’s rule structure is the most commonly known version of the game although college football has a slightly different version.  The Canadian Football League has an even more different version.  The most significant difference in the CFL is that it uses only three downs, and on a much larger field compared to the NFL’s four.  If you […]

What is a Squeeze Play in Baseball?


The squeeze play is used when there is a runner on third base and less than two outs.   The concept is that the batter will bunt the ball when the runner on third is charging to the plate. There are actually two versions of the squeeze play: The play is called the safety squeeze play […]

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