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Super Bowl Blowouts: An Era Best Forgotten

From 1984-97, the average margin of victory was an obscene 21.4 points
<p> Super Bowl Blowouts: An Era Best Forgotten</p>
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It wasn’t so long ago that the star of Super Bowl Sunday was a talking frog. Or a dancing monkey. Or Cindy Crawford enjoying a refreshing cola.

What's the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat?

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<p> What's the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat?&nbsp;</p>
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What is the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat? 

— Bert Steinberg, Port Hueneme, Calif.
 

Who is considered the best athlete-turned-musician?

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<p> <strong>Who is considered the best athlete-turned-musician?&nbsp;</strong></p>
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Who is considered the best athlete-turned-musician? I think it is one of these three: Wayman Tisdale (jazz), Shaquille O’Neal (rap) or Bernie Williams (soft jazz). What do you say?

The Nicest Athletes In Sports

These players are good on the field and off
<p> The Nicest Athletes In Sports</p>

With the holiday season upon us, we started thinking: If Santa can make a list, why can’t Athlon? So we asked dozens of athletes, agents, coaches, journalists and other experts to identify the nicest athletes in sports today. Here’s our roster:

5 Great Moments in Sportsmanship

These athletes went above and beyond to do the right thing
<p> 5 Great Moments in Sportsmanship</p>
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Too often these days, fans and athletes alike focus on the negative side of sports, whether it's a fight that breaks out on the field or trash talk off the field. Still, there are many instances of athletes taking the high road and doing the right thing. Here are five perfect examples of athletes showing us what sportsmanship is all about. 

Why isn't the World Series trophy named after a person?

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<p> Why isn't the World Series trophy named after a person?&nbsp;</p>
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Why isn’t the World Series trophy named after a person, like the Stanley Cup (NHL), Lombardi Trophy (NFL) and Larry O’Brien Trophy (NBA)? I think it should be named the Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson Memorial Cup. 

— John Daneluk, Beverly, Mass.

 

Why doesn't the NFL induct officials into the Hall of Fame?

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<p> <b>Why is it that the NFL is the only major sport that does not induct game officials into its Hall of Fame?&nbsp;</b></p>
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Why is it that the NFL is the only major sport that does not induct game officials into its Hall of Fame? 

— Dr. Norman Jones, Crystal Lake, Ill.

 

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