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Thanksgiving NFL Football — Infographic

Thanksgiving NFL Football

One long standing Thanksgiving tradition, in addition to the food, is NFL football.  historically, you will always be able to catch a Cowboys and Lions home game, but in 2006, the NFL added a third game to the mix, with no “traditional” team playing at night.  Today’s infographic looks not only at the history of these games, but also some of the more interesting statistics that come from the Thanksgiving games. [VIA]

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Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/27/17 (“Polar Bear Volleyball”, 1922)

Daily Photo — “Polar Bear Volleyball, 1922”

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February 1922. Washington, D.C. “Barefoot volleyball in snow.” Recreation at Fort Frostbite. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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A Sleep Guide to Wellness for Athletes — Infographic

A Sleep Guide to Wellness for Athletes

While today’s infographic is geared toward athletes, it points out the importance of a good night’s sleep for everyone.  To ensure that you are at your best each and every day, a good rest to recharge, as well as good nutrition and exercise to keep your body going will keep you around for a long, long time.  Share this with your health or wellness classes to stress how important it is to turn off, not only the devices, but yourself as well for a recharge.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/24/15 (Helmet Testing)

Daily Photo — “Prototype Football Helmet Testing, 1912”

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Man testing a prototype football helmet, 1912.

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Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Best of Both Worlds — Infographic

The Best of Both Worlds

With the Kansas City Royals clinching the 2015 World Series last night, it’s time for the baseball off-season to begin, and the first order of business (after victory parades and some press conferences) will be the revealing over the next few weeks of the 2015 season award winners.  One of the most coveted awards is the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for both leagues. Today’s infographic is interesting as it shows how many winners of the MVP award have also helped their team capture the World Series crown. Starting in 1931, when the Baseball Writers Association of America began awarding the MVP, 38 players have had this distinction — 19 from each league. (Is it any surprise, given the odds, that the New York Yankees have the most with 10?).  Granted, this hasn’t happened in a long time, with the last NL winner in 1988 with Kirk Gibson and the Dodgers, and 1984 for the AL with Willie Hernandez and the Tigers. Let’s see if that changes if a Royal is named AL MVP this season!  [VIA]

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Posted by on November 2, 2015 in Infographics

 

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Baseball’s Many Dimensions – Infographic

Baseball’s Many Physical Dimensions

Unlike most professional sports, there has never been a standard size for an entire baseball field.  Outside of the rules stating that there are 90 feet between bases and that the pitching rubber must be 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate the rest of the field is fair game.  This leads to some very interesting configurations and looks to different stadiums.  What was once a product of placement (both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were build on existing asymmetrical city blocks) has now given way to intentionally designed asymmetry as seen in Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, or perfect symmetry like that in the Rogers Centre in Toronto (one of only two MLB parks still using Astroturf — the other being Tropicana Field in Tampa).  Today’s infographic takes a look at all these unique parks, including an overlay to show how most are actually quite similar as well — until you hit those tricky outfield corners that is!   [VIA]

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Desigining a Bobsled – Infographic

Designing a Bobsled

The 2014 Sochi Bobsled Competitions are almost at a close, with only the four-man races left to run.  Like many of the events we see in these Winter Games, the technology of the competition has changed dramatically since the first games in 1924.  Then, the four man bobsled was literally that, four men on a sled bobbing down the track in Chamoinx, France.  Today’s infographic shows what does into the designing and construction of a modern bobsled, following the process of the 2014 Bronze Medal winning US Men’s team and their Night Train 2 sled.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Infographics

 

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