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  • 20 most obscure team nicknames in pro sports

    Most pro team nicknames make sense at some level. But there are a fair number of head-scratching nicknames. Here are 20 with explanations on their selection:

  • Super Bowl XLVII: 18 pregame facts on Ravens and 49ers

    Here are some fast facts on Super Bowl XLVII, the NFL's championship game set for this Sunday evening.

  • Gallery NFL DRAFT: No. 1 draft picks that made the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    1945: Charley Trippi was a University of Georgia halfback drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. The prize catch in a bidding war between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference, which led to his signing a four-year $100,000 contract with the Chicago Cardinals (the precursors of today's Arizona Cardinals). … During the course of his NFL career, he switched from halfback to quarterback and back to halfback, before finishing as a defensive player. … Turned in a sensational performance in the 1947 championship game, rushing for 206 rushing yards while wearing sneakers for better traction on a frozen field. The 28-21 victory over Philadelphia marked the only time the Cardinals ever won an NFL title.