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Football Whoopie Pies

Are you ready for some football? Then make these for your Super Bowl party. Laura McGlynn baked pumpkin cake batter in an egg mold pan. After they cooled, she split the egg-shaped cakes in half and decorated them with frosting. Link -via Foodbeast

The Late Movies: High School Haka

As I prepared an old mental_floss magazine article for the internet, I was struck by YouTube’s “related videos” section. It appears that the Maori war dance known as the haka has been adopted by not only rugby teams, but quite a few American high school football teams, too! You may enjoy watching these teenagers intimidate [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About Eagles Coach Andy Reid Getting Fired

I’ve mentioned several times that I’m from Philadelphia and while I’m not a big football fan, it’s awfully hard to miss the most talked-about story of the season: How awful the Eagles have been. For months, the city has been speculating that Coach Andy Reid would be out after 14 years heading the team without [...]

Heisman Trophy Challenge

How much of a college football fan are you, really? This year’s Heisman Trophy winner will be announced this Saturday. Mental_floss is challenging you to recall the other winners of the past thirty years in today’s Lunchtime Quiz. How many of their last names can you rattle off in 6 minutes? If you can name [...]

Jim Thorpe: The Man, The Myth, the Small Pennsylvania Town

If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian. Some of you, though, will think of the Carbon County, Pennsylvania borough known as “Switzerland of America” and the “Gateway to the Poconos.” I think of both, and what concerns us here today is how the latter [...]

Volleyball

These girls are playing volleyball. Can you find the volleyball? Even the players seem to be distracted by the huge floating football! Here’s a hint: think of a sport that is neither volleyball nor football. Link

How the Football Field Was Designed

Have you ever wondered how the American football field came to be the way it is? I didn’t, either, but the way it evolved from the soccer and rugby fields it was based on is more interesting than I expected. The origin of American football is surprisingly complex, but here’s the abridged version: professional football was [...]

The Missing Links: Your Work Is Killing Your Work Ethic

Worst. Financial. Decision. Ever. If you wonder why the US Postal Service is struggling, wonder no more. * Did This Post Take Your Computer 10 Minutes to Open? If so, your WiFi signal is weak. Here are 10 tips to kick it up a few notches. * Here’s Why You Don’t Get Anything Done At Work You [...]

The Late Movies: Classic Super Bowl Commercials

If you, like me, learned everything you know about football from Friday Night Lights (the TV series, not the movie. Duh.), you probably watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Whether it was famous frogs, talking babies, thirsty supermodels or something a little more outrageous, advertising during the big game has become almost as relevant [...]

Football Pancakes

We’ve previously featured the works of Jim Belosic of Jim’s Pancakes, including his dinosaur pancakes, Tetris pancakes, and pancakes in the shape of a crane. Recently he made these dandy football pancakes. Does this remind anyone else of childhood games of paper football? Link -via Nerdalicious