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NFL Starting Quarterbacks

The National Football League begins its new season on Thursday. Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will determine how psyched up you are! Football fans: can you name the starting quarterbacks for all 32 NFL teams playing this weekend? Some of them may surprise you. You have five minutes -and mental_floss even gives you a starting [...]

NFL Lockout to Devastate the Chicken Wing Industry

Won’t someone think of the chicken? An extended NFL lockout would be bad for football lovers, but it’d be absolutely devastating to the chicken wing industry: “It would kill wings, it would be terrible on wings,” Joe Sanderson said at the Reuters Global Food and Agriculture Summit on Monday. Chicken wings are popular fare at sports bars, [...]

The Last Time the NFL Played on Tuesday…

Citing public safety concerns related to the forecasted winter storm that ultimately dumped more than a foot of snow on much of the Philadelphia area, the National Football League postponed Sunday night’s Eagles-Vikings game until tonight. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight’s game is the first NFL game played on a Tuesday since 1946. [...]