World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

Amazing Norwegian Kicker Can Put a Football Anywhere He Wants

(Video Link) Thanks to this viral video, Norwegian football player Havard Rugland has been offered the chance to tryout with the New York Jets: The video shows the 27-year-old performing some outrageous tricks and kicks, from nailing 60-yard field goals to soccer-style scissor kicks and volleys with American footballs. [...] Rugland has no prior American football experience but [...]

Who Said It: NFL Coach or Dictator?

Listening to football coaches can be a little scary, with their militaristic talk of marching down the field and annihilating the enemy. In fact, it can almost sound like listening to some kind of brutal dictator. Of the quotes in this quiz, can you identify which came from an NFL coach and which came from [...]

Quiz: Name All 32 NFL Starting QBs

Getty Images The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the defending champion New York Giants. To make sure you’re sufficiently ready for some football, let’s see how many of the 32 opening weekend starting QBs you can name in 5 minutes. Take the Quiz: Name All 32 Starting Quarterbacks

The Origin of the Wonderlic Test (and Which Manning Scored Higher)

© David Bergman/Corbis If book smarts translated to field sense, NFL coaches would be desperately recruiting mathletes. But a soaring SAT score is the last thing you need to excel on the gridiron. According to Jonah Lehrer, author of the 2009 bestseller How We Decide, “The velocity of the game makes thought impossible.” Instead of thinking, athletes [...]

5 Questions Quiz: Set!

All week, the questions in our multiple-choice 5 Questions quizzes are inspired by NFL team names. Today’s challenge: Set!

5 Questions: Blitz!

All week, the questions in our multiple-choice 5 Questions quizzes are inspired by NFL team names. Today’s challenge: Blitz!

5 Questions: Hike!

All this week, the questions in our multiple-choice 5 Questions quizzes are inspired by NFL team names: Hike!

How All 32 NFL Teams Got Their Names

If you’re reading this on your phone at an NFL season kickoff party and searching for conversation fodder, here are the stories behind every NFL team nickname (and what they were almost called). The Saints and Packers origins aren’t as interesting as some of the others on this list. Try to shoehorn the Dallas Steers [...]

Two Rules Named After Deion Sanders

Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren’t enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion. After all, he has two rules named in his honor. Take Your Finals When Sanders was a college star at Florida State, he came up with a big [...]

What is the NFL Supplemental Draft?

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for NCAA rules violations, announced Tuesday that he will enter the NFL’s supplemental draft rather than return to school. Here’s a brief history of the event. What is the supplemental draft and who is eligible for it? The supplemental [...]