Tag Archives: history

  • 21 Female Sports Firsts

    21 Female Sports Firsts

    On Sunday, a 28-year-old woman from New York became the first female ever to try out for NFL teams at one of the league’s regional combines. It really was a historic moment, and the media treated it as such by turning out in droves,. The only problem, of course, is that the woman, Lauren Silberman, […]

  • Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    People generally assume that, since most of the movies and photographs we have from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s are in black and white, color photography wasn’t even around. But that’s not true. Technicolor (for movies) was invented all the way back in 1916 and radically improved in 1929, and Kodachrome (for photographs) was invented […]

  • 9 Classic Sports Biographies Every Fan Should Read

    9 Classic Sports Biographies Every Fan Should Read

    It can be really hard to find a good book about your favorite athlete. In the past, someone would write a book about what they loved with nothing more than a hope that, just maybe, their book would find an audience. Today, giant bookstores figure out what kinds of books people buy the most, then […]