In an era where an incomplete pass resulted in a 15-yard penalty, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School showcased the potential of the pass.

The Early History of Football’s Forward Pass

The forward pass was ridiculed by college football’s powerhouse teams only to be proved wrong by Pop Warner and his Indians

Players' relationships with bats have inspired any number of myths and tales.

Baseball’s Bat Man

When stars like Derek Jeter ask to customize their baseball bat, Chuck Schupp makes sure they get what they want

About 16 million people visited the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it the National Park Service's most popular attraction.

75 Years of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Winding its way through Appalachia, the scenic road is the result of workers and politicians who blazed the trail in the 1930s

The recreational vehicle turn 100 years old this year. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, about 8.2 million households now own RVs.

Commemorating 100 Years of the RV

For almost as long as there have been automobiles, recreational vehicles have been traversing America

For officials, the road to the World Cup is as competitive and demanding as it is for players.

How to Train a World Cup Referee

Just as the players on the pitch have trained for years, the referees for the World Cup are required to be physically fit for duty

Love it or hate it, the vuvuzela is the voice of South African soccer fans and will be on display at the 2010 World Cup.

Vuvuzela: The Buzz of the World Cup

Deafening to fans, broadcasters and players, the ubiquitous plastic horn is closely tied to South Africa’s soccer tradition

In each place that Steven Raichlen visits in his quest for great barbecue, he finds not only history and great food, but a look at who we are.

A Worldwide Quest for Barbecue

Steven Raichlen made a career teaching Americans all about barbecue, then an international tour taught him new ways to grill

The little league baseball team from Monterrey, Mexico became the first team from outside the United States to win the Little League World Series.

The Little League World Series’ Only Perfect Game

In 1957, Mexico’s scrawny players overcame the odds to become the first foreign team to win the Little League World Series

The 1960 AFL Championship game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Oilers was typical of the high-risk, exciting brand of football the AFL was known for.

The American Football League's Foolish Club

Succeeding where previous leagues had failed, the AFL introduced an exciting brand of football forcing the NFL to change its entrenched ways

Woody Guthrie was never known as a lyrical provocateur but he wrote about everything from A to Z.

Woody Guthrie's Music Lives On

More than 40 years after the celebrated folk singer's death, a trove of 3,000 unrecorded songs is inspiring musicians to lay new tracks

Fly: The Unsung Hero of Twentieth-Century Science

Fly: The Unsung Hero of 20th-Century Science


Fired with Finesse

In North Carolina, artisans drawing on tradition and looking to the future are creating a hot market for pottery

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