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Most Valuable Sports Memorabilia

Sports collectibles have skyrocketed in popularity over the past several decades, with sales of such items as game-worn jerseys and autographed rookie cards generating billions of dollars each year. Onion Sports examines the most sought-after and highly valued sports memorabilia in the world.

Sixth Super Bowl Win Continues To Elude Patriots

HOUSTON—As disappointed players and coaches returned to the locker room following the end of Super Bowl LI, members of the New England Patriots acknowledged to reporters Sunday that the team’s sixth Super Bowl title continues to elude them.

Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

The Super Bowl halftime show is a long tradition as occasionally exciting as the game itself. The Onion takes a look back at the all-time greatest Super Bowl halftime shows.

NFL Loses Rights To ‘Super Bowl’

NEW YORK—After failing to agree to terms for a new licensing agreement before the February 3 deadline, the NFL lost the rights to the term “Super Bowl” on Friday, sources confirmed.
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Famous MLB Manager Tantrums

As Braves manager Bobby Cox approaches the all-time record for ejections from games, Onion Sports remembers baseball's all-time best on-field tantrums:

1876: During the first official season of Major League Baseball, Hartford Dark Blues manager Bob Ferguson often argued with umpire Abner Doubleday by saying he was "making up the rules as he goes along," which he was, in fact, doing

1909: In what some say were more civilized times, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Fred Clarke is suspended for an entire season after visibly scoffing at the umpire following a close play at first base

1974: In one of his more memorable tirades, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver produces a shotgun and blows an umpire's jaw clean off

1985: Home-plate umpire Mike Reilly refuses to dignify Tommy Lasorda's anger with a response, as Reilly can tell Lasorda's over-the-top antics are just a thinly veiled attempt to carve out a persona for himself

1987: Following a close call, Jim Leyland, without saying a single word, clicks a button on his keychain; 15 minutes later a pack of ravenous wolves attack the first-base umpire

1990: During his younger, more wild days, Athletics head coach Tony La Russa steps out from the dugout, tells the umpire, "that was not a very good call," and then steps back into the dugout

1991: Cincinnati Reds manager Lou Piniella is ejected after kicking dirt at an umpire's feet and then pouring a 150-pound bag of dirt and concrete over an umpire's head

1995: In an effort to rally his slumping team, Angels manager Marcel Lachemann suffers a September ejection, inspiring his troops to embark on one of the greatest meltdowns of all time

1997: Following a called third strike to end a day game, Lou Piniella and the umpire argue the rest of the day together while running errands and spending some quality time at home with the family

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