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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.

Keys To The Matchup: Packers vs. Falcons

The NFC Championship Game pits the Atlanta Falcons against the Green Bay Packers for the rare chance to play a meaningful game in Houston. Onion Sports breaks down what each team must do to win.
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Great Moments In NFL Combine History

With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine underway, Onion Sports examines the most astonishing accomplishments throughout the history of the annual talent showcase.

  • 1984: Future Falcons defensive end Rick Bryan blows away coaches by proving he can sprint at full speed, make difficult catches, and block linemen twice his size, all without his cigarette ever going out
  • 1984: While attempting to bench-press 225 pounds, Boomer Esiason shits himself in front of everybody
  • 1996: Nebraska standout Lawrence Phillips impresses Rams scouts in his interview, promising them that he’d never assault multiple women, regularly storm out of practice, get convicted on multiple criminal charges including assault with a deadly weapon, assault with great bodily injury, false imprisonment, criminal threats, and auto theft, as well as insisting that he wouldn’t wind up in prison until at least 57 if they would take a chance on him with the sixth pick
  • 1998: Somehow, no one is looking at the field when Ryan Leaf underthrows his receiver by 40 yards during passing drill
  • 2002: Highly touted QB prospect David Carr impresses Texans scouts by bringing his own football
  • 2003: Entire draft class starts intentionally underperforming whenever Bengals scouts walk by
  • 2006: Mario Williams jumps an astounding 40.5-inch vertical after getting spooked by a towel that kind of looked like a snake
  • 2007: Raiders scouts watch quarterback JaMarcus Russell exhibit extraordinary athletic ability during every drill and assume his attitude is probably just as great too
  • 2010: League replaces difficult Wonderlic test with Wooden Block Mix-’Em-Up Challenge
  • 2011: Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III completes the 40-yard dash in an astonishing 4.41 seconds while carrying the weight of an entire NFL franchise on his back
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