Sid Luckman presided over the most lopsided contest in NFL history — the Chicago Bears’ 73-0 massacre of the Washington Redskins in the 1940 championship game. It was a historic occasion because it showed just how lethal the Bears’ new T-formation could be. The “T” was an ancient formation, but …

If you’ve ever traveled the highways or country roads of Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi, you’ve probably seen kudzu — a rich blanket of leafy vines covering large areas of land, trees and abandoned buildings. This creeping and climbing vine flourishes in the Southeast region of the U.S. because of the …

Observation structures are common tourist attractions in big cities around the world. New York’s Empire State Building, Chicago’s Sears Tower, Toronto’s CN Tower, Taipei’s Taipei 101 — the list goes on. But how many cities can boast that their observation structure is a giant Ferris wheel? Opened in 2000, the …

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The cat-quick Bill Willis earned All-American honors at Ohio State as a two-way tackle on the national championship team of 1942 and the high-ranked ’44 squad. But pro football seemed closed because of the NFL’s unwritten ban on African-American players. A friend of Willis’ suggested he try out for the …

Improving your fighting techniques at home can be difficult without a training partner, equipment such as exercise mats and enough space for large movements such as sweeps. But short-range movements such as strikes and kicks while standing in place are fighting techniques you can practice at home with minimal space. …

There is probably nowhere better to enjoy the southern California lifestyle than San Diego. With its perfect weather, miles of beaches, and world-class restaurants, San Diego is an ideal vacation spot. If you enjoy golf, there are nearly 100 courses to choose from, and the kids will be thrilled to …

One day, a rookie offensive guard held Doug Atkins at the line of scrimmage and got away without a flag. A veteran tackle from his team pulled the rookie aside. “I’ve got to play against him the rest of the day,” the tackle yelled. “Now you go apologize!” For 17 …