In the pre-Swoosh era, the best shoes for lawn tennis had giant treads and looked like they could be worn to church.... READ ON
There are advantages to letting out a belly groan with every shot.... READ ON
When Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open came out in 2010, all of the hype I heard about it surrounded the fact that the tennis great had done meth and wore a hairpiece. I had low expectations. But while reading the book last week, I learned a whole lot more about him. Here are a few of those things.... READ ON
These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.... READ ON
Mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur is at the US Open today. Between matches, he'll be serving up some tennis history and random knowledge.... READ ON
A few years ago, number crunchers and stat geeks infiltrated the MLB front offices and changed the way America’s pastime is played. Now they’re doing it to Scotland’s.... READ ON
We're living in the golden age of statistics for sports geeks.... READ ON
In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.