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View Resource XFL Calls it Quits

In what is probably the biggest flop in the history of professional sports, the Extreme Football League (XFL) has folded shop after just one season. Founded by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and co-owned by NBC, the XFL promised to offer a combination of hard-hitting football and spectacle in an effort to capture the coveted young male audience. A number of rules were changed, such a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0511
View Resource Super Bowl Official Site

The Super Bowl is arguably the biggest event in American professional sports. Users who would like some background and insight before kickoff can visit the official site, which offers the latest news and analysis, information on television coverage, audio and video clips, feature articles, team records, and more.

http://www.nfl.com/m/superbowl/50
View Resource Two on Football Stadia

Purpose-built football stadia dominate their surroundings in many major urban areas around the United States, and on fall weekends they are often surrounded by legions of fans preparing for the upcoming gridiron contests. These two sites will allow distant (and not-so distant) visitors to learn about each of these "battlegrounds" through the use of photographs and brief expository pieces on the...

https://www.collegegridirons.com/
View Resource As the 49ers search for a new home, questions abound about the future of the Hunters Point community

Days are numbered for San Francisco's Candlestick Park http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/12/days-are-numbered-san-franciscos-candlestick-park Santa Clara lines up financing for 49ers stadium http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/12/03/santa-clara-lines-up-financing-for-49ers-stadium/ 49ers stadium: S.F. mayor has slim...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2011/1216
View Resource Vandal Video Collection of Historic University of Idaho Football and Basketball Games

One can find a great deal of footage of Vandals in action on this site, but never fear: the Vandals in question are just the mighty members of the University of Idaho's athletic teams. The digitized materials here include over 160 16mm films held by the school's Special Collections & Archives. Visitors can browse the films by date, location or team. One standout is the 1925 film of the town of...

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https://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/vandalvideo/
View Resource League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

For decades, some watchdog organizations and former NFL players have warned about the possible long-term effects of sustained concussions suffered by professional football players. This recent documentary from Frontline looks closely into this situation by interviewing players, scientists, family members, and others with an interest in the subject. Users can watch the entire program here and they...

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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/league-of-denial/