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Top new questions this week:

Why have the number of power play opportunities steadily decreased since the 2005-2006 NHL season?

According to NHL stats found here, the number of total power play opportunities went from: 14,390 during the 2005-2006 season to 10,227 during the 2008-2009 season to 8,055 during the 2013-2014 ...

rules officiating statistics ice-hockey nhl  
asked by edmastermind29 6 votes
answered by Joe 3 votes

Alternate Team to Super Bowl?

On Monday, January 19, 2015 the NFL announced they were investigated the New England Patriots for deflating footballs (to make it easier to handle) during the AFC Championship game against the ...

rules american-football nfl super-bowl  
asked by Chrismas007 6 votes
answered by Philip Kendall 8 votes

Would it be possible for a kicker from a "non-traditional" background to be drafted by an NFL team?

Almost all football players are drafted out of college, rather than high school, because the extra "seasoning" in college makes them league ready, or nearly so (this is not true in baseball). But ...

american-football  
asked by Tom Au 4 votes
answered by diggers3 5 votes

Free throw substitutions

What is the reasoning behind the rule that during multiple free throws for personal fouls, a substitute may enter the game only before the final attempt?

rules basketball  
asked by basketball junkie 3 votes
answered by Philip Kendall 2 votes

Is it considered possible for women to compete with men professionally in team sports played with a ball other than baseball?

In Little League play, a 13-year old girl, Mo'ne Davis, stunned the baseball world with her 70 mph fastball. Assuming that she "fills out" adequately during her adolescence, it is at least within the ...

baseball  
asked by Tom Au 3 votes
answered by jerepierre 5 votes

Penalty conversion rates: Football (soccer) vs Hockey

What's the conversion rate of penalties in football vs. ice-hockey? I realise that it would be different/dependent on the league but any two major leagues of comparable level would be interesting. For ...

football statistics ice-hockey  
asked by posdef 2 votes
answered by Philip Kendall 6 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

When doing a penalty shootout, is it possible for the opposing team's goalkeeper to take a kick? I've never seen it happen, but it seems that since the goalie is part of the team, he/she should be ...

rules football  
asked by geoff 16 votes
answered by SahuKahn 19 votes

What are the advantages of football boots with blades rather than traditional studs?

Having seen various articles about football managers and coaches who believe bladed football boots to be a safety hazard and knowing that some football teams have banned their use, I was wondering ...

football equipment  
asked by coversnail 4 votes
answered by Bill J 4 votes
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