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504 - Sports: Get Hoffa my Case!

Babe ruth was fat and ate hotdogs during games
https://vinepair.com/articles/were-not-the-only-ones-drinking-during-a-baseball-game/
http://www.baseballreliquary.org/about/collections/babe-ruth-hot-dog/

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/26/12-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Babe-Ruth/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth#Minor_league,_Baltimore_Orioles

Football pads and helmets do more harm than good
https://chhs.unh.edu/khl/2015-02/keeping-their-heads-out-game
http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-concussions-football-helmets-risk-taking-behavior-brain-injury-helmetless-tackling-technique-lawsuit/15srtbuzodfbk10tkmhxm8ayr7
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/even-more-evidence-that-football-causes-brain-injury-27116959/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/are-modern-football-helmets-any-safer-than-old-school-leather-ones-52942951/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-concussion-proof-helmet-11290796/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/the-dangers-of-safety-equipment.html

Jimmy Hoffa buried under giants stadium
https://www.npr.org/2015/07/06/420595057/vendetta-recalls-the-ruthless-rivalry-between-bobby-kennedy-jimmy-hoffa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_local
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Brotherhood_of_Teamsters
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/9-places-jimmy-hoffa-probably-isnt-buried
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20130617/mob-underboss-says-jimmy-hoffa-was-buried-alive-at-dig-site-in-oakland-township

The Football War
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2007/feb/21/theknowledge.sport