We’ve all got one in the closet. It’s out of fashion and out of date, but it might be the best article of clothing we own: The throwback jersey. Homage to better times and tribute to the past, the throwback jersey is only one way we celebrate history in the world of sports.

In this space, I’ll go digging through sports’ own closet for throwback stats, facts, obscurities and arcana. While world history may just be a set of lies agreed upon (Napoleon), sports history has a whole lot of data to justify itself.

And just in case you’re wondering, my throwback is royal blue with red trim and a big No. 11 in white. Record-breaking Super Bowl performances never go out of style.