Super Bowl

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. With football gradually taking over from baseball as the national past time, how long will it be before the president of the United States starts flipping the Super Bowl coin rather than (or in addition to) throwing out the first baseball of the season?

Ford was a big football fan. Did he ever preside over the first football game of the season?

Presidents’ sleeping habits

I ran across a curiosity a couple of weeks ago and haven’t satisfied it yet. Today, I googled it again and came upon a blog post that actually phrases it in reference to presidents. I know that in “the old days” many people slept sitting up because they thought it was healthier, and it was so common that beds were built quite short. But when did it start and when did it end?

Specifically, which presidents would have slept sitting up and which would have slept flat?