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4 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

Out of curiosity, was this the first World Series ever in which every game won was on the road?

According to the Fox pregame show, this was the first championship (maybe 7 game series?) in the four major American sports where this happened. It was also the first to have the first six games be won by the road team.

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In today’s Redskins-Bills game, it is the first time two running backs (Peterson & Gore) with 13,500+ all time rushing yards will play in the same game

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On 8/15/2017 at 11:37 PM, B-Rich said:

Just did the math after thinking about it,  and noticed this:

 

- The NBA Hornets/Pelicans franchise has been in New Orleans (2002-2017; 15 seasons) longer than they were originally in Charlotte (1988-2002; 14 seasons).

 

- The NFL Colts have been in Indianapolis (1984-2016, 33 seasons) longer than they were originally in Baltimore (1953-1983, 31 seasons).

 

- The NFL Cardinals have been in Arizona (1988-2016;  29 seasons) longer than they were in St. Louis (1960-1987; 28 seasons)

 

MLB:

The Braves just finished their 54th season in Atlanta (1966-2019), but still need to play 28 years there to match their time in Boston (1871-1952)

The Twins will play their 60th season in Minnesota in 2020 (1961-2020), matching their time in Washington (1901-1960)

The Athletics will (probably) play 54th season in Oakland in 2021 (1968-2021), matching their time in Philadelphia (1901-1954)

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From NBA reddit, a deep dive into LeBron's 27/7/7.

 

As some of you may know, LeBron famously has a 27/7/7 career average, while never actually putting up those exact stats at the end of an NBA game. Someone went through basketball-reference to pinpoint that he's actually had a 27/7/7 statline for a total of 11 minutes, 49 seconds through his entire NBA career.

 

More here:

 

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Less of an interesting fact, more of a “you had one job!”


- It’s the 2019 NFL Season

-32 teams with 32 starting running backs

-They all have numbers, obviously

 

-Here’s how many times each number is used:

 

20- 1

21- 2

22- 4

24- 3

25- 4

26- 5

27- 1

28- 2

29- 1

30- 4

31- 1

32- 1

33- 2

41- 1

 

The most used number is 26 (5), while the least used is a tie between 6 (20, 27, 29, 31, 32, 41). Does that matter? No not really.

 

However, every number from 20-33 is used. Every number except 23. No current starting RB this year uses it. The only outlier in this numerical conundrum is 41, used by Alvin Kamara.

 

So I say to that, Mr. Kamara of the New Orleans Saints, YOU HAD ONE JOB!

 

(Yes I know it’s more just a coincidence than anything and not actually Kamara’s fault.)

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In the 2019 calendar year, Alabama has suffered three losses. Those losses were to:

 

Clemson Tigers (1/7/19)

LSU Tigers (11/9/19)

Auburn Tigers (11/30/19)

 

Moral of the story, if you want to beat Alabama, just be a Tigers team.

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On 12/1/2019 at 8:20 AM, DNAsports said:

In the 2019 calendar year, Alabama has suffered three losses. Those losses were to:

 

Clemson Tigers (1/7/19)

LSU Tigers (11/9/19)

Auburn Tigers (11/30/19)

 

Moral of the story, if you want to beat Alabama, just be a Tigers team.

Can't wait until the Tide plays at Comerica Park

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1 hour ago, ProfessorBigShots said:

Can't wait until the Tide plays at Comerica Park

 

I wonder who would win -- the Detroit Tigers playing the Tide in football, or the Tide playing the Tigers in baseball.

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On 8/11/2019 at 4:02 PM, ~Bear said:

The 1996-1997 NFL season was the last time all 4 teams that participated in the previous year's conference championship games (Colts, Cowboys, Packers, Steelers) made it back to the playoffs. Since then, at least 1 team has missed the playoffs the following year. 

With the Rams losing to the 49ers, this streak continues. It’s now been 22 seasons straight with at least 1 conference round competitor of the previous year missing the playoffs. 

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The Seattle Seahawks are the only NFL team to have played every home game on artificial turf. 

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The Packers managed to post a 2-0 record over the Lions for the 2019 season.  This, despite holding a lead over the Lions for exactly two plays over both games... the final play of each one.

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A soccer (and uniform-based) one for you - in the 1963-64 season, the Eredivisie title was won by Amsterdam side DWS.

 

DWS played in blue and black striped jerseys - this was the last occasion when the Dutch national champions didn't wear shirts predominantly coloured red and white. No other colours in 55 years!

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Something I just thought realized for a kind of coaching circle of life, Chuck Noll in his first year coached against Lombardi who was in his last year coaching and in his last year coached against Belichick who was in his first year as a head coach 

 

 

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In Titans and Ravens playoff games the road team is now 4-0 the Titans previous playoff win in Baltimore in 2003 and the Ravens winning in Tennesee in 2000 and 2008

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