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Andy Reid is just the fourth head coach to win both the George Halas Trophy and the Lamar Hunt Trophy in his career.

 

(The others are Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves, and John Fox.)

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The Super Bowl Champion on the NFL's 50th Season (Chiefs) will face the Super Bowl Champion on the NFL's 75th Season (49ers) in the Super Bowl being held on the NFL's 100th Season (Super Bowl LIV).

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On 12/23/2019 at 4:51 AM, jc... said:

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

On a semi-related note regarding MLB, the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays have this same distinction.

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On 1/19/2020 at 10:47 PM, johnnysama said:

On a semi-related note regarding MLB, the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays have this same distinction.

 

Except the three games May 15-17, 2007 they played at Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando

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5 Latvian goaltenders have started at least 1 game in the NHL. This year's Blue Jackets with Elvis Merzlikins and Matiss Kivlenieks have two of them. 

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On 2/5/2020 at 2:11 PM, Sport said:

5 Latvian goaltenders have started at least 1 game in the NHL. This year's Blue Jackets with Elvis Merzlikins and Matiss Kivlenieks have two of them. 

 

BBTV saw, whilst sitting on a bench sipping cappucino in Riga Latvia, a Dinamo Riga team bus with Arturs Irbe's (among others') image on the side pass in front of him.

 

Not certain but pretty sure that Irbe was the first of said Latvian goalies.

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Last night in the first round of the NFL Draft, for the first time in league history, the first three draft picks were all teammates at one point (2017) while playing for Ohio State

 

1. Bengals QB Joe Burrow

2. Redskins DE Chase Young

3. Lions DB Jeff Okudah

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On 8/10/2015 at 11:07 PM, Robertsports said:

The 1923 New York Yankees, the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals, and the 2009 New York Yankees are the only teams to win the World Series in the same year as opening a new stadium.

I thought the Boston Red Sox in 1912 also, the year Fenway Park opened, no?

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If you are a Yankees fan, you'll probably want a Democrat as President.

 

The last time the Yankees won a World Series with a Republican at the helm was way back in 1958 when Dwight Eisenhower was in office.

 

Yankees World Series victories since then:

 

1961 & 1962 (JFK)

1977 & 1978 (Carter)

1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Clinton)

2009 (Obama)

 

Yankees World Series losses since 1958:

 

1960 vs Pittsburgh Pirates (Eisenhower) Republican

1963 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Kennedy) Democrat

1964 vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Johnson) Democrat

1976 vs. Cincinnati Reds (Ford) Republican

1981 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Reagan) Republican

2001 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Bush) Republican

2003 vs. Florida Marlins (Bush) Republican

 

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7 hours ago, wdm1219inpenna said:

I thought the Boston Red Sox in 1912 also, the year Fenway Park opened, no?

Correct.

 

The 2020 Texas Rangers have long odds but nothing is impossible

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Apologies if this was posted already, but here’s one I thought was interesting:

 

There have been only two triple-overtime games in NBA Finals history, and Paul Westphal participated in both of them; once as a player (1976 Game 5) and once as head coach (1993 Game 3). He was also a member of the Suns both times.

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Washington (NFL) had a big day in stats and facts:

 

- First Week 1 home opener win since 2011

- First win against Philadelphia after losing the previous 6 matchups

- Most sacks in a single game since 2014 (8)

- Largest comeback win since 2015 against Tampa Bay (17, 27 unanswered)

- Largest comeback against Philadelphia in franchise history

- First NFC East victory since Week 8 of 2018

- DE Ryan Kerrigan is now the franchise leader in sacks (92)

- RB Peyton Barber scored more touchdowns (2) than average yards per carry (1.7)

 

Might not be the most interesting facts and stats, but still a big game for Washington as a team

 

 

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The Nuggets have made the WCF three times: 1985, 2009 and now 2020.

They’ve played the Lakers every time. 

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Denver is also the first to come back from multiple 3-1 deficits in the NBA playoffs.

 

Doc Rivers was already the only coach to blow multiple 3-1 leads (2003 Magic vs Pistons, 2015 Clippers vs Rockets) and now he has blown THREE.

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55 minutes ago, TrueYankee26 said:

Denver is also the first to come back from multiple 3-1 deficits in the NBA playoffs.

 

Doc Rivers was already the only coach to blow multiple 3-1 leads (2003 Magic vs Pistons, 2015 Clippers vs Rockets) and now he has blown THREE.

I believe he has 23% of all blown 3-1 leads, according to r/NBA. Impressively bad.

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