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Sidney Crosby has never won a game at Unuted Center.


Pulled this off Reddit, today:


"The last time Pittsburgh beat Chicago on the road was in 2009, in a game Crosby didn't play in. That was a 5-4 OT victory where Cam Barker had 3 points and Antti Niemi played a period for the Blackhawks.

The last time Pittsburgh won in Chicago before that was in 2003, when Mario Lemieux had an assist on the only goal of the game.

So if it seems like the Blackhawks usually have the Penguins' number at home, they do. The Hawks have also won the last 7 games against the Pens and are 11-2-2 in the series since the lockout."

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The Marlins are the only MLB club with multiple championships that have never lost a playoff series. 


Won it all in 1997 and 2003. 


And the ‘76 Reds are the only team to ever sweep every playoff series. At the time, there was only the LCS and World Series. 

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The only remaining World Series combination to feature "virgin" teams would be the Mariners playing the Nationals. Every other MLB club has been to at least one World Series, although a few have yet to win.


As of 2017, the 1980 World Series is the last time two teams that had yet to win a championship faced off.

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On 8/16/2017 at 5:04 PM, TrueYankee26 said:

Patriots 5 super bowl wins were against animal mascots. 1 Bovine, 1 Feline, 3 Birds.


Only one against Eagles, though... and not the latest one.


Here's one:  of the 18 franchises to be part of the Arena Football League in 2011, only one remains in that league today - the Philadelphia Soul.

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On 10/19/2015 at 2:15 AM, ConcreteCharlie said:

Nick Foles has to fold his penis in half just to fit it inside of his cup, according to his high school teammates that called him Nick Folds.


On 9/23/2017 at 11:00 PM, wildfan2440 said:

How Did They Know AND ?????????


It's been widely reported that he basically has a third leg.


The bar I was at yesterday was chanting "BIG DICK NICK! BIG DICK NICK!" all the time, and even after the game I heard the chant a few times on Broad St. as well.  Dude is apparently hung like the horses our fans seem to love punching.

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On six days during the period from December 15, 2018 to January 1, 2019, there will be at least as many sanctioned college bowl games than were sanctioned for the entire major bowl seasons from 1916 to 1967:


Rose Bowl - annually played since 1916

Orange and Sugar Bowls - annually played since 1935

Cotton Bowl - Annually played since 1937


December 15 - (5) - New Mexico, Cure, Las Vegas, Camellia, New Orleans

December 22 - (4) - Birmingham, Armed Forces, Dollar General, Hawaii

December 28 - (4) - Music City, Camping World, Arizona, Alamo

December 29 - (4) - Peach, Belk, Cotton, Orange

December 31 - (6) - San Francisco, Liberty, Holiday, Gator, Sun, Military

January 1 - (5) Outback, Citrus, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar

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Last fall, I discovered that Pro Football Reference has this thing that lets you look up any and all scores from NFL games. For example, you can see a list of every game that had a final score of 27-10, etc. From that, I found the following scoreboard trivia. Most of it is stuff about the Cleveland Browns. (as of November of 2017)

  • The Cleveland Browns have won more games (4) by a score of 6-3 than any other NFL team - including the two most recent 6-3 games. (2009 and 2011)
  • In the entire history of the NFL, there have been five games with a final score of 29-6. The New England Patriots won two of them.
  • In the entire history of the team, the Cleveland Browns have never played in a game in which the final score was 21-13 win or lose. (That seems almost impossible to me.)
  • The Cleveland Browns have never won a game by the score of 10-6. They have lost four times by a score of 10-6 - two of those 10-6 losses happened within six weeks of each other in the 2008 season.
  • The Cleveland Browns - both the original Browns and the Browns version 2.0 - have never played a game in which the final score was 35-34.
  • In the history of the NFL, there have been exactly five games with a score of 47-17. The San Diego Chargers were losers of the first two of those games. The teams the Chargers lost to? The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
  • The Cleveland Browns have never won a game by the score of 34-31. The Browns are, however, one of just two Super Bowl Era NFL teams to win a game by the score of 51-0. The Browns did it in the opening game of the 1989 season at Pittsburgh.
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On 7/26/2018 at 4:57 PM, chrispw12 said:

I recall a recent stretch where like 4-5 years straight the team that played the Eagles in their first home game that year went on to win the Super Bowl that year.


2009: Saints

2010: Packers

2011: Giants

2012: Ravens


bonus points for the Packers beating the Eagles in the Week 1 season opener and then beating them again in the first round of the playoffs.

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In the few months prior to its formal announcement on February 11, 1982, the USFL had already undergone a few changes behind the scenes...

- The Los Angeles owner dropped out to buy a minority stake in an NFL team.  That owner was Alex Spanos.

- The partners in Oakland decided to split up amicably, with one taking over the L.A. market.  The loser, Jim Joseph, went to L.A.

- The partners in San Diego couldn't get the city to give them a lease, so they were awarded the L.A. market, which bumped Jim Joseph out just days later.

- As consolation, Joseph was allowed to pick any city in the U.S. that didn't have a team.  He chose Phoenix, Arizona.

- This choice angered Dr. Ted Diethrich, a Phoenix-based heart surgeon who'd bought the Chicago Blitz, but had previously been told Phoenix was too small a market for the USFL.

- The Detroit Panthers were renamed the Michigan Panthers after an organization using the name threatened to sue.

- The Bay Area Invaders were renamed the Oakland Invaders after a deal to split home games between the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Candlestick Park fell through.


Other, random things...

- Commissioner Chet Simmons, who had up to that point been ESPN's president, was primarily hired not to secure the league a deal with ESPN and firm up a relationship between the two parties, but to try and get them out of (or at least, vastly improve the terms of) a deal they'd already agreed to in principle with ABC.  He was woefully unsuccessful.

- Along with Simmons, more than half of the original ownership in the USFL was of Jewish faith - in Philadelphia, Washington, Birmingham, Michigan, Arizona, Oakland and Los Angeles.  Two had fled Europe to escape the Holocaust.

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