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What Did You Just Realize? (Sports Edition)


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As sports fans, we've all those crazy, sometimes long-winded and often very specific sports stats and facts. They are meant to make us stop, think and appreciate a player or a team's performance. But some stats and facts are so specific, there's no way you'd know them offhand. So I wanna give this a shot. Like the similar thread in The Lounge, I'd like to know, what sports-related fact or stat did you learn that you didn't realize before? I'm cautiously optimistic that this thread could really be pretty cool. I'll start.

According to this, by the slimmest of margins (.001), in terms of overall win-loss percentages, the San Diego Chargers are literally the most mediocre currently-active team in the NFL.

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I realized this a long time ago, but attending a sporting event as a child was far more magical back then than it is now when attending a sporting event as an adult.

It's hard to look up to the players like you did as a child, when you're the same age or even older than them.

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They're in the MEA, Middle East/Africa division. Normally it's American kids on army bases, but Uganda made it this year. They were gonna advance to the LLWS in 2010 but the tiebreaker was wrong, then last year they couldn't get the passports. But this year they made it!

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So I went to the Raiders Cardinals game last night and saw that the Raiders have the head and shoulders lead on Hall of Shame quarterbacks.

Carson Palmer

Matt Leinart

Terrelle Pryor

Rhett Bomer Apparently he's already been cut, but still

But then it hit me. the Raiders currently have two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks from USC. When, if ever, was the last time a team had two Heisman winners from the same school as their starter and their backup?

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They're in the MEA, Middle East/Africa division. Normally it's American kids on army bases, but Uganda made it this year. They were gonna advance to the LLWS in 2010 but the tiebreaker was wrong, then last year they couldn't get the passports. But this year they made it!

This is actually a different Ugandan team than the team who was going to go last year.

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That MLB had two All-Star games from 1959-1962 to raise money for the players' pension funds, as well as other causes. The experiment was abandoned on the grounds that having two games watered down the appeal of the event.

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So I went to the Raiders Cardinals game last night and saw that the Raiders have the head and shoulders lead on Hall of Shame quarterbacks.

Carson Palmer

Matt Leinart

Terrelle Pryor

Rhett Bomer Apparently he's already been cut, but still

But then it hit me. the Raiders currently have two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks from USC. When, if ever, was the last time a team had two Heisman winners from the same school as their starter and their backup?

He is still in the league? I just realized that!

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They're in the MEA, Middle East/Africa division. Normally it's American kids on army bases, but Uganda made it this year. They were gonna advance to the LLWS in 2010 but the tiebreaker was wrong, then last year they couldn't get the passports. But this year they made it!

This is actually a different Ugandan team than the team who was going to go last year.

If you guys get a chance, check out the documentary "Fair Ball" produced by Rogers Sportsnet. Canada was supposed to play Uganda at the 2011 LLWS, but when the Ugandan team wasn't allowed to go, the Canadians travelled to Uganda to play them on their home turf, bringing a few Major Leaguers (Gregg Zaun, Jimmy Rollins, Derrek Lee) with them. It's great stuff.

EDIT: Found it online.

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So I went to the Raiders Cardinals game last night and saw that the Raiders have the head and shoulders lead on Hall of Shame quarterbacks.

Carson Palmer

Matt Leinart

Terrelle Pryor

Rhett Bomer Apparently he's already been cut, but still

But then it hit me. the Raiders currently have two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks from USC. When, if ever, was the last time a team had two Heisman winners from the same school as their starter and their backup?

He is still in the league? I just realized that!

And I done just completely forgot all about Terrelle Pryor. Did he get drafted by the Raiders or another team? (I don't remember.)

Wonder how he feels about Cam Newton's success, being that he was supposed to be Cam Newton before Cam Newton was, well, "Cam Newton".....

(Not to mention being stuck behind two former "golden boy" QB's....)

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