I thought this was a joke when I first saw the headline, but I guess it’s for real. The New York Yankees are building a new stadium, and in an effort to curse the team, a construction worker dropped a Red Sox jersey into the concrete while they were pouring. The Yankees found out about it, were able to get an approximate location, and dug up the concrete with jackhammers until they found the shirt—which they promptly removed. Apparently they were quite upset.
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Taco Bell offered to give away tacos if a base was stolen during the World Series. Well, it happened last night in game two. Go to any Taco Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 30th between 2pm and 5pm and ask for your free taco.
In order to sell the winning team’s shirts, hats, etc. right after the SuperBowl ends, it’s necessary to print a full run for both teams (so yes, that does double the price). Ever wonder what happens to the stuff for the losing team? Short answer: rural Africa.
A friend forwarded a list of Oakland Raider football jokes. Here are the ones I like the best (feel free to substitute your own most-hated team for the Raiders):
A furniture store in Plano, Illinois held a promotion over the Labor Day weekend: If the Chicago Bears shut out the Green Bay Packers on their opening day football game, then any furniture purchased during the holiday weekend would be free. The final score was 26-0, and there were a lot of happy people after the game.
When the American Basketball Association (ABA) was folded into the NBA, the co-owners of one team opted to take a portion of the NBA’s television income, which at the time wasn’t that much. They are still receiving monthly payments, even though they haven’t owned a team since 1976, and it’s been worth about $168 million so far.
Here’s a neat gadget that will find those lost golf balls for you.
Chessboxing is a sport where competitors alternate between chess and boxing. You can win the competition via the chess game (checkmate or time expired) or the boxing (knockout or TKO). I don’t expect it to become popular, just because the potential audience—one that can enjoy the nuances of both chess and boxing—isn’t large enough.