Archive for the 'Sports' Category

Yankees Dig Up “Cursed” Shirt

Monday, April 14th, 2008

BaseballI 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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Classic Superbowl Commercials

Monday, February 4th, 2008

FootballIn celebration of last night’s big game, here are three of my favorite Superbowl ads:

And here’s my top pick for this year, the Budweiser “Rocky” spot.

Free Tacos For Everyone!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

BaseballTaco 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.

Go Rockies!


Where Do The Losing SuperBowl T-shirts Go?

Monday, February 5th, 2007

FootballIn 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.

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Football Jokes

Sunday, November 26th, 2006


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):

Oakland Raiders practice was delayed on Wednesday for nearly two hours. While on his way to the locker room, one of the players happened to look down and noticed a suspicious-looking, unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. The head coach immediately suspended practice while the FBI was called in to investigate. After a complete field analysis, the FBI determined that the white substance, heretofore unrecognizable to the players, was the goal line.

Q: How do you keep an Oakland Raider out of your yard?
A: Put up goal posts.

Q: What do the Oakland Raiders and possums have in common?
A: Both get killed on the road.

Q: What do you call 47 people sitting around a TV watching the playoffs?
A: The Oakland Raiders.

Football Shutout Means Free Furniture

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

ShopperA 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.


The Origin Of Basketball’s Shot Clock

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006


A bit of history on why and how the NBA created the 24-second shot clock.…
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Basketball Deal Really Pays Off

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006


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.…
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Unbelievable Golf Shot

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006


Anyone who watches sports news on TV has probably seen this video clip already, but this has got to be the luckiest hole in one in history. After a shot like that, the first thing I would’ve done was go buy a lottery ticket.…
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Find Hidden Golf Balls

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Here’s a neat gadget that will find those lost golf balls for you.…


Monday, October 10th, 2005

ChessChessboxing 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.…