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Rollerball

Promoters were Very Interested in Buying the Rights to the Film Rollerball After Its Successful Showing in 1975. The Director, Norman Jewison was Outraged as the Film was to Show the Sickness and Insanity of Contact Sports.

Rollerball is a 1975 sports film that was written by William Harrison, and directed and produced by Norman Jewison. The film stars Jane Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, and Ralph Richardson. But did you know that the film was such a success that promoters wanted to buy the rights to the …

Promoters were Very Interested in Buying the Rights to the Film Rollerball After Its Successful Showing in 1975. The Director, Norman Jewison was Outraged as the Film was to Show the Sickness and Insanity of Contact Sports. Read More »

Enforcers

An Enforcer is an Unofficial Role in Ice Hockey. Their Job is to Deter Dirty and Violent Plays by the Opposition with More Violence.

Ice hockey is believed to have evolved from simple stick and ball games that were played in the 18th century. It is one of the sports featured in the Winter Olympics and is governed by the International Ice Hockey Federation. While there are many roles in the game, did you know that enforcers are not …

An Enforcer is an Unofficial Role in Ice Hockey. Their Job is to Deter Dirty and Violent Plays by the Opposition with More Violence. Read More »

Tiger Woods

In 1999, Tiger Woods Hit a Tee Shot That Landed Behind a Boulder. The Boulder was Ruled as a Loose Impediment Which Meant It Could Be Moved. After the Obstruction was Removed, Woods Shot a Birdie.

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who launched an incredible career in 1997 when he became the youngest man and the first African-American to win the US Open Masters. But did you know how Woods landed a birdie after hitting a tee shot behind a boulder? Tiger Woods hit a tee shot that landed behind …

In 1999, Tiger Woods Hit a Tee Shot That Landed Behind a Boulder. The Boulder was Ruled as a Loose Impediment Which Meant It Could Be Moved. After the Obstruction was Removed, Woods Shot a Birdie. Read More »

Amobi Okoye

Amobi Okoye Moved to the US at 12 without Any Knowledge of American Football. He Turned Down Harvard to Play for Louisville and Became the Youngest NCAA and NFL Player in History.

Youth is essential for success in professional sports. Rarely do we see athletes over the age of 35 competing at the highest level and excelling. But do you know who is the youngest NCAA and NFL player in history? Amobi Okoye moved to the United States at 12 with no knowledge of American football and …

Amobi Okoye Moved to the US at 12 without Any Knowledge of American Football. He Turned Down Harvard to Play for Louisville and Became the Youngest NCAA and NFL Player in History. Read More »

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty, who Played the Role of Les Averman in the Mighty Ducks Film, Did Not Know How to Skate or Play Hockey When He was Cast. By the Time They Shot the Third Film, He was Captain of His High School Hockey Team.

The Mighty Ducks films were among the most influential sports stories of the 1990s. And the trilogy, which follows the rise of a peewee hockey team, has remained popular with fans. Do you know if Matt Doherty knew to skate when he filmed for his role in Mighty Ducks?  When he was cast in the …

Matt Doherty, who Played the Role of Les Averman in the Mighty Ducks Film, Did Not Know How to Skate or Play Hockey When He was Cast. By the Time They Shot the Third Film, He was Captain of His High School Hockey Team. Read More »

Nike Alphafly

Nike Created the Alphaflys That Were So Advanced That They were Banned from the Tokyo Olympics because They Were Considered Technological Doping.

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells footwear, clothes, equipment, accessories, and services worldwide. It is the world’s largest provider of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with the fiscal year 2020 revenue of more than US$37.4 billion. But did you know that …

Nike Created the Alphaflys That Were So Advanced That They were Banned from the Tokyo Olympics because They Were Considered Technological Doping. Read More »

Bobbi Gibb Boston Marathon

Bobbi Gibb is the First Woman to Run in the Boston Marathon in 1966. She was Rejected When She Applied because Women were Thought to be Physiologically Incapable of Running a Full Marathon.

The Boston Marathon is an annual race held in the greater Boston area of eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day, which is every third Monday of April. It was founded in 1897 in response to the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics. But did you …

Bobbi Gibb is the First Woman to Run in the Boston Marathon in 1966. She was Rejected When She Applied because Women were Thought to be Physiologically Incapable of Running a Full Marathon. Read More »

Checkmate

A Chess Player in the Dutch Open Championship in the 1990s Deliberately Threw a Game by Getting Mated in Three Moves Because He Did Not Want to be Late for Madonna’s Concert.

Chess is a two-player board game that is sometimes referred to as Western chess or international chess to distinguish it from related games like xiangqi and shogi. The game’s current form emerged in Spain and the rest of Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century, evolving from chaturanga, a similar but much …

A Chess Player in the Dutch Open Championship in the 1990s Deliberately Threw a Game by Getting Mated in Three Moves Because He Did Not Want to be Late for Madonna’s Concert. Read More »

Koshien

Players on Losing Teams in the Japanese National High School Baseball Championship Bring Home a Pouch of Dirt from the Field as a Remembrance of their Time on the Grounds of Koshien.

Koshien refers to the two annual baseball tournaments that involve high schools from all across the country and conclude with a championship game at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. The National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament in the spring is coordinated by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun. But …

Players on Losing Teams in the Japanese National High School Baseball Championship Bring Home a Pouch of Dirt from the Field as a Remembrance of their Time on the Grounds of Koshien. Read More »

EARL Bowling

Chris Barnes, a Professional Bowler, Once Beat a Robot Optimized to Throw Strikes.

At the International Bowling Campus, a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Equipment Specifications and Certification team member competed against USBC spokesperson and Professional Bowlers Association star Chris Barnes in an epic battle of man versus machine. Did you know how Chris Barnes beat his robot opponent? Chris Barnes, a professional bowler, once defeated a robot …

Chris Barnes, a Professional Bowler, Once Beat a Robot Optimized to Throw Strikes. Read More »