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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 »

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 »

Nike Waffle

One of the Earliest and Most Iconic Nike Shoe Tread is the Waffle Sole. Bill Bowerman Conceptualized the Design by Pouring Rubber Into His Wife’s Belgian Waffle Iron.

Nike, the world’s largest athletic equipment company, had humble beginnings. Phil Knight, the company’s founder, sold shoes from the trunk of his car. An art student created the signature swoosh. The first waffle tread shoes were made with a waffle iron. That waffle iron has reappeared 40 years later. Did you know invented Nike’s waffle

One of the Earliest and Most Iconic Nike Shoe Tread is the Waffle Sole. Bill Bowerman Conceptualized the Design by Pouring Rubber Into His Wife’s Belgian Waffle Iron. 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 »

Sonya Thomas

Sonya Thomas is a Competitive Eater. In 2005, She Held 22 World Titles at a Bodyweight of 99lbs and Defeated Elite Male and Female Competitors Who were Twice Her Size.

Competitive eating, often known as speed eating, is an activity in which people compete to consume enormous amounts of food in a short period. Contests normally run eight to ten minutes, while some can continue up to thirty minutes, with the individual who consumes the most food being named the winner. Competitive eating is particularly

Sonya Thomas is a Competitive Eater. In 2005, She Held 22 World Titles at a Bodyweight of 99lbs and Defeated Elite Male and Female Competitors Who were Twice Her Size. 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 »

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 »

Broke NBA Players

According to Sports Illustrated, About 60% of Former NBA Players Go Broke within 5 Years of Retirement. Whereas 78% of Former NFL Players Reach Bankruptcy within 2 Years of Retirement.

Pro athletes are frequently chastised for earning far too much money. However, a surprising number are not at the top of their game regarding wealth management. But did you know more NFL players reach bankruptcy before NBA players? According to a Sports Illustrated article from 2009, 60% of former NBA players are bankrupt within five

According to Sports Illustrated, About 60% of Former NBA Players Go Broke within 5 Years of Retirement. Whereas 78% of Former NFL Players Reach Bankruptcy within 2 Years of Retirement. 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 »