14 Fascinating Sports Facts

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Funny cave 14 fascinating sports facts.

Number 14. The first basketball hoops were actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made out of wire and back. When peach baskets were used as the hoop every time someone scored a referee had to fetch the ball by climbing up a ladder.

Number 13. Eight of the twelve host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were among the 50 most violent cities in the world.

Number 12. Grunting increases tennis ball speed it can cause players to hit a ball four per cent faster a study found that grunting can make the upper body more stable and increases the transfer of power from the body to the arm plus it has the added benefit of being really and really attractive.

Number 11. Former baseball catcher Harry qi d was the first player ever to be traded for himself GD was originally traded from the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and after fifteen bad games with the Mets, GD became the player to be named later and was sent back to Cleveland.

Number 10. Norwegian cross country skier Bjorn halma set has an interesting excuse for having a bad ski run that cost him. The gold medal in 2010 he blamed his loss on watching too much pornography during the previous two weeks and I just have to say it was very difficult to find a photo of this guy where his mouth isn’t open but maybe that’s what happens. When you watch too much porn I don’t know and it’s too bad for him that watching porn isn’t an Olympic sport because then he could have just said he was training. 

Number 9. Lacrosse was originally played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war.

Number 8. Many professional sports like basketball football and baseball have something called a disaster draft. This is basically a plan to rebuild a team if its players are killed in a plane crash. 

Number 7. NFL referees get Super Bowl rings – however, the referee’s rings are not as big as the ones given to the players.

Number 6. Michael Phelps has won more gold medals than countries like Mexico India and Ireland in fact. If Michael Phelps was a country he would be number 35 on the all-time Olympic gold medallist. He would be ahead of ninety-seven other countries also if Michael Phelps was a country I’m assuming it would be a country with legalized marijuana.

Number 5. There are less than 18 minutes of actual action in a major league baseball game. The baseball game itself usually lasts for about three hours.

Number four. The city of Lusail which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final game does not exist yet it is a planned city in the country of Qatar. The city is planned to have marinas residential areas island resorts commercial districts luxury shopping and in all draft, Zoo wait what was that last one again that’s right. They’re planning on building an all giraffe zoo but I don’t know if you can really call it a zoo if it’s just got giraffes that’s like buying ten thousand copies of the same book putting them all in a room and calling it a library.

Number 3. The Philippines has competed in the most Summer Olympic Games without winning a gold medal. They have competed twenty times next on the list is Luxembourg with only one gold medal in 22 Olympic Games. 

Number 2. The chances of making two holes in one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

Number 1.  All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split during the game but the thing is I can’t imagine what would cause their pants to split during a game and that is it thanks for visiting and in the comments let me know if you have any sports facts of your own bye for now.  

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