So what’s going on this week? If you’ve not shown up recently there are Table Toppers that have a quick preview of the games for the week. Or, you can check here at the blog as well. No need to Google and search 50 word combinations for the time, channel and game you’re searching for. Greeley Avenue will have it right here.
Here are some more great sports fun facts for you:
- The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America’s Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.
- Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
- Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.
- Billiards great, Henry Lewis once sank 46 balls in a row.
- Golf-great Billy Casper turned golf pro during the Korean War while serving in the Navy. Casper was assigned to operate and build golf driving ranges for the Navy in the San Diego area.
- Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
- Mark McGwire’s record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet, enough to fly over Mount Everest.
- Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
- Not all Golf Balls have 360 dimples. There are some as high as 420. There are also all different kinds of dimple patterns.
- Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.
- The Iditarod dog sled race – from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska – commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome following a diphtheria epidemic.
- In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.
Have a great week and we’ll see you there!