Has everyone seen the Geico commercial with the camel walking around the office asking what day it is? And, what’s the answer? It’s HUMP Day! And what does Hump Day mean at Greeley Sports Bar and Grill? It’s Quizzy time with Roy Smallwood so come on in the games begin at 6:30 p.m
Here are some sports trivia facts to help you win!
- In 1969 a brief battle broke out between Honduras and El Salvador. Although tensions had been rough between the two countries, the reason for the war was El Salvador’s victory over Honduras in the World Cup Soccer playoffs. Gunfire was exchanged for about 30 minutes before reason could prevail.
- Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That’s about how many baseball players have died in baseball’s entire professional history.
- Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players’ last names ended with the letters “OV.”
- Gene Sarazen, a golfer from several generations ago, set the record for the fastest golf drive: 120 mph.
- Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis’ fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph.
- In 1964 for the 10th time in his major-league baseball career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game – setting a new baseball record.
- Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
- Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
- Baseball cards have been around since 1886. Modern cards, with high-resolution color photographs on the front and player statistics on the back, date from 1953. The photos are taken in the spring, with and without team caps, just in case the player is traded to another team.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!