Cheers and Sports Trivia Facts


CheersJust wanted to welcome and say thank you to all the new subscribers! People just can’t seem to get enough of Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill. And, why should they? With a multitude of TV’s and sports, great service, great food and you can holler at the games, it feels better than home.

 

I’ve got some sports facts for you trivia fans.

  • Because of fears that the Japanese, who had attacked Pearl Harbor less than a month earlier, might attack California, the Rose Bowl game of 1942 between Oregon State and Duke University was moved east to Duke’s hometown in Durham, North Carolina. It didn’t, however, help the home team. Oregon won, 20-16.
  • Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race.
  • The home team must provide the referee with 36 footballs for each National Football League game.
  • Olympic Badminton rules say that the birdie has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
  • Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one’s good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an “ace.” The price for what the Japanese term an “albatross” can often reach $10,000.
  • Will Clark, professional baseball player, is a direct descendant of William Clark of Lewis and Clark.
  • The 1990 New York Yankee pitching staff set an all-time record with the fewest complete games, three.
  • Rick and Paul Reuschel of the 1975 Chicago Cubs combine to pitch a shutout, the first time brothers do this.
  • At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.
  • The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew.
  • Superfly Jimmy Snuka was the first E.C.W. World Champ.
  • Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.

Don’t miss Quizzy with Roy Smallwood every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and build your team!

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

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