10 Random Facts About Sport Part 2

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If you failed PE, these facts are probably not for you. But otherwise, enjoy!
Part 1: http://endlessfacts.com/p/HBk4oI


1
Michael Jordan’s nickname is high school was Magic, after Magic Johnson.

2
Joe Gibbs is the only coach to win the Super Bowl with three different quarterbacks.

3
Only one city has won three major sports championships in the same year: Detroit in 1935, when the Lions won the NFL title, Tigers won the World Series and Red Wings took the Stanley Cup.

4
Starting in 1990, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls never had a three-game losing streak for eight years.

5
Only 72 players in NBA history have attempted more free throws in their careers than the 5,317 Shaquille O’Neal missed.

6
Bob Beamon’s 1968 Olympic record in the long jump would have won the 2012 Olympics by almost two feet.

7
Roger Maris was never intentionally walked the year he hit 61 home runs. (Mickey Mantle batted behind him.)

8
The longest recorded point in tennis history took 29 minutes and featured the ball crossing the net 643 times in a 1984 women’s match.

9
NFL referees also receive Super Bowl rings.

10
Until 1936, the jump ball in basketball took place at center court after every single made basket.