10 Random Facts About Sport

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While many sports fans religiously study box scores, wake up to radio hosts yakking about their teams' recent performances and cling to their couches for all the games, they are still deprived of certain random facts that continue to shadow the playing field. Here are 10 random sports facts that you have yet to discover.


1
If Michael Phelps were a country, he’d rank no. 35 on the all-time Olympic gold medal list, ahead of 97 nations.

2
Wilt Chamberlain didn’t win the NBA MVP the year he scored 50.4 points and grabbed 22.9 rebounds per game.

3
The Buffalo Bills haven’t made the playoffs since Bill Clinton was president.

4
The average golf ball has 336 dimples.

5
There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.

6
When the Americans defeated favorite England in the 1950 World Cup, the story goes that many newspapers around the world believed the 1-0 score to be a typo and instead printed that England won 10-1.

7
The Phillippines has competed in the most Summer Olympics (20) without winning a gold medal.

8
While there has never been a three-peat in the Super Bowl, the NBA (10), NHL (9) and MLB (7) have each featured multiple such championships.

9
Babe Ruth only won four World Series in 15 seasons with the New York Yankees.

10
The 100-point game gets all the deserved attention, but a few years later, Wilt Chamberlain went for 25 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, and dealt out 21 assists. It remains the only “double” triple-double in history.