I guess you have to be a bit of a sports nerd to know some stats off the top of your head, but, in case you didn’t know, sports are hugely popular in this country and some people seem to treat it as their religion.
And I’m kind of guilty of that when it comes to certain teams, as well…
That’s why this Twitter thread of people sharing their favorite surprising sports facts is so cool!
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. A good year for KC.
They’re gonna be good for quite a while, I think…
The #Chiefs were down by double digits in every playoff game last season and eventually won each of those games by double digits.
— Jeremy Sickel (@JeremySickel) July 1, 2020
2. That’s called excellence.
She’s already a legend.
From 2013 to 2020, excluding the year she didn’t compete, Simone Biles has won 29% of all World and Olympic medals and 66% percent of the gold medals. She has won 86% of the medals that she could have won : out of 35 medal opportunities, she medaled 30 times. I mean. HOW. https://t.co/mILwFpjFZo
— Lucy (@Lucys_Stuff) July 2, 2020
3. Home run hitter.
A great player!
Mike Trout was so good in high school that his teammates forced him to hit left-handed in their home run derby. Trout won anyway. https://t.co/ZgldkyNGlk
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 2, 2020
4. RIP to one of the best.
Mr. Aaron will be missed.
Take away Hank Aaron’s 755 home runs and he still has over 3,000 career hits. https://t.co/pFjRmFoL97
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) July 3, 2020
5. He was a total bad*ss.
It seemed like he’d never retire.
nolan ryan struck out 7 pairs of fathers and sons
— 🟡 The Tumboy 🟡 (@TheTumboy) July 1, 2020
6. A thrilling running back.
I loved to watch him play!
Barry Sanders had more TDs in 1988 than Reggie Bush had in his entire career at USC https://t.co/3VGVhf2yCx
— Colin Johnston (@ColinDJohnston) July 1, 2020
7. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
I never knew this before…
The only men’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas to have a career losing record? James Naismith – the guy that invented basketball.
— Dan 🍺 (@FastDan2000) July 1, 2020
8. Ouch…that one hurts…
They’re in a bit of a dry spell.
The Detroit Tigers have drafted more Super Bowl winning quarterbacks than the Detroit Lions
— Alabama 52 Ohio State 24 (@gabuckeyehater) July 1, 2020
9. Oklahoma is pretty good at football.
A fierce rivalry between these two.
Texas has 7 conference championships in football in the last 40 years, Oklahoma has 7 in the last ten. https://t.co/E9eSXJ2E6T
— RedDirtSports (@RedDirtSport) July 2, 2020
10. Otherworldly talent.
One of the best to do it.
For 5 consecutive years Federer reached at least the semifinal of all 4 Grand Slam tournaments. That’s 23 in a row. On 3 different surfaces, coping with a variety of playing styles. Speak volumes of his otherwordly talent as well as unparalleled consistency physically & mentally. https://t.co/r3WiTGFQfO
— Raz Ols 🐐 (@RazOlsRF) July 3, 2020
11. That won’t be topped.
At least I don’t think it will…
The New York Islanders won 19 straight playoff series from 1980-84. Good luck to anyone matching that.
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) July 1, 2020
12. Let’s see someone else do this…
We’re still waiting…
Arnold Palmer made hole-in-ones, in competition, on the same hole ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS. No one else in professional golf has ever done that, before or since.
— Bob Valvano (@espnVshow) July 2, 2020
What’s your favorite sports fact?
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