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25 Sports Facts Every Guy Should Know

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25 Sports Facts Every Guy Should Know

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Every guy has a friend who knows the most inane and useless tidbits about anything and everything. Well, it's time to become "that guy." Stuff your brains with these obscure sports facts and impress your friends next time you go out for a few beers. Here are 25 sports facts that every guy needs to know.

25. The Worst NBA Record In An 82 Game Season

1973 Philadelphia 76ers
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25. The Worst NBA Record In An 82 Game Season

1973 Philadelphia 76ers
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1973 Philadelphia 76ers (9-73)

24. Number of Cows Needed to Supply NFL With Enough Leather For A Year’s Supply of Footballs

Detroit Lions Rookie Minicamp
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24. Number of Cows Needed to Supply NFL With Enough Leather For A Year’s Supply of Footballs

Detroit Lions Rookie Minicamp
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3,000

23. Only MLB player Who Was League Leader In Hits for AL and NL

Lance Johnson Mets
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23. Only MLB player Who Was League Leader In Hits for AL and NL

Lance Johnson Mets
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Lance Johnson: 1995 Chicago White Sox, 1996 New York Mets

22. RB With Most TDs In Their Rookie Season

Gale Sayers
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22. RB With Most TDs In Their Rookie Season

Gale Sayers
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Gale Sayers: 22 in 1965

21. Only Super Bowl That Featured Teams Without Cheerleaders

Super Bowl XLV
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21. Only Super Bowl That Featured Teams Without Cheerleaders

Super Bowl XLV
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2011 - Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers

20. Only NBA Player to Have Killed a Lion With a Spear

Manute Bol
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20. Only NBA Player to Have Killed a Lion With a Spear

Manute Bol
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Manute Bol

19. Former NBA Player Whose Middle Name Was "T"

Shawn Kemp
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19. Former NBA Player Whose Middle Name Was "T"

Shawn Kemp
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Shawn Kemp

18. Longest NHL Hockey Game

Detroit Red Wings
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18. Longest NHL Hockey Game

Detroit Red Wings
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176 minutes, six overtimes -- March 24, 1936 (Detroit 1 Montreal 0)

17. Longest Winning Streak In Boxing History

Julio Caesar Chavez
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17. Longest Winning Streak In Boxing History

Julio Caesar Chavez
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Julio Cesar Chavez -- 87 wins to start his career

16. Last Horse to Win a Triple Crown

Steve Cauthen,Affirmed
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16. Last Horse to Win a Triple Crown

Steve Cauthen,Affirmed
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Affirmed -- 1978

15. NFL Teams That Have Never Been to a Super Bowl

Jacksonville Jaguars
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15. NFL Teams That Have Never Been to a Super Bowl

Jacksonville Jaguars
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Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans
Cleveland Browns

14. Current MLB Teams That Have Never Been to a World Series

Seattle Mariners
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14. Current MLB Teams That Have Never Been to a World Series

Seattle Mariners
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Washington Nationals
Seattle Mariners

13. Most Career Pass Receptions Without a Receiving Touchdown

Gerald Riggs
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13. Most Career Pass Receptions Without a Receiving Touchdown

Gerald Riggs
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Gerald Riggs -- 1983-1991

12. Most NFL Fair Catches of All Time

Brian Mitchell
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12. Most NFL Fair Catches of All Time

Brian Mitchell
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231 -- Brian Mitchell, 1990-2003

11. Height of the Original Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup
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11. Height of the Original Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup
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7 inches (current cup is more than 35 inches tall)

10. Last Legal Spitball Pitch Thrown

Gaylord Perry
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10. Last Legal Spitball Pitch Thrown

Gaylord Perry
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Burleigh Grimes -- 1938

9. NBA Teams Whose Nickname Doesn’t End With "S"

Utah Jazz Colors and Logo
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9. NBA Teams Whose Nickname Doesn’t End With "S"

Utah Jazz Colors and Logo
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Miami Heat
Utah Jazz
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma City Thunder

8. First Baseball Stadium to Have a Roof Over Its Playing Field

Astrodome General View
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8. First Baseball Stadium to Have a Roof Over Its Playing Field

Astrodome General View
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The Houston Astrodome

7. Distance Between Bases In MLB

Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs
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7. Distance Between Bases In MLB

Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs
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90 feet

6. Fastest Recorded Pitch Thrown In An MLB Game

Aroldis Chapman
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6. Fastest Recorded Pitch Thrown In An MLB Game

Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds
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105.1 mph. Aroldis Chapman -- Sept. 25, 2010

5. Number of Days Per Year There Are No Professional Sports Games (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies
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5. Number of Days Per Year There Are No Professional Sports Games (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies
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Two --the days before and after the MLB All-Star game.

4. Number of Footballs the Home Team Must Provide the Referee for Each NFL Game

NFL Referee
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4. Number of Footballs the Home Team Must Provide the Referee for Each NFL Game

NFL Referee
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36 for outdoor games, 24 for indoor games

3. Only Sport That Looks Backwards In a Mirror

New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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3. Only Sport That Looks Backwards In a Mirror

New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Baseball

2. Score Recorded for a Forfeited MLB Game

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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2. Score Recorded for a Forfeited MLB Game

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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9-0 (one run for each inning)

1. Location of the First Public Basketball Game

Olympic Basketball
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1. Location of the First Public Basketball Game

Olympic Basketball
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Springfield, MA (Jan. 20, 1892)