Page 7 - Sports Facts
Well, more specifically some prankster programmer from EA snuck in an AVI video file of South Park's "The Spirit of Christmas" onto the PlayStation version of the game.
While the video was inaccessible on the PlayStation itself, it was easily found if you inserted the game in the CD drive of any PC, you could easily access the video file. The Spirit of Christmas is the very first South Park clip ever made, even before it was picked up by Comedy Central and is basically an uncensored version of the show.
Talk about dedication to your career! On the day before Superbowl XXII, Redskins player Doug Williams underwent a SIX HOUR root canal under full anesthesia but still got it together and managed to play the next day. Williams was suffering from an abscess under a dental bridge – a very painful condition that caused him to lose sleep for several days. It must have taken some serious locker room pep talks to get him ready for the Big Game.
The Superbowl would prove to be the highlight of Williams’ career. He retired with a 5-9 record as a Redskins starter and a 38-42-1 record as a regular season starter. Playing in a total of 88 NFL games, overall he had 100 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns.
When Bob Beamon broke the Long Jump record in 1968, he broke it by so much that they couldn't measure it with the equipment they had!
At the 1968 World Olympics in Mexico, Bob Beamon did more than set another record. On his first jump, Beamon landed a great jump. He hopped out of the long jump pit full of sand and walked off waiting for his results. They didn’t come, though. Ten minutes went by and then fifteen. He thought that he might have broken the record by a couple inches and the judges were trying to confirm it and be thorough. One of his teammates told him he had jumped exceedingly far and definitely broke the world record for long jump leap by more than a couple inches.
It took so long to get the results of the jump; because Beamon jumped so far they couldn’t measure it with what they had. They had to bring in a manual tape measure to get an accurate distance measured. The previous world record for long jump leap had been 21 feet and ¾ inches. Beamon didn’t just slightly beat that record, he blew it away with no one to come anywhere near his jump. He leapt 29 feet 2.5 inches. It was astounding. It became known as the leap of the century.
The NFL season used to start with the Super Bowl champs playing the best incoming players from college!
It was known as the Chicago Charities College All-Star game, and it was a preseason game played from 1934 to 1976 before the start of each year's NFL season. The game would match the Super Bowl champs with a select team of star college seniors that had just graduated and were about to enter into the NFL.
As the name implies, the games were played in Chicago and they were usually pretty well attended, with an average north of 60,000 per game. In case you're wondering,the 42 games were pretty lopsided in favor of the NFL: 31 were won by the reigning champs, 9 were won by the college kids and 2 more were ties.