30 Weird Facts From The Weird World Of Sports

30 Weird Facts From The Weird World Of Sports

Sports! What’s up with them? That wasn’t rhetorical, we’re actually asking. We were never really picked to play any as kids, and anytime we’d try, we were told “What the heck? No we don’t want to play with you, you’re a senior in high school why are you trying to play soccer with us 6th graders you weirdo? Get out of here!” So no, we don’t exactly know what the deal is with sports, we were (still are) nerds after all.

So we decided we ought to figure a thing or two out about this mega popular pastime, partly so we can look like we fit in and partly because we suspect some you are nerds too, and you also have no idea what’s going on with this stuff. While we can’t really tell you why Philly fans seem to riot over literally everything, we can tell you that tennis has a rule about having your hat knocked off.

You HAVE to touch all the bases - no excuses! BASEBALL CRACKED.com In 2008, a Red Sox runner's Achilles tendon snapped as he was rounding 2nd base during a home run trot. The umps declared that someone had to go play footsie with all the bases, and allowed them to substitute a runner mid-play.


Any jerk at the game could become the goalie HOCKEY CRACKED.COM Every NHL team has a spare goalie waiting in the wings, though they're rarely called upon. Rarer still, if they blow through two goalies in one game, they can sign any ol' schmoe for a one-game contract. In 2020, zamboni driver David Ayres got to play a game for the Carolina Hurricanes. He won!


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