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.

CANCELLED GRACKED OLYMPIC EVENTS Solo Synchronized Swimming was in the 1984 and 1992 Olym- pics. It sounds like an oxymoron, but competitors synchronized their swimming to music.

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Ambidextrous pitchers can't sneak-attack BASEBALL CRACKED.COM While the temptation to wind up every pitch with a mystifying martial arts cartwheel must be immense, the sad fact is that ambidextrous pitchers have to literally tell the umpire which hand they're using for every batter.

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