Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trivia Tuesday


College football’s largest margin of victory came in 1916, when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland by a score of 222 to 0. The game was cut short by 15 minutes.

The orange and white team colors of the Tennessee Volunteers were chosen in 1891 to represent the daisies which grow on the campus.



President John F. Kennedy compared the difficulties of reaching space in a rocket to the Rice Owls’ chances of defeating the Texas Longhorns.



The Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas is the oldest rivalry played at a neutral site. The game is held in Dallas, which is halfway between both campuses. Oklahoma was still a U.S. Territory when the Red River Shootout started in 1900. Oklahoma didn’t receive statehood until 1907.


It takes about 600 cows to make one full season’s worth of NFL footballs.


Contrary to common opinion, the “G” on the Green Bay Packers helmet doesn’t stand for Green Bay. Rather, it stands for “Greatness.


Noted in 2014, NFL cheerleaders typically make $50–$75 a game. However, by the time they spend money on makeup, hair accessories, dance classes, etc., they end up losing money. (I'm surprised at that.)

Deion Sanders is the only person in history to both hit an MLB home run and score an NFL touchdown in the same week. He’s also the only person to play in the World Series and the Super Bowl.


Antacid sales increase by 20% the day after the Super Bowl. Additionally, 6% of Americans will call in sick the day after.


Finally, wonderful former Dallas Cowboy coach Tom Landry was from Mission, Texas... which is MY HOMETOWN!!!


That's the trivia for today.

Have a great week!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awww. Am I the only one who feels a bit sorry for those 600 cows???? And just for one season????? Again, I say..."Awwww"!!
~Carla