Sports

How long do NFL players actually play?

An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes. Part of the discrepancy has to do with the basic rules of American football.

When was the first official car race?

The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.

How many horses have won the Triple Crown?

13 horses have won the Triple Crown in horse racing (the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes). Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941) Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), Justify (2018).

How many jockeys die each year on average?

Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year in horse racing.

What days are there no professional sports played?

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games–MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL–are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

How many times did Pete Sampras win Wimbledon?

Sampras is one of only two male players to win the same Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon) 7 times in the span of 8 years. Sampras (1997–2000) won four consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, second only to Borg and Federer (who have five consecutive titles each).

Who holds the NBA record for most points scored in a single game?

Only four players have scored 60 or more points on more than one occasion: Wilt Chamberlain (32 times), Kobe Bryant (6 times), Michael Jordan (5 times), and Elgin Baylor (4 times). Chamberlain holds the single-game scoring record, having scored 100 points in a game in 1962. Chamberlain also holds 4 of the top 5 single-game scoring records.