Sports

Where did Hail Mary in football come from?

The term became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic) said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary.”

What is the height of a basketball hoop?

Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end.

How many teams did Wayne Gretzky play for in the NHL?

Arguably hockey’s greatest player, Wayne Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers during his long career.

Who invented the jumping jack?

The jumping jack is thought to have been invented by a general in the U.S. Army. Though many people attribute this exercise move to fitness guru Jack LaLanne, it is thought to have been invented by another Jack. John “Black Jack” Pershing was a tactical officer at West Point in the late 1800s.

What is the longest punt in NFL history?

The record for longest punt in NFL history is held by Steve O’neal of the New York Jets with a 98-yard kick in 1969. The ball was snapped on the one yard line, but O’neal made a booming kick, which bounced and rolled all the way to the 1 yard line.

Why is it called a tennis bracelet?

Tennis bracelets got their unusual name from an incident involving Chris Evert during a US Open match in 1987. Chris had been wearing an expensive bracelet featuring an inline string of individually-set diamonds. When the clasp snapped, she asked the officials to stop the match until the jewelry could be found.

Why did a Cleveland Browns fan ask for 6 players to be his pallbearers at his funeral?

So they could let him down one last time.