Top-flight Spanish soccer team, Athletic Bilbao, only signs local talents and players of Basque decent. The team has won numerous titles and remained in the top tier of Spanish soccer ever since its inception in 1898.
The first Olympic disqualification for drug use was against a Swedish pentathlete who drank two beers before his shooting event to calm his nerves.
Baseball player Gates Brown snuck hot dogs into the dugout during a game. Before he could eat them, he was called upon to pinch hit so he stuffed them into his jersey. He ended up having to slide into second base causing ketchup and mustard to smear all over his jersey leading to a $100 fine.
Calling football “soccer” originated in Britain 200 years ago. It wasn’t until the 1980s that Britain began to phase out the name because it was “too American”.
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the US men’s basketball team beat Canada 19-8 to win the gold medal. The game was held outdoors on a dirt court in the pouring rain. The conditions prevented dribbling, which is why the score was so low.
In 1992, Michael Jordan was the ambassador of Nike but his team was sponsored by Reebok so his uniform had a Reebok patch on the right shoulder. Jordan carried an American flag on his right shoulder to completely hide the Reebok logo proclaiming that “The American flag cannot deface anything.”
Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600+ seats in left field of Anaheim Stadium, determined to catch a home run with 3 of his friends. No home runs were hit that day.
There is a competitive sport called joggling that combines jogging and juggling.
NFL Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw, and Duck Dynasty cast member, Phil Robertson, played collegiate football together. He started over the future football legend for two years and eventually turned down an offer to play professionally in order to pursue hunting.
Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7 y.o. survivor of the horrific 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. The boy was found 21 days after the disaster, alone and wearing a Portuguese national football team jersey. The boy grew up to be a football player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon last year.