Former president Gerald Ford turned down contract offers from both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions so he could attend law school at Yale.
In 1994, an American figure skater hired a hitman to smash the leg of her main rival.
Because Brazil couldn’t afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
There is a stadium in Brazil in which the midfield line supposedly lies exactly on the Equator, making each team defend one hemisphere.
Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race is the world’s longest certified footrace. Runners have 52 days to complete 5649 laps around a .55mi block in Queens, NY.
Only one NFL player has died on the field: Chuck Hughes in 1971. The game continued with a silent crowd.
The Minnesota Vikings are building a stadium that costs more than sending a space probe to Pluto.
During the 2015 Paris attacks the German National Soccer Team couldn’t go back to their hotel and as a result had to sleep on mattresses and as a sign of solidarity the French National Team slept with them in the stadium.
In 1982 the University of Pittsburgh rugby team was caught using human heads stolen from the schools anatomy lab to warm up before a game.