1. The original owner of the Detroit Tigers was killed by a tiger attack while on vacation in Bangladesh.
2. Dunking a basketball is against the law in Belgium and can earn a week in jail and a €750 fine.
3. Testing done in 1991 found that the Stanley Cup is covered in more fecal bacteria than the average public restroom toilet.
4. The distance of the Indianapolis 500 is actually 494.6 miles.
5. The first protective cups were made from the shells of lobster tails.
Picture Todd Helton Mugshot
At least have the courtesy to wake him up before taking his picture.
Picture Maryland: The Naive State
They're really going to be upset when it breaks that Cal Ripken, Jr. took roids.
Don't get it wrong: Alex Trebeck is a hip cat.
Picture Louisville Slugger Arm Tattoo
It probably hurts to hit with that.
Note: Refresh frequently as names will be dropped as new allegations and scandals emerge.
1. Michael Jordan*
2. Pete Sampras
3. Kerri Strug
4. Jeff Gordon's car
5. Aaron Sele
6. Willie Mays Hayes
7. Zubaz pants
8. NHL '94
9. maybe a bowler
10. Jaromir Jagr's mullet
11. Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent
12. Don Shula
14. Vin Scully
15. Rik Smits
16. Morten Andersen
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* Probably did steroids. He was too competitive not to.
"Lance expected some fallout, but this one hurts," said an Armstrong associate. "A man treasures nothing more than his Little League home runs. He's told me numerous times the story about how he hit a home run against Bill's Auto Parts in a rain shower in 1982. Now that memory is tarnished."
Armstrong hit one home run in 1982 as an 11 year-old and two more in 1983, including a homer off of a left-handed pitcher most of his teammates were uncomfortable batting against.
"Almost all the pitchers were righties," said Gary Pradish, Armstrong's coach on Brothers Sporting Goods & Tackle Shop. "So we went up against this lefty one day and everyone was just flailing away at the plate. But Lance ran into one for a home run. It was then I thought he might really accomplish something in sports. Unfortunately, he went into cycling instead."
Glad to see them take a chance on a middle school paper copy editor.