Jan 1st 1988
Miami beats Oklahoma to win the college football national championship. Miami was able to wear down Oklahoma by the end of the game, as only 14 of their players got arrested during the game, while 27 Oklahoma players were nabbed.
Dec 31st 1989
The Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 20-12 in the "Fog Bowl." The NFL was stuck with Fog because college football had already taken all of the good sponsors for their bowls.
Dec 30th 1978
Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach. Hayes was dismissed over the phone so Ohio State's AD could avoid getting punched.
Dec 29th 1990
Mary Lou Retton gets married. The former Olympic gymnastic champion was presented to her husband atop a tiny pillow held by the ring bearer.
Dec 28th 1969
Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, misses the ball. It was then that the Cowboys implemented their team rule that bans the kicker from taking the recreational drugs the rest of the team is on.
Dec 27th 1991
The Cincinnati Bengals hire 32-year-old Dave Shula as their head coach. The organization then scheduled several "Bring Your Father To Work" Days.
Dec 26th 1990
The Senior Professional Baseball Association, for players 35-plus, ceases operations. The league said its back hurt.
Dec 31st 1969
The first indoor baseball game in history is played between two Philadelphia teams. The game is quickly broken up, however, when the players' mothers yell at them to take the game outside.
Dec 24th 1962
General Douglas MacArthur is selected to arbitrate a dispute between the NCAA and AAU. Gen. MacArthur is asked to resign when he rules that both organizations should kill all of their Chinese members.
Dec 23rd 1997
Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson becomes the quickest to reach 500 wins. Red Auerbach sent Jackson a congratulatory cigar which turned out to be a dried log of poo.