Today I learned of the Creation Evidence Museum, a museum in Texas dedicated to the display of evidence related to creationism. One of their main exhibits is found on the second floor balcony of the museum and features prominently a 12 feet high statue of Dallas Cowboys football coach Tom Landry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
In the 1999 NFL Draft, Saints coach Mike Ditka traded every draft pick plus 2 future draft picks just to move up 7 spots to take running back Ricky Williams. An ESPN Magazine cover later depicted the socially conservative Ditka walking Williams, donned in a wedding dress, down the aisle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned of Sir David Brailsford, a British cycling coach who theorizes if you make a 1% improvement in a host of tiny areas, the cumulative benefits will be extraordinary. Utilizing this theory of "marginal gains"; his teams have won 18 gold medals, six Tour de France titles, and 59 World Championships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
After a 2002 football match between Mali and Cameroon, the Cameroonian head coach and goalkeeping coach were arrΠ΅sted by rΡ–ot pΠΎlice, after allegedly placing a charm on the pitch. A spokesman said "we are no more willing to see witch doctors on the pitch than cannibals at the concession stands" goal.com/en/news/chan-202…
Before the internet, Nintendo had "game counselors" - whom you could call if you were stuck in a game and they would coach you through it. games.avclub.com/what-was…
Legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant earned his nickname by agreeing to wrestle a bear for $1 at a carnival when he was 13 years old. The bear bit his ear, and the carnival never paid him $1. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
At the end of the last episode of Cheers(TV show), Sam walks over to a picture of Geronimo and straightens it. That picture was in Nicholas Colasanto's(Coach) dressing room until his death 8 years prior. It was placed on the wall of the bar of Cheers production set in his memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
The Icelandic team that beat England in 2016 had a dentist as its assistant coach. Their goalkeeper was a film director. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Today I learned about Joe Moglia, former CEO of TD Ameritrade, who stepped down in 2008 and began a new career as a college football coach. He eventually became the head coach at Coastal Carolina University, accumulating a 56-22 record and earning four Big South Conference titles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Peter Carter, Roger Federer's childhood coach, and Darren Cahill, the person who guided Lleyton Hewitt to become the youngest ever world no. 1 in Tennis, were very close friends and often discussed the bright future of their students on call. youtu.be/n2wfFRsQ-qk
Despite inventing the game of basketball, James Naismith is the only Kansas head coach to have a losing record (55-60) in the program’s history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Colombian ex-footballer Juan Carlos Osorio, while studying for a degree in Sports Science in the UK, once rented a tiny room overlooking Liverpool FC's training ground to watch their training methods. Osorio later became coach of Mexico for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. espn.co.uk/soccer/club/me…
Legendary Texas Longhorns football coach Darrel K. Royal's first head coaching job was for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Longtime Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson once confronted notorious D.C. drug lord Rayful Edmond III, who had become friendly with several players. When Edmond initially refused to stop contact with said players, the 6'10 Thompson stood up and yelled at Edmond, who then oblidged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When Prince Charles arrived at the Britannia Royal Naval College for his Royal Navy officer training, unlike all other cadets who arrived by coach he drove to Dartmouth in his own Aston Martin. While driving up the ramps to meet the Captain it broke down and had to be pushed the final few yards. bythedart.co.uk/things-to…
By winning his 7th National Championship, University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has more national championships than all other active FBS college football coaches combined. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
Today I learned of Dirk Graham, an NHL player and coach who was the first Black player to be a captain and win the Frank Selke Award, as well as the NHL's first Black coach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
A burglar stole a Super 8 camera & video tapes from a youth soccer coach; he then turned over the tapes & coach's address to police upon finding sex abuse of the boys from the man's soccer team on the tapes. Police found more child porn of his soccer players in the coach's home & arrested him. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Learned about Deland McCullough, a former college football star who was adopted at birth. As an adult he found out that his coach and mentor was actually his birth father. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
Today i learned that Thomas Raymond Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people in National Football League history to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. coorslight.com/en-US/icem…
Deland McCullough, former NFL player, and current RB coach for the Chiefs, was given up for adoption at birth in 1973. He found his birth mother in 2017. She told him the name of his father, who turned out to be his college coach and mentor throughout his adult life. espn.com/espn/feature/sto…
Today I learned about Stage Coach Mary - 63 year old, gunslinging, booze drinking, cigar smoking, fist fighting freed slave - and first black woman is U.S. history to deliver the mail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of the 1230 inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame, the only inductee that isn't a player or a coach is the Goodyear Blimp (inducted 2019) footballfoundation.org/ne…
In Spain, a thief found child pornography on some tapes he had stolen from a 64-year-old football coach, among other electrical goods. He left the incriminating tapes in an envelope for the police to find, notifying them of where he had burgled them from, leading to the coach being arrested. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was born in Beirut and spent much of his youth in Lebanon and Egypt. His father was murdered when he was in college, and in his first game back the opposing ASU fans heckled him by chanting PLO and "you father's history." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The front passenger seat in a vehicle, next to the driver is called "Shotgun"because the position of the shotgun-armed guard on a horse-drawn stage-coach, wagon train, or gold transport was next to the driver on a forward-mounted bench seat. blog.directauto.com/odds-…
In the entire 120+ year history of Kansas University's basketball team there has been only one coach with a losing record. His name is James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Muhammed Ali was first directed to take up boxing at the age of 12 after his bicycle was stolen. Police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin met him fuming over the theft. Ali told Martin that he was going to β€œwhup” the thief. Martin told him that he had better learn how to box first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muh…
In 1899 Pearl Hart "flirted with the jury, bending them to her will" and was acquitted even though she admitted robbing a stage coach. legendsofamerica.com/we-p…
Jerry Rice (one of the greatest wide-receivers in NFL history) started playing football in his sophomore year of high school after his principal caught him skipping class. The principal noted how fast Rice sprinted away from him, which led him to recommend Rice to the football coach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Canadians gifted a Norwegian coach over 5 tons of maple syrup after he helped an Olympic Canadian cross-country skier after she broke her pole during a race. cbc.ca/sports/norwegian-r…
Spain won basketball gold at the 2000 Paralympics but most of the team wasn't disabled. The coach asked the team to slow their scoring because they were playing too well. When journalists became suspicious, they were encouraged to grow beards and wear hats so as not to be recognisable. telegraph.co.uk/sport/299…
The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers (of the NFL) fired their head coach was in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
Henry IV of France was assassinated after his coach got stuck in traffic. His second wife had just been crowned Queen of France. Her coronation had caused the congestion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Magical Mystery Tour was largely unscripted - The Beatles simply told the crew and cast to "be on the coach on Monday morning". The movie didn't even have a stunt driver - in the race scene, the bus was driven by Ringo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
As a white belt, Paul Walker told his BJJ coach that he would get his black belt "even if he needed to get it in his coffin", shortly after Walker's death, that same coach awarded Walker his black belt and told his father he could put it in his coffin. grapplinginsider.com/bjj-…
A high school basketball coach was fired after his team won 100-0 because the Catholic school he worked for thought that winning by such a wide margin did not show a β€œChristlike and honourable approach to competition”. espn.com/highschool/rise/…
Oskar Saville, a former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs after Natalie Merchant departed, is now a "transformational energy coach” with rates of $10,000 for 4 months worth of emails and text messages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osk…
In 1972, President Richard Nixon called Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula before the Super Bowl and recommended he run a certain play. The week prior, he reportedly did the same thing with the Washington Redskins. Both teams ran the plays he suggested; both plays failed. Both teams lost. sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl…
Flying "coach" is a reference to traveling by stagecoach, which involved large numbers of travelers sharing cramped quarters with little to no amenities. This primitive, negative connotation is why airlines don't officially call it "coach," but rather "economy class." getawaytips.azcentral.com…
An NCAA football coach was fired after a co worker found porngraphic videos of children on his cell phone. He fought the charges vigorously after being charged with 2 felonies. He was finally reinstated after 18 months after it was revealed it was his kids taking a bath. usatoday.com/story/sports…
The professional wrestler, Big Show, quit football after his freshman year in high school, because of disputes with the coach. He continued to support the team by joining the cheerleading squad, partly from spite. He later called it "the greatest experience of my life" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Babe Ruth badly wanted to Manage an MLB team after retiring as a player and was denied due to the image he created of himself for his off-field exploits. Being one of the original five members inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame in 1936, the other four received offers to manage/coach a team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
When the NFL football team Seattle Seahawks invited a retired 4 star general to their facility, Seattles head coach Pete Carroll blitzed him with questions about whether the 9/11 attacks β€œhad been planned or faked” by the government. newyork.cbslocal.com/2013…
In the early comics, Aquaman went to college to learn about fish, where he gives himself the clever alias "Mr. waterman" only to out himself as Aquaman to the swim coach. youtu.be/qjzxS8SJ7Eo?t=18…
The dog who played Queenie in "The Burbs" also starred as Buffalo Bill's dog in "Silence of the Lambs." She was also cast in "Batman Returns," "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," and the sitcom "Coach." cbsnews.com/pictures/famo…
The cast/crew of Star Wars: A New Hope flew coach to England due to a low budget. Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, called George Lucas to complain about her daughter flying coach. Fisher took the phone from Lucas and said "Mother, I want to fly coach, will you fuck off?!" and hung up. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
A coach for the Los Angles Angels in the early 90s was at one point a roommate of Babe Ruth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Today I learned of Lester Patrick, a coach for the New York Rangers who played at goalie in the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals while the head coach and GM for the team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
Former NFL Player, Hall of Fame NFL Coach, and NBC Personality, Tony Dungy is the only player in modern NFL history to have both thrown an interception, and made an interception in the same NFL game. espn.com/blog/nflnation/p…

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