Archive for April, 2009

Did Ferguson Jenkins Lose Five 1-0 Games in 1968?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Ferguson Jenkins lost five games 1-0 in 1968. 1968 is known as the “year of the pitcher.” […]

Were the Harlem Globetrotters Actually Formed In Chicago?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Harlem Globetrotters began in Chicago. It’s really amazing some of the marketing ideas that people can […]

Did the New York Post Have an Editorial About the Yankees Losing to the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: The New York Post had an editorial up the day after the Yankees defeated the Red Sox […]

And Throw in a Cartoon to be Named Later…

SPORTS LEGEND: Al Michaels was traded from ABC to NBC in exchange for, among other things, the rights to a cartoon character.

Was a Historic Barry Bonds Home Run Ball Caught by a Fan at a Concession Stand?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: The baseball that Barry Bonds hit to pass Babe Ruth’s career home run total ended up in […]

The Golfers Are Real, Though, Right?

SPORTS LEGEND: CBS aired fake bird noises during their golf tournaments.

Was Picabo Street Named After the Game “Peek-a-boo”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Olympic skiier Picabo Street was named after the game “Peek-a-boo.”

A Rhymin’ Fool

SPORTS LEGEND: Joe Theismann changed the way his name was pronounced so that it would rhyme with Heisman.

Did The Celtics Once Have to Play a Game at Midnight Because of the Ice Capades?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Celtics were once forced to play a game at midnight due to the Ice Capades! Sometimes, […]

Finding What They Were Looking For

SPORTS LEGEND: U2 effectively saved Canadian Football in Montreal.