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SECONDS THOUGHTS?

Shortest NFL Regular Season Overtime Games (From 1974 through Dec. 4, 2012):

1. 11 seconds (2011) Broncos 29, Steelers 23
2. 14 seconds (2002) Jets 37, Bills 31
3. 16 seconds (2001) Bears 37, 49ers 31
4. 16 seconds (2007) Packers 19, Bears 13
5. 17 seconds (1997) Saints 20, Seahawks 17

Source: World Features Syndicate

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CAREER SPINOFFS

Seven Famous Athletes With CDs:

1. John Daly ``I Only Know One Way''
2. Doug Flutie ``Ramblin' Scramblin' Man''
3. Deion Sanders ``Prime Time''
4. Oscar De La Hoya self titled
5. Chris Webber ``C. Webb: 2 Much Drama''
6. Dwight Howard ``Shoot For the Stars''
7. Shaquille O'Neal ``Shaq Diesel''

Source: ESPN The Magazine (Aug. 8, 2011)

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HAPPY JUST TO BE THERE?

FBS Schools With Most Consecutive Bowl Game Losses (From through last year's bowl games):

1. Notre Dame (1995-2007) 9 straight
2. Northwestern (1996-2011) 9 straight
3. Houston (1981-2007) 8 straight
4. West Virginia (1987-98) 8 straight
5. Arkansas (1987-99) 7 straight
6. Nebraska (1988-94) 7 straight
7. Georgia Tech (2005-11) 7 straight

Source: World Features Syndicate

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POOR SPORTS

Men's Division I Basketball Teams With All- Time Winning Percentages of Less Than .400:

1. Georgia St. .362 (484-852)
2. VMI .368 (815-1,397)
3. Prairie View .370 (523-892)
4. FAU .374 (259-433)
5. North Florida .378 (216-356)
6. FIU .382 (326-527)
7. New Hampshire .383 (842-1,355)
8. Chicago St. .398 (517-781)

Source: World Features Syndicate

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BENCH MARKS

NBA Reserves With Most Consecutive 20-Point Games, 2009-Dec. 3, 2012:

1. Jason Terry (Mavs, 2008-09) 6 straight games
2. Jamal Crawford (Clippers, 2010-11) 6 straight games
3. Jason Terry (Mavs, 2008-09) 5 straight games
4. Jason Terry (Mavs, 2008-09) 5 straight games
5. Kevin Martin (Kings, 2008-09) 5 straight games
6. Jamal Crawford (Clippers, 2012-13) 5 straight games-x

x-Last two games of 2011-12 and first three games of 2012-13 season.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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PASS? ``PASS''

Most Season Rushing Yards by NFL QBs (2000-Dec. 4, 2012):

1. 2006 Michael Vick, Falcons 1,039 yards
2. 2004 Michael Vick, Falcons 902 yards
3. 2002 Michael Vick, Falcons 777 yards
4. 2012 Robert Griffin III, Redskins 714 yards
5. 2011 Cam Newton, Panthers 706 yards
6. 2010 Michael Vick, Eagles 676 yards
7. 2011 Tim Tebow, Broncos 660 yards
8. 2000 Donovan McNabb, Eagles 629 yards
9. 2002 Daunte Culpepper, Vikings 609 yards

Source: World Features Syndicate

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STAY WITH THE ONE WHO BRUNG YA

FBS Schools With Most Current Consecutive Years in Bowl Games With Same Head Coaches (-Through bowl games of 2012):

1. Virginia Tech 20 years (Frank Beamer)
2. Oklahoma 14 years (Bob Stoops)
3. Georgia 12 years (Mark Richt)
4. LSU 8 years (Les Miles)
5. TCU 8 years (Gary Patterson)
6. Nevada 8 years (Chris Ault)
7. BYU 8 years (Bronco Mendenhall)

Source: World Features Syndicate

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HOLDING COURT

All-Time Wins by NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches (through 2011-12 season):

1. 900 or more wins one coach (Mike Krzyewski)
2. 800-899 wins 6 coaches
3. 700-799 wins 9 coaches
4. 600-699 wins 12 coaches
5. 500-599 wins 23 coaches
6. 400-499 wins 56 coaches
7. 300-399 wins 33 coaches

Source: World Features Syndicate

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GROUND COVERAGE

Team Records When NFL Season Rushing Leaders Ran for 100 Yards:

1. 2011 Maurice Jones-Drew Jags went 3-3
2. 2010 Adrian Foster Texans went 4-4
3. 2009 Chris Johnson Titans went 8-4
4. 2008 Adrian Peterson Vikings went 7-3
5. 2007 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers went 5-1
6. 2006 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers went 10-0
7. 2005 Shaun Alexander Seahawks went 11-0

Source: World Features Syndicate

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COURT ORDERS: ``WIN!''

NCAA Men's Division Basketball Teams With Most 30-Win Seasons:

1. Duke 12 seasons
2. Kentucky 12 seasons
3. North Carolina 10 seasons
4. UCLA 8 seasons
5. UConn 8 seasons
6. UNLV 5 seasons
7. Arkansas 5 seasons
8. Louisville 5 seasons

Note: 69 schools have at least one season with 30 wins.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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OFFENSIVE REMARKS

Highest-Scoring Teams in College Football Bowl Games (Minimum 30 bowl games):

1. Florida St. (39 games) averaged 25.6 ppg
2. Washington (31 games) averaged 23.9 ppg
3. Southern Cal (46 games) averaged 23.8 ppg
4. Michigan (41 games) averaged 23.5 ppg
5. Nebraska (48 games) averaged 23.4 ppg
6. BYU (30 games) averaged 23.3 ppg
7. Florida (39 games) averaged 23.2 ppg

Note: 26 teams appeared in 30 or more bowls all-time.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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BUCKET LIST

Number of 20-Point Games by Active NBA Scoring Leaders in Their First Seasons:

1. Kobe Bryant 4 of 71 games (Lakers)
2. Kevin Garnett 6 of 80 games (T'Wolves)
3. Dirk Nowitzki 3 of 47 games (Mavs)
4. Ray Allen 13 of 82 games (Bucks)
5. Paul Pierce 18 of 48 games (Celtics)
6. Tim Duncan 50 of 82 games (Spurs)
7. Vince Carter 23 of 50 games (Raptors)
8. LeBron James 40 of 79 games (Cavs)

Source: World Features Syndicate

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FROM THE ICE AGES

The Original Zamboni, 1949:

1. Jeep engine

2. Old oil derrick chassis

3. Douglas Aircraft fighter hydraulic cylinder

Note: Some original equipment was trash-picked military surplus parts.

Source: ESPN The Magazine (David Fleming, Oct. 4, 2010)

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WHY IT'S CALLED ``STEEL TOWN''

Most Winning Seasons During Pittsburgh Pirates Current 20-Straight Losing Seasons (through most recently completed seasons):

1. NFL Steelers 15 of 20 seasons winning record
2. NBA Spurs 19 of 20 seasons winning record
3. NHL Red Wings 19 of 19 seasons winning record-x
4. MLB Yankees 20 of 20 seasons winning record

x-2004-05 NHL season canceled

Source: World Features Syndicate

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