With the NFL, NBA, college bowl season, and college hoops in full swing, it is difficult to focus in one particular sport for stats. So this week, I’m throwing it all together and seeing what comes out. I would imagine it is the same method used to make hot dogs.
1. Mark “The Eraser” Eaton formerly of the Utah Jazz holds the record for most blocks in a season, swatting away 456 shots in the ‘84-‘85 season.
2. The worst 3-point shooting team in NBA history was the ‘82-‘83 Los Angeles Lakers, hitting just 10% of their three point attempts. Despite not being able to hit water if they fell out of a boat, the Lakers made the NBA Finals where they eventually lost to the Philadelphia 76ers.
3. The Michael Jordan-less Chicago Bulls hold the NBA record for averaging the fewest points per game as a team scoring just 81.9 PPG during the ‘98-‘99 season. The Croatian Sensation Toni Kukoc led the Bulls with 18 PPG.
4. The title for worst team in NBA history belongs to the ‘72-‘73 Philadelphia 76ers who finished with a record of 9-73. That team had losing streaks of 20, 15, and 13 games throughout the season.
5. Wilt Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to ever score 4,000 points in one season with 4,029 in the ’61-’62 season. The next highest season total was none other than Wilt Chamberlain with 3,586 in ’62-’63. Michael Jordan is third on the list with 3,041 points in ’86-’87.
6. Believe it or not, two QBs have led their teams on 8 game winning drives during one season, which is an NFL record. Jake Delhomme guided the Panthers on 8 GW drives in 2003 and Eli Manning did the same in 2011.
7. The Juice, O.J. Simpson, holds the record for most rushing yards per game in one season at 143.1 in 1973. He is 10 yards per game ahead of the next closest rusher, Jim Brown.
8. Of all kickers with at least 5 years in the NFL, Peyton Manning’s former idiot kicker, Mike Vanderjagt holds the record for highest career FG percentage at 86.4%.
9. Since 1960, Warren Moon holds the record for having the highest number of offensive yards in a single game with 529 in a game against the Chiefs in 1990.
10. Brett Favre holds the career record for most games played by a non-kicker with 302. Jerry Rice finished by a hair behind Brett at 299.
11. The University of North Carolina holds the record for most consecutive NCAA tournament appearances with 27 from 1975-2001. Kansas has the longest current streak at 24 years in a row.
12. Part-time actor (Kazaam) and rapper (Fu-Schnickens), Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Anderson of Drexel hold the record for most triple-doubles in a college career with 6.
13. The biggest beat down ever to take place between two D-I basketball teams happened in 1995 when Tulsa defeated Prairie View by 91 points in a 141-50 victory.
14. The Loyola Marymount Lions featuring Bo Kimble and the late Hank Gathers have the record for scoring the most PPG of any team in NCAA D-I history averaging 122 PPG in 1990. The Lions lost in the Elite 8 that season to eventual champ UNLV.
15. Finally, last but not least, the STAT OF THE WEEK! The Cincinnati Bengals were 8-0 against the spread at home this season. Since 2008, the Ravens were 4-0 coming off 20+ point losses, that is before yesterday of course.
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