History HaveAGayOldTime / Sports

2nd Jun '16 6:01:08 PM gkoch3
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* The University of Virginia's unofficial alma mater, "The Good Old Song" has been played for years at school football games after the team scores a touchdown. One of the lyrics is "We come from old Virginia/Where all is bright and gay", which means something very different now than when it was written in 1895. In recent years, students began yelling "not gay!" after this line until other students started protesting the obvious homophobia. So now they'll chant "Fuck Tech", a reference to their in-state rival, Virginia Tech, which apparently is supposed to be better.
13th Apr '16 6:09:24 AM Aspr3
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* In 2008, baseball historians commemorated the 100th anniversary of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner Merkle's Boner]]". To everyone's relief, there was no sponsorship tie-in from Viagra or Cialis.

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* In 2008, baseball historians commemorated the 100th anniversary of "[[http://en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner Merkle's Boner]]". To everyone's relief, there was no sponsorship tie-in from Viagra or Cialis.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte_County_High_School Butte County High School]] (Butte County, Idaho) has a football team named the "Butte Pirates". That can't be on purpose... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar can it]]?

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* The [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte_County_High_School Butte County High School]] (Butte County, Idaho) has a football team named the "Butte Pirates". That can't be on purpose... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar can it]]?
18th Jan '16 8:45:12 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Lester Conner, who played point guard for several NBA teams in the '80s and '90s, had the unfortunate nickname "The Molester," because a) it rhymes with his name, and b) he played tough defense.
18th Jan '16 8:36:33 AM 3rdStringPG
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* New York Yankees relief pitcher Joe Page, who was, by all accounts straight, was dubbed "The Gay Reliever" during his heyday in the 1940s.
16th Sep '15 1:02:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* There is also Fred Snodgrass's $30,000 Muff in the 1912 World Series. It simply refers to a dropped fly ball in the bottom of the 10th inning by the New York Giants outfielder in the deciding game of the Series that eventually allowed the Boston Red Sox to win the game 3-2. $30,000 was the approximate difference between the shares given to the winners and losers of the Series that year.

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* There is also Fred Snodgrass's $30,000 Muff "$30,000 Muff" in the 1912 World Series. It simply refers to a dropped fly ball in the bottom of the 10th inning by the New York Giants outfielder in the deciding game of the Series that eventually allowed the Boston Red Sox to win the game 3-2. $30,000 was the approximate difference between the shares given to the winners and losers of the Series that year.
25th Dec '14 3:01:54 PM stripey_cat
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** And we all snigger when the commentators say who is acting as first receiver.
26th Oct '14 9:13:53 PM IlGreven
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** "Muff" is still used today in football to described a mishandled kick or punt return.
2nd Jun '14 3:06:07 PM MightyKombat
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** Well no. They warn the user to see a doctor after four hours; 100 years is just taking it too damn far.
26th Apr '14 3:20:49 AM nemui10pm
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* Rugby has a position called "Hooker", so named because it's the player that "Hooks" the ball with his feet and pushes it back to his teammates. I played on my school's Rugby team when I was thirteen or so; I think our first practice consisted entirely of our coach trying to get us to stop laughing every time this position was mentioned.

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* Rugby has a position called "Hooker", so named because it's the player that "Hooks" the ball with his feet and pushes it back to his teammates. I played on my school's Rugby team Former hooker Brian Moore joked that it makes it difficult to travel when I was thirteen or so; I think our first practice consisted entirely of our coach trying to get us to stop laughing every time this position was mentioned. he tells the airport officials he is a professional hooker.
19th Dec '13 11:19:23 AM megarockman
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* There is also Fred Snodgrass's $30,000 Muff in the 1912 World Series. It simply refers to a dropped fly ball in the bottom of the 10th inning by the New York Giants outfielder in the deciding game of the Series that eventually allowed the Boston Red Sox to win the game 3-2. $30,000 was the approximate difference between the shares given to the winners and losers of the Series that year.
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