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Five Fun Facts About Matthew Stafford

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 30, 2013

Matthew Stafford came into the NFL and immediately gave opposing defenses something to worry about. His arm strength, football intelligence, and his personality on and off the field have made him a fan favorite. Here are five fun facts about Matthew Stafford.

Number Nine

Matthew Stafford wears jersey number 9 for the Detroit Lions. Other quarterbacks who have worn that jersey for the team include Rodney Peete and Dan Orlovsky.

The First Of Them All

The first pass Matthew Stafford attempted in the NFL was completed in a loss to the Saints in the opening game of the 2009 season. It went for four yards and was caught by Bryant Johnson.

The First Sack

The first opposing player to sack Matthew Stafford in the NFL, and with the Lions, was Jonathan Vilma of the Saints.

A New Record!

On November 22, 2009, Matthew Stafford set a new NFL rookie record when he threw five touchdown passes in a Lions win over the Browns. Those five TD passes were caught by Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, Brandon Pettigrew, Aaron Brown, and Will Heller.

His 100th!

On November 17, 2013, Matthew Stafford threw his 100th career touchdown pass in the NFL. It came in the second quarter of a loss to the Steelers, went for 79 yards, and was caught by Calvin Johnson.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on December 27, 2013

From the corner!

Nice touch!

Throw it down!

Making the big shot!

There’s nothing like rushing the court!

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5 Fun Facts About Jay Cutler

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 23, 2013

Jay Cutler is a strong armed quarterback that has experienced a great deal of success at both the college and profesional levels. He has all the physical skills that any coach, GM, or fan is looking for in the guy who leads their offense. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great quarterback.

Merry Christmas!

Jay Cutler grew up in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Mr. Reliable

In college at Vanderbilt University, Jay Cutler started 45 games at quarterback. More than any player in school history.

The First Pass With The Bears

Jay Cutler’s first pass attempt after coming to Chicago was incomplete and intended for tight end Greg Olsen.

The First TD Pass With His New Team

The first touchdown pass Jay Cutler threw after joining the Bears came in a 2009 loss to the Packers. It happened in the third quarter and was a 36 yarder to Devin Hester. He was the third QB to complete a TD pass to Hester, after Brian Griese and Kyle Orton.

300 Yard Games

Jay Cutler had ten 300 yard passing games during his years at quarterback with the Broncos. His first 300 yard game with the Bears came on October 18, 2009 when he completed 27 of 43 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Falcons.

Boston Celtics Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on December 20, 2013

Larry Legend!

Bill Russell with the block from behind!

KG!

The Chief!

Red Auerbach explains it to you

Paul Pierce from outside

Hoisting the banner!

Havlicek with the shot, rebound, shot, and points!

Tiny Archibald!

What it’s all about!

Paul Pierce can’t believe we’re done.

5 Fun Facts About Ron Cey Of The Dodgers

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 16, 2013

Ron Cey, nicknamed the Penguin, was one of the key members of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1970s and early 1980s. He was a fan favorite both for his defense at third base as well as what he could do with his bat. He later played with the Cubs for four seasons before finishing his career in 1987 with one season with Oakland A’s. Here are some fun facts about this great baseball player.

The Penguin?

Ron Cey’s nickname was The Penguin. He was given this nickname by a manager he had during the minor leagues. That manager, Tommy Lasorda, would also end up being his manager in the majors as well.

A WSU Cougars First!

Ron Cey was the first Major League Baseball player out of Washington State University to get 1,000 or more hits in the big leagues. He would be the school’s all time leader in major league hits until he was passed by John Olerud.

The Fourth Ever!

Ron Cey was the fourth Dodgers player named the World Series MVP when he won the award in 1981. He actually tied as the fourth as he shared the award that year with Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager. The first three were Johnny Podres in 1955, Larry Sherry in 1959, and Sandy Koufax who won it in both 1963 and 1965.

Grand Slam Home Runs

Ron Cey hit seven grand slam home runs during his career. He hit five while with the Dodgers and two while with the Cubs. The seven major league pitchers to give up grand slam home runs to Ron Cey during his career were Tom Griffin of the Astros, Ron Reed of the Phillies, Rick Camp of the Braves, Tom Seaver of the Mets, Ed Halicki of the Giants, Scott Garrelts of the Giants, and Bryn Smith of the Expos.

The Most?

The pitcher who struck out Ron Cey more times than any other was Tom Seaver. In 102 at bats, Seaver struck him out 24 times. The pitcher Cey would get the most hits off of during his career was Jim Barr. In just 75 at bats against him, Ron Cey had 31 hits for a .413 career average against him.

5 Fun Facts About Wes Welker

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 15, 2013

Wes Welker was not highly touted coming out of college, but after a short time as an unappreciated return man, he got his chance to show what he could do in the NFL as a starting wide receiver. He put up big numbers in New England with Tom Brady and then got the opportunity to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great player.

The Most In School History!

In the 2002 game against the Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Wes Welker set a then single game school record when he caught 14 passes.

He Did What?

In a 2004 Dolphins loss to the Patriots, receiver Wes Welker briefly filled in at kicker against his future team. He made one extra point in the 24-10 Miami loss. He also kicked a 29 yard field goal.

A Couple Pretty Big Names

The first four quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Wes Welker during his NFL career were Joey Harrington with Miami, Tom Brady and Matt Cassel with the Patriots, and Peyton Manning with the Broncos.

Three Against Them

Before coming to Denver to play for the Broncos, Wel Welker had scored three career touchdowns in games against his future team. The first had been a six yarder thrown to him by Matt Cassel in 2008, the second was an eight yarder by Tom Brady in 2009, and the last was another eight yarder from Brady in 2012.

100 Yard Games

Wel Welker had 28 100-yard games during his time playing for the Patriots. The most yards he had in a game with New England was the 217 he put up in a Patriots loss to Buffalo in 2011.


Don Mattingly Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on December 13, 2013

Mattingly’s Yankee Pinstripes

Taking him deep!

Giving it his all!

Snack time!

Still gettin’ all fired up!

Seattle Seahawks Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on December 12, 2013

SEAHAWKS - FUN FACTS

Five Fun Facts About Mariano Rivera – New York Yankees

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 6, 2013

Mariano Rivera has gone down as one of the best closers in the history of Major League Baseball. He is quite possibly the best to ever

Sit Down!

The player who Mariano Rivera struck out more than any other during his career was Manny Ramirez. He sent Ramirez down on strikes 15 times. Tied for second place by being struck out 10 times by Rivera were Jay Buhner, Torii Hunter, and B.J. Upton.

Four Biggies!

Mariano Rivera gave up four grand slam home runs during his career. They were hit by Geronimo Berroa, Bobby Bonilla, Bill Selby, and Jason Kubel.

The First Of Them All!

The first player to ever hit a home run off of Mariano Rivera was Jim Edmonds of the Angels on May 23, 1995.

Baltimore Again?

Mariano Rivera accumulated more saves against the Baltimore Orioles, a total of 79, than he did against any other team in the league.

The Last Of 1,173

Mariano Rivera accumulated 1,173 strikeouts during his Major League Baseball career. The last player he would ever strikeout was Ehire Adrianza in a September 22, 2013 Yankees loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Seattle Seahawks Trivia Video

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on December 4, 2013

Here’s a little Seattle Seahawks trivia video. Please enjoy and have fun!

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