Sports Fictoids

Since I know absolutely nothing about sports, I probably shouldn’t have bothered entering the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that requested “sports fictoids.”

My failed fictitious sports trivia entries are here:

* One-quarter of all competitive curlers earn money off-season by cleaning houses.

* Over one-percent of all U.S. divorce complaints name the NFL as an “alienation of affection” correspondent.

* A mistranslation almost caused Olympic Basketball to be replaced by Hula Hoops.

* Babe Ruth and O. Henry were bitter enemies.

* The NFL “Super Bowl” was initially called the “Super Plate.”

You can read the winning sports fictoids here.

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