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Added November 24th, 2014 by Ian
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Snowed-in Buffalo Bills players use snowmobiles to help reach Detroit

The city of Buffalo, New York was absolutely hammered by a five-day snowstorm snow last week and when everything was said and done there was about seven feet of the white stuff on the ground. The sheer volume of the precipitation caused some roofs to collapse and the snow was blamed for more than a dozen deaths. It played havoc with the city as well as the scheduled NFL game between the hometown Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets which was set for Sunday, November 23 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The weather also forced the NHL to postpone the home game between the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center. That contest will now be played on February 20th and oddly enough it’s the second times the Senators have had a game postponed this season. Their home tilt scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd against the Toronto Maple Leafs was pushed back until November 9th after an armed man attacked the Canadian Parliament Buildings and killed a guard. The terrorist was the shot dead by security forces.

 
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Added November 24th, 2014 by Ian

Great athletes with bad career records

There are a lot of great athletes and former greats out there who hold records for being the best and for being the worst in specific areas of their sports. This came to light recently when basketball star Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers made the history books by missing a field goal for the 13, 418th time in his distinguished career. Bryant has now missed more free thrown in NBA history as he passed John Havlicek by one to claim the dubious record as his own.

However, the reason many great athletes hold records for being the “worst” is usually due to their longevity in their sport. For instance, while Bryant may have missed the most shots in the NBA he’s also number four on the all-time scoring list because he’s been in the league for close to 20 seasons. Bryant isn’t the only great athlete to hold one of these records and we’ll take a look at some other all-time greats who are in the record books for the right and wrong reasons.

 
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Added November 11th, 2014 by Ian
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1,000-yard rushers a dying breed in NFL

It looks like running backs who rush for 1,000 yards a season in the NFL are becoming a dying breed these days. Between the years 2000 and 2012 there was an average of 17 running backs per season who reached the 1,000-yard mark. However, that number dropped to 13 last year and it will probably fall even more this campaign. In could reach even as low as 10, which is the number of running backs who reached the mark back in 1994.

After 10 weeks of the current season it looks like six players should reach 1,000 yards without any problem, but after that it’s up in the air.

DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys has already reached the plateau with 1,233 yards so far. He broke the 100-yard barrier in nine of the Cowboys first 10 games and reached the 1,000 yard mark in game number eight.

 
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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Most quarterbacks who pass for 400 Yards lose the game

Here’s a bit of an odd statistic from the NFL. It seems that most quarterbacks who pass for 400 yards or more in a single game end up losing the contest. It used to be considered a good achievement to toss for 300 yards, but now 400 seems to be the new benchmark. In the 2013 season the 400-yard passing mark was reached by quarterbacks on 24 occasions. So far in 2014 it’s been achieved eight times. Times have changed as just three quarterbacks managed to hit 400 yards back in 2003.

However, in the eight 400-yard passing games this season the quarterbacks’ combined record is 3-5. The latest took place on November 1 when the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning tossed for 438 yards, but lost the game 43-21 in New England to the Patriots and Tom Brady. However, the top three passing performances of the season so far resulted in the three wins. This includes Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning beating the Arizona Cardinals and Matt Ryan of the beating the New Orleans Saints. Also Manning has gone 11-3 in games in which he’s passed for 400 yards.

 
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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Bill Belichick of Patriots complains about weathermen

 
Added October 21st, 2014 by Ian
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Peyton Manning sets new NFL touchdown-pass record

 

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