Even as a sports fan, I sometimes check out when someone starts spouting stats. What’s interesting to one fan might not be so to another, and vice versa, right?
While that’s true, I feel confident that these 20 facts are cool and interesting enough to keep even your most jaded friend’s eyes from glazing over.
20. Love him or hate him, he gets it done.
I know you probably hate him, though.
Tom Brady has thrown 10% of all Super Bowl TD passes.
— Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein) July 1, 2020
19. It’s his assists.
All of Gretzky’s stats are crazy, tbh.
Wayne Gretzky scored the most goals in NHL history. If you take away all his goals, he STILL would have the most points in NHL history
— Good Idea Guy (@SortaBad) July 1, 2020
18. People in WI still prefer Favre.
Who is better looking, though? Real questions…
Aaron Rodgers has the highest TD-to-INT ratio (4.3) in NFL history and could throw a pick on 151 straight passes and still have a better mark than Favre in his Packers career.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2020
17. Pretty weird, right.
Also, that’s a lot of hits.
Stan Musial had 3,630 hits in his career.
1,815 at home.
1,815 on the road.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 1, 2020
16. Dang, that’s wild.
Would be unstoppable even now!
#PeteMaravich averaged 45 points a game for LSU. Obvioulsy before the three point line. Someone calculated looking at game shooting stats that with the 3 point line, he would have averaged 59 PPG! pic.twitter.com/3h5i7LHigc
— LagerSyndicate (@LagerSyndicate) July 1, 2020
15. How crazy is that?
Bad luck, Griffey Jr.
Stan Musial is also 1st all time in hits by a player born November 21st in Donora, PA. That doesn’t seem remarkable until you realize who’s in second pic.twitter.com/Vm6Oou6VWQ
— Bryan Ross (@Byu_bob) July 1, 2020
14. I don’t know if this is a sport.
It should be, though no one would probably beat him.
Andre the Giant drinking 119 beers in one sitting https://t.co/nrJx6B2tjz
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) July 1, 2020
13. He made you hit the ball.
It’s what all great pitchers do.
— Brookshaven #KIRBSTOMP Season (@WOOFDAWG1) July 1, 2020
12. That’s how good Tiger Woods was (is?).
Too bad he’s a trash human.
Not the fact that Phil Mickleson was never world no1 but that when he was no2, he was closer in points to no1000 than he was to Tiger in 1st place
— Marcus Robson (@MarcusRobson2) July 1, 2020
11. Well that’s awkward.
Not the way you want to be remembered.
Easily this one pic.twitter.com/X74AHECNpd
— Ken Porter (@chocothundaaa) July 1, 2020
10. Some people get better with age.
Not often in professional sports, though.
9. Talk about a long career!
There’s a feather in your cap.
Vince Carter played against 37% of people who have ever played in the NBA
— Vivek (@vcdevaraj) July 1, 2020
8. All of these are blowing my mind.
Does ANYONE do this these days?
Tony Gwynn had more 4 hit games than 2 strikeout games.
Greg Maddux faced Tony Gwynn 107 times and never struck him out.
Tony Gwynn averaged 21.7 strikeouts per season. In 2019 129 players had 22 strikeouts by the end of April.
— Sean Moser (@sdmoser) July 1, 2020
7. When you literally have nothing to say.
You’ve gotta dig up something.
I can’t make this up. pic.twitter.com/YBvJUtj4vF
— Phai Huynh🏁 (@phai_huynh) July 1, 2020
6. Sure made it exciting.
As long as you weren’t the opponents.
The #Chiefs were down by double digits in every playoff game last season and eventually won each of those games by double digits.
— Jeremy Sickel (@JeremySickel) July 1, 2020
5. He’s got a lot of competition.
Kansas basketball hasn’t been great forever, I guess.
The only men’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas to have a career losing record? James Naismith – the guy that invented basketball.
— Dan 🍺 (@FastDan2000) July 1, 2020
4. She is simply the best.
Not on bars, but that’s okay.
3. This is hard to compute.
Might be the best NFL stat on the list.
Larry Fitzgerald has more tackles than drops in his NFL career.
— Jason Moore (@jasonffl) July 1, 2020
2. “Without a single loss.”
What on EARTH??
1. Credit where credit is due.
Even to Peyton Manning.
Peyton Manning’s longest run in the NFL was 33 yards.
Trent Richardson’s longest run in the NFL was 32 yards.
— Chris Gillespie (@MrPie93) July 1, 2020
I loved reading every one of these!
Which one are you going to put in your pocket to whip out? Tell us in the comments!