PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

David Ortiz has never lost a World Series game, going 8-0 with Boston sweeps in ’04 and ’07. Ortiz has a .321 World Series batting average with one HR and eight RBI. He is ninth on the all-time playoff HR list with 15 and fifth on the all-time RBI list with 54.

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Source: www.foxsports.com

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Random Word of the Day: Sozzled

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

In his first game with the Vikings, Josh Freeman completed just 20 of 53 passing attempts (37.7%). The only other player in NFL history to throw at least 30 incompletions in his first game with a team was Rusty Hilger of the Lions. Hilger was 13-of-43 (30.2%) in a Week 6 loss to the Bears in October 1988.

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Source: www.espn.com

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Random Band of the Day: Brood of Vipers

Random Word of the Day: Subdolous

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

The Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet this week for their fourth World Series tilt. The Cardinals won the first two in 1946 and 1967 and the Red Sox ended the “Curse” with a sweep of the Redbirds in 2004.

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Source: www.mlb.com

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

The St. Louis Cardinals are hitting an anemic .134 (13-97) through the first three games of the NLCS. That is “good” enough to be the worst batting average through the first three games of any LCS since 1969, the year a structured postseason playoff format was established.

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Source: www.espn.com

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PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

Corny but true!

Cornhole is a backyard game that has been growing in popularity during the last few years.  Also known as bean bag toss, corn toss, baggo or bags, you can see the game played anywhere from frat parties, to tailgating events, to family reunions, to national and worldwide tournaments.

The American Cornhole Organization is the dominant governing body in the sport today. Established in 2005 with the goal to create a brand around the game and elevate it to “sport” status, it boasts 1218 active points earning members representing 28 states. There are currently 106 players recognized as pro cornhole players across the country.

Approximately 300 certified tournaments will be run by the ACO or by certified officials of the ACO all over the country during the 2013-2014 season which runs from September until July.

There are three major Cup events this season:

Charleston, WV –  Sept. 20-21, 2013
York County, SC  –  Nov. 1-2, 2013
Tuscaloosa, AL -April 4-5, 2014

The ACO World Championship will be held in Cincinnati, OH in July 2014.

Thanks to Frank Geers, President of ACO, for the information.

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www.americancornhole.com

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

The largest college football stadiums as of 2013:

10. Rose Bowl (UCLA) 91,136
9. Tiger Stadium (LSU) 92,542
8. Sanford Stadium (Georgia) 92,746
7. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (USC) 93,607
6. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Texas) 100,119
5. Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama) 101,821
4. Ohio Stadium (Ohio State) 102,329
3. Neyland Stadium (Tennessee) 102,455
2. Beaver Stadium (Penn State) 106,572
1. Michigan Stadium (Michigan) 109,901

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via NFL.COM

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

The Pirates scored their only run in Game 5 on an RBI single by Pedro Alvarez, who became the first player in major-league history to drive in runs in each of the first six postseason games of his career (beginning with Pittsburgh’s Wild Card Playoff Game against the Reds). Alvarez is the first player ever to drive in runs in each game of a Division Series that went the distance. His six-game RBI streak in the postseason is the second-longest in Pirates history, one shy of the mark of seven straight games with RBIs set by Clyde Barnhart, spanning the 1925 and 1927 World Series.

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From Elias via ESPN.COM

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PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

The New York Football Giants are 0-5, have committed 20 turnovers, and are only two games out of first place.

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Source: www.nfl.com

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PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

Tony Romo threw for a Cowboys single-game record 506 yards and also had five touchdown passes. His 506 passing yards are the 12th-most in a game in NFL history. He is the fifth quarterback to throw for at least 500 yards and five touchdowns in an NFL game.

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The Cowboys also became the second team in AFL/NFL history to have three players with at least 120 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the same game. The only other team to do it was the AFL’s Houston Oilers in 1961 against the New York Titans (now known as the Jets). Dez Bryant was one of those three, as he finished with six catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Yet the Cowboys are now 1-7 in Bryant’s career when he catches multiple touchdown passes.

The Cowboys have now lost the last eight games in which Romo has thrown a fourth-quarter interception, with six of the eight losses being by seven points or less.

Source: ESPN.com

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

Nathan MacKinnon, the first player selected in the 2013 Entry Draft, made his NHL debut and registered two assists in Colorado’s 6-1 season opening win over the Ducks. MacKinnon, who was only 18 years, 31 days old when he took the ice on Wednesday night, became the youngest NHL player to record two or more points in a game since January 8, 1944, when Ted “Teeder” Kennedy scored four points (one goal, three assists) for the Maple Leafs in a 12-3 win over the Bruins in Toronto at age 18 years, 27 days.

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Source: ESPN.COM

PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

From Elias via ESPN.com: The Saints, Chiefs, Seahawks, Broncos and Patriots are all 4-0, equaling the most 4-0 teams in any season in NFL history. There were also five 4-0 teams in 1968, 2003 and 2009.

1968: Cowboys, Rams, Colts, Giants, Raiders (AFL) 2003: Chiefs, Colts, Vikings, Panthers, Broncos 2009: Giants, Saints, Colts, Vikings, Broncos 2013: Chiefs, Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, Saints.

Monday’s Dolphins-Saints matchup was also the first game in NFL history between teams that were unbeaten and untied, at least three games into a season, after having finished below .500 the previous season.

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PSDC Random Stat of the Day

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Stat Man

Oracle Team USA won the 34th America’s Cup sailing regatta in a winner-take-all finale on Wednesday that had Team USA capping off a comeback from a seven point deficit against the New Zealand team that can only be compared to the Red Sox and Flyers series victories after being down 0-3.

The America’s Cup is often referred to as the oldest trophy in international sport and in the 162 years since the Cup was first won off the coast of England in 1851, the regatta has only been sailed 34 times and there have only been four different nations to win.

Incidentally the America’s Cup is not named after the country, but rather the winning schooner in the first race, The America, captained by Commodore John Stevens.

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Sources: www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com, www.americascup.com

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