Beyond the Box Scores

The Alphabet: Inspired by Sport

By: Alex Risen
By: Alex Risen

The Letter "L"...LUCKY you!

Hitting the LINKS: (Scoring the game of golf)

  • ACE = HOLE IN ONE
  • ALBATROSS (DOUBLE EAGLE) = THREE UNDER PAR
  • EAGLE = TWO UNDER PAR
  • BIRDIE = ONE STROKE UNDER PAR
  • PAR = NUMBER OF STROKES PLAYERS IS MEANT TO TAKE ON GIVEN HOLE
  • BOGEY = ONE OVER PAR

AND A FEW SLANG ONES I NEVER HEARD OF...

  • CONDOR (TRIPLE EAGLE) = FOUR UNDER PAR (hole-in-one on par 5)
  • SNOWMAN = SCORE OF EIGHT

LISTS:

(Some) Countries with at least one guy who has played in the NFL...

  • American Samoa
  • Argentina (don't cry for me!)
  • Armenia
  • Australia (mate!)...by the way, look up AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL...just when you think you understandit...BOOM!...they do something like dribble the ball on grass!

 

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda (oohh I want to take you to...)
  • Bolivia
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus (I know where it is...do you?)
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Libya
  • Marshall Islands (Todd Lyght, 1991, Los Angeles Rams)...see, I don't just make this stuff up! He was a legit corner for the Rams and a 1999 Pro Bowler...Notre Dame alum and 2-time All-American there...) 
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • St. Kitts and Nevis (Erasmus James, 2005, Minnesota Vikings)...played at Wisconsin...lot of hype...now he's a free agent...an All-American in 2004...
  • Tonga

Some Really OLD...and Random Sugar Bowl Final scores...

  • 1936 - Texas Christian 3, LSU 2
  • 1937 - Santa Clara 21, LSU 14       (Santa Clara played football...huh)
  • 1938 - Santa Clara 6, LSU 0      (but seriously...2 years in a row?)
  • 1942 - Fordham 2, Missouri 0
  • 1951 - KENTUCKY 13, OKLAHOMA 7 (MAYBE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN?!?)

 

...but 1952 was good for the Cats as well in the COTTON BOWL... KENTUCKY 20, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 7

and of course 1950 ORANGE BOWL - SANTA CLARA 21, KENTUCKY 13 (It pains me to know UK lost to Santa Clara

 

 

 

 

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