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Obscure sports trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    In all fairness, she beat the brakes out of Caan.
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  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Here is a big hint about the fighter the actor fought - he does have a connection to Sylvester Stallone (in the last year) - although the two never met.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    He does? Not sure we are talking about the same guy but maybe I am missing the Stallone tie here somewhere. Or it happened more than once.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Shoot we've dragged this on to five pages. Stallone, McCain, Harry Reid and others campaigned to have the champ who fought the actor to receive "something" in the last year.
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Ah, I wasn't quite getting that connection between Stallone et. al and the champ. Many sources - including an early-80s Ring Record Book i own - have the fight as being for the title but it is now viewed for what it actually was, an exhibition.
  6. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

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  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Fun fact: Tony "Duke" Evers lost to Apollo Creed in his final fight.
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  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    So was there ever a definitive answer to this?
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna say Douglas Fairbanks
  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Here's a factoid I was unfamiliar with, brought to my attention while reading Jeff Pearlman's USFL book:

    Who was the No. 1 draft pick in the first USFL draft in 1983?
  11. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    I looked it up. Some interesting #1 picks for the USFL. I also found out the league had a territorial draft.
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    What's amazing is that two of the four No. 1 picks in the league's four-year history were drafted much lower in the NFL draft that same year and went on to the Hall of Fame.
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