Not counting leap years, any calendar day will move to the next day of the week the following year. For example, if your birthday fell on a Tuesday in 2002, it fell on a Wednesday in 2003. Leap years make things a little more complicated. 2004 was leap year, so calendar days of March 1 or later in the year, moved two days of the week from 2003. However, calendar days occurring before March 1 do not make the extra day of the week jump until the year following a leap year. So, if your birthday is June 15 and it fell on a Tuesday in 2003, it fell on a Thursday in 2004. Let's say, however, your birthday is February 15. If it fell on a Tuesday in 2003, it fell on a Wednesday in 2004 and fell on a Friday in 2005. Got that?
Non-leap years always end on the same day of the week that they begin. For example, 2003 began on a Wednesday and ended on a Wednesday.
From 1975 to 1980, Duke and Clemson had head basketball coaches with the same name: Bill Foster.
It rains one out of every three days in New York City.
A new area code can be added to a geographical region via one of two methods: split or overlay. When the split method is chosen, the region is divided in two, with one region retaining the old area code and the other getting the new one. When the overlay method is chosen, the entire region gets an "extra" area code and everyone in that region must then begin dialing ten digits to make local calls.
Most NFL football players make their homes in or around the cities where they play. Most Major League Baseball players do not.
Here's an odd fact about the Virginia Squires of the old ABA: In their first year in the league, they finished first in their division; in their second year in the league, they finished second in their division; in their third year in the league, they finished third in their division; in their fourth year in the league, they finished fourth in their division; and in their fifth year in the league, they finished (you guessed it) fifth in their division.
Speaking of the Virginia Squires, Rick Barry once appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a Squires uniform even though he didn't stay with the team long enough to play a single regular season game for them.
In another odd, it-could-only-happen-in-the-ABA occurence, the 1975 Baltimore Claws expansion franchise played several exhibition games but folded before they could play a single regular season game.
The NFL has a very obscure rule that has never been utilized in any game I've seen. If a team fair-catches a kickoff, it can request a free-kick field goal attempt from the spot of the fair catch. Under this rule, the kick is attempted just like a kickoff and the other team must clear out of the way and is not allowed to block it. Like a normal field goal attempt, if the ball goes through the uprights, the kicking team is awarded three points.
1992 was the last year in which the Winter and Summer Olympics took place in the same year.
John Madden is the only NFL announcer to have done games for all four major broadcast networks. Madden worked the broadcast booth for CBS from 1981 to 1993, for Fox from 1994 to 2003, and for ABC from 2004 to 2005. He now broadcasts Sunday night games for NBC.