Statements about Sports

The NCAA will "get billions" from the men’s basketball tournament. "Players get a trophy."

A photo from the Russia-Finland hockey game shows a sad Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

"It’s been 14 years since a president or a vice president or a member of their family has not gone and attended at least an event at the Olympics."

NFL "players are living, on average, longer than the average male."

"The extra point is almost automatic. … (The NFL) had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd" attempts.

Says Marshawn Lynch is "second all-time in terms of average yards per rush only to Terrell Davis."

Says Peyton Manning struggles in cold weather games.

Quarterbacks "won the (Super Bowl) MVP more than 50 percent of the time."

"I played in a game here against the Pittsburgh Steelers where there was 23 inches of snow. … We played in at least 15 inches of that."

"The majority of teams (are) now spending their dollars on the offensive side of the football."

"The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."

"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."

Studies suggest the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship game will bring about 1,700 to 1,800 full-time jobs.

The economic impact of new Atlanta Braves stadium includes 9,241 new jobs and $295 million in wages.

The new Atlanta Braves stadium will require no tax increase for homeowners and provide $3 million annually for Cobb County schools.

"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."

"These 60 acres (the Atlanta Braves want to build a stadium on) have produced zero SPLOST money for parks and recreation, have produced zero money for education."      

"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."

"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."

The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.

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