“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”- Wayne Gretzky
“We missed 81.2% of the shots we did take” – Butler University
What caught my attention more than anything during yesterday’s broadcast of the men’s title game was the cutting down of the nets and finding out that the ladders that were used was part of a marketing ploy.
In case you were ever interested in how the tradition of cutting down the basketball nets and ‘One Shining Moment’ started, here’s your answer.
I found an interesting nugget about the Texas Rangers that I had no idea about, and of all things, I found it in a football column: Behind the Rangers’ dugout is a room with three video men and six stations where players can come in before, during and after games to see their at-bats, or to study the pitchers or hitters they’re about to face. Six. I always knew baseball teams did this stuff, but we were shown how hitters, in a matter of seconds, can find any at-bat they’ve had against any pitcher — from a variety of camera angles.
Speaking of the Rangers, I saw their AL Championship rings. For coming in second place, those rings sure did look blinged out.