1.Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
2. Major League Baseball umpires are required to wear black underwear while on the job in case they split their pants.
3. The average life span of an MLB baseball is five to seven pitches.
5. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
6.There are more than 350 dimples on a golf ball.
7. Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
8. Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
9. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
10.The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
11. Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
12. Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players' last names ended with the letters "OV."
13. The yo-yo started out as a weapon in the Philippines during the 16th century before being introduced to the United States as a toy in 1929. It weighed four pounds and had a 20-foot cord.