Barack Obama Is The President, The Cardinals Are In The Super Bowl, And The 5 Most Unlikely Sports Events Ever
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The Cardinals Can Make The Super Bowl, A Black Man Can Be President, But The Cubs, They Still Have No Chance.

1/20/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

A couple years ago, if you had told me that in January of 2009, the Arizona Cardinals would win the NFC Championship and a black man would be the President of the United States, I would probably think you're a little loopy. A black president, that wouldn't be so shocking. But the Cardinals heading to the Super Bowl? That's crazy.

If the 2000's have taught us anything, it is that literally anything can happen in the sports world. Anything. From the Red Sox beating the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS after falling behind 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Cardinals playing for a Championship, anything can happen in sports. Well... maybe not ANYTHING. Here are 5 things that just won't happen, and you can't convince me otherwise.

Pacman Jones staying out of trouble

He has been given more chances than he probably deserves, and has managed to screw it up every single time. At every turn, there seems to be another story of Pacman "making it rain".

From the Birmingham Weekly:

Arrested in 2005 (assault and felony vandalism) following an incident at a nightclub in West Virginia

• Arrested in March 2006 for possession of marijuana

• Arrested in August 2006 at a Tennessee nightclub for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness

• Issued a citation in October 2006 after another nightclub incident in Nashville

• Involved (to what extent is still unknown) in a shooting incident at a Las Vegas nightclub that wounded three (paralyzed one) in February 2007

• Accused of punching a woman in the face at an Atlanta strip club in January 2008

• Was at the time on suspension from the NFL for the 2007 season due to his disturbing off-field conduct


Can Pacman stay out of trouble? Sure... when pigs fly.

A unanimously elected MLB Hall Of Famer

Rickey Henderson was the latest example of a sure-fire, no doubt about it, guaranteed, 100% lock of a Hall of Famer, who still managed to be left off some people's ballots. When a guy like Greg Maddux reaches the ballot, there will be no doubt in anyone's mind that he deserves to be a Hall of Famer, but there will be people who don't vote for him. They will do it for no reason whatsoever, but they WILL do it. You can take that to the bank.

Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and plenty of other players were Hall of Famers by any and every standard, and were still snubbed by some voters. That's just the way it is, unfortunately.

If it happened with them, the same will happen with Maddux, Mariano Rivera, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and others when their time comes. It's not right, but that's just how the voters are.

A playoff win by a Tony Romo-led team

Tony Romo's career is young. That just means that he has more chances for his team to blow it, whether it's at the end of the regular season (like this year), or in their first playoff game, like the two previous seasons.

With Romo and the Cowboys, it's always something. Whether it's those tricky "K" balls, which apparently are extra slick, and lead to game-losing fumbles, or just a good old fashioned December season-ending trip to the woodshed at the hand of the Eagles, the Cowboys are clearly not going to win a playoff game as long as the NFL's "Mr. October" is under center.

All Star Voting done right

Something about All Star games seems to make people lose their minds. Some examples?

In the NHL, fans cheat to get their favorite players voted into the game. Thanks to a bunch of toolbag Montreal fans, Mike "I am garbage" Komisarek is now an All Star starter. Way to go, Habs fans.

In the NFL, Brett "I throw just as many INT's as TD's" Favre made it into the Pro Bowl before Philip Rivers, who led the NFL in QB rating (by nearly 10 points).

Baseball has the same problems. Every year, it's the Red Sox/Yankees vs the NL. In 2008, the Red Sox had 4 of the 8 starters who were voted in by the fans, and the Cubs had 3. Almost half of the entire starting lineup was made up of players from 2 teams (out of 30 total). Insane.

Don't even get me started on the NBA, where all you have to do is come from a country with over a billion people, and you might start the All Star game, no matter how mediocre you are, or no matter how much better Shaquille O'Neal is playing.

The Cubs winning a World Series

While they might receive a ton of All Star votes, and they might even have plenty of deserving players, it is becoming painfully obvious that the Chicago Cubs winning a World Series is simply not meant to be.

Whether it's a goat, Steve Bartman, there's just some reason the Cubs can't win a World Series. They have come close a few times, but still can't close the door.

In 2008, they clearly had a team that was capable of pulling it off. The Cubs were one of the most talented teams in the league, both offensively and on the mound. Once again, however, they failed, and were swept by the Dodgers in 3 games. The combined score of the 3 games was 20-5, as the Cubs were completely outclassed by a Dodgers team that had won 13 less games in the regular season.

Just another day in the life of tortured Cubs fans, who have now gone over 100 years since a World Series win. In only a few more years, we will see an era in which there is not a single Cubs fan in the world who was alive for their last World Series win. Poor Cubs fans, since this one just isn't meant to be.

What are some other sports events that you think might never happen? Shawn Kemp using birth control? John Daly giving up alcohol for good? Let's hear them.
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4/3/11   |   gimolevy

 Pacman Jones looks like lil wayne, he should make hip hop lol, i loved the "making it rain", i think if Pac makes so much trouble - he should hit it better for the Bengals...

5/28/10   |   Yanksontop   |   1320 respect

YankeeDudeL wrote:
In just over a year I saw all 4 of my teams make it to their respective championships and lose.  Does that count for anything?

well with our yankees, the more you go to the WS the more chances you have of loosing ,we cant win them all, with theGiants you have to remember everything that happend Bures didnt just shoot him self in the foot he shot the entire team in the foot ,we cant complain we just won the worldseries ,and # 28 is comming GO YANKEES 

12/5/09   |   samednuhu

i andy and new here ... any one that want to be my fd you can give me your yahoo id ...

10/29/09   |   rickr1977   |   25 respect

YankeeDudeL wrote:
In 2001 the Giants lost to the Ravens in the SB, the Devils lost to the Avalanche in the SC, and the Yankees lost to Diamondbacks in the WS.  In the 2002 (the '01-'02 season) the Nets lost to the Lakers in the Finals.

wow.... the sufferings of New Yorkers... good thing they have had the Jets, Mets and Knicks to root for....oops!! never mind, they haven't done anything in the last 8 years either!!! 

10/21/09   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

donm454 wrote:
Your teams say the Giants, Yankees, Nets and Devils.... They didn't all make it to championships...

In 2001 the Giants lost to the Ravens in the SB, the Devils lost to the Avalanche in the SC, and the Yankees lost to Diamondbacks in the WS.  In the 2002 (the '01-'02 season) the Nets lost to the Lakers in the Finals.

10/21/09   |   PercyMA

kramer wrote:
You're not being a homer at all for that one, it's the truth.  Boston is really the only city that has winning teams in every pro sport right now.  Every other major city has at least one bad team.

 Yea you're right

10/18/09   |   rickr1977   |   25 respect

(Edited by rickr1977)

Another unusual fact about the last 12 months..... Pigs learned to fly!!! (Swine Flu)

10/17/09   |   tinagrider3

fred77008 wrote:
Braylon Edwards CATCHES a TD pass.

my husband  likes it but needs better few 

10/17/09   |   mrvelozspdygon

wrote:
How about a team in the 4 major sports winning 4 championships in a row? Bulls and Lakers came close. Yankees and Patriots had a shot.

But with salary caps and more parity at the top of baseball, will we see another 4 consecutive championship dynasty in MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL?

I still say your leaving a sport out and jimmie johnson will be the last in our lifetime to take 5 in a rowe

10/17/09   |   donm454   |   20 respect

YankeeDudeL wrote:
In just over a year I saw all 4 of my teams make it to their respective championships and lose.  Does that count for anything?

Your teams say the Giants, Yankees, Nets and Devils.... They didn't all make it to championships...

10/5/09   |   mrvelozspdygon

Cant leave out Nascar

10/5/09   |   mrvelozspdygon

wrote:
How about a team in the 4 major sports winning 4 championships in a row? Bulls and Lakers came close. Yankees and Patriots had a shot.

But with salary caps and more parity at the top of baseball, will we see another 4 consecutive championship dynasty in MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL?

Basketball has the best chance other then Jimmie Johnson making history if he gets title this year. Chris

9/29/09   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

donm454 wrote:
Has there ever been one city to win all 4 major titles in one year? Or all three if its a city like Pittsburgh...

In just over a year I saw all 4 of my teams make it to their respective championships and lose.  Does that count for anything?

9/24/09   |   laylaspyda12

4 words: houston rockets vs. lakers in the finals (yess i know more than 4 words!)

9/24/09   |   laylaspyda12

donm454 wrote:
Why do people continue to post on this??  And they're pointless posts! "Heloo sexy" What?? "I am 17"...

number 1 i totally agree with the dang no comment comments. why post them if you know that really no on CARES? i dont mea nto sound rude but its so pathetic

8/11/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

tigger88 wrote:
The Pirates aren't a real MLB team as long as they sell off every decent player going back to Barry Bonds

You know the person you replied to said Pittsburgh Penguins, right?

8/10/09   |   tigger88   |   2 respect

mrtriva wrote:
What about the Pittsburgh Penguins there on a streak now and there playing tough I think they will be tough in the playoffs and could repeat in the finals agian this year   

The Pirates aren't a real MLB team as long as they sell off every decent player going back to Barry Bonds

8/9/09   |   pizzlewizzle   |   224 respect

How is the President being a black man even comparable to a baseball team?

8/4/09   |   ChefZay   |   4 respect

fred77008 wrote:
Braylon Edwards CATCHES a TD pass.

that picture is the best i'v seen on a bike!! How can you be with ohio state, you know you need to rock UT. hook em' horns!!!

7/30/09   |   jackie_micz143

(Edited by jackie_micz143)

this is a good time its time to start again..i am a champion filling only....! but we are in the best...!

7/22/09   |   byna_ramakrishna

from far it is fine........but not from near......this i think out of fachion..Crazy to behave like that......

6/23/09   |   basm1010

4/6/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I sure hope they can, but what we were trying to figure out is if there's another city besides Boston who has all their pro teams as contenders right now.  Sadly Pittsburgh doesn't fit into that thanks to the Schmucks Bucs.

4/6/09   |   mrtriva

What about the Pittsburgh Penguins there on a streak now and there playing tough I think they will be tough in the playoffs and could repeat in the finals agian this year   

3/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pat wrote:
Seriously? The Falcons are ok, the Hawks make the playoffs ONLY because they're in the East, and the Braves will be VERY lucky to make the playoffs this year. I don't even know if their hockey team is any good, because I'm not a huge hockey fan. But either way, Atlanta has no chance.

The Thrashers are 13th in the Eastern Conference...therefore, Atlanta is NOT clicking on all cylinders.

3/27/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Dalessandro121 wrote:
oh what? Atlanta.

Seriously? The Falcons are ok, the Hawks make the playoffs ONLY because they're in the East, and the Braves will be VERY lucky to make the playoffs this year. I don't even know if their hockey team is any good, because I'm not a huge hockey fan. But either way, Atlanta has no chance.

3/27/09   |   Dalessandro121

Pat wrote:
I hate to sound like a homer, but the Boston area has the best chance of seeing that happen in the near future. I don't think any other city is even close right now.

oh what? Atlanta.

3/27/09   |   donm454   |   20 respect

wrote:
donm454, I want you to meet spammers mostly likely who are cricket lovers. Cricket lovers, meet donm454.

High-larious

hEeloo u r loking nice.  wHat is ur nam ? how r u? i m 19. how gos every thing?

3/26/09   |   bubbles4931026

wrote:
How about a team in the 4 major sports winning 4 championships in a row? Bulls and Lakers came close. Yankees and Patriots had a shot.

But with salary caps and more parity at the top of baseball, will we see another 4 consecutive championship dynasty in MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL?

i agree on that

3/25/09   |   donm454   |   20 respect

Why do people continue to post on this??  And they're pointless posts! "Heloo sexy" What?? "I am 17"...

3/20/09   |   crazyryno

wrote:
How about a team in the 4 major sports winning 4 championships in a row? Bulls and Lakers came close. Yankees and Patriots had a shot.

But with salary caps and more parity at the top of baseball, will we see another 4 consecutive championship dynasty in MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL?

My Name Is Ryan I think that those teams winning are pretty cool!!

3/20/09   |   patilprashant2708

biskit67 wrote:
A salary cap in baseball as long as someone named Steinbrenner owns a team.

what is its use 

3/19/09   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

Just goes to show you anything can happen!  Sings I got high hopes...

3/17/09   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

 LA getting an NFL franchise again

3/14/09   |   SilverRaven

the cubs didnt make it...

2/28/09   |   vrkashibutt

fred77008 wrote:
Braylon Edwards CATCHES a TD pass.

hello i like some thing funny .but dont know how to use net perfactly .pliz teach me

2/18/09   |   kenjiru86

firestone guess what its next you are out the game..hahahahaha

2/12/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

"Fred" would be my first guess.

2/9/09   |   angry_man7777

The Bidwell's being able to keep all the weapons the cards have in AZ for the 2009 season. Bouldin,Warner,Dansby. Sign Dockett and A. Wilson to long term contracts now. And finally get a running back in Arizona instead of bums and retreads Like Edge and Emmitt Smith. It has been years since the cards have had a dominant running back.  

2/9/09   |   hungarian789   |   11 respect

i can t answer about the cubs, i m from st.louis & it would be a biased answer,plus, i m not a real big baseball fan anyhow,i m a hockey fan,by the way i did pick the steelers to win the superbowl,5 things that will never happan is ,lions winning a superbowl,blackhawks ever winning a cup again,k c royals ever winning a world series again,or pittsburgh,royals & pirates too small market ,to keep up payrolls with the big clubs,& # 5 omaha ever getting a professional team

2/9/09   |   hungarian789   |   11 respect

i like the bruins, but san jose looks awful tough,

2/7/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pat wrote:
I hate to sound like a homer, but the Boston area has the best chance of seeing that happen in the near future. I don't think any other city is even close right now.

You're not being a homer at all for that one, it's the truth.  Boston is really the only city that has winning teams in every pro sport right now.  Every other major city has at least one bad team.

2/7/09   |  

WBKsports wrote:
It's true...Look at Forbes Field though...A lot of Triples were hit there because of it's dimensions....

lkh';o

2/6/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

kramer wrote:
I don't think it's ever happened.  Don't worry, only 2 of Pittsburgh's teams have any shot at winning championships these days anyway.

I hate to sound like a homer, but the Boston area has the best chance of seeing that happen in the near future. I don't think any other city is even close right now.

2/6/09   |   jethrobmaster12

The city of Buffalo having a championship celebration.

1/25/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

donm454 wrote:
Has there ever been one city to win all 4 major titles in one year? Or all three if its a city like Pittsburgh...

I don't think it's ever happened.  Don't worry, only 2 of Pittsburgh's teams have any shot at winning championships these days anyway.

1/25/09   |   donm454   |   20 respect

Has there ever been one city to win all 4 major titles in one year? Or all three if its a city like Pittsburgh...

1/23/09   |   chris14madren

Ron Artest Selling a Rap Album

1/22/09   |   Niek

 HELL YAH ARIZONA ALL THE WAY! COWBOYS SUCK SO BAD!!!!

1/21/09   |   biskit67

A salary cap in baseball as long as someone named Steinbrenner owns a team.

1/21/09   |   Superbleeder   |   94 respect

Jerry Jones stepping down.

1/21/09   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

The Bills winning a Superbowl

1/21/09   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

England winning the World Cup again - football

1/20/09   |   mathsys   |   6 respect

Detroit Lions playing in a Super Bowl.

1/20/09   |   mathsys   |   6 respect

Terrell Owens becoming a positive influence in the locker room.

1/20/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

CalBoomer wrote:
Someone breaking Chief Wilson's single season record of 36 triples for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1912! Although a bit obscure, this is really the most unbreakable record in baseball given the speed of outfielders these days and the diminished size of ballparks. Trust me, someone will hit .400 or safely in 57 straight games before anyone will ever hit 37 triples ina single season.
(Edited by Pat)

It's true...Look at Forbes Field though...A lot of Triples were hit there because of it's dimensions....

1/20/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13145 respect

Romo Winning a Playoff Game...

1/20/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Sean Avery keeping his mouth shut.

1/20/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
Joe Paterno retiring...

Bravo for that comment my friend. +1000

1/20/09   |   CalBoomer   |   43 respect

Just in case you doubt the above comments, consider these facts. The most triples anyone has hit in a season since 1947 is 23, not even 2/3 of the way to Wilson. Compared to home runs, no one has hit four triples in a game since the nineteenth century.

1/20/09   |   CalBoomer   |   43 respect

Someone breaking Chief Wilson's single season record of 36 triples for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1912! Although a bit obscure, this is really the most unbreakable record in baseball given the speed of outfielders these days and the diminished size of ballparks. Trust me, someone will hit .400 or safely in 57 straight games before anyone will ever hit 37 triples ina single season.

1/20/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Joe Paterno retiring...

1/20/09   |   uptown7010

All of the above is true in our lifetime, BUT, The Cubs are so close. They are so close even I can smell World Championship. Just like everyone else they have to learn how to finish games they are supposed to win. The chemistry is there now and they should get it done because after another year or 2 it's gonna be time to rebuild again and soon. We hope by now  they should stop restocking other teams for Championships THEY SHOULD BE WINNING.

1/20/09   |   fred77008   |   17 respect

Braylon Edwards CATCHES a TD pass.