MISC — 10 October 2012

1. For the Chicago Bulls organization, arguably their most important draft year was 1987. In that draft they were able to acquire players whom became some of the most important players during their dynasty and in franchise history. In the first round, the Bulls were able to get their Power Forward Horace Grant from the University of Clemson. Scotty Pippen was actually drafted by the Seattle Supersonics organization, but was traded to the Chicago Bulls for their pick who was Olden Polynice and future draft considerations; in retrospect, this was one of the most important moves made in NBA draft history as Chicago would have their tandem that would lead them to 6 NBA championships in the 1990s.

2. Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey first set the standard of the longest regular season field goal kick with 63 yards back on November 8, 1970. This mark has been equaled twice since then; first by Jason Elam in on October 25, 1998, and Sebastian Janikowski on September 12, 2011. However what makes Tom Dempsey’s record unique, is the fact that he was born with a half foot and used a special kicking shoe to accomplish this feat.

3. Continuing the theme of longest field goal kick, the longest field goal kick recorded in NFL history was accomplished by former Denver Broncos kicker Ola Kimrin in a 2002 preseason game against Seattle. The field goal was record as being 65 yards. Ola Kimrin was eventually released in favor of Jason Elam at the end of the 2002 preseason.

4. Former Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Greg Lloyd currently holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon do and currently teaches. Greg Lloyd is not the only former NFL player that holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do, former Washington Redskins receiver Michael Westbrook also holds a Black belt in this art; and in addition, received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt 2010 .

5. Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire with 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officiated in the World Series 18 times


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