It’s that time of the week again.  Shemon and Sheppard Wednesday Wisdom Fun Facts for 10/19 at 5:30pm.  Most of you know by now that this is one of our most fun segments of the week.  I try to find the most amusing and entertaining fun facts that you will enjoy.  They are not all family friendly at times I will admit but for the most part it’s fun for all ages.

These little tid-bits of information, sometimes useless information, can be very stimulating to the mind.  I have an expert research team of Minions who work on these Fun Facts 24/7.  And they work for free!  I try to give them certain themes from time to time but generally they do a great job on their own.

Here are some sports related Wednesday Wisdom Fun Facts you might enjoy from this day!

2008 – Behind seven 1-run, 9-K innings from Matt Garza and a four-out save from David Price with 3 K, the Rays defeat the Red Sox 3-1 in the decisive Game 7 of the ALCS to knock out the defending World Series champions and advance to the Fall Classic, winning their first pennant.  This was a painful one for me!

2014 – Peyton Manning becoming the NFL all-time leader in touchdown passes (a record now held by Tom Brady) when he hooked up with Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. His 509th career touchdown pass broke the record held by Brett Favre.

2013 – Washington State’s Connor Halliday throws an FBS-record 89 passes in a single game in a 62-38 loss to then-No. 2 Oregon (he completed 58 of them, tying another FBS record).

2006 – The Cardinals defeat the Mets 3-1 at Shea Stadium in the decisive Game 7 of the NLCS. Oliver Perez goes six 1-run innings to Jeff Suppan’s seven 1-run innings, but Yadier Molina breaks a 1-1 tie with a 1-out, 2-run HR off Aaron Heilman in the top of the 9th inning to put the Cardinals ahead, and Adam Wainwright records the save, getting Carlos Beltran looking with the bases loaded to end it.

Here are a some other “fun facts” tidbits of of what’s to come today on Shemon and Sheppard:

  • Koo-koo-ka-choo, Mrs. Robinson!

  • A Craig Shemon Special

  • Not Man's Best Friend

  • And it's Joe's Birthday!


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