Friday, August 3, 2012

HTB Statements

It's time for another installment of HTB statements. For those of you not familiar with what HTB stands for HTB refers to statements that are hard to believe. Here's a few for your reading pleasure.

During her record setting performance in the 400m IM Ye Shiwen, a 16 year old swimmer from China, swam the last 50m faster than Ryan Lochte. In addition she is 7 seconds faster than she was last year. Hmmmm..........

The NBC commentators act as if they are handball experts and know the history of every single competitor. Have you ever seen a handball game on TV other than during the Olympics?

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points in 14 minutes pacing the the US to an 83 point victory over Nigeria. It was the worst beating in Olympic history.

The bad news is Michael Phelps lost a 200m IM race for the first time in 12 years. The good news is he has 16 gold medals and 20 overall in his historic Olympic career (as of August 3rd at 10:00).

1/3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder's roster is playing in the Olympics.

Kobe Bryant has played over 50,000 minutes of professional basketball and he's only 33.

Kendrys Morales homered from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Only two other players in the history of baseball have accomplished that feat.

The Philadelphia Phillies will pay 3 pitchers (Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee) $65,000,000 next season. That is more than the entire payroll of 5 major league teams.

Cortez Kennedy will be enshrined into the NFL Hall of Fame having played only one playoff game his entire career.

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