Former Redskins punter Jeff Hayes has an amazing Wikipedia page

Wikipedia is always accurate which means that former Washington Redskins punter Jeff Hayes has had an amazing life:

  • He contributed in Super Bowl XVII and XVIII for the Washington Redskins by attending the pre-game meal and reading passages from “Dianetics” by L. Ronn Hubbard.

  • Hayes played college football at the Rabbinical College of America (MORRISTOWN REPRESENT). During his tenure, he set a national record, which still holds, for lowest punting average (min. 30 punts) at 11.6 yards per kick.
  • For three years in the early 70′s, Hayes attended a Mormon mission to Capetown, South Africa where he built mega-churches and sold counterfeit Amway products.
  • He also serves on the National Council for Appropriate and Prudent Facial Hair (NCAPF).
  • His favorite flour is All-Purpose.

Hayes was apparently born in Kuala lumpur, Indonesia.

Here I thought old #5 was good at punting, kickoffs and fake punts, but I never knew he was such a renaissance man. I was waiting for the part about him accusing chestnuts of being lazy.

Kind of have to give a hat-tip to Mr. Irrelevant, who brought up Jeff Hayes in one of his blog posts

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How the DC baseball team became known as the Nationals…in 1905

Remember those silly “ESTABLISHED 1905” patches the Washington Nationals wore in the 2005 season? There was actually a basis for as explained by D.C. Baseball History:

29 March – Hereafter the Washington baseball team will be known as “the Nationals.” The committee of local newspaper men appointed to select a name for the reorganized Washington. Base Ball Club to take the place of the hoodoo nickname, “Senators,” held its first meeting Friday after noon and decided to call the new club “National,” after the once famous National Club of this city that once played on the lot back of the White House.

HOODOO NICKNAME!

That is interesting, but the “Est. 1905″ patch was still kind of stupid, especially since Nationals had been used during the 1800s for D.C. teams.

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NFL on Facebook: Redskins 18th most liked team

The Washington Redskins are 18th ranked team according to Facebook Likes, just below the Baltimore Ravens. Even more surprising — the San Diego Chargers are ranked higher than those two. The Dallas Cowboys (the so-called “America’s Team”) are #1. The Jacksonville Jaguars are last. This data was collected March 28, 2012.




Team Conference Division Facebook Likes
1 Dallas Cowboys NFC East 4,554,491
2 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 4,238,435
3 New England Patriots AFC East 3,411,709
4 Green Bay Packers NFC North 2,853,231
5 New Orleans Saints NFC South 2,574,010
6 Chicago Bears NFC North 2,322,768
7 New York Giants NFC East 2,125,518
8 Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 1,683,272
9 Indianapolis Colts AFC South 1,592,438
10 Oakland Raiders AFC West 1,510,122
11 New York Jets AFC East 1,305,223
12 Minnesota Vikings NFC North 1,303,248
13 San Francisco 49ers NFC West 1,233,394
14 Denver Broncos AFC West 1,189,780
15 Miami Dolphins AFC East 1,118,419
16 San Diego Chargers AFC West 1,080,103
17 Baltimore Ravens AFC North 1,001,838
18 Washington Redskins NFC East 892,443
19 Atlanta Falcons NFC South 737,353
20 Detroit Lions NFC North 713,814
21 Seattle Seahawks NFC West 675,212
22 Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 595,687
23 Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 571,799
24 Houston Texans AFC South 571,268
25 Cleveland Browns AFC North 546,062
26 Tennessee Titans AFC South 463,934
27 Arizona Cardinals NFC West 447,193
28 Carolina Panthers NFC South 435,994
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 435,168
30 Buffalo Bills AFC East 370,596
31 St. Louis Rams NFC West 297,828
32 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 254,308

Full disclosure: I Liked the Washington Redskins

More about this project: Ranking Facebook Likes for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA and MLS

Oh and there is William World News on Facebook too.

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MLB on Facebook: Nationals least liked team

All Major League Baseball teams use the same, league controlled platform for their Web sites. One of the features of the MLB template is a module at the bottom for social media. The Facebook tab has the number of people who “Like” that team. Seeing the great disparity between my two favorite teams, the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees, I wondered how the Nats fared overall. So, I wound up putting together a list in a spreadsheet. The Nats, the newest team in the majors, came in last with 130,000 Likes or so. The Yankees came in first with over 5,000,000 Likes. This data was collected on March 20, 2012.




Team Division League Facebook Likes
1 New York Yankees AL East American 5,262,008
2 Boston Red Sox AL East American 3,445,846
3 Chicago Cubs NL Central National 1,557,319
4 San Francisco Giants NL West National 1,338,843
5 St. Louis Cardinals NL Central National 1,208,092
6 Texas Rangers AL West American 1,193,504
7 Philadelphia Phillies NL East National 1,161,642
8 Atlanta Braves NL East National 1,071,660
9 Detroit Tigers AL Central American 939,610
10 Los Angeles Dodgers NL West National 925,734
11 Chicago White Sox AL Central American 841,469
12 Minnesota Twins AL Central American 735,050
13 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central National 557,286
14 New York Mets NL East National 535,563
15 Cincinnati Reds NL Central National 512,754
16 Cleveland Indians AL Central American 497,542
17 Seattle Mariners AL West American 468,572
18 Colorado Rockies NL West National 439,768
19 L.A. Angels of Anaheim AL West American 432,325
20 Tampa Bay Rays AL East American 400,474
21 Houston Astros NL Central National 398,652
22 Toronto Blue Jays AL East American 392,497
23 San Diego Padres NL West National 361,242
24 Baltimore Orioles AL East American 340,371
25 Pittsburgh Pirates NL Central National 308,050
26 Oakland Athletics AL West American 300,991
27 Kansas City Royals AL Central American 276,709
28 Miami Marlins NL East National 234,880
29 Arizona Diamondbacks NL West National 230,854
30 Washington Nationals NL East National 134,861

Full disclosure: I Liked the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees

More about this project: Ranking Facebook Likes for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA and MLS

Oh and there is William World News on Facebook too.

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