Weird Facts About Canadian Sports
Strange, Wacky & Hilarious StoriesBook - 2008
Since our nation was first conceived, Canadian athletes have been involved in some of the weirdest moments in sport. Learn facts that will astound, confuse and make you laugh: * The Great One himself is afraid of flying * Semi-professional baseball team, the Guelph Maple Leafs, beat the Ku Klux Klan in an exciting but strange final * The worst way to defrost a football field from the grounds crew of the Calgary Stampeders was to set it ablaze--they still went on with the game * Golfer Andy Bean lost the Canadian Open after forgetting to follow the rules * Discover lesser-known sports that Canadians have been playing for years, from rattlesnake hunts to horse apple hockey * A sliced-up lacrosse ball and a rink superintendent's need to save on window glass prompted the creation of the rubber hockey puck * Steve Durbano grabbed Bobby Hull's toupee during a World Hockey League game * At the 1998 winter Olympics, snowboarder Ross Rebagliati almost lost his gold medal when he tested positive for marijuana * And many more strange tales from Canada's best and worst.
Publisher: Montreal : OverTime Books, c2008.
Characteristics: 221 p. ;,21 cm.