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Old 07-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #591
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Yep....I had (still have them) a huge collection of baseball and football cards and that is part of the reason I love statistics and numbers as much as I do.

I'd stare at the back of the cards and memorize the stats and always knew what the all-time records were for all the categories.

I used to read all of the box scores in the newspaper every day as a kid....and still get on and read over the box scores on the Internet every day.

Even today, I closely follow players as they chase achievements like the 3,000 hit club, 300 wins, 3,000 Ks, 500 HRs, etc...

Same deal with football, I pay attention to all of the statistical records and know who is close to breaking what record and who needs what stats to reach certain plateaus.

I spend a lot of time on these sites:

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/

http://www.baseball-reference.com/

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