Last week, I brought the good news: The Biggest Blowout Victory For Every FBS Team.  But this website wouldn’t be named All My Sports Teams Suck if we didn’t become numb toappreciate losing, and losing big.   So this week, I bring you that. Every team in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s (plus UAB since they’re coming back!) worst loss in their history. Of course, like last time, teams that have long histories may have horrible blowouts from the late 1800s, so I’ve included a second grouping of the worst loss for every team in the past 50 years. Note: I used […]

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Last week was a great week for baseball fans who lead a busy life. Every game was less than four hours in length, with the Padres and Diamondbacks playing a 10 inning, 3:58 game that the Padres won 7-4. Overall, the games this week averaged three hours flat, with the Royals having the lowest average of the week at 2:46, and the Braves the highest at 3:30. Attendance once again showed some evidence of a downward trend with both the Rays and Diamondbacks averaging below 20,000 fans over the course of the entire week.  When looking at individual games, you […]

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College football is right around the corner, and with it: the blowouts of the first few weeks of the season. Sure, there are a few good out of conference games, but there are also plenty of schools that throw together a weak slate of teams to pad their bowl chances. With that, there’s always history to be made, and w   The biggest blowout in college football history is the famed 222-0 Georgia Tech win over Cumberland. Coached by John Heisman (yep, that Heisman), Georgia Tech hung 63 points in each quarter of the first half.  The second half was shortened […]

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We have finally reached the point in the season in which every MLB team has had at least one player ejected. On Friday, Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in Milwaukee’s game against the Reds. The Brewers were the last pillar to fall, with all 29 other MLB teams having at least one ejection to this point.  The worst part? Counsell was wrong: every pitch in the half inning he was ejected in was officiated correctly. Attendance has started to dwindle for many non-competitors, with many teams having a minimum attendance just above 20,000 on the week. Surprisingly, of […]

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It took twelve weeks for the National League to catch up to the American League in ejections, and only one for the American League to run away with the lead again.  Last week, the AL had eight ejections to the NL’s zero, widening the gap to 68-60 in ejections between the two leagues. The Indians were critical in this, with four ejections over the course of the week, the second highest number of ejections in a week by any one team this season, behind Toronto’s six from May 9-15. Meanwhile in Tampa, every single Rays game this week drew fewer […]

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With five ejections this week — four in the National League — there have now been an equal number of ejections in each league for the first time this season.  Each league has 60 ejections, an average of four per team, though the Brewers remain the only team without an ejection so far this year. Pittsburgh continues to inch closer to the number one spot, with 12 ejections to Toronto’s 14. Attendance remained good this week, with only the Rays, Orioles, and Marlins drawing fewer than 20,000 people to any individual game. No team, including the three aforementioned, averaged less […]

NL Finally Catches Up in Ejections, Dodgers Draw 50,000 – ...

Every fall, the college football season fires up and gives fans an opportunity to eschew responsibility in favor of sitting on the couch every Saturday for 15 weeks. Beautiful.  With 825 games on the docket for the regular season, plus conference championships and bowls, all of our couch time comes at the expense of plenty of travel for all 128 FBS teams this season.   This season, I took a look at every team’s away and neutral site schedule and determined how much travel is necessary for each team. The list uses a handful of assumptions that I’ll hit on below, but the […]

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  The dog days of summer are upon us this week, as both the Cardinals and Nationals hosted games on Sunday in a balmy 96 degrees. While temperatures may have risen, tempers certainly have not, as we had the fewest ejections in a week since May.  With four ejections — all in the National League! — the gap between leagues is as narrow as it has been all season with the AL leading by only three: 59-56. The first full week of the second half of the season brought the fans out to the ballpark, as only the A’s and Phillies drew […]

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Temp vs Total Runs Scored 1950-2015
You may remember a few weeks back, we took a look at the relationship between temperature and length of game. From that conversation, a few readers reached out and surmised that the reason that hotter games tended to last slightly longer may be because more offense happens in games with warmer weather. Like last time, we’ll start with the 2016 data, then extend it out to 1952-2015. And because it was brought up last time, temperatures have remained almost exactly steady overall since 1952, so no need to challenge the data on the grounds of global warming.   In regards […]

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With the All-Star Game behind us, and each team having played only one series this week, there’s not a whole lot to report in Below the Box Score this week, since everything notable was achieved by two teams this week. So first, we’ll just do a quick overview of the first half of the season: Here’s some trivia for you from Below the Box Score’s first half: Only the Brewers and the Phillies have not had an ejection so far this year. The Cardinals, Indians, Mariners and Yankees only have one ejection. The Blue Jays (14) and Pirates (10) are […]

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Before I begin, let me just say that, title aside, I think the talent level in the National League is high, but the gap between the two leagues seems to be widening with each passing year. So put down the pitchforks and torches and hear me out.   Last night, the American League continued to assert its dominance over the National League with a 4-2 victory in the All Star Game. For those of you keeping score at home, that means that since 1997, the American League is 16-3-1 in the midsummer classic. 16-3-1 when the best players of each […]

Hear Me Out: It’s Time To Stop Pretending the National ...

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The All-Star break is upon us, and with it the informal halfway point of the MLB season. When play resumes, we’ll quickly come upon the trade deadline, the 40-man roster expansion, and in no time at all, playoff baseball. But before that, let’s take a look at the bottom of the box score from last week. The 100th ejection of the season has happened, and who better to receive it than Cubs manager, Joe Maddon. Ejected for arguing balls and strikes, the most common reason for an ejection, it was the Cubs’ third ejection of the year, Maddon’s second. On […]

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