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I used to beleive that the attack line in volleyball was a line some teams used to know where to hit from. I just recentaly reliazed that line is for jumping. ( if you are in front of it but playing back row you cannot jump or you will be called for being out of position)
I used to think that volley ball was called "bally ball". I was always thinking "What makes that ball more bally than others??" I remember when I finally found out it was volley, it was a really big shock.
My brother says that he used to think that the Chicago Bulls mascot lived in the sewers, ate poop, and kidnapped people. He lived with other Chicago Bulls and the people they kidnapped were forced to poop for eternity.
There were no such things as practice sessions. Members of any team of any sport just hangs out together and chill. They only play during scheduled competitions.
The Discuss Throw event is actually just frisbee with a classy-professional touch.
I used to believe that when a ball left the playing field it was out of bounce, meaning it would come to rest. Made understanding the rules tough on the little guy.
I used to believe that College Football was a University in a place called Football. One day, I saw a football game on TV.I asked my brother what it was, and he said it was a college football game. I Thought for years that a football stadium was college.A while later, my brother showed me a picture of a football game he was going to. I said "Your'e going to college?"
I used to belive in basketball that held ball was hellball
We lived just a few blocks away from a local college, and we would always go watch the basketball games. And we would run to go get something to snack on, and to be sure we didnt step onto the court, my mom always told us that if we did, we would have to play in basketball game.
One year my soccer team was doing very well. We were facing another team and went into "sudden death". I was scaird out of my mind because I thought it ment if you missed, I would be killed instantly.
When I was a child, and my father had first tried to explain (American) Football to me, he said how a team has "four downs to gain ten yards". In my first attempt to understand that, I got the idea that it meant a team, in advancing 10 yards, had to knock down four players of the opposing team or they would lose the ball. So at the first several football games I watched, I was counting how many players on the defensive team fell down, and trying to see if four fell down by the time the offense advanced ten yards, to see if the offensive team would retain possession of the ball. Naturally it was confusing, as often a team retained possession when I clearly thought they shouldn't have, and vice-versa.
I used to think that the Hunchback of Notre Dame was a football player.
When I was little, I used to watch hockey games with my parents. When the announcer said He shoots, he scores! I thought he said Shootsky scores. I thought Shootsky was Wayne Gretzky. But for some reason I never wondered why he was on every team and scored all the goals. I also believed the Leafs could win a Stanley Cup. I still do... :(
I love hockey, and when I was a kid my dad told me that the guy that drove the Zamboni machine in between periods (to clean the ice for those not familiar with hockey, it's a huge machine that gets the skate ruts out), anyway, my Dad told me that the guys name was Sam Bologna! Now, I passed on the tradition...I told my kids that his son took over, Sam Bologna, Jr.!!
When I was about 5, my brother was watching a football(American) game with the Chicago Bears playing someone, but i forget who. Whoever they were, my brother was rooting for them and not the Bears so when he said "Oh no! A Bear made a touchdown" I got this image in my head of an actual bear wandering the football field, making a touchdown, and that this is somehow upsetting to my brother. I still laugh when I think of this image.
When I was very little and still learning the game of baseball (I am a huge Boston Red Sox fan and always have been), whenever I heard that a team had the "bases loaded", I thought the entire bench was cleared and about 25 players stood all the way around the basepaths. When I first heard "the bases are loaded with Red Sox", I burst out laughing because I was thinking about all these players just standing there!
I used to think that Michael Jordan and Montell Jordan were brothers. I used to think that Montell also played basketball just like his “brother.”
While watching a football game on TV, I once asked my dad why there was a net between the goal posts. He said that it was to keep the ball from being eaten by the crazed fans in the seats. So, for a good decade, I thought that people at football games would get so excited that if a ball went into the stands, they would tear it to shreds and eat the pieces. Fortunately, this was well before we started hearing about "soccer hooligans" in the states, otherwise I might never have realized that he didn't mean literally eaten.
When watching Hockey games the announcers would always say "he shoots, He scores!" well i always thought the announcer was saying "Pachutesy scores!!" Until one day when I asked my brother how Pachutesy was on every team, he couldn't stop laughing long enough to tell me. I figured out eventually on my own Pachutesy is not a player.
One day when I was about 8 we drove past a cricket field. When I asked my mum what the white screens were for she told me that they contained hidden cameras for spying on the crowd - yeah, nice one mum. I'm 30 now, but I still check my behaviour near those screens.