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I used to believe that the American baseball team, The Baltimore Orioles, were actually called the Baltimore Oreos, after the chocolate cookies. Somebody told me that it was Oriole, and that an Oriole was a bird. I got confused and thought that the birds were called Oreos.
The first time I ever watched a Water Polo Event in the Olympics, I was seriously expected to see polo players sitting on horses splashing through the water. I'd love to say it was when I was very young...
The first time I saw professional boxing on television I was 5 years old. I believed that the fighter's were putting their teeth back in before a fight started and that they were angry at being without clothing. I was almost 10 when I actually tried boxing first hand and realized that my teeth and mouthguard both fit in my mouth, still I refused to let the other man get me in my underpants
When I watched a curling game on the movie newsreel, I thought it was played on a waxed floor rather than on ice.
When I was little I used to believe that boxers fight only fists into fists.
To me, football (or actually, futbol) has always meant what is called soccer in the United States. When I first saw American Football at a fairly young age, I thought that players in that sport had gigantic muscles, though it turned out to be their shoulder pads.
When I was in 6th grade, I believed that in baseball, if you hit a home run, you'd get 7 points instead of 1, because running all the bases counted more than just running from 3rd to home. I envisioned as similar to a touchdown, which I also believed at the time was 7, not 6 points.
My brother used to think that "hump" meant "wrestle". I can't imagine what he said to his opponents in wrestling matches at school.
I used to believe that Sammy Davis Jr. was a baseball player. That belief went down the drain when I saw Wayne's World 2
I used to be a great Cricket Fan. When i was a child, i always believed that when a batsman gets out, he infact dies and becomes the past. So whenever my country's batsman would get out, i used to start weeping bitterly. [lolzzz]
I used to be absolutely convinced thay volleyball was bollyball. I said it all the time and I guess that when I said it people didn't realized because no one ever corrected me. I finally realized that it was volleyball one day when I was reading with my dad. I came across the world and realized that it was volleyball not bollyball, I was so shocked. I wondered why no one ever corrected me and why I had never heard anyone destinctly say it with a v.
Whenever I watched a football game, and they interviewed the coach, I always thought it was weird that he was "smoking" because I lived in a warm place, so I didn't know it was cold and you could see your breath.
I used to think my aunts friend Willa Mae must be the sister of Willie Mays
i didnt know why Tony Hawk's nickname was birdman until I was 16 years ols
When my sister was little, she thought that the designated hitter at a baseball game was the hitter that didn't drink!
I used to believe that the Super Bowl was a bowling tournament.
When I was little, I used to think that (after watching in slow motion) centers in football pooped the football to quarterbacks. I s*** you not.
I used to believe that the rock thing they used in the sport Curling, was a tea kettle.
when I saw a skiing event on TV, I figured that it must have taken place on a big cloud because of the white stuff everywhere. I don't know how old I was then, but I probably had not seen much snow until then.
So when I was outside and the sky was cloudy, I always tried to spot if someone was skiing down the cloud hills.
no success. ever.
i watched a lot of football with my dad when i was really little. he spoke with a chinese accent and whenever someone dropped the football, he would get really excited a shout. it wasn't until much later that i realized that instead of shouting "PHONE BALL!!" (like the ones we saw at the electronics store) he was shouting "fumble"