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You often hear - generally derisively - when someone scores a "triple-double" (10+ points, rebounds, and assists) in the NBA these days, an old-timer (like me!) say, "Big deal. Oscar Robertson averaged a triple-double for an *entire season*!" Well, that's true, he did, in the 1961-1962 season, but while looking at his statistics, I noticed something else: he averaged a triple-double for his first FIVE seasons. All it took was a little simple arithmetic - click here and you can see for yourself. And, he came a gnat's eyelash away from averaging a triple-double for his first SIX seasons (after
This kid is smart. "The Nation's Top Running Back Is Changing Positions. 'Smart Guy,' Says Adrian Peterson" by Adam Kilgore on washingtonpost.com "Blue Chip Road Trip: 1-on-1 with 5-Star Quavaris Crouch" by Robert MacRae on theclemsoninsider.com (Note: Crouch is uncommitted at this point. This is yet another future-famous person without a Wikipedia entry.)
It doesn't feel right putting this in the "To Whom Are You Drinking?" thread. To the legendary Billy Graham, who brought my mother so much comfort throughout her life. What a great man this was - always living true to his word, and never selling out for money. This man could have been worth $100 million; he chose to live an "average" life. I would greatly appreciate nobody criticizing Graham in this thread, as he meant so much to my mother - I grew up watching her transfixed to the television, watching him preach to stadiums full of people. Read his Wikipedia entry, an