This Week In Sports History: Wilt's 100, Iron Mike debuts & More

This Week In Sports History: Wilt's 100, Iron Mike debuts & More


Sadly, sports fans are now facing that lullaby period in between the Super Bowl and the beginning of March Madness (we still got badass celebrations, though!). In sports history, however, a lot of shit went down this week—everything from rape charges to first-round knockouts. No, this isn't "This Week In the History of Mike Tyson," though he did make the list. So, as you wait for the brackets to drop, let's take a trip back down memory lane for This Week in Sports History...

3/1/1993: Birth of the Mighty Ducks.
• A new expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Our boy Ryan Miller might not have liked the flicks, but what other movie has spawned a pro team?

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3/2/1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points.
• In a game versus the New York Knicks, Wilt set the scoring record for points in a game. Props to Wilt, but his game off the court is still more legendary.

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3/3/1992: Mets Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden are accused of rape.
• A Florida woman accused the three teammates of raping her in 1991, but the case was dropped a month later. No coincidence that this occurred during the period when the Mets went from being "badass" to just "bad" and "ass."

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3/4/1989: Javier Sotomayor sets high jump world record.
• The Cuban track star set the indoor world record by clearing 2.44 metres. Sotomayor got sky high on and off the field.

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3/5/1985: Mike Tyson gets first pro KO.
• An 18-year-old Iron Mike debuted as a pro with a first-round KO of Hector Mercedes. Mike is still up there with the greatest, even if his most brutal KOs were self-inflicted.

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