33 Times that the Heat and its new center, Shaquille O'Neal, will
appear on national TV in 2004-05.
1 Times that the Heat appeared on national TV during the last two
87% Increase in merchandise sales over last year's for the WNBA's
Phoenix Mercury since rookie Diana Taurasi joined the team in
1 Shoe size the average U.S. women's foot has grown since 1986
(from 7 1/2 to 8 1/2), an increase that, according to the
podiatry school at Temple University, is a result of Title IX and
the subsequent boom in women's sports; playing sports stimulates
bone growth in the feet.
August 8, 2004
$385 million Amount spent since last summer by England's Chelsea
soccer club (owned by oil tycoon Roman Abramovich) to acquire 19
players, more than the total spending of the Premier League's 19
other teams during that time.
1 Times that Roger Clemens has been ejected from a major league
1 Times that Clemens has been ejected from one of his son Kacy's
10-and-under youth league games, after Roger spat sunflower seeds
on an umpire while arguing a call last Saturday.