Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay played for the Glasgow Rangers, a profesional soccer team. He joined the team at age 15. However, he suffered a knee injury and was forced to retire from the sport in 1985 after three years with the club.Continue Reading
After turning away from his first career love, Ramsay started a second career by attending college for hotel management and apprenticing to top chefs including Marco Pierre White, Albert Roux, Jol Robuchon and Guy Savoy. He became the head chef at the Aubergine restaurant in 1993 where he earned a two-star Michelin rating.
Ramsay is the star of two television programs, "Hells Kitchen" and "Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares."Learn more about American Football
Football originated in the United States in the second half of the 19th century as a cross between soccer and rugby. In 1873, four colleges met in New York City and established the Intercollegiate Football Association, which set out to establish the first official rules for intercollegiate football.Full Answer >
One interesting fact about football is that it is a combination of soccer and rugby. Another fact is that Rutgers and Princeton universities played the first college football game in 1869. In 1892, William Heffelfinger became the first pro football player after being paid $500 to play in a game.Full Answer >
In the National Football League, a waived player is one who has been cut from his team but has fewer than four years of service in the league. Players who have served for more than four years are also waived if they are cut after the midseason trade deadline.Full Answer >
In American football, a "bye" is when a team does not have a game during a given week in the course of the regular season. The NFL uses byes to extend the regular season to 17 weeks. Bye weeks typically occur between the fourth and 12th week of the season.Full Answer >