When Tayshaun Prince blocked Chris Paul's attempt for a game-winning layup to send Sunday's Pistons/Hornets game into overtime the first thing that crossed my mind was, "Wow, is it the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals again?" Then, my second thought was, "Woah, cool; all three Detroit games have gone to overtime today. That has to be a first."â†µ
As it turns out, it was a first:â†µ
Detroit became the first city ever to have an NFL team, an NHL team and an NBA team go to overtime on the same day, according to research conducted by the good folks at STATS.â†µ
The Lions beat the Buccaneers, 23-20; the Pistons beat the Hornets, 111-108; and the Red Wings lost to the Stars, 4-3.â†µ
It's ironic the Red Wings ruined what I like to call Ultimate Fan Day (when your favorite teams win on the same day), because I imagine those are pretty rare, too. I don't have the resources (mostly just the time), but I'd be very interested to know if all four of any city's professional sports teams have won on the same day. I guess that'd be the real Ultimate Fan Day. If you're reading this and have answers, please leave them in the comments below.