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Athletic brothers and their notable accomplishments

A pair of
Sheyboygan, Wisconsin brothers recently rolled perfect games while bowling together.  We know, we know, riveting stuff — which is why such an amazing feat reminded us of other remarkable accomplishments that professional-athlete brothers have managed to pull off:

– At the ages of 85 and 90, Phil and Joe Niekro become the first brothers to
pitch knuckleballs at the same time in the same season.

– Despite being badly burned from a tanning bed accident, Jose and Ozzie Canseco
contract a record 35 STDs in one night after playing against each other earlier that day. 

– The talented Serena and Venus Williams brothers successfully defeat The Bushwhackers in a steel cage match.

– The brotherly skiing tandem of Steve and Phil Maher fly down the K2 in matching record times – on one ski – much to the chagrin of Lane Meyer.

Dan and Mark McGwire become the first brothers to appear in a commercial together for Proactiv Solution.

Ed and Charlie O'Bannon become the first siblings to lose all 30 bonus lives in Contra by shooting each other.

Jeff and Jered Weaver become first sibling duo to pretend they're trapped inside Half Baked for 48 consecutive hours.

Jason and Jeremy Giambi become the first Irish American brothers to be attacked on Piper's Pit. (Hart Foundation were the first Canadian brothers attacked.)

– The Famed Hanson Brothers of the Charlestown Chiefs place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the U.S. Slot Car Championships.

– The Gretzky Brothers, Brent and Keith, break a single day record by washing and waxing 14 of brother Wayne's automobiles all while successfully burning stacks of emails and canceled checks from Rick Tocchet.

Martin and Bill Gramatica become the first human siblings to compete in and win a cockfighting championship.

– Coaching brothers Jeff Van Gundy, Stan Van Gundy and Paul Bearer coach a group of corpses to beat the Harlem Globetrotters on the cartoon "Scooby and Friends."

– Mike and Greg Maddux become the first hurling tandem to pitch in khaki pants.

– Manny and the Predator become the first brothers to race each other inside Excitebike inside their minds while the Smurfs theme music plays.  We think.


  1. Soy

    December 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    – Raghib and Qadry Ismail become the first WR brothers to not get erections while being interviewed on ESPNEWS by Linda Cohn.

  2. Stonehands

    December 19, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    – Tim and Matt Hasselbeck become the first brothers to be depressingly bald before their junior year of college.

  3. tamtam

    December 19, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    LOL!!!! that was awesome!

  4. joeiniowa

    December 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Paul Bearer??

    I love it

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