The Kansas City Chiefs, the professional football team, were named after the mayor of Kansas City. Mayor H. Roe Bartle, nicknamed Chief, was responsible for getting the owner, Lamar Hunt, to move the Dallas Texans to Kansas City in 1963.
Both of Baltimore's major league sports teams (baseball and football) have bird nicknames (the Orioles and the Ravens). Both franchises relocated from other cities, and both were formerly nicknamed the Browns.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the genius behind detective Sherlock Holmes, was a fanatical Spiritualist. Many of Sir Arthur's decisions later in life were influenced by the advice of his guide Pheneas, the spirit channeled by his medium wife, the Lady Doyle.
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)