Contributed by Barry Hidey on Jan 12, 2001
Immediately following the Baltimore Raven’s final game last December(1999), Coach Brian Billick gathered the Ravens and said: "We’ve raised the bar. We can’t go back. We are at a new level, and we will move forward. Our fans, the media, the organization - all have new expectations
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 27, 2000
After the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl a few years ago, Gilbert Brown was a hot commodity. Jacksonville offered him an extra million dollars to put his 325 pound body into their uniform, but Brown decided to stay in Green Bay.
Why would he turn down a
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
Frank Layden, the former coach of Utah Jazz in the seventies, had problems with a basketball player, and so he summoned the talented but troubled man to his office. Looking the player in the eye, the coach finally asked, "My son, I can¡¦t understand it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?" What was
A few years back Pepper Rodgers was in the middle of a terrible season as football coach at UCLA. It even got so bad that it upset his home life. He recalls, My dog was my only friend. I told my wife
Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 2, 2001
HELL FREEZES OVER
A rough and gruff man from Massachusetts who didn’t live a very good life died and went to hell. The devil really wanted to punish him, so he put him to work breaking up rocks with a sledgehammer. To make it worse he cranked up the temperature and the humidity.
Contributed by Rob Culler on Mar 21, 2001
One of golf’s immortal moments came when a Scotsman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the President’s beard and surrounding vicinity, while the ball
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Television has become increasingly violent. Consider shows like "WWF Smackdown". In Dallas last July (1999), a seven-year old boy accidentally killed his 3-year-old brother when he imitated a "clothesline" move he had scene on a TV wrestling
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 10, 2001
Perhaps one of the greatest examples of comebacks in recent years has been the comeback of San Francisco Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky. During his major league career Dave pitched in the All star game, in the national league championship series and in the World Series.
In 1988 doctors removed a
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
Back in June of 1999, Eddie Stankey died at the age of 83. Time Magazine carried his obituary. It seems that in his day, Stankey (nicknamed “the brat”) had been a “pugnacious pennant-winning 2nd basemen for such championship teams as the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Boston Braves and the New York
Larry Walters bought 45 helium filled weather balloons and tied them to a lawn chair. With parachute, sandwich, and B.B. gun he was intent on flying (a couple hundred feet he thought). Before he was ready, the rope broke or came loose from his jeep to which he was tied. He rocketed into the sky,
Contributed by Ian Biss on Sep 30, 2001
Wayne Gretzky is arguably the greatest professional hockey player that ever played the game. He was recognized by his number 99, blazoned upon his half tucked in jersey. His entire career he wore his jersey that way because he, like so many other sports players was terribly superstitious. They feel
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 20, 2002
. "All you think about is golf," the heartbroken wife complained. "You never think of me--even here at the breakfast table."
"Of course I think of you," he repsonded.
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
A person who knew nothing about football was taken by a friend to a college football game. The friend explained the game as clearly as possible before they arrived.
As the officials met with the captains of both teams for the coin toss, the football fan was asked by the clueless friend what was
Contributed by Matt Bombay on Apr 4, 2004
The late Paul Hunsicker of the University of Michigan attempted to discover the answer to the question "What’s the toughest sport?" by taking 41 physical activities and gauging their demands in each of the following areas: coordination,
Contributed by Lee Miller on Aug 22, 2008
It was one of the best football games ever. Remember Super Bowl XXXIV between the Rams and Titans? In the final seconds Tennessee was driving for the game-tying touchdown and on the final play Kevin Dyson caught a pass over the middle and lunged for the goal line. He was tackled just short of the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 11, 2008
On Nov 8th, 1970, there was a hard fought game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions.
The game was nip and tuck and it came down to the last final seconds to see who would win. The crowd gasped as they realized that the Saints were going to try a field goal of
Contributed by Bob Gillchrest on Dec 8, 2008
Be truthful - you sometimes root for the underdog, don’t you? Whether it’s football, baseball, or basketball; whether it’s college ball or professional players, you root for the underdog, don’t you?
I do too. Except maybe if it’s the home team. These days it seems like if we’re rooting for the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
Do you remember Bubba Smith? He was one of the greatest football players ever to play in the NFL. He once commented that his tactic as a defensive lineman was to tackle the whole offensive backfield and then toss out players one by one until he found the one with the football.
After he retired
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Mar 13, 2009
In the world of sports, when an underdog is victorious it’s known as an upset. Here is a list of 5 of sport’s biggest upsets.
1) 1980 Olympics-Lake Placid: USA defeats Russia in hockey 4-3. Ragtag group of Americans defeats the Russian team that had dominated the sport for 15 years.
Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
Everybody loves a home run. It is so exciting to see the batter stand at the plate, especially if the game is on the line, size up the pitcher, make just the right swing, and then see the ball soar high into the centerfield seats. Wow, now that’s baseball! But I would like to suggest to you that