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Jerry Sloan: A legacy of the Bulls, the Jazz and Parkinson's Disease

Jerry Sloan: A legacy of the Bulls, the Jazz and Parkinson's Disease
Dateline: St. Louis, Missouri. October 15, 1966. On this date, The Chicago Bulls played their first game as a franchise against the St. Louis Hawks. Playing one of the guard positions for the Bulls was Jerry Sloan. The final score was Chicago 104-St. Louis 97. Professional basketball in Chicago was back. The NBA in 1966... Read more »

Georgia: Bowling or death...you're free to make that choice

Georgia: Bowling or death...you're free to make that choice
Bowling rocks! Really! I’ve dug bowling since I was a little kid back in the early 60’s….before the Beatles! I remember watching dudes like Don Carter, Dick Weber, Carmen Salvino on television in black and white. I think I was ten when I joined my first league. It was a thrill to score one hundred,... Read more »

Remembering opening days from the past while wondering if the Coronavirus will cancel baseball in 2020

Remembering opening days from the past while wondering if the Coronavirus will cancel baseball in 2020
When it comes to sports, for me it’s always been about baseball. Yes, I admit I’m a sports junkie. If there’s a game going on, I’m watching, but baseball has always been the leader…and by far. My obsession started at a young age. WGN television would broadcast all the home games of the Chicago Cubs.... Read more »
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When will it not be too soon to talk about the complication of Kobe Bryant's legacy?

When will it not be too soon to talk about the complication of Kobe Bryant's legacy?
It was Sunday near noon. News flashes on every channel. A helicopter has crashed near Los Angeles. Nine are aboard; no survivors. Among the dead is basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Television coverage for the rest of the day focused on the accident, plus the life and career of Bryant. We heard about all of his... Read more »

How do you feel today if you're a Houston Astros fan?

How do you feel today if you're a Houston Astros fan?
It’s November 1, 2017. Game seven of the World Series. The location is Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. There’s a ground ball to second baseman Jose Altuve. His throw to first base ends the game The Houston Astros have won the game and the first championship in the team’s history. If you’re an Astros supporter,... Read more »

Before legendary football coach Sam Wyche died of Melanoma, he passed on a message to help save lives

Before legendary football coach Sam Wyche died of Melanoma, he passed on a message to help save lives
Last September, former Cincinnati Bengal football head coach Sam Wyche found a mole on his left temple. Melanoma. After it was removed, he left this message at Bengals.com: “Fans. Coaches. Players. Wear sun tan lotion.” Sam Wyche died from Melanoma yesterday. Let’s not let his death be in vain. Let’s learn from his words. Here’s a few more... Read more »
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Donald Trump pretends to be Rocky while his son pretends to sell books: The Week in Review

Don as Rocky. WHY?
You would think that Thanksgiving week would be a quiet time, right? You’d be wrong! It’s never quiet in the world of politics, sports and music. Always something going on…..especially when Trumps are involved! Let’s take a look at the crazy in The Week in Review   Type your email address in the box and... Read more »

Seattle Seahawks star Bobby Wagner makes it a happy Thanksgiving for his community

Seattle Seahawks star Bobby Wagner makes it a happy Thanksgiving for his community
Like many major U.S. cities, Seattle has a homelessness problem. More than 12,000 people are living on the streets, shelters or temporary housing. Seattle Seahawks’ star linebacker Bobby Wagner is now in his eighth season with the team. He’s a five time All-pro, a key member of their 2013 Super Bowl championship team and looks... Read more »

If you're Jewish, would you play in a baseball playoff game on Yom Kippur

If you're Jewish, would you play in a baseball playoff game on Yom Kippur
The date is October 6, 1965. It’s Yom Kippur; the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. It’s also the day of game one for baseball’s World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers vs the Minnesota Twins. Jim “Mudcat” Grant was the starting pitcher for the Twins. You would have expected that Sandy Koufax would be the... Read more »
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So long Joe Maddon and thank you so very much

So long Joe Maddon and thank you so very much
Another baseball season has come to an end. For Cub fans, it’s wait til next year. For long time Cub fans, that’s not much different than most of the way our regular seasons have ended…until the last few years. I entered the atmosphere in June of 1952. If you were a Cub fan at that... Read more »
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