Posts in category "Sports"
It wasn’t pretty most of the time nor a textbook win, but our Bears pulled an upset of the mighty (?) San Francisco 49ers. The Tribune NFL mavens had written off the Bears in their weekly reading of the tea leaves. And just about everyone agreed with them. Except the Bears themselves. They laid... Read more »
When the World Cup opens tomorrow, Brazil will take center stage for millions of people around the world. So what better time to brush up on your knowledge of this fascinating South American nation. Here’s a quiz to get you started. 1. Brazil is one of the BRIC countries who are at a similar stage... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of Cy Young, For his pitching a host of hosannas are sung. He threw 3 no-hitters and is so adored That HIS name is on the best-pitcher award. “One of the fellows called me Cyclone, but finally shortened it to ‘Cy’ and its been that ever since.” The last White Sox pitcher... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of Babe Ruth. Once the idol of American youth. Our love of baseball grew to a passion When he propelled the home run into fashion. “The fascination with his life and career continues. He is a bombastic, sloppy hero from our bombastic, sloppy history, origins undetermined, a folk tale of American... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of Pete Dye. Designed many courses where pro golfers vie. Aesthetically pleasing they are to the eye, Where duffers and golf balls can mutually lie. [Pete Dye's course at French Lick Resort in Indiana] Top Pete Dye Course You Can Play Whistling Straits (Wisconsin) The site of the 2004 and... Read more »
Today is the birthday of Pele Who afield could elude any melee. Next to his name a star’s on his locker: For being the greatest to ever play soccer. “I arrived hoping to stop a great man, but I went away convinced I had been undone by someone who was not born on the same planet as the rest of... Read more »
Born today was Jesse Owens, Among Olympian well-knowns. In ’36 before the Fuehrer Proved the Aryan wasn’t purer. Owens won the gold medal for the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the 100 meter relay, and the long jump. Oddly enough, FDR did not honor him for his achievements. Hitler sent him an autographed photo of... Read more »
Born today Champion Rocky Marciano Who’d connect with a punch in a second or nano. Undefeated he was in all 49 bouts; 43 of them merciful classic knockouts.
Today’s the birthday of Don King, Promoter of championship fights in the ring. Those of us older more likely than young’ll Remember the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle.
Born today was Gale Sayers One of football’s greatest players. Flashed across the gridiron runways; Rarer than a month of Sundays.