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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Nooses aren’t cool.

Posted by SPN on 01/22 at 04:00 PM in SportsThis is just stupid!
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Taking the ‘Foot’ Out of Football

I’m certainly in agreement with this.  There is no reason, whatsoever, that this game should be called football when feet have hardly anything to do with the game.

Morning Edition, August 29, 2007 ·
By Frank Deford
Now that football season is upon us again, I would like to start off by saying: Let’s get the foot out of football. It’s time to call it, say, passball or smashball. Then we Americans could — like everyone else — call soccer by its proper name, football. Everybody would be much happier this way.

The trouble with our football is that the foot has gotten too prominent. If the feet in soccer were as accomplished as the feet in football, scores would be 9-8 or 12-11 and we’d all be watching Monday Night Soccer. But when I see an American football game now, I’m reminded of the old Fats Waller classic, “Your Feet’s Too Big.” What the football “feets” is doing is too big for the good of the game.

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Posted by SPN on 09/02 at 02:14 PM in BloggingPersonalSports
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

“Black Ice: The Lost History of The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925”

My cousin sent me this link.  This is something I was very interested in hearing about.  Talking about taking it to the next level!  Go to the nxt page to learn more about the history of hockey.

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Posted by SPN on 05/01 at 09:01 PM in Sports
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Friday, June 09, 2006

The World Cup of Soccer starts today.

So I thought that I would share a video that I found about why Football is fun to watch.

Posted by SPN on 06/09 at 12:03 PM in Sports
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

“Ironhead” Heyward loses battle with recurring tumor

SO, so, so young…

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

ATLANTA—Former NFL fullback Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, who played 11 seasons in the league with five different franchises, died here Saturday after a seven-year battle with a recurring brain tumor.
Heyward, who retired from the league following the 1998 season, was 39.

Craig Heyward played for five different NFL teams, including the Colts in 1998. 
Given the severity and aggressiveness of Heyward’s tumor, known as a chordoma, and the inability of surgeons to completely remove it during two operations, his death was not unexpected. Heyward also suffered a stroke a few years ago that left him partially paralyzed.

But friends who had visited recently with Heyward, including one-time NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert, a former teammate in both New Orleans and Atlanta, certainly did not expect his death to come so quickly.

Hebert told ESPN.com two weeks ago that he was apprised that the tumor had wrapped itself around Heyward’s brain, that further surgical attempts were not planned, and that the once-mighty fullback would likely survive another three to five years.

“The one thing he’s still got and that hasn’t changed a bit,” Hebert said at the time, “is that devilish sense of humor of his. Hopefully, that will keep him going for a while.”

In a statement released by the University of Pittsburgh, coach Dave Wannstedt, who helped direct Heyward to the school and also coached him with the Chicago Bears, said: “I will always remember him as a tremendous player who had an irrepressible attitude on and off the field. We spoke just a few weeks ago and I was struck by the typical upbeat ‘Ironhead’ attitude he displayed despite his health. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Pitt family are with Craig’s loved ones during this time of sorrow.”

Heyward departed Pitt as an underclassman to enter the NFL draft and was the first-round selection of the New Orleans Saints in 1988. He played from 1988-92 for the Saints and then had stints with Chicago (1993), Atlanta (1994-96), St. Louis (1997) and Indianapolis (1998).

In 149 games, Heyward registered 1,031 carries for 4,301 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also posted 177 receptions for 1,559 yards and four touchdowns. His finest season came with the Falcons in 1995, when he rushed for 1,083 yards and six touchdowns and earned his lone Pro Bowl berth.

Posted by CHANNI on 05/28 at 04:02 AM in Sports
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Saturday, May 20, 2006

BARRY BONDS HITS 714th HOME RUN

Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list Saturday with his 714th homer, a solo shot into the right-field seats leading off the second inning.

The 41-year-old Bonds hadn’t homered in nine games — a stretch of 29 at-bats — since hitting No. 713 with a 450-foot drive May 7 in Philadelphia. His teenage son, Nikolai, a Giants bat boy, was waiting for him at home plate and they embraced.

Bonds was quickly greeted by his teammates, who surrounded him at the top of the dugout. Bonds tipped his cap and blew a kiss toward his 7-year-old daughter, Aisha, then came out of the dugout and raised his hands.

Left-hander Brad Halsey became the 420th pitcher to give up a homer to Bonds, who was San Francisco’s designated hitter in an interleague series against the Oakland Athletics.

Posted by CHANNI on 05/20 at 03:53 PM in Sports
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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Chris Byrd lost the fight to Vladimir Klitschko.

7th round TKO.  Chris got beaten up. Vladimir was holding a lot during the early part of the fight until he figured out how to easily beat Chris.

His face doesn’t look like this now.

His face is pretty much the same.

Posted by SPN on 04/22 at 04:48 PM in Sports
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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Beat the computer at tennis and win a million dollars!

Try it and see.

Beat the computer at tennis and win a million dollars!

Posted by SPN on 04/01 at 01:10 PM in Sports
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Saturday, March 25, 2006

SPECIAL DELIVERY, JAZZ UNVEIL KARL MALONE STATUE, RAISE NO. 32 TO RAFTERS

Hank Aaron, Michael Jordon and now Karl Malone joins the elite!  I am extremely proud for all of the brothers.  ALL OF THESE GREAT PLAYERS HAVE TAKEN THERE GAME TO ANOTHER LEVEL.  I just wonder when are we going to take the same pride if not more pride in some of the educators, the mothers and fathers who always pushhes the children to the next level,

Thursday March 23, 2006 9:37PM; Updated: Thursday March 23, 2006 11:05PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—As much as he tried to credit others, Thursday in Utah was all about Karl Malone.
The Jazz honored Malone on Thursday by retiring his No. 32 and unveiling a bronze statue of the power forward who played 18 of his 19 NBA seasons in Utah.
The “Mailman,” the second-leading scorer in NBA history, grinned at the pregame statue ceremony and again at halftime of the game against Washington when the jersey was unveiled.
Malone thanked the Jazz for taking him with the 13th pick in the 1985 NBA draft and his former teammates, who helped him score 36,928 career points.
“I realize you knew where the ball was going all the time and you accepted it. Thank you,” Malone said at halftime.
Appropriately enough, Malone’s number hangs right next to former point guard John Stockton’s No. 12. Malone’s statue also stands just a few feet from one of Stockton, just off the corner where John Stockton Drive and Karl Malone Drive intersect southeast of the arena.
The pick-and-roll combination is now permanently fixed in bronze.
“It all worked because of the big fella in the middle,” Stockton said.
Stockton kept his remarks short, as usual, and Malone had the spotlight as he was warmly greeted by the fans. The standing ovation during the halftime ceremony lasted several minutes.
Malone, dressed in black from his boots to cowboy hat, had a wide grin through both celebrations and was joined by his wife and six children.
Malone also thanked the fans and the state of Utah—which he mistakenly referred to as a city after he was drafted.
“I realize now, 20 years later, that it’s a state,” Malone said, poking fun at himself.
The statues are encircled by two rings of bronze plaques listing the accomplishments of Malone and Stockton.
“We had a tough time narrowing it down to what we have,” Jazz owner Larry Miller said.
Stockton and Malone spent part of the day arguing over who made who better, each giving the other credit. Stockton is the NBA’s career leader in assists and steals. Malone scored more points than anybody other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Posted by CHANNI on 03/25 at 02:26 AM in Sports
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Now maybe you agree a little more…?

I’ve said for years now that you all are fools to believe that professional athletes actually earn all the money that they make.  It would be great to make millions of dollars a year, but for any athlete to actually say that their money is actually EARNED is asinine.  The US team with all of those millionaires couldn’t even beat the poor ole Mexican team.

Read the statistics yourself.  http://ww2.worldbaseballclassic.com/

Posted by SPN on 03/21 at 03:16 PM in Sports
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