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What do Babe Ruth and Mia Hamm have in common? The joy of competition, yes. The adulation of millions. And recognition on our list. For us, it’s about the thrill of victory. If you expect the agony of defeat, look elsewhere.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When he was known as Lew Alcindor, a high school phenom leading Power Memorial to multiple state championships, America knew this young man...

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Baseball’s Spring Training

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Baseball’s Spring Training

True baseball fans (the dwindling numbers that remain) count down the time like a kid waiting for Santa: “Only 24 days till pitchers...

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Yankee Stadium

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Yankee Stadium

The original Yankee Stadium, of course. It didn’t have the quirky charm of Fenway Park. Or the ivy walls of Wrigley Field. And yet,...

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Peyton Manning

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Peyton Manning

He may not play another down in the NFL. But Peyton Manning has a place reserved in the Hall of Fame in Canton, no doubt. The only question...

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Super Bowl I

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Super Bowl I

When Super Bowl XLVI kicks off today, the worldwide event will hardly resemble what the first Super Bowl looked like back in 1967. And...

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Julius Erving, “Dr. J.”

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Julius Erving, “Dr. J.”

My first instinct was to say, ‘Without the talents of Dr. J, the NBA wouldn’t be what it is today.” But it’s not...

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Bobby Jones, Golf Legend

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Bobby Jones, Golf Legend

Here are some things you don’t expect from one of the handful of greatest golfers of all time. You don’t expect him to get an...

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Brent Musburger

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Brent Musburger

I’m well aware Brent Musburger isn’t high on everyone’s list of sports play-by-play guys. But his distinctive voice...

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Sports: Satchel Paige

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Satchel Paige

How many baseball games did pitcher Satchel Paige win? A lot. But it’s impossible to know just how many. Paige would pitch for a team...

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Sports: Joe Montana

Posted by on Oct 2, 2011 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Joe Montana

He wasn’t the most talented quarterback ever to play the game. But he won four Super Bowls. He didn’t accumulate the flashiest...

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