In 2017, Tom Brady broke Peyton Manning’s record as the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. This year, the New England Patriot surpassed him again, this time as the 2nd ranked leader in passing yards for the regular season. But Peyton Manning is certainly not falling short of record achievements and the Louisiana native who spent his NFL career with
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On October 18, 1977, Reggie Jackson knocked 3 home runs in the 6th game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, …Read more
It was the trash-talking, media-hype event of the sexual revolution. On September 20, 1973, former tennis champion Bobby Riggs and the second ranked female player of the day, Billy Jean King, …Read more
One hundred years ago, Major League Baseball took steps to outlaw the controversial spitball. Some pitchers and owners thought they couldn’t win games without it, …Read more
In January, 1977, William “Slew” Hester, President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), was flying into LaGuardia Airport when he spotted the old, disused Singer Bowl under a blanket of snow. …Read more
Situated in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, Gleason’s Gym is the oldest active boxing gym in America. While it has changed locations several times over the past 80 years, …Read more
As the end of the summer approaches, so does the ‘Rocky Mountain Showdown’. Former University of Colorado (CU) basketball coach Joe Harrington stated that he would take recruits …Read more
OLYMPICS October 2, 2009 Rio de Janeiro is awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, beating out other favored bids from Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago. Over 11,000 athletes from 207 countries participated in 28 different sports. It was the first Olympics held in South America and the 2nd in Latin America; Mexico hosted the games in 1968.
BASKETBALL October 12, 1999 Former basketball star Wilt Chamberlain dies of heart failure at the age of 63. The 7’1” Chamberlain was a Harlem Globetrotter in the late 1950s before joining the NBA to play for the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers. One of the greatest in the sport, he is the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in a single game.
FOOTBALL October 2, 1989 Art Shell becomes the first African-American Head Coach in the NFL’s modern era. Shell played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1968-82 before becoming the team’s Assistant Coach and then Head Coach. Shell later led the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons and compiled a career coaching record of 56-52.
BASEBALL October 6, 1979 The Baltimore Orioles take the American League series championship by defeating the California Angels 3-1. It was the Angels’ first post-season trip in franchise history. With Manager Earl Weaver at the helm, the Orioles clinched their 6th pennant race but would lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series 4-3.