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Category:MLB
Posted on: August 9, 2009 7:27 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. The Finals

So it comes down to two. I have to say first off this has been a lot of fun. It has shown the many ways we look at sports an even why some mean more to us than others. Thank you to all of you who stayed with it the whole run. I hope you enjoy my next one as well.

Finals.
Miracle on Ice
VS
Lou's farewell speech

The Forgotten moments vote is this:
Jackie getting signed by the Dodgers
VS
Broadway Joe and his GUARANTEE
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 29, 2009 8:17 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. FINAL FOUR

It has taken us a while but we are down to the FINAL FOUR. No big surprises this week, though Wilt eecked by with 3 more votes than Stanford. Now the voting should be interesting, lets see who makes the FINALS of the Greatest Sports Moments. Thank you all for voting and staying with it I have enjoyed it every week.

1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100

This weeks tie breaker is Rickey Henderson stolen base king  VS  The Immaculate Reception
Posted on: July 23, 2009 8:01 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Well fans we are now down to the ELITE 8 . I have to tell you the voting was close this week on more than one and I had to use the tie breaker on two of the final 16. Now we have 8 left and the seeding is still the same, however, next week we will have 2 wildcards in the mix. The four with the highest vote totals will go on to the FINAL FOUR. As always I thank you for taking part in my little poll. See you in the FINAL FOUR .

1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY

See you in the FINAL FOUR
Posted on: July 20, 2009 9:55 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2009 10:16 pm
 

A good girl done wrong by a pervert.

The news on my homepage has shed some light on just how far society has fallen. A talented and hard working women in the sports world was violated, in a most grotesque way, and most of the comments I have read about the subject are truly showing the sad state of our itimes.

Erin Andrews is a hard working side line reporter. She is out there for what ever sport she is sent to in what ever weather they throw at her and does a great job of getting up close with the players. She is witty, fun and yes attractive. The fact that she is a women in a mostly male occupation I am sure has not been easy for her or most of the women who try to break into the sports world. I would like to think it has become easier and that the male dominated society of old is weakening. My hope is seems have been dashed today. I mean this is a women who took a baseball tot he jaw and fought to stay ont he sidelines, but was forced to go to the ER. She was right back on the sideline the very next day. Not many male athletes would have shown up for work the next day but this women did.

All of that being said, back to the point. The headline on my homepage has a story about how some pervert, yes any one one who would do this is just that, found out what hotel she was staying at, found out what room she was in and it does not stop there. This person, used lightly, then stalked Erin to find out when she would be in her room. Once she was and the door was locked , the criminal took a video camera and placed the lense against the PEEPHOLE of her hotel room. Then video taped through the hole. This disgusts me to the highest level.

I would have hoped that the story would end there with the perp being caught and going to jail, my hopes again dashed though. The perp then took the video and posted it to the internet for all the world to see. This is not a women who takes her clothes off for a living, IE Pam Anderson or any other celeb who has LEAKED video for profit, this is a hard working women who has been VIOLATED . Shame, shame.

I think, and yes I am a man, that this invasion of Erin's privacy is abhorrent. The fact that someone had to first find out what room she was in, second take the time to stalk her and see when she would be in the room and third and worst of all in my opinion, take the video while standing in a hallway, for what ever amount of time it took. How someone did not see what was happening or even better yet, when someone did why they did not say anything is beyond me. I travel a lot and I know there is always someone in the hallways and in today's society no one would say a word, shameful. I believe that a women, any women, should be entitled to a certain rights, privacy is a big one. Shame on the one that took the video and shame on any of those who view it. If Erin wanted her body to be seen, and yes I know she dresses very sexy, she is a great looking women but this does not give anyone the right to show her off, if she wanted to be seen that way she would find a venue to pose for it.

I hope that they find the perp and prosecute as well as anyone who views the video with out Erin's consent.




Posted on: July 15, 2009 9:11 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. Sweet 16



All I have to say is WOW. We had upsets and tie breakers and some great comments. Really great stuff by all of you. I need to apologize for one small error on my part, I should have named it differently, maybe it should have been Most Memorable Sports Moments. Thus the tragic events that touched lives would have had a place, for this I am sorry.

Okay so on to the round of 16. Please make sure to vote on the tie breaker as it has had to be used a few times in the last two rounds. As always thank you for taking part and I hope you enjoy it.

1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
30) Bill Mazeroski's homerun in game 7 of the 1960's World Series

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
VS
28) Tiger Woods wins all four

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
25) Buckner BALL Mets WIN

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
23) Babe Ruth calls his shot

5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS
VS
22) Michael Jordan SHOT for 6th title

6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie
VS
18) Ali/Foremen

7) Henry Aaron hits 715
VS
16) The Catch (Montana to Clark)

10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR
VS
12) Jack Nicklaus winning number 18 at 46

Tie Breaker Bo Jackson running over The Boz  VERSUS Jackie Robinson signing with Dodgers

Thank you all again and see in the Elite 8


Category: MLB
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:15 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2009 6:04 pm
 

Bravo Major League Baseball, Bravo......

Bravo Major League Baseball.

It is easy to say that for the past few years, MLB, has been under the gun. they have been in the headlines for not so wonderful things, tragic things and players who have been caught cheating. We, the fans, have been able to voice our disgust and sing our disdain. I have been one of those, chiming in loudly and often.

Steroids, HGH, gambling and the cover up of the ownership that they had no knowledge of what there employees where doing.

We have had tragic and sudden deaths of too many to list in full but a few come to mind. Nick Adenhart, a sudden and senseless death at the age of 24. Harry Kalas, the wonderful voice of the Phillies, passed away this year. Corey Lidle from the Yankees passed in recent years as the list could go on. These tragedies and passing hit baseball hard in the last ten years, taking away future greats as well as Legends of the game.

All of that being said, I want to stand up and cheer the MLB right now. I want to say as loudly as I have for the wrongs, the right thing they have done right now. At this years All-Star Game in St Louis, Major League Baseball showed a little heart. All-stars Among Us , a program to to show the work of the "little people". Those Americans who with out praise, money , notoriety or even at times, support, have changed the lives of those who needed an outstretched hand.

They were not asked to help. No one offered them the task. They took it upon themselves to find and area that had a need and just DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

One started a little non-profit organization for cancer patients who had suffered through chemo and lost their hair. Locks of Love, we have all heard of it, some of us have made offerings to help, many gave of their time in this endeavor as well, the hairstylists who heard the stories as they cut and saved the precious locks. They are a simple group of people who gather hair from salons across the country and have wigs made out of them.

Another 18 year old young lady started a program to help educate orphans. Another, a women from Cincinnati, started an organization to help young people get a day at the ballpark.

On this day when the great of modern baseball all met on the diamond, they saluted true all stars, they all faced the middle of the diamond and saluted those 30 people who had chosen to make a difference in others lives instead of just looking to better their own lives. The MLB All Stars took off their hats and shook hands and thanked the "little people" A truly wonderful moment in baseball .

I know some will say it was all a P.R. move, and maybe it was, but it was public and well displayed. Many people learned tonight that there are many people out there who have made a difference in so many peoples lives. The five living Presidents of the US also chimed in and gave praise and thanks. All I can say is Bravo MLB, Bravo.

Posted on: July 9, 2009 8:25 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history.Round 2.......


There once was 64 and now there is 32. We are at the second round of voting for the Greatest Sports moments in History. Should be easier to pick your favorites this time around and I hope you find one of yours. Thank for popping in and placing your votes, because for once you can actually say this is a democracy. 100% well of course unless there is a tie. The voting was very close in a few and had to be decided by the tie breaker, I assigned a number to each one and then the TIE BREAKER of the Giants Victory decided it. I will have another tie breaker on this round. Please enjoy the voting and hopefully a little history too.

 

1) The Miracle on Ice

VS

57) NC State and Jimmy "V" Valvano (What a moment) 

 

2) Ali/Frazier title fight

VS

52) Bobby Thompson and THE SHOT

 

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech

VS

48) Kerri Strugg and the one legged landing

 

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100

VS

41) Ali lighting torch 96' Olympics

 

5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

VS

39) Roberto Clemente plane crash (Sorry but both tragic and powerful)

 

6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie 

VS

32) Mike Tyosn KO's Sphinx in 91 seconds  

 

7) Henry Aaron hits 715 

VS

31) Franz Klammer/Bernhard Russi Downhill race for the GOLD

 

9) O.J Simpson breaking the 2,000 yard mark

VS

30) Bill Mazeroski's homerun in game 7 of the 1960's World Series

 

10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

VS

29) USA women's soccer team World Cup win

 

11) Messier and '94 Rangers

VS

28) Tiger Woods wins all four 

 

12) Jack Nicklaus winning number 18 at 46

VS

27) 89' World Series earthquakes

 

14) SOX break the curse

VS

25) Buckner BALL Mets WIN  (How perfect this turned out)

 

15) Cal Ripkens Jr THE STREAK

VS

23) Babe Ruth calls his shot 

 

16) The Catch (Montana to Clark) 

VS

21) Dale Earnhard's crash

 

18) Ali/Foremen

VS

20) Four minute mile (Roger Bannister)

 

19) Music City Miracle (Titans/Bills) 

VS

22) Michael Jordan SHOT for 6th title

 

This weeks Tie Breaker is Phelps 8 Gold VS Giants upset Patriots

 

Thank you all for voting and see you next round.

Posted on: July 1, 2009 7:07 am
Edited on: July 1, 2009 11:32 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history.Round 1.......




The times has arrived.....the list has been made........the votes shall be cast.

After two weeks of fielding all matter of great sports moments, the list is complete and now it is time for you to stand up for your moment. Vote early, vote often and just remember if you don't vote, you can not complain.

1) The Miracle on Ice                                        VS                                  
64) Joey Chestnut and his 66 "dogs"

2) Ali/Frazier title fight                                       VS                        
63) Ricky Henderson stealing the record breaking base

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech                       VS                        
62) Mark McGuire hits 62

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100  VS                        
61) "Wide Right" Scott Norwood

5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS  VS                    
60) "TIMEOUT OOPS" Chris Webber

6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie                           VS                          
59) Staubach to Pearson Cowboys/Vikings hailmary

7) Henry Aaron hits 715                                   VS                         
58) Barry Bonds hits 756 (come on had to do it)

8) Curt Shilling and the SOCK                        VS                         
57) NC State and Jimmy "V" Valvano (What a moment)

9) O.J Simpson breaking the 2,000 yard mark  VS                   
56) O.J. Acquittal

10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR                          VS                          
55) Willie Mosconi and 526 straight

11) Messier and '94 Rangers                         VS                          
54) Patrick Roy goalie record

12) Jack Nicklaus winning number 18 at 46  VS                       
53) Avalanche bringing the Cup to Denver

13)  Don Larson is Perfect in World Series  VS                         
52) Bobby Thompson and THE SHOT

14) SOX break the curse                                 VS                          
51) Cubs Curse continues (Fan interference)

15) Cal Ripkens Jr THE STREAK                 VS                          
50) Phil Jackson wins #10

16) The Catch (Montana to Clark)                VS                          
49) Roger Federer Streak at Wimbledon

17) Andrea Agassi U.S. Open                        VS                         
48) Kerri Strugg and the one legged landing

18) Ali/Foremen                                                VS                         
47) Mike Tyson/Buster Douglas

19) Music City Miracle (Titans/Bills)              VS                          
46) Kobe Bryant scores 81

20) Four minute mile (Roger Bannister)       VS                         
45) Bob Beamon long jump

21) Dale Earnhard's crash                             VS                           
44) Richard Petty's wins record

22) Michael Jordan SHOT for 6th title           VS                          
43) Michael Phelps 8 GOLD

23) Babe Ruth calls his shot                          VS                           
42) Joe Carter wins off WIld Thing

24) Munich Olympic Crisis                              VS                          
41) Ali lighting torch 96' Olympics

25) Buckner BALL Mets WIN                          VS                          
40) Reggie Jackson 77' Series 3rd HR game six

26) Thurman Munson Plane Crash              VS                           
39) Roberto Clemente plane crash (Sorry but both tragic and powerful)

27) 89' World Series earthquakes                 VS                          
38) Atlanta Olympic bombing

28) Tiger Woods wins all four                          VS                         
37) Phil Mickelson winning first MASTERS

29) USA women's soccer team World Cup win  VS                    
36) Women's Soccer Olympic Gold

30) Bill Mazeroski's homerun in game 7 of the 1960's World Series  VS
35) Jeter's cut off play

31) Franz Klammer/Bernhard Russi Downhill race for the GOLD  VS 
34) "Tuck" rule game Pats win on Vinitari's kick

32) Mike Tyosn KO's Sphinx in 91 seconds  VS                           
33) Tyson conviction

Wild CARD for tie breaker is.......Giants over Patriots in Super Bowl   VERSUS the Dolphins victory int eh Super Bowl to cap perfect season

So there we have them, the top 64 moments as brought on by you the fans. The voting has started and in case of a tie breaker the winner will be chosen by a vote cast by the Madness Board of Directors (ME). I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have and we shall see it to the end, ONE WINNER. Thank you and good luck to your picks.









 
 
 
 
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