Category Archives: History

Remember that one song from the “Inspector Gadget” movie?

I’m the guy most likely to start a sentence with “Did you know it’s been 5 years since….” Continue reading

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Hogs, Horns and a brief history of fandom

It’s a good thing Y2K was a bunch of hot air, otherwise the memories of my first time watching college football wouldn’t be of the 2000 Cotton Bowl meeting between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas Longhorns. Continue reading

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40 years later: A look at ‘The Indy 500: An American Institution Under Fire’ by Ron Dorson

“Under Fire,” written at the time by a 29-year-old Dorson, is quite simply, a perfect time machine. It takes you back to a time when the Indianapolis 500 was truly considered a one of the marquee sporting events of the year, before the NFL was the NFL, before NASCAR stormed onto the national stage in 1979 and when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a butt in every seat for Pole Day. Continue reading

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My very late take on Pearlman’s “Boys Will Be Boys”

Of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990’s I remember little. What I do remember wasn’t great, good or even a good effort.

I missed out on the “Good Ole days” of Aikman, Smith, Irvin and Johnston. But I don’t know if should even call them the “good” days after reading Jeff Pearlman’s book “Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty.” Continue reading

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Review: “Boom, Baby” by Bobby “Slick” Leonard

Sooner or later, if you’re a major player or coach in the history of the sports, you’ll be asked to write a book. Continue reading

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Pacers Roll Over Injury Plagued Bucks for Ninth Win

Indianapolis — 11/15/13 History and the Indiana Pacer marched on Friday night as the NBA’s only undefeated team throttled the severely under-manned Milwaukee Bucks, 104 – 77,  improving to 9 – 0. Behind 24-points and eight-blocked shots from center Roy … Continue reading

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Glickman: Only One Way to Tell It

The story of Marty Glickman could only be told this way. Continue reading

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