#51 Ann Meyers Drysdale

Lisa pointed out to me tonight that I have run amuck.  Until she pointed it out, I hadn’t realized that I had written only one story about a woman athlete.  On April 3rd I wrote a story about Mary Lou Retton.  The first sentence of that story starts with SSOMG apologizing that it had notContinue reading “#51 Ann Meyers Drysdale”

#35 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1965.  Back in those days Kareem was known as Lew Alcindor. 1965 was Kareem’s freshman season, and as was the standard back then, he played on the freshman team and not the varsity.  In a pre-season warm up game prior to the start of the regular season, the Bruins, ranked #1 in the country, playedContinue reading “#35 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”

#21 Jerry Lucas

So here is one you probably haven’t heard, and never expected to hear about. Jerry Lucas. Here are the highlights of his amazing basketball career at Ohio State: He was a nationally awarded high school player (offered over 150 scholarships), national college star at Ohio State, and 1960 gold medal Olympian and international player beforeContinue reading “#21 Jerry Lucas”

#8 Bill Bradley

So, I have a confession to make.  I am not a book reader. Maybe I was when I was 8 or 10 years old, but since then it has been a struggle. I am quite sure Bill Bradley has read a lot more books than me.  In fact he has written a lot more booksContinue reading “#8 Bill Bradley”

Introduction to Sports Stories of My Generation

03-24-2020 So, here I sit at the kitchen table.  I have seen enough of the news for today regarding the Coronavirus. The sun is starting to go down, and I realize that normally I would have the Padre game on, at least before dinner, just to stay in touch with baseball…but no games today. NoContinue reading “Introduction to Sports Stories of My Generation”