#63 Sports Camp 2020

Well, I must say, this was a good one.  Below was the schedule for first annual Sports Camp 2020: Sports Camp 2020 Dates               Tues – 28th/Wed – 29th / Thurs – 30th       TIME Tuesday Activities – July 28 – Camp Opening Ceremonies/Check-in                         Wednesday Activities – July 29th Screen Time                                                                                                 7:00AM – 8:30 Depart                                                                                                                  9:00 BoulderingContinue reading “#63 Sports Camp 2020”

#56 Monday Night Football

Well, it’s Monday Night, so it seems like a good night to tell the story about Monday Night Football. Assuming they actually have a 2020 NFL football season, this year will mark 50 years of Monday Night Football broadcasts.  The first year of MNF kicked off with Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith asContinue reading “#56 Monday Night Football”

#37 Joe Namath

I realized today that I have written only a couple of stories about football, and only one about a professional football player (OJ Simpson) and even that story was mostly about OJ’s career at USC. So to be fair to one our Country’s favorite pastimes I decided it was time to highlight some football. JoeContinue reading “#37 Joe Namath”

#29 Steve Dalkowski

Steve who? So you may have just seen it if you were really paying attention to the sports page and trying to find a story that did not involve today’s NFL Football draft and the new LA Chargers quarterback. No, Steve Dalkowski has nothing to do with the Chargers or the draft. Steve died yesterdayContinue reading “#29 Steve Dalkowski”

#28 O.J. Simpson

OK.  I don’t think you are going to get this one. This is a story about OJ Simpson.  None of you were 15 years old in 1968 when OJ won the Heisman Trophy as the best collegiate football player of the year.  Most of you have other thoughts and opinions about OJ.  He ran intoContinue reading “#28 O.J. Simpson”

#26 Gary Carter

So you may have been wondering why I have yet to write about Gary Carter.  I have been thinking about it.  I wasn’t really sure what angle to take, or how to start the story.  Should I lead off talking about Sandy Lahm Carter, who I first met in the 6th grade at Laguna RoadContinue reading “#26 Gary Carter”

#16 The Immaculate Reception

So as we approach Easter Sunday, it made me think of a sports story that ended up having some religious overtones, with the play being coined the “Immaculate Reception”. Most sports fans, and certainly football fans, and for sure fans of the Pittsburg Steelers remember the pass reception by Franco Harris as one of thoseContinue reading “#16 The Immaculate Reception”

#13 Mr. Destiny

Tonight’s story is a takeoff on the 1990 Jim Belushi movie, Mr. Destiny.  Belushi plays a character who at the age of 35, is able to enter into time travel allowing him to return to the time of his final high school at bat, where, instead getting a hit to win the championship game, insteadContinue reading “#13 Mr. Destiny”

#4 USC vs. Notre Dame, 1974

Once in awhile you get lucky. I was born and grew up in Southern California in the 1950’s and ‘60’s and 70’s.  Lucky enough; could have been North Dakota, or Siberia for that matter. As a result I grew up an LA Sports fan.  At that time LA had some of the best professional andContinue reading “#4 USC vs. Notre Dame, 1974”

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”