#57 Michelle Wie

Well, on this Independence Day I think SSOMG will steer clear of any stories having to do with our forefathers to avoid obvious missteps and other politically incorrect interpretations.  Today let’s celebrate the independence of women over the last many decades and tell a story about a very independent and incredibly gifted and talented 4Continue reading “#57 Michelle Wie”

#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”

#55 Dice Baseball

Ok, here’s a good one. I should have thought about this back in March when they put all the real games away. We could have started our own Dice Baseball League. During all this covid down-time we could have been playing dice baseball, instead of sitting around staring at a blank TV screen, or tryingContinue reading “#55 Dice Baseball”

#54 The Season of 37%

The what? That’s right.  Get used to it.  From now until October we will be dividing everything by .37… 60 games; Today, at last a decision was made by all of the powers that be.  Major league baseball will head back to Spring (?) training by July 1st and professional baseball will resume by JulyContinue reading “#54 The Season of 37%”

#53 Father’s Day

Ok, sort of a no-brainer selection for today’s story. Father’s Day; normally I would be watching the last few holes of the US Open, just as I was at Pebble Beach last year.  No Open this week, but a pretty good story at the RBC Heritage where there are a bunch of great golfers playingContinue reading “#53 Father’s Day”

#52 The Four Musketeers

In 1625 a young man named d’Artagnan left home to travel to Paris, hoping to join the Musketeers of the Guard.  Although d’Artagnan was not able to join the elite corps immediately, he is befriended by three of the most formidable musketeers of the era – Athos, Porthos and Aramis, “the three inseparables” – and becomes involvedContinue reading “#52 The Four Musketeers”

#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”

#50 Gary Fisher

No not Bobby Fisher.  Gary Fisher.  If you were wondering, I will probably not be adding a story about chess to this collection.  You can relax. Gary Fisher was born in 1950; he is now 70 years old. And if you are a mountain bike rider, you probably recognize the name; known by some asContinue reading “#50 Gary Fisher”

#49 Big Sur

I suppose you are saying to yourself, wait a minute….Big Sur?  What kind of sports story is that? SSOMG says hey, wait a minute; there is plenty to say about the great sports activity that goes on there just about every minute of every day on the California Central coast. I am not sure nowContinue reading “#49 Big Sur”

#47 Jim Bouton

Ok, so did someone say controversy?  So here is a real controversy stirred up by one of those New York Yankees, pitcher Jim Bouton.  I think I have a few of Jim’s baseball cards from the early 1960’s.  Jim passed away last year at the age of 80.  Seemed like a good guy, despite theContinue reading “#47 Jim Bouton”