#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”

#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”

#42 Miracle on Ice

SSOMG has another confession to make.  I have yet to watch an entire NHL Hockey game on TV.  Please don’t mention this to any of my Canadian friends; or even those from the eastern part of the United States. Let’s also admit that in 1999, Sports Illustrated, named the Miracle on Ice the top sportsContinue reading “#42 Miracle on Ice”

#9 Vin Scully

When I was growing up things were different. In the early 1960’s when I was following baseball very closely, we had a black and white TV.  That was not the color of the TV; it was the color of the transmission; black and white.  This was before color TV.  Not only that, but there wasContinue reading “#9 Vin Scully”