#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”

#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”

#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”