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Posted on: July 29, 2009 8:17 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. FINAL FOUR

It has taken us a while but we are down to the FINAL FOUR. No big surprises this week, though Wilt eecked by with 3 more votes than Stanford. Now the voting should be interesting, lets see who makes the FINALS of the Greatest Sports Moments. Thank you all for voting and staying with it I have enjoyed it every week.

1) The Miracle on Ice
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7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
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4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100

This weeks tie breaker is Rickey Henderson stolen base king  VS  The Immaculate Reception
Posted on: July 23, 2009 8:01 am
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Well fans we are now down to the ELITE 8 . I have to tell you the voting was close this week on more than one and I had to use the tie breaker on two of the final 16. Now we have 8 left and the seeding is still the same, however, next week we will have 2 wildcards in the mix. The four with the highest vote totals will go on to the FINAL FOUR. As always I thank you for taking part in my little poll. See you in the FINAL FOUR .

1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
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7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY

See you in the FINAL FOUR
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:15 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2009 6:04 pm
 

Bravo Major League Baseball, Bravo......

Bravo Major League Baseball.

It is easy to say that for the past few years, MLB, has been under the gun. they have been in the headlines for not so wonderful things, tragic things and players who have been caught cheating. We, the fans, have been able to voice our disgust and sing our disdain. I have been one of those, chiming in loudly and often.

Steroids, HGH, gambling and the cover up of the ownership that they had no knowledge of what there employees where doing.

We have had tragic and sudden deaths of too many to list in full but a few come to mind. Nick Adenhart, a sudden and senseless death at the age of 24. Harry Kalas, the wonderful voice of the Phillies, passed away this year. Corey Lidle from the Yankees passed in recent years as the list could go on. These tragedies and passing hit baseball hard in the last ten years, taking away future greats as well as Legends of the game.

All of that being said, I want to stand up and cheer the MLB right now. I want to say as loudly as I have for the wrongs, the right thing they have done right now. At this years All-Star Game in St Louis, Major League Baseball showed a little heart. All-stars Among Us , a program to to show the work of the "little people". Those Americans who with out praise, money , notoriety or even at times, support, have changed the lives of those who needed an outstretched hand.

They were not asked to help. No one offered them the task. They took it upon themselves to find and area that had a need and just DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

One started a little non-profit organization for cancer patients who had suffered through chemo and lost their hair. Locks of Love, we have all heard of it, some of us have made offerings to help, many gave of their time in this endeavor as well, the hairstylists who heard the stories as they cut and saved the precious locks. They are a simple group of people who gather hair from salons across the country and have wigs made out of them.

Another 18 year old young lady started a program to help educate orphans. Another, a women from Cincinnati, started an organization to help young people get a day at the ballpark.

On this day when the great of modern baseball all met on the diamond, they saluted true all stars, they all faced the middle of the diamond and saluted those 30 people who had chosen to make a difference in others lives instead of just looking to better their own lives. The MLB All Stars took off their hats and shook hands and thanked the "little people" A truly wonderful moment in baseball .

I know some will say it was all a P.R. move, and maybe it was, but it was public and well displayed. Many people learned tonight that there are many people out there who have made a difference in so many peoples lives. The five living Presidents of the US also chimed in and gave praise and thanks. All I can say is Bravo MLB, Bravo.

 
 
 
 
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