You might assume Gunderson’s job was agony for a professional basketball player - that, as leader of the doomed, he had to live with the constant taste of defeat, literally and figuratively dunked on in every city he visited. But you’d be wrong. This is Gunderson’s story.
Keith Comstock played on four major league clubs as a journeyman reliever, but his professional career is most often remembered for one thing: a ball to the crotch. Thirty years ago -- in what otherwise would have been a forgotten minor league set -- Comstock appeared on one of the most memorable baseball cards ever made. Here's the story of how it came together, in his words.
Thursday, Aug 22nd 2019 (6:57am) | Thanks: yuppykiller
This is from a couple of years ago but a very nice read about sports collectibles
Almost every weekday morning, one of my new friends at the wonderful coffee house where I do a lot of my work, the Brooklyn Commune in my Windsor Terrace neighborhood, folds his New York Times up in a small square to work on the crossword puzzle. We talk current baseball— both of us are long-suffering Mets fans— and baseball history. He’s old enough to have grown up in Harlem, a 15-minute bus trip from the Polo Grounds, watching Willie Mays play in his prime— baseball’s equivalent of watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to Howard (he asked that I not divulge his real name) my Forbes beat and his eyes lit up. Going through his great aunt’s papers years ago, he told me that he came across a letter to her and her family from Babe Ruth written in 1947 while he was in the hospital fighting the cancer that would claim his life the following year.
Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019 (12:01am)
What happens when you launch a sports league that's really a tech startup, with a nebulous mission, shaky funding and a killer app promising more than it delivered? The inside story of how a football operation with Silicon Valley dreams fell apart before a single season could finish.
ESPN hasn’t announced who will replace Jason Witten on the Monday Night Football crew with play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. But the sports network has decided to scrap the BoogerMobile, the sideline crane Booger McFarland sat atop most of last season.
Friday, Mar 8th 2019 (12:00am)
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In 2003 Peyton Manning lead the Indianapolis Colts into Raymond James stadium for a showdown with the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Gruden lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With just over 3 minutes left the Colts found themselves down by 21 points. That's when The Sheriff took over.
Friday, Dec 28th 2018 (12:00am)
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Here is a bit of nostalgia for ya. The impractical win at Lake Placid, NY. A bunch of American kids somehow beat what was probably the best hockey club ever put together on the face of this planet.
Al Michaels announces his first hockey game ever and lawyer Ken Dryden does the color chat.
Friday, Dec 7th 2018 (12:00am)
Contrary to what you and your friends may have told yourself during the most recent Winter Olympics, you shouldn't try curling while drunk. Even 2014 gold medalist Ryan Fry could attest to that point. At the Red Deer Curling Classic on Sunday, Fry and teammates Jamie Koe, Chris Schille and DJ Kidby were removed from the event and forced to forfeit their final match because they were too intoxicated.
The following is excerpted from Big Game: The NFL In Dangerous Times, out today from Penguin Press.
Here I was hanging with Rog on a football field, about an hour before the start of the NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, January 24, 2016...
By Mark Leibovich, the New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent.
Thursday, Sep 6th 2018 (12:00am)
I was just a stupid kid when the Russians came to town for the Olympics. About all they could say was "Boooby Oor, Booby Ooor".
This guy, built on the worst set of knees ever, could skate circles around the best skaters in the world like they were pylons. Absolutely jaw dropping footage.
Friday, May 25th 2018 (2:42am)
Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.
Has-been actress Kirstie Alley thinks curling is boring, and tweeted about it. Feeling justifiably slighted, Team USA's skipper John Shuster fired back with both barrels. Rowr.
Thursday, Feb 22nd 2018 (12:00am)
Elizabeth Swaney, a 33-year-old American competing for Hungary, finished last in the women’s halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics with this less-than-thrilling run that featured exactly zero tricks. You must be wondering how a skier whose skills don’t come close to matching what we’re used to seeing from Olympic athletes is at Pyeongchang to begin with. The answer lies in the fact that in a sport that lacks any depth globally, pretty much anybody could have qualified for a spot at the Games.
Tuesday, Feb 20th 2018 (12:00am)
I just had to share that Jeopardy contestants have to study hard on literature, science, potent potables and the like. They has no time left for football.
This is epic watching Trebek getting a little smug with these three.
Monday, Feb 5th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Tastefully Offensive
Last weekend during the Saints' rout of the Buffalo Bills in their own stadium, a streaker managed to make it from end zone to end zone, 100 yards. The entire Bills offense only managed to put up 67 yards on the ground, so the streaker - who rolls derby under the name Senior Weiner in Ontario - beat them almost as handily as New Orleans did.
Tuesday, Nov 14th 2017 (7:19am)
If you're a fan of college football, here's a good season preview and prediction site.
While I prefer the pro game, I will pay attention to the Saturday version of the sport from time to time.
Wednesday, Aug 16th 2017 (12:00am)
Polar Express, The (2004)
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