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Part of Baseball History: Gus Triandos

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 24, 2007

... going into the Army. Those military issue boots straightened my feet out. Don’t ask me how, but they did.” High school: “My senior year, we had 11 guys sign professional contracts. Mission High was the baseball school, Polytechnic was the football school and Lowell was the basketball school in San Francisco at that time. The only one who really made it for any time in the majors was me.” All-star appearances: “I played in two all-star games. I hit a 2-run double in one of them, off Elroy Face, in 1958. I probably would have been the MVP had we won.” ... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, basketball, football, california

Sweet Pride O' Mine

By RG Daniels, published on May 23, 2007

... Oddly enough, the following year not only served as a catalyst for the vanishing merits of Axl and G ‘N R, but also the year of a remarkable display of Americana. While the Use Your Illusions became hot on the charts, thousands of miles away (in Barcelona, Spain to be exact) a group of basketball players would storm the court at the Olympics and restore a sense of pride in Americans that had been craved for a number of years. The Dream Team: an assembly of the country’s greatest current basketball players that traveled to the Olympics and gave the rest of the world the Nelson... (more)

Tags: basketball, christianity, nba, music, germany

Oden Goes for the Pros

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 26, 2007

...making next season in the NBA will be unprecedented for a rookie. He played like a man among boys this season and looks like a seasoned NBA all-star already. For him to stay in college would have been a waste of talent, quite honestly. Some of the people associated with Ohio State’s basketball program have made disparaging remarks about Oden leaving the school. I think that’s ridiculous. I can’t believe that anyone else in the world with half a brain would pass up the treasures and rewards that await Oden on the pro level. Ohio State was a good training ground for... (more)

Tags: basketball, football, nba, shooting

Bay Area Sports is Sick Right Now!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 25, 2007

... by a perennial powerhouse like the Red Wings. Not this time. San Jose can beat this team and they know it. Thirty miles to the North, the Golden State Warriors have made an amazing turnaround and are the talk of both the Bay and the NBA. Sage Coach Don Nelson, the cagey old codger with more basketball experience than the late Red Auerbach, is leading this team to the promised playoff land playing super smart “small ball.” Tonight’s Game 2 against the Dallas Mavericks should be a real test for both teams, because the Mavs now realize that they’re entering a... (more)

Tags: basketball, hockey, nfl, nba

Why The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

By Frank J Hopkins, published on Apr 18, 2007

...what is to be and what is not to be tolerated....Impudent as it might be allow me to mention that though ascended they too are wrong and we-you and me and you and even you over there in the corner will be the ones who will suffer for it. Allow me to mention that half the Rutgers's women's basketball team did not know who Imus was and in fact most if not all of them had not heard Imus's comments directly. While I cannot prove that most of those women-while insulted and no doubt hurt-probably had a reaction along the lines of'"Ok, who the hell is Don Imus and why is he picking on us?" I... (more)

Tags: basketball, football, police, education, sex

I Watch A Lot of TV

By Theblueswink, published on Apr 11, 2007

...occasionally the actual games themselves. The best announcer/analyst teams: NFL: John Madden and Al Michaels (NBC) Chris Berman and Tom Jackson (ESPN) College Football: Kirk Herbstreit/Lee Corso/Jay Crawford(ABC/ESPN) NBA: Greg Anthony/Stephen A. Smith/John Saunders (ESPN) College Basketball: I am not huge fan of any of them, but Digger Phelps (ESPN) and Dick Vitale (ESPN) stick-out and do occasionally have unique and revealing things to say. MLB: Joe Morgan and Joe Miller (ESPN) Highlights: Stuart Scott and Dan Patrick (ESPN) -Additional Sports Note: The NFL channel's... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, miami, basketball, football, nfl, nba, california, hollywood, music, tarantino, fashion

Last Words on Don Imus

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 11, 2007

...same sentence. Now I come to the point of all of this. Why is it that it is okay for anyone associated with liberals – or liberals themselves for that matter – to utter all kinds of racial slurs, epithets and insults and they get a free pass, but let Don Imus call a bunch of basketball players “nappy-headed hos” and everyone wants to skin him and hand his hide from a yard arm? This is what is called a “Double Standard”. It means that liberals do not have to abide by the same rules as conservatives. Furthermore, it enables liberals to slander and... (more)

Tags: basketball

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

By Dr. Traci Vujicich, published on Apr 10, 2007

This column is a bit of a variation from my standard fare because I feel compelled to comment on the stupidity of the "controversy" surrounding Don Imus's comments about the Rutgers basketball team. First of all, Don Imus is a highly paid "shock jock." What is the job of a shock jock? To say shocking things on the radio. In fact, Imus is supposed to be even MORE shocking, because he's on satellite radio--away from the FCC. So, we have this man, doing his job, saying shocking things. He happens to make a stupid, racist comment about some black women, and all of a sudden it's national news and... (more)

Tags: basketball, japan

Imus Gets Two Week Vacation

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 10, 2007

...insensitive” comments on his morning show last week. Organizations from NOW to the NCAA have come down hard on Imus for his comments in spite of his repeated admissions to having “gone way too far” when trying to make jokes about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team last Wednesday and his repeated apologies for making the comments. Even former perennial presidential candidate Al Sharpton jumped on the bandwagon of criticism. Going so far as to suggest that Imus would probably survive this controversy and “walk away unscathed.” Imus... (more)

Tags: basketball

Read This and I'll Buy You A Ticket to A Kings Game

By Peter Weinberger, published on Feb 1, 2007

...and back without a change in momentum. Imagine Michelle Kwan gracefully cutting circles through the ice, carrying the puck on her stick, between her legs, spinning past opponents before being knocked over the boards from a hip check by Rob Blake. If you picture Kobe Bryant's moves with a basketball, but being done at full speed, on skates, while opposing players are trying to knock him head over heels into the penalty box, you've got an idea of what hockey is like. The worst development in professional (and college) sports has been the growing list of flaming asshole athletes. What ... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, new york, basketball, football, hockey, nhl

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