For a generation of football that grew up in the 70s and 80s, most don’t know that the Green Bay Packers dominated the 1930s, just as they did in the 60s and the 90s. The Packers of the 1930s were viscous. Their domination started in 1929 when they won their first NFL Championship, the first [...] [...more]
Billy Earle: Baseball’s Creepiest Character
From Randy Johnson’s wild glare to Andy Pettite’s unnerving stare from beneath the low brim of his cap, aggressive eyes have become an effective weapon in the arsenal of today’s baseball players. But they are not the inventors of such a tool, nor is it exclusive to the men on the [...] [...more]
Jimmy Bivins fought from 1940 to 1955. He fought in the welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavy-weight divisions. Bivins made his professional debut on January 15, 1940. In his debut, he won by knockout in the first round. Bivins was the 1940s version of Mike Tyson (without the crazy tattoos, pretty girlfriends, and spousal abuse). [...] [...more]
When one thinks about the St. Louis Rams or the Arizona Cardinals for that matter, we tend to think about one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time and that’s Kurt Warner. Warner’s journey to the NFL is one like no other. He began his playing career at Regis High school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where [...] [...more]
While the dimensions of the diamond and its base paths have changed very little over the past 160 years, the pitching mound has undergone numerous revision. In fact, the original rules of baseball didn’t set a specific distance at which the pitcher would be forced to stand!
As you can imagine, this led to all sorts [...] [...more]