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Harlem Globetrotters 1970's Heyday Roster Of The Harlem Globetrotters - * 36: Meadowlark Lemon (1955-80; 1994) * 22: Curly Neal (1963-95) * 12: Twiggy Sanders (1974-91) * 20: Marques Haynes (1972-79) * 35: "Geese" Ausbie (1961-85) * 18: Jimmy Blacklock * 14: Bobby Joe Mason (1962-76) * 41: "Sweet Lou" Dunbar (1975-05) * 39: Frank Stephens * 38: Bobby Hunter * 32: Nate Branch * 34: Theodis Lee * 15: Tyler Anderson Additional players who played with the team during the 1970s included Dallas Thornton, Robert Paige, Tex Harrison, Mel Davis, Ovie Dotson, Doug Himes, Bill Meggett, Sterling Forbes, Lionel Garrett, Sam Drummer, Lee Holman, Clarence Smith, Reggie Franklin and Larry "Gator" Rivers. (I like these clowns) - The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy.
Tags: Harlem  Globetrotters  exhibition  basketball  team  comedy 
Added: 22nd March 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
USA USSR 1980 Olympic Hockey It was one of the greatest moments in American sports history--but very few Americans saw it when it actually happened. The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team was made up of college players. (North American professionals were ineligible until 1998.) The Soviet Union's state-sponsored "amateurs" had dominated Olympic hockey, winning gold medals in 1956, 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976. In an exhibition game prior to the 1980 Olympics, the USSR manhandled the awe-struck Americans 10-3 at Madison Square Garden. However, in the medal round of the Lake Placid Olympics, the Americans pulled off an enormous upset, beating the mighty Soviets 4-3. Only those Americans who lived close enough to the Canadian border to pick up CTV's feed actually saw the game live. ABC only showed a tape-delayed broadcast later that evening. (ABC did not want to deprive soap opera fans from seeing General Hospital that day!) Watch the last 90 seconds of the game and listen as a young Al Michaels makes his famous call: 'Do you believe in miracles? Yes!' Two days later the Americans defeated Finland for the gold medal.
Tags: 1980  Olympic  hockey 
Added: 15th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Train Arrival 1895 If you bought a ticket to see the first-ever public exhibition of motion pictures, in a Parisian cafe in 1895, this is one of the short films you saw: The Arrival of A Train at La Ciotat. According to a popular urban legend, the audience apparently shrieked in horror when the train got closer, thinking it was coming through the screen at them.
Tags: Train  arrival  1985 
Added: 6th January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Suzanne Lenglen France's Suzanne Lenglen was pretty much invincible in women's tennis in the 1920s, losing only one match of significance in singles from 1914 through 1926. She ruled the sport when the major tournaments were amatuer events only. This photo of Lenglen was taken at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Considered a sex symbol in her heyday, Lenglen turned professional after 1926 and played a series of exhibition matches in the United States that didn't draw very good crowds because Lenglen so outclassed her competition. She died of leukemia in 1938 when she was only 39 years old.
Tags: Suzanne  Lenglen  tennis 
Added: 20th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Canadian National Exhibition Photo 1910 Here is a photo taken at the Canadian National Exhibtion in Toronto, circa 1910.
Tags: CNE  photo 
Added: 24th February 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Connors Confronts McEnroe Remember when tennis was compelling? This clip is from a January 1982 exhibition match in Chicago--yes, an exhibition match--between Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.
Tags: Jimmy  Connors  John  McEnroe  tennis   
Added: 8th June 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Marilyn Bell Swims Lake Ontario On September 9, 1954, Canadian teenager Marilyn Bell became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario. Some 300,000 onlookers witnessed her arrival near the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto 20 hours and 59 minutes after Bell began her swim in Youngstown, NY. Bell's feat was actually made in defiance of CNE organizers who had offered a $10,000 prize solely to American marathon swimmer Florence Chadwick. (Chadwick abandoned her effort after becoming ill. The CNE did award Bell the cash.) The straight-line distance of the swim was about 32 miles. Bell, who was a month shy of her seventeenth birthday, swam an estimated 40 miles while battling fifteen-foot waves and lamprey eels. Bell later swam both the English Channel and the Strait of Juan de Fuca before retiring from marathon swimming in 1958.
Tags: Marilyn  Bell  Lake  Ontario  swimmer 
Added: 6th September 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Manon Rheaume - Female Goalie On September 23, 1992, 20-year-old female goalie Manon Rheaume played one period of an NHL exhibition game for the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning versus the St. Louis Blues. She allowed two goals on nine shots. Lightning general manager Phil Esposito openly admitted that Rheaume's appearance was a publicity stunt.
Tags: Manon  Rheaume  female  hockey  goalie 
Added: 23rd September 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Toronto Blue Jays First Game 1977 This is what the field looked like at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on April 7, 1977 when the Toronto Blue Jays prepared to play the first baseball game in franchise history. Amazingly, the game was played--there were too many people in the crowd to call it off. The Jays downed the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in the snowy conditions.
Tags: Exhibition  Stadium  Toronto  Blue  Jays 
Added: 9th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
NFL Champs Vs. College All-Stars 1934-1976 The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game was a preseason football tilt played annually (except 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. (There was one exception: The 1935 game involved the 1934 runner-up Chicago Bears instead of the champion New York Giants.) The game originally was a benefit for Chicago-area charities. Except for the 1943 and 1944 games which were held at Northwestern University, the game was always played at Soldier Field in Chicago. The first game, played before a crowd of 79,432 on August 31, 1934, was a scoreless tie between the all-stars and the Chicago Bears. The following year, a game that included future president Gerald Ford, the Bears won, 5-0. The first all-star win was in 1937 for a squad that featured Sammy Baugh. In the 1940s the games were competitive affairs that attracted large crowds to Soldier Field. But as the talent level of pro football improved, the all-stars had diminishing success. The last all-star win came in 1963, when a team coached by legendary quarterback Otto Graham beat the Green Bay Packers 20-17. By the 1970s, crowds for the event were dwindling. In addition, NFL coaches were reluctant to part with their new draftees (who would miss part of training camp) for a meaningless exhibition in which the players might be injured. A players' strike forced the cancellation of the 1974 game. The last game took place in a torrential downpour on July 23, 1976. Despite featuring stars such as Chuck Muncie, Mike Pruitt, Lee Roy Selmon and Jackie Slater, the collegians were hopelessly outclassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh was leading 24-0 late in the third quarter when play was suspended due to the awful weather conditions. The game was not restarted. Chicago Tribune Charities Inc., the sponsor of the game, elected not to bring it back for 1977. A program from the 1941 game is shown here. Overall, the NFL teams won 31 of the 42 games. The all-stars won nine. Two games ended in ties.
Tags: football  all-stars  NFL 
Added: 13th December 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964

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