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Fritz Pollard First Black NFL Coach The first black coach in the National Football League was Fritz Pollard who was a player-coach for the Akron Pros during the league's infancy way back in 1921. Pollard lived to a ripe old age: He was 92 when he died in 1986.
Tags: Fritz  Pollard  NFL  coach 
Added: 10th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Steve Allen on Whats My Line 1958 In May 1958 former What's My Line panelist Steve Allen triumphantly returned to the show as a mystery challenger. He has his former colleagues bamboozled for a while. Allen's quick wit is wonderful.
Tags: Whats  My  Line  Steve  Allen 
Added: 15th May 2008
Views: 1390
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bennett Cerf Interview Part 1 What's My Line fans--you'll enjoy this! This is the first part of a 1968 Bennett Cerf interview with journalist Robin Hawkins. Cerf tells the story of how he became a regular WML panelist in 1950. He is surprisingly candid about some of his old WML colleagues.
Tags: Bennett  Cerf  interview  Whats  My  Line 
Added: 13th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Pizza and Little League I love this old commercial for Pizza Hut, a Little League right fielder finds himself unexpectedly the hero of the game!
Tags: pizza  hut  little  league  right  fielder 
Added: 23rd February 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Denver Broncos Vertical Striped Socks The most hideous sports uniforms of all time may have been donned by the American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1960 and 1961. The ugly mustard-colored jerseys were awful, but the true eyesores were the stirrup socks with vertical stripes. They were the idea of Dean Griffing, the Broncos' general manager, who insisted the unique socks made the players look taller. Perhaps, but they also unquestionably looked silly. The media derided them as 'clown socks.' So reviled was the hosiery that when the Broncos' uniforms got a complete makeover in 1962, more than 8,300 people attended a ceremony in which the socks were tossed into a large bonfire. A few pairs escaped the flames, though. One set is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Some players retained their socks as keepsakes. An authentic pair is apparently worth $500 on the sports collectibles market.
Tags: Denver  Broncos  football  socks 
Added: 13th October 2009
Views: 2992
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Posted By: Lava1964
William F  Buckley Jr Dies at 82 William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right's post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82. Editor, columnist, novelist, debater, TV talk show star of "Firing Line," harpsichordist, trans-oceanic sailor and even a good-natured loser in a New York mayor's race, Buckley worked at a daunting pace, taking as little as 20 minutes to write a column for his magazine, the National Review.
Tags: Ronald      Reagan      William      Buckley    Dies  at  82    Jr      Panama     
Added: 27th February 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
Montreal Expos Tribute For 36 seasons, the Montreal Expos were Canada's National League team. Over those years they fluctuated from near-greatness to ineptitude. They had the best record in major league baseball when the 1994 labor stoppage cancelled the season. The team never recovered its fan support after that. Kind of sad to see a team that was once so strongly supported go down the tubes. Here's a tribute to the guys who wore those odd uniforms.
Tags: Montreal  Expos 
Added: 11th March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Would This Make You Stop Drinking or Start Here's a group of obviously disgruntled women. Between 1830 and 1840, most temperance organizations began to argue that the only way to prevent drunkenness was to eliminate the consumption of alcohol. The Temperance Society became the Abstinence Society. The Independent Order of Good Templars, the Sons of Temperance, the Templars of Honor and Temperance, the Anti-Saloon League, the National Prohibition Party and other groups were formed and grew rapidly. With the passage of time, "The temperance societies became more and more extreme in the measures they championed. "He who does not love wine, wife, and song will be a fool his whole life long" a vigorous 1873 assertion of cultural values of German-American immigrantsWhile it began by advocating the temperate or moderate use of alcohol, the movement now insisted that no one should be permitted to drink any alcohol in any quantity. It did so with religious fervor and increasing convictions.
Tags: womens  temperance  leagues  alcohol  1800s 
Added: 7th April 2008
Views: 1534
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Posted By: Naomi
Stanley Cup The coolest trophy in sports is the Stanley Cup. The Cup was originally the silver bowl that is atop the present trophy. It was purchased for about $50 by Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada, and was intended to be awarded annually to the amateur hockey champions of Canada. It was first presented in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association club. Professional teams were openly allowed to compete for it starting in 1909. The National Hockey League took permanent possession of it in 1926. Over the years it's had its share of adventures and misadventures: The Stanley Cup has been used as a flower pot, dropkicked into Ottawa's Rideau Canal, left on a Montreal street corner, and used as an exotic dancer's prop in a New York City strip joint.
Tags: Stanley  Cup 
Added: 24th April 2008
Views: 1194
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ten-Cent Beer Night Riot On June 4, 1974 the Cleveland Indians held the most short-sighted promotion in pro sports history: Ten-Cent Beer Night. There was no limit to the amount of 10-ounce Stroh's beers one could buy for a dime each. Hey, what could possibly go wrong? The promotion drew a crowd of 25,000 people--about three times what the Indians were usually drawing in 1974. The souses chugged down more than 65,000 cups of beer. The effects of the discount brews caused rowdyism to break out in the stands from the get-go. It eventually spread to the field. Among the lowlights: Fans tossed firecrackers at the Rangers players. A naked man ran onto the field and slid into second base. A father and son duo ran onto the field and mooned the crowd. The climax occurred in the bottom of the ninth inning. A fan entered the field and tried to swipe Jeff Burroughs' glove. When he resisted, punches were exchanged and more fans entered the field to join the frey. Both the Rangers and the Indians came out of their dugouts wielding bats to defend Burroughs. Mayhem ensued. Fans ripped chairs from the stadium and tossed them in all directions. The game was abandoned by the umpires with the score tied 5-5. The visiting Texas Rangers were awarded a forfeit win. The Indians had several more discount beer promotions scheduled--and still intended to hold them--but the American League outlawed them.
Tags: Ten  Cent  Beer  Night  Cleveland  baseball 
Added: 4th June 2008
Views: 2832
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Posted By: Lava1964

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