DOG ASIDE: Rarely do sports fan ever get to see what actually goes on behind the scenes of a major sporting event or concert….as there is actually a world of its own going on behind what is seen by the spectator and viewing public. This video provides a good look at what it takes to…
DOG ASIDE: At the contract signing for the Middleweight Title Fight between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson….Sugar Ray demanded that his opponent Carmen Basilio surrender 5% of his purse…..then going on strike and delaying the contract signing for 9 days insisting on a $250,000 TV guarantee….whereby Basilio called Robinson an arrogant and greedy man.…
On June 26, 1959, Heavyweight Boxing Champ Floyd Patterson was a heavy 7 – 2 favorite to beat Swedish Heavyweight Ingemar Johansson in their title fight before 22,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, NYC….but the hard punching Swede pulled one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history with TKO of the Champ.
Looking at the 1981 NFL Season in this video proved to be a year where hard times seemed to bring out the best in the teams that rose to the top.
Can you say “dreamy blue eyes and startling good looks”….cuz that’s what Broadway Joe was to this lil ole Chiweenie…and he was the Quarterback to boot. No athlete in the history of New York City was better suited for The Big Apple than Joe Namath.
I thought this video shows an interesting depiction of the life of an NFL kicker……where many Sportsphiles and NFL aficionados feel like kickers should not even be a part of the game. For what it is worth…..GO KICKERS….after all…I am from West Texas…..and we love kickers of all kinds.