By Mike Griffen When Joe Torre was given the reins to the New York Yankees in November of 1995 by, he was made aware that he had been one of the last choices for the job. He had been fired by the St. Louis Cardinals in June of that year and took the helm of… Read More “Clueless Joe” Finally Inducted Into The HOF
Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson II, 1963 After taking the World Heavyweight title from Floyd Patterson just ten months earlier, Sonny Liston successfully defended his title in a rematch against Patterson on this day in 1963. Patterson had won the World Heavyweight title in 1956 and held it until 1959 when he was defeated… Read More NML Sports Almanac: July 22
By Mike Smith It was Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. Monday Night Football; Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks. Eight seconds remained on the clock, 4th and 10, Seattle ball on the Green Bay 24 yard-line. The Packers had endured the noise-amplifying confines of Seattle’s Century Link Field and its famed “12th Man”… Read More Two Years To Simmer: The Fail Mary Rematch
Ever since Kevin Love was drafted fifth overall by the Grizzlies, (traded on draft night to the Timberwolves in a package which included OJ Mayo), he has been one of the best scoring, rebounding, and overall players in the league. His mix of outside shooting and dominant rebounding make him arguably one of the best… Read More Summer of Love
The most influential player in baseball this season isn’t even on any team’s active roster, but former Yankee pitcher Tommy John and the surgical procedure named after him have never been more relevant. As of June 3, 2014, 16 starting pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery, not including the countless number of players receiving treatment on the… Read More Tommy John Turmoil
On the surface, the New York Jets acquisition of Chris Johnson and Michael Vick this offseason make them appear to be serious contenders in the AFC East. On the surface. Sure if you were creating a team in Madden these two would be a terrific duo. Hell, you wouldn’t even have to pass. Drop back… Read More Do The Vick and Johnson Signings Make The Jets A Contender?
The Michigan State Spartans make annual trips to the hospital to visit patients and bring them something they are all looking for, hope. Two years ago what started as a routine visit for the Spartans would change one player, as well as his teammates lives forever. During one visit Michigan State star Adreian Payne met Lacey… Read More Remembering Lacey