Top Ten Greatest NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Games March Madness has become one of the most popular sporting events. Filling out your brackets, seeing great upsets, and the thrill of every game being single elimination has made the NCAA Tournament an event not to be missed. After all the excitement throughout the tournament, we all hope to see a great final game. Here is our top ten list... Continue reading
All Major League Baseball Team of the 1970s Baseball in the 1970s was memorable for a lot of reasons. There were outstanding teams such as the Oakland A’s in the early 70s, the Big Red Machine in the middle of the decade, and Reggie and the Yankees later in the decade. There was style and charisma such as Rollie Fingers’ mustache, afros, and the “We Are Family” Pirates of 1979. But most of all,... Continue reading
Although Joe Pepitone had some productive seasons early in his career for the Yankees while they were still winning in the early 1960s, he is best remembered as being one of the top players on the team at the beginning of the ‘dark years’ after the long-time dynasty teams aged and dismantled. Pepitone’s best season was in 1966 when he led the last place Yankees with 31 home runs and 83 RBIs. He... Continue reading
On November 29, 1962, a benefit concert called "The American Pageant of the Arts" was held with "a cast of 100, including President and Mrs. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Leonard Bernstein (as master of ceremonies), Pablo Casals, Marian Anderson, Van Cliburn, Robert Frost, Fredric March, Benny Goodman, Bob Newhart and a 7-year-old Chinese cellist called Yo-Yo Ma.
On May 24, 1935 the Cincinnati Reds played the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio in the first ever night game in major league baseball history. Prior to the game, President Franklin Roosevelt ceremoniously switched on the lights from the White House. Though the Reds averaged only 6,000 fans per game that season, more than 20,000 fans were in attendance for this historic... Continue reading
Earl “The Pearl” Monroe was a flamboyant and popular player with the Baltimore Bullets during his first 4 seasons in the NBA. He was the 2nd pick overall in the 1967 NBA draft by the Bullets, won the Rookie of the Year, was a 2-time All-Star, and averaged over 21 points per game in each of his first 4 seasons with the Bullets. Teaming with Wes Unseld, the Bullets were one of the league’s top... Continue reading
2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in 1968 and is considered to be an epic science fiction movie. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface,... Continue reading
Arthur Ashe won his first U.S. Open men's singles crown, defeating Tom Okker of the Netherlands 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the final. The 25-year-old Ashe, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, played as an amateur and was ineligible to receive the $14,000 first prize in the $100,000 event - the richest tournament in tennis history. Ashe, a resident of Richmond, Va. collected $280 in expenses, at... Continue reading
Best Picture The Bridge on the River Kwai: Sam Spiegel Best Actor in a Leading Role The Bridge on the River Kwai: Alec Guinness Best Actress in a Leading Role The Three Faces of Eve: Joanne Woodward Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sayonara: Red Buttons Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sayonara: Miyoshi Umeki Best Director The Bridge on the River Kwai: David Lean Jean... Continue reading
Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday November 3rd of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in... Continue reading