Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 11/29/1971

In a swap of pitchers, the San Francisco Giants trade Gaylord Perry to the Cleveland Indians for Sam McDowell. It appears to be an even exchange. Perry is 33 and has a 133-109 career record. Despite pitching for some terrible teams in Cleveland, the 29 year old McDowell is 122-109 and has led the American League in strikeouts four times. Perry will be 24-16 in 1972, and from that season until the end of his career in 1983, he performs for seven teams with 181 more victories. Perry ends up with a record of 314-265 and a berth in the Hall of Fame. After the trade on this day, McDowell is 25-35 with three clubs and will exit the majors in 1975. He will later admit that alcoholism led to his downfall.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 11/24/1963

In a decision NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle will later come to regret, the league plays a full slate of seven games just two days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. None of the contests are telecast, because all of the networks are covering the assassination and the murder of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, which takes place this morning.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Carmen Ohio

This week is the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. To get you pumped up here is a video of 'Carmen Ohio'.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 11/17/1990

University of Houston QB David Klingler sets an NCAA record with 11 touchdown passes during an 84 - 21 rout of Eastern Washington at the Astrodome. By the end of the season, Klingler will throw for 54 touchdowns to establish another college football standard. It will stand until 2006 when University of Hawaii QB Colt Brennan completes 58 TD passes.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

David Ortiz

2012 Stats: 90 Games, .318 BA, 23 HRs, 60 RBIs & 1.026 OPS

The Boston Red Sox resigned DH David Ortiz to a 2 year 26 million dollar deal. Ortiz spent part of 2011 on the DL and that helped contribute to Boston's disappointing season and the firing of Manager Bobby Valentine. New Manager John Farrell will be happy to have Ortiz back in the lineup. Also Ortiz is closing in on 2,000 career hits as he is only 137 hits from the milestone.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Look Alikes 17: Election Day Special

Today (Nov. 6th) is Election Day. Here are some political look alikes. Hope you enjoy!

First off is Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer) and Isralei Politician Shimon Peres

ESPN's Chris Fowler and Texas Governor Rick Perry

Former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs & Comedian Tom Arnold

Congressman Ron Paul & Former Presidential Candidate Ross Perot

Comedian/Actor Bob Saget & Senator Rick Santorum

Actress Angie Harmon & Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley

Former President FDR & The Penguin

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas & Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain

Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson & Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich 

Former NFL Coach George Allen & Former President Ronald Reagan

Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan & Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid

Former Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman & Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Former Vice President Dan Quayle & Game Show Host Pat Sajak

Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci & L.A. Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro

Comedian Ralph Garman & Spokesman for the DCCC Bill Burton

Former President George W. Bush & NFL Analyst Greg Cosell

MSNBC's Chris Matthews & NFL Coach Wade Phillips

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta & Former NFL Coach Rich Kotite

Actor Al Lewis (who played "Grandpa" on The Munsters) & Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Monday, November 5, 2012

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Mitt Romney

Here is a video of Condoleezza Rice at a campaign event in Nevada. She is an excellent speaker and I think will be President of the United Sates one day.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

MLB Free Agency 2012

As the off-season is now upon us here is our list of 16 Free Agents that we will be keeping our eyes on. As players get signed we will let you know about it.

  1. Adam LaRoche
  2. B.J. Upton
  3. Dan Haren
  4. David Ortiz
  5. Delmon Young
  6. Ichiro Suzuki
  7. Josh Hamilton
  8. Kevin Youkilis
  9. Kyle Lohse
  10. Michael Bourn
  11. Mike Napoli
  12. Nick Swisher
  13. Shane Victorino
  14. Shaun Marcum
  15. Stephen Drew
  16. Zack Grienke