Category Archives: Sports Moments & Figures – My Favorites

San Antonio Spurs Tribute – The Beautiful Game

I attended my first ABA San Antonio Spurs in 1973.  Alamo City fans waited along time before our first unimaginable NBA Championship. I never thought that the Spurs would be considered one of the true dynasties of professional sports (5 championships, … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Fans – Lou Gehrig ( speech ) July 4, 1939

  As a first baseman for the New York Yankees baseball team, Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games from 1925 to 1939, setting a major league record and had a career batting average of .340. He once hit four … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson (photostory)

This photostory provides a brief biographical description of Jackie Robinson who broke the colored barrier of professional sports by playing baseball for the Major League Baseball Dodgers.

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Jesse Owens, Spoiler of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany (WWII)

  James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was a U.S. track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin,Germany, where he achieved international … Continue reading

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1980 Summer Olympic Boycott (Cold War)

  The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan spurred U.S. President Jimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum on January 20, 1980 that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympics if Soviet troops did not withdraw from Afghanistan within one month. … Continue reading

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Miracle on Ice, 1980 Olympic Men’s Hockey Team (Cold War)

The “Miracle on Ice” is the name in American popular culture for a medal-round men’s ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22. The United States team made up of amateur and … Continue reading

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Cassius Clay a.k.a Muhammad Ali (powerpoint)

Cassius Clay This powerpoint briefly describes the exploits of boxer Cassius Clay as an Olympian and young heavyweight champion. Clay comes out to meet Liston and Liston starts to retreat, if Liston goes back an inch farther he’ll end up … Continue reading

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