Friday, January 16, 2009

Historically Speaking: 1-16-09

You, there. You with your stupid ways of giving sports-related tidbits from within your precious House of Georges, go!

* Today in 1896 the first five-player college basketball game took place in Iowa City.

* The Ottawa Silver 7 annihilated Dawson City in 1905 by the mark of 23-2 for the Stanley Cup. Frank McGee lit the lamp 14 times for the largest tilt in Cup history.

* Pinstripers Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1974.

* In 1981, former heavyweight boxer Leon Spinks -- a guy who'd both lost to and defeated Muhammad Ali three years prior -- was mugged. Dems even stoled his gole teefs.

* Seven years later, Will Leitch's Buzzsaw, better known as the St. Louis football Cardinals, picked up their esteemed franchise and dropped it in Phoenix.

And your Sports Illustrated quote of the day comes from the mouth of...

J.C. Snead. The Senior PGA golfer took a moment, circa 1991, to reflect on his putting skills:

"It's so bad," Snead said, "I could putt off a tabletop and still leave the ball halfway down the leg."


old no. 7 said...

Silver 7? I thought hockey teams only had six players. Maybe that's why they racked up so many point units.