Friday, January 23, 2009

Historically Speaking: 1-23-09

That's right, mother-scratchers. We made it. Now, the only challenge left is to get through today as unscathed as possible, not to mention with minimal work involved. Let's start the day off, though, with some sometimes-fun facts, courtesy of your friendly House of Georges team. Remember to breathe between bites, and pound a water between beers. Peace, y'all.

* Fifty-nine years ago today, the National Football League approved the unlimited-substitution rule that they'd experiemented with the previous season.

* Three years later, a little NFL franchise known as the Dallas Texans were moved to Baltimore, (Editor's Note: Redacted) where they took on the team colors of blue and white and became known as the Baltimore Colts. The franchise began as the Miami Seahawks in the All-American Football Conference, but was dissolved by the league after winning a total of 11 games in four seasons. The league granted Baltimore another go at a franchise when they were able to sell 15,000 season tickets in six weeks. The team remained for over 30 years until ownership at the time moved the club to Indianapolis where they continue to play today.

* In 1962, Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

* Orenthal James Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1985.

* And in 1993, a young lady by the name of Nancy Kerrigan won the U.S. Women's Figure Skating Championship. "Why, why?" Because she was the best, silly.

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

...former New York Ranger Don Maloney. The winger was asked, circa 1982, to share a New Year's resolution, to which he replied, "To get as many goals this year as Wayne Gretzky got last week."


The Lone Reader said...

Well,Banky, he's gone.

'Bout time I suppose.



The Lone Reader said...

The Chiefs have stopped caring about hurting someone's feelings. They want to win ... as well they should. This is what I've been waiting for.

Whitlock nailed it.

-- TLR