Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Historically Speaking: 3-4-09

What with all of the still-simmering vials news related to the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, the HoG's Iron Triangle is running the risk of short-circuiting our server. That is, here we are with nine posts in a week and it's only Wednesday. But that ain't gonna break-a our stride. Nothin' gonna slow us down. Oh no. We've got to keep on--.

Okay, that was a little scary. Anyhoo...

* Today in 1968, Joe Frazier defeated Buster Mathis by way of a technical knockout in the 11th round. The victory awarded Frazier the heavyweight title, which had previously belonged to Muhammed Ali, who was stripped of the belt for refusing to be drafted into the army the previous year.

* The New York Rangers established a new NHL record in 1970 by going 126 games without being blanked.

* Pee Wee Reese and Rick Farrell were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1984.

* ESPN established "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano in 1993, a cause that helps fund cancer research.

* And two years later, George Foreman refused to fight Tony Tucker, a decision that cost him his WBA boxing title.

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

...NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who in 1987, had this to say about the always-articulate (?) Dick Vitale: "Once I didn't speak to him for two months. I didn't think it was right to interrupt him."


Dylan said...

Slow down boys.
Don't tire yourselves out.