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Slap Shot: How The Hanson Brothers Hijacked Paul Newman...

February 25, 2021

When Paul Newman made the hockey comedy Slap Shot, he might not have expected to lose the spotlight to the Hanson Brothers. It's a funny script, Newman plays...

Steve Prefontaine: A Runner's Tragedy And The '70s Jogg...

January 25, 2021

15 Sep 1972: Steve Prefontaine of the USA in action during a track and field event at Crystal Palace in London, England. Photo by Tony Duffy /Allsport Steve P...

1969: Joe Namath Guarantees A Super Bowl Victory For Hi...

January 9, 2021

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) looking on as he led the Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III on 1/12/1969 at the Orange ...

1968: The 'Heidi Bowl' Pre-Empts Namath And The New Yor...

November 17, 2020

Heidi (Jennifer Edwards) bumped Joe Namath and his Jets off the air. Sources: Amazon.com; Photo by Bill Young/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The New...

Remember ABC Wide World Of Sports' 'Agony Of Defeat' Gu...

September 4, 2020

Yugoslavian entrant Vinko Bogataj's famous 1970 ski jump on March 21 at the World Ski Flying Championships in Obersdorf, Germany. (Photo by Walt Disney Televisi...

Carl Lewis, The Dominant But Unloved Athlete Of The '80...

August 4, 2020

Carl Lewis holds the American flag after winning the 100m Men's final in 9:99, at the Los Angeles Olympic games, on August 04, 1984. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo b...

John McEnroe, Tennis' Bad Boy: The Jerk Who Made Us Wat...

February 16, 2020

Left: McEnroe invites the camera to talk to the hand. Right: McEnroe yells during a match at the 1984 French Open. Sources: IMDB; Gilbert Iundt; Jean-Yves Ruszn...

1972: Bob Douglas Becomes The First Black Man Inducted ...

February 5, 2020

With thousands of wins under his belt and decades of experience as owner and coach of one of the most important and earliest black basketball teams, Bob Doug...

We Got Pele: NY Cosmos And American Soccer Mania In The...

June 2, 2019

For a moment in the 1970s, Pelé and the New York Cosmos seemed capable of doing the impossible: turning America into a soccer-loving nation. Soccer isn't Ame...

'Broadway' Joe Namath: Super Bowl Champ And Multi-Media...

November 8, 2017

Left: Joe Namath and Farrah Fawcett filming a commercial for Farrah Fawcett Shampoo in 1981. Right: Namath on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Sources: Robin Pl...

Did You Hear The One About The Wife-Swapping, Kid-Swapp...

November 1, 2017

New York Yankee pitcher Fritz Peterson is shown in snapshot with wife Marilyn Peterson (right) and Mrs. Susan Kekich (L). On the card, Susan's husband and Fritz...