For the record, I like All Sports, contests and competitions and events.
So, are or is Sports? What does it mean?
Is Car Racing a Sport? What about Cards Game? Billiards, Shuffle Board, Darts, Gaming and Weight Lifting?
What about Animals Sports, such as Horse Racing, Rodeo, Dog Racing, Frog Jumping. Bull Fighting?
What does "Professional" Sports mean? Are olympic and college athletes not professionals, just because the don't receive paychecks?
Calander of Events
Australian Open - Tennis
Super Bowl - Football
Daytona 500 - Car Racing
The Vasaloppet - Snow Skiing
WrestleMania - Wrestling
The Masters - Golf
Boston Marathon - Running Race
Kentucky Derby - Horse Racing
Preakness - Horse Racing
US Open - Golf
Belmont Stakes - Horse Racing
Indianapolis 500 - Car Racing
French Open - Tennis
NHL Finals - Hockey
NBA Finals - Basketball
FIFA World Cup - Soccer
Tour de France - Bycyle Racing
The British Open - Golf
Wimbledon - Tennis
The PGA Championship - Golf
US Open - Tennis
NFL Season - Football
Mr. Olympia - Bodybuilding
World Series - Baseball
NYC Marathon - Running Race
Peter Alden Magowan
April 5, 1942 - January 27, 2019
Managing General Partner
San Francisco Giants
Any Call can be Challenged or is Reviewable
Increase Offensive Foul call on Jump Shots – Initiating Contact
More Subs, such as 5 or 6 (maybe more)
Add Designated Hitter to both Leagues Permanently
MMAA Sporting Times
The Sultan of Swat
1932 World Series
Saturday October 1, 1932
New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs
Babe Ruth's Called Shot
Game 3 - 5th Inning
The Bambino points to the outfield and hits a Home Run
New York Yankees Won the series 4-0
26th NFL Championship Game
Sunday December 28, 1958
The Bronx, New York City, NY
"The Greatest Game Ever Played"
Baltimore Colts (9-3) vs. New York Giants (9-3)
Colts Win 23 - 17 in Overtime
QB Johnny Unitas #19
(26-40, 349 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT)
17 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in this game
New York Knicks (46-29) vs. Philadelphia Warriors (27-45)
Friday March 2, 1962
Hershey Sports Arena
"The 100 Point Game"
C Wilt Chamberlain #13 (100 Pts, 25 Reb, 2 Ast)
Sets the Single-Game Scoring Record in the NBA
The Warriors wIn 169–147 over the Knicks
Reported Attendance 4,124
- However, over 9,000 people said they were there
Ali vs. Liston (II)
Tuesday May 25, 1965
Central Maine Youth Center
For the WBC Heavyweight Championship
"The Phantom Punch"
Muhammad Ali (20-0) vs. Sonny "Big Bear" Liston (35-2)
Ali KOs Liston at 2:12 in Round 1 of 15
Russell and Red
1966 NBA Finals
Sunday April 17 - Thursday April 28, 1966
Los Angeles Lakers (45-35) vs. Boston Celtics (54-26)
The Celtics win the series 4-3
To win their 8th Straight NBA Championship - In 10 Straight Finals Appearances.
The Merger was Announced on Wednesday Evening June 8, 1966
The National Football League and the American Football League - Officially Merged before the start of the 1970 Season.
The Heidi Game
Sunday November 17, 1968
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
New York Jets (7-2) vs. Oakland Raiders (7-2)
Oakland scored 2 TDs in the final minute to win the game 43–32. A decision by NBC (the game's TV broadcaster) to break away from its coverage of the game on the East Coast to broadcast the television film Heidi, causes many viewers to miss the Raiders' comeback.
Super Bowl III
Sunday January 12, 1969
The Orange Bowl
New York Jets (11-3) vs. Baltimore Colts (13-1)
Jets QB Joe Namath - Guarantees a Jets victory at the Miami Touchdown Club 3 days before the game. "We're gonna win the game. I guarantee it."
The Jets defeat the Colts 16–7, who were favored by 18 points, in the first game to be be officially called the "Super Bowl".
QB Namath #12 (17-28, 206 YDS) is named Super Bowl MVP.
1972 AFC Divisional Playoff
Saturday December 23, 1972
Three Rivers Stadium
“The Immaculate Reception”
Oakland Raiders (10-3-1) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3-0)
With the Steelers trailing in the game, on fourth-and-10 on their own 40-yard line with 22 seconds left and no time-outs, Head Coach Chuck Noll calls pass play, 66 Circle Option. Rookie RB Franco Harris grabs a deflected pass from QB Terry Bradshaw to score the game winning 60 YD TD for Steelers 13-7 win over the Oakland Raiders
Super Bowl VII
Sunday January 14, 1973
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, California
"The Perfect Season"
Miami Dolphins (14-0) vs. Washington Redskins (11-3)
The Dolphins defeat the Redskins 14–7 to remain Undefeated
MVP - Dolphins - S Jake Scott #13
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves
Monday April 8, 1974
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Hank Aaron #44 - Hit his Record 715th Career Home Run
In the fourth inning, Aaron hit home run number 715 off Dodgers pitcher Al Downing #44, Breaking Babe Ruth’s record
Braves win 7-4
The Rumble in the Jungle
Wednesday October 30, 1974 (4:00 am)
20th of May Stadium
Kinshasa, Zaire, Africa
George Foreman (40-0) vs. Muhammad Ali (44-2)
Ali wins by KO in the 8th Round
The attendance was 60,000, with an estimated TV audience of over 1 billion viewers worldwide.
It was considered a major upset victory, with Ali coming in as a 4–1 underdog.
The Thrilla in Manila (Ali–Frazier III)
Wednesday October 1, 1975
Araneta Coliseum (Philippine Coliseum)
Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Muhammad Ali (48-2) vs. Joe Frazier (32-2)
Ali wins by Technical Knockout (TKO R14) after Frazier's Chief Second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight.
"killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila" - Ali
Thursday June 17, 1976
The NBA Considered this an Expansion more than a Merger:
The Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets, and the
San Antonio Spurs join the NBA
The 1977 World Series
Tuesday October 18, 1977
Yankee Stadium - Bronx, New York
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
Game 6 – Reggie Jackson Homers 3 Times - All on the first pitch
In the 4th Inning a 2-Run HR, In the 5th a 2-Run HR, then a solo HR in the 8th Inning
The Yankees win 8-4, and defeat the Dodgers 4-2 to win the Series and the franchise's 21st Championship
MVP - Reggie Jackson #44
1979 NCAA National Championship
Monday March 26, 1979
Special Events Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Michigan State Spartans (25-6) vs. Indiana State Sycamores (33-0)
G Magic Johnson (24 Pts 7 Reb 5 Ast 1 Stl)
F Larry Bird (19 Pts 13 Reb 2 Ast 5 Stl 1 Blk)
Compete against each other for the first time.
Michigan State wIns 75-64 for their first National Championship in men's basketball.
The 1979 NCAA Tournament final had the highest ratings of any game in the history of American basketball. This game is credited with the revitialization of the NBA's popularity.
Both entered the NBA after this game.
“Chocolate Thunder Flying, Robinzine Crying, Teeth Shaking, Glass Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun Toasting, Wham Bam Glass Breaker I Am Jam.”
Tuesday November 13, 1979
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
The Philadelphia 76ers (12-4) vs. The Kansas City Kings (6-11)
In the second half, on a pass fron Maurice Cheeks, Darryl Dawkins #53 (4 Pts) slamdunks over Bill Robinzine - and Shatters the Backboard in a televised game in a 103-110 loss.
3 Weeks later he shattered another backboard at home vs. the San Antonio Spurs. Prompting the NBA to implement the collapsible rim, which is used today.
1980 Winter Olympics
Friday February 22, 1980
Herb Brooks Arena
Lake Placid - New York
The "Miracle on Ice"
USA vs. USSR
The first game in the Medal Round
- Team USA defeats the Soviet team 4-3
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán II
Tuesday November 25, 1980
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sugar Ray Leonard (27-1) vs. Roberto Duran (72-1)
At the end of the 8th Round Durán turns away from Leonard towards the referee waiving his hand.
Leonard wins by TKO at 2:44 in the 8th Round
1981 NFC Championship
Sunday January 10, 1982
San Francisco, California
Dallas Cowboys (12-4)
vs. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
"Red Right Tight - Sprint Right Option"
WR Dwight Clark #87 (8 REC 120 YD 2 TD)
Catches a 6 YD TD from QB Joe Montana #16
The 49ers win 28-27
85th Big Game
Saturday November 20, 1982
California Memorial Stadium
Stanford (5-4) vs. Cal (5-4)
Cal defeats Stanford 25–20
Bird vs. Magic
1984 NBA Finals
" Showdown 84' "
Sunday May 27 - Tuesday June 12, 1984
Boston Garden - Boston, Massachusetts
The Geat Western Forum - Inglewood, California
Los Angeles Lakers (54-28) vs. Boston Celtics (62-20)
Boston Wins the Series 4-3
Larry Bird #33 - is named Finals MVP
The Hail Flutie
Friday November 23, 1984
Miami Orange Bowl
Miami, Florida Boston College Eagles (8-2)
vs. University of Miami Hurricanes (8-3)
QB Doug Flutie calls "55 Flood Tip"
and throws a 63 yard TD pass to WR Gerard Phelan for the 47–45 win.
San Diego Padres @ Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday September 11, 1985
Player-Manager Pete Rose #14, breaks Ty Cobb's All-Time Hits Record with his 4,192nd Hit, a Single to left-center field on a 2-1 pitch off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show in the first Inning.
Cincinnati wins 2-0
The 1986 Masters Tournament
Thursday April 10 - Sunday April 13, 1986
Augusta National Golf Club
Jack Nicklaus shoots a final round of 65 (-7) finishing with 279 (-9) to win his 6th Green Jacket and a Record 18th Major with a 1-stroke victory over Tom Kite and Greg Norman.
1988 NBA All-Star Weekend
Slam Dunk Contest
Saturday February 6, 1988
Slam Dunk Champion
Michael Jordan #23 (Back-to-Back)
All-Star Game MVP
40 points 8 rebounds 3 assists
4 steals 4 blocked shots
The Great One
Tuesday August 9, 1988
Wayne Gretzky #99
Press Conference Announcing his Trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings
James "Buster" Douglas vs. "Iron" Mike Tyson
Saturday February 11, 1990
Douglas (29-4-1-1) is a 42-1 underdog, KO’s Tyson (37-0)