Archive for 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Baseball home run legend, Harmon Killebrew, announced today that he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Killebrew, who is 74, released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
“With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life,” Killebrew said. ... Read More
During the first half of Monday night’s basketball game between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets, Magic guard, Gilbert Arenas, makes a dramatic shot from 75 feet away beating the buzzer. The ball bounced off the front of the rim, hit the shot clock and fell through the basket right at at the buzzer. The refs, however, waved off the shot because the ball hit the shot clock which is considered out of bounds according to NBA rules.
Arenas argued with the refs that the ball didn’t hit the shot clock, but it is obvious that it did as one can easily see in the video. The Magic went on to win 104-88.
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Coach Mike Singletary was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night December 26, after he had a blowup shouting match with his quarterback Troy Smith. Things got even more out of hand when a teammate came over and started smearing Smith’s face with a towel. Singletary lost complete control of his team.
Last night was a culmination of two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this year for a franchise that expected to win the NFC West. Singletary had made a name for himself as a coach with that bold “I want winners!” declaration more than two years ago.
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Bears defensive end Corey Wootton sacked Brett Favre with a hard blow Monday night knocking him out of the Monday night football game as Chicago led the Minnesota Vikings 17-7 at halftime.
The injury prone quarterback’s head bounced off the frozen hard-rock turf causing a head injury. He was then replaced by rookie Joe Webb. The team said Favre’s return was doubtful. ... Read More
If you are looking for a special kind of motivational speaker who is also a celebrated hero, then you should consider hiring astronaut speaker, Buzz Aldrin for your next event.
Buzz Aldrin is a true American hero. He graduated third in his class at West Point in 1951 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. He flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres and shot down two Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft. The June 8, 1953 issue of LIFE magazine featured gun camera photos taken by Aldrin of one of the Russian pilots ejecting from his damaged aircraft. ... Read More
If you’re looking for a unique speaker who can motivate and inspire your audience, then you should consider an astronaut speaker.
Astronaut speakers are well equipped to talk about a number of subjects, from leadership to teamwork to peak performance. They can also share their experiences and tell stories from their time in space. ... Read More
Gene Stallings, former head football coach of the University of Alabama, is a popular motivational speaker and Christian speaker on the circuit today says booking agent PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency. Stallings began his coaching career in 1958 as an assistant under Bear Bryant at Alabama. His first head coaching job came at the age of 29 when Stallings was named the head coach at Texas A&M. He coached the Aggies for seven seasons and compiled a record of 27-45-1, including a Southwest Conference title in 1967.
In 1972, Stallings was hired by Tom Landry as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys, where he remained for 14 years. In 1986, he was named the head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals, where he compiled a 23-34-1 record in three seasons. ... Read More
We are sad to report that Don Meredith, ex Dallas Cowboy football star and broadcaster of ABC’s Original Monday Night Football, died of a brain hemorrhage Sunday, Dec. 5, at age 72.
In a Yahoo Sports news article Meredith’s wife, Susan said her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith’s side when he died. ... Read More
Quarterback Drew Brees has been named the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s 57th Sportsman of the Year award. Drew’s notoriety comes not only from winning Super Bowl XLIV, but also from giving back hope and pride to the city of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
“It’s an unbelievable honor, for everything that it stands for,” Brees said of the Sports Illustrated award Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “And it just makes me reflect back on the last five years in New Orleans, and the teams that I’ve had the opportunity to play for. And it’s just been a special, special journey.”
“I needed New Orleans so badly back in 2006, just somebody to believe in me, somebody to care about me,” he said. “And that’s why myself and my wife Brittany, we just tried to throw ourselves into the community, to do our part.”
Who can forget the image of Brees carrying his one-year old son, Baylen, onto the field after winning Super Bowl XLIV, restoring pride back to the city that so much believed in him. ... Read More
Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier, is a four-time Super Bowl champion, motivational speaker, author and war hero. He played on Notre Dame’s 1966 national championship team and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968. After his rookie season, Bleier was drafted by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war.
As a young war hero, Rocky was severely injured in Vietnam and in his book “Fighting Back” he recounts those horrific moments. He was hit in the left thigh by a bullet and in the lower right leg by shrapnel from a grenade when his patrol was ambushed in August 1969. He returned to the Steelers a year later, where he spent two years working to return to the active roster. ... Read More