Christian Laettner

August 17, 2016 0

Happy 47th birthday to one of the most polarizing college athletes of all time. Christian Donald Laettner was born in Angola, New York—two miles west of…

Eddie Olyczk

August 16, 2016 0

Ice Hockey and Horseracing’s best color analyst turns 50 today. When Edward Walter Olczyk [OHL-chuk] was six, he handed his mother a yellow pamphlet with an invitation…

Dean Smith

August 12, 2016 0

Dean Smith is one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history. The only son of strict Baptist schoolteachers, Dean Edwards Smith was born February…

1991 PGA

August 11, 2016 0

The 1991 PGA Championship may rival the Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas boxing match as the most improbable outcome in the past three decades. The PGA Championship…

Zola Budd

August 10, 2016 0

Mention the name Zola Budd to the casual track fan and you will likely get one [or all] of three responses:  Barefoot.  South African.  Tripped…

Chamique Holdsclaw

August 9, 2016 0

Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw was called the “female Michael Jordan.” Born in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, on this date in 1977, she grew…

Sox Wear Shorts

August 8, 2016 0

The 1976 Chicago White Sox wore major league baseball’s most infamous uniform. The White Sox have always been the Second City’s second-rate team.  For over…

Tony Dorsett

August 7, 2016 0

Anthony Drew Dorsett is the first football player in history to have won the Heisman Trophy, a Super Bowl, the NCAA championship and been enshrined…

Chick Hearn

August 5, 2016 0

The greatest change the way things are done and Chick Hearn forever changed the way basketball is broadcast. Francis Dayle Hearn was born November 27,…

Birthdays

August 4, 2016 0

Today we celebrate the birthdays of a fistful of notable athletes. Gregory Foster was born in Chicago on this date in 1958.  He attended Proviso…