July 28, 2006 |
Prince is expected to be the headline performer during halftime of Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4 at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida, according to the folks at Sportsbybrooks.com. It will be CBS' first broadcast of the NFL's championship game since Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004, when the FCC responded to the singer's bared breast with $550,000 in fines. So how deep are the pockets at CBS?
April 3, 2005 |
When I began writing "The Boys of Summer" in the autumn of 1968, my friendship with Jackie Robinson proved a benediction. One significant aspect of that book was its commercial success. Robinson telephoned me during the summer of 1972, when the book was No. 1 in Boise, Brockton and elsewhere, and called me some X-rated names. "You've got my telephone ringing every damn minute," he said. "People seem to be finding out I'm not an Uncle Tom."
August 5, 1985 |
As Pete Rose closes in on Ty Cobb's lifetime hits record, more attention is being paid to the career of the man called the Georgia Peach. This article on Cobb's final months, written in 1961, was described by Bob Considine as "perhaps the best sports piece I have ever read." It won the Associated Press' Best Sports Story of the Year Award. Al Stump wrote this story for True magazine. Stump, 64, is a free lance writer who has had more than 1,000 magazine articles and 7 books published.
July 29, 1987
Travis Jackson, 84, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 by the veterans committee, died at his home in Waldo, Ark. Jackson played shortstop on John McGraw's New York Giant teams of the 1920s and 1930s.
October 26, 1985
Somewhere out there, John McGraw, Miller Huggins, Connie Mack, Casey Stengel and Walter Alston were sitting around looking down on the Dodger ninth inning witnessing that flagrant violation of fundamental baseball strategy and said to the powers that be, "Let them eat cake." CY AMITIN Montrose
July 14, 2000
Managing legends who schooled future major league skippers: John McGraw managed 40 Connie Mack managed 38 Rogers Hornsby managed 29 Bucky Harris managed 29 Leo Durocher managed 27 Casey Stengel managed 25 Joe McCarthy managed 23 Walter Alston managed 19 Source: "The SABR Bulletin"