The Ups and Downs of Gymnastics Darling Nadia Comaneci

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Anyone who grew up in the 1970s probably remembers Nadia Comaneci, a diminutive Romanian gymnast who wowed the world at the Montreal summer Olympics in 1976 when she became the first gymnast to ever be awarded a perfect score of 10. She was, after the fame and popularity of that proud moment, credited for starting… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Gymnastics Darling Nadia Comaneci

The Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong

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At one time he was the epitome of the champion: a man who had conquered cancer to win what is perhaps the world’s most punishing race. He was celebrated, venerated and emulated around the world. He started a charity that had every other person we knew wearing a yellow rubber bracelet. Then, almost before we… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong

Kirk Gibson’s Miracle Game-Winning Home Run During The ’88 World Series

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The year was 1988. The Event? The World Series. At the 1988 edition of the Fall Classic, The LA Dodgers squared off against the Oakland Athletics. Game one began on October 15th 1988 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The field was tense as both teams were eager to make history, both knowing only one… Continue reading Kirk Gibson’s Miracle Game-Winning Home Run During The ’88 World Series

The First Time Hulk Hogan Was Ever Beaten Cleanly

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As the calendar turned to 1990, Hulk Hogan was the reigning world champion of the then-WWF. In spite of his insane popularity however, a rising tide was brewing that couldn’t be ignored. A young lion was angling to take the baton from Hogan, whether he wanted to relinquish it or not. As World Heavyweight Champion… Continue reading The First Time Hulk Hogan Was Ever Beaten Cleanly

Michael Jordan Hits “The Shot”

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Ask any basketball historian about “The Shot”, and they’ll immediately run a highlight reel in their mind of Michael Jordan pumping his arms feverishly in celebration. Unless of course you’re a native of Cleveland, Ohio, in which case you just sigh. Cleveland fans will never forget the agony as Michael Jordan levitated in the air,… Continue reading Michael Jordan Hits “The Shot”

Leon Lett’s Premature Super Bowl Celebration Goes All Wrong

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While most NFL fans are aware of Leon Lett’s Thanksgiving Day blunder, his Super Bowl blunder mishap is arguably the bigger mess-up, as it took place on the biggest stage of them all. The only difference was that this blunder didn’t cost his team the game, like it would on Thanksgiving. Leon Lett’s showboating gone… Continue reading Leon Lett’s Premature Super Bowl Celebration Goes All Wrong