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  • R.C. Owens dies at 77; 49ers 'alley oop' receiver

    R.C. Owens had an up-and-down career as a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. The ball went up, and Owens routinely came down with it. Owens, whose leaping catches became his signature and introduced the term "alley oop" into the sports lexicon,...
  • No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original

    No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original
    When ABC Sports guru Roone Arledge was suggesting Howard Cosell for "Monday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle replied: "Cosell? Why don't you just dig up Attila the Hun?" Such was the reaction generated by modern broadcasting's first...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Jack Lambert ejected from a game for hitting a quarterback too hard?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: Jack Lambert was ejected from a game for “hitting a quarterback too hard." STATUS: I'm Going With False, But There’s Some Truth to It. This week and last, I will be featuring a legend involving one of the......
  • James Tamburro Sr

    James Tamburro Sr
    James Tamburro, Sr. 11/11/18 – 3/9/11 James Tamburro, Sr. was born November 11, 1918, the last of eight children of Domenic and Elvira Tamburro of Verona, PA. In 1938 he graduated from Verona High School and later served in the Navy during WWII...
  • Tour Jenny Craig's Rancho Santa Fe estate

    Tour Jenny Craig's Rancho Santa Fe estate
    Weight loss tycoon Jenny Craig is asking $8,995,000 for her luxurious estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Take a tour and see if you think it's worth that kind of coin. Nicknamed "The Villa," it sits on a bluff above Craig's thoroughbred horse farm and traniing...
  • Cullen Bryant dies at 58; former L.A. Rams running back

    Cullen Bryant dies at 58; former L.A. Rams running back
    Cullen Bryant, a mainstay of the Los Angeles Rams for 11 seasons and a running back on their 1980 Super Bowl team, has died. He was 58. Bryant died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to sister-in-law Wanda E....
  • Curt Gowdy was very excited by Ted Williams' homer

     
    Speaking of Vin Scully (see post below) I was honored Wednesday night to attend the second annual induction ceremony for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the New York Hilton. The class: Marvin Bader, Chet Forte, Curt Gowdy, Ted......
  • Injured Diver Dies After Falling From Rescue Helicopter

     
    “Mary and Pete Are Reunited.” Skin diver Harold B. Gavenman dies after a tragic series of accidents in which he was struck by a boat propeller and fell 100 feet while being lifted to a rescue helicopter. Nov. 23, 1959: Jack Smith profiles Debbie...
  • President Visits L.A.!

     
    “It’s a Letter From Washington.” Jan. 28, 1960: ALGIERS (UPI) “Police and troops opened fire today on hundreds of Moslems who surged into the streets of the western Algerian city of Mostaganem shouting 'long live De Gaulle.' “The shooting was...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did NBC send an employee on the field to delay an NFL title game?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 NFL title game because they had lost the TV signal. STATUS: I'm Going With True. I've already written in the past about the great influence......
  • A Look Back At Area Baseball Teams On July 20, 1969

    Considering man walked on the moon for the first time in 1969, we had to figure anything could happen that year. And it did later that baseball season. The Mets, hapless and helpless for all those years, won the World Series. Just like the moonwalk, it...
  • Vick 'very thankful'

    Vick 'very thankful'
    Michael Vick never has been better than with Dan Reeves. In their lone season together as starting quarterback and head coach, Vick made the Pro Bowl, set personal records and led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs. Most impressive, Vick and the Falcons...