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CLASSIC SPORTS MOMENT

Take a walk down memory lane and relive some of the most exciting moments in sports history! We'll serve up a different nugget every week. Let's hear your favorites too. Email Dave!

Ashley Martin makes history

By Dave Carney | Aug 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 8/30/2021 In today’s Classic Sports Moment we look back to this day in sports history when Ashley Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game. Related posts: BIG history: The Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Reliving the BIGGEST upset in […]

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*Disgraced* Pete Rose: Banned from Baseball

By Dave Carney | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 8/23/2021 On This Day in Sports History the *Disgraced* slugger Pete Rose, a.k.a. Charlie Hustle voluntarily accepted a permanent place on baseball’s ineligible list. for gambling allegations. Take a look back at CNN’s coverage in today’s Classic Sports Moment. Related posts: Mickey Mantle “retirement” on The Ed Sullivan Show Cal Ripken’s final at […]

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On this day: Babe Ruth passes away

By Dave Carney | Aug 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

This Day in Sports History 1953 the great Babe Ruth died of cancer at 53. Take a look at this great video which takes you back to the life, times, and death of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. Related posts: Cal Ripken’s final at bat Hank Aaron get’s his 3,000th hit Mr. Baseball: Bob Uecker “Mr. […]

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The day the NHL changed forever

By Dave Carney | Aug 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 8/9/2021 Thirty years ago today, Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. The trade was at Gretzky’s request. He was sent to the Kings with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley. Edmonton received Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelina, three first-round draft picks and cash. The Gretzky trade sent Canada […]

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Michael Phelps makes Olympic history

By Dave Carney | Aug 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 8/2/2021 In today’s Classic Sports Moment we look back to August 2nd, 2012 when Michael Phelps made Olympic history. Phelps won his 16th Gold Medal when he won the 200-meter individual medley. With the victory he became the first male swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive Olympics. Related posts: Summer […]

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When the USA terrified the world…in basketball!

By Dave Carney | Jul 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 7/26/2021 Do you remember the 1992 Dream Team? If you do, you remember how TERRIFIED the entire world was of the USA Men, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and company. For those that are younger, and are just now getting a taste of Olympic basketball, you’ll be glad to know that there […]

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Disco Demolition 1979!

By Dave Carney | Jul 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 7/12/2021 On this day in sports history, Thursday, July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, “Disco Demolition Night” ended in a riot. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and […]

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Tyson takes Holyfield’s ear…boxing has never been the same

By Dave Carney | Jun 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 6/28/2021 On this day in sports history, 1997, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fight for the 2nd time with the WBA Heavyweight Championship on the line. Most remember this as Mike Tyson’s lowest moment in the ring, and that’s hard to argue. However, as somebody who remembers this fight LIVE, I remember how […]

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Bucks steal Game 7 from Nets in an INSTANT classic!

By Dave Carney | Jun 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 6/21/2021 The old cliche is that the two best words in sports are “Game 7.” It doesn’t always play out that way, however. Going back over the last decade, only 14 of the 34 Game 7s were decided by 10 points or less. A combination of nerves and fatigue usually makes these contests […]

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Phil Jackson wins his 10th.

By Dave Carney | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 6/14/2021 On this day in 2009, Phil Jackson won his 10th (of 11) Championship rings as an NBA head coach, the most in NBA history. In today’s Classic Sports Moment we’ll look back at Phil’s road to his 10th which started with MJ and the Bulls, and ended with the late Kobe Bryant […]

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