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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!

Joe Dimaggio makes his Major League debut on-this-day (1936)

By Dave Carney | May 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 5/3/2021 Today in sports history (1936) Joe Damaggio made his Major League debut with the New York Yankees. Famous for being Marilyn Monroe’s first husband, and immortalized in the Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “Mrs. Robinson”, some folks forget (it has been a while) just how good of a ball-player he was. In today’s […]

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On this date: Lemieux calls it a career for the FIRST time

By Dave Carney | Apr 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 4/26/2021 On this date in sports history Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) played what was billed as his last NHL game. He later came out of retirement to play for the Penguins as an owner/player. Take a look back at what an appreciative crowd the Flyers are (surprising for a Philly team) and just […]

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Cal Ripken’s final at bat

By Dave Carney | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 4/19/2021 Today in our Classic Sports Moment we’re going back to 2001 to watch Cal Ripken Jr.’s final MLB at bat. Cal Ripken was the definition of “Iron Man” having gone nearly 17 full years (or 2,632 games) without missing a single game, en route to smashing the once considered “unbreakable” streak of […]

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Remembering: Mike Kearns and The Swing Crew

By Dave Carney | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 4/13/2021 Mike Kearns, legendary broadcaster apparently had un-tapped potential as a song-bird as evidenced in this now decade old video from the 25th Anniversary Charlie Kearns Memorial Golf Tournament. Mike who passed away last week has left a hole in the hearts of many people in La Crosse and surrounding areas, and in […]

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An instant classic: Jalen Suggs breaks the Bruins’ heart

By Dave Carney | Apr 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 4/5/2021 On Saturday Jalen Suggs became an NCAA Tournament legend, a potential number one overall NBA Draft pick, and a Gonzaga hero all at once in the Zags 93-90 OT win over UCLA. Jalen’s shot also became an INSTANT CLASSIC! With just 3.3 seconds left, no time-outs, and the game tied at 90 […]

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Wrestlemania III set the bar WAY too high

By Dave Carney | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

It was on this day, March 29th in 1987 that the (WWE, then the WWF) set the bar WAY too high with Wrestlemania III. It took Hulk Hogan almost 12 minutes to pin the “villain” Andre the Giant, but pin him he did, and the rest is wrestling history!  Enjoy a look back at the […]

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Reliving the BIGGEST upset in NCAA Tourney history

By Dave Carney | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 3/22/2021 This weekend March Madness definitley lived up to it’s moniker, with 15 different seeds winning at least one game.  Currently, the 15 seed Oral Roberts, who shocked the nation with a win over #2 Ohio State on Friday, is the lowest seed still alive and the only 15 seed to ever reach […]

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RIP “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler

By Dave Carney | Mar 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 3/15/2021 Sunday night I (we) were shocked by the passing of one of the greatest professional boxers of all time, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. From the early 1980’s until 1987 Hagler was the undisputed champion for over six and a half years (tying him for 2nd best reign of the century for a middleweight) […]

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Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15: This Day in Sports History

By Dave Carney | Mar 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 3/8/21 Today in sports history, fifty years ago, Joe Frazier dealt Muhammad Ali his first professional loss in a 15 round slug-fest that saw Frazier emerge as the winner by decision. In today’s Classic Sports Moment I’d like to send you back, fifty years ago today, to the final round of what was […]

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Mickey Mantle “retirement” on The Ed Sullivan Show

By Dave Carney | Mar 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dave Carney 3/1/2021 On March 1st 1969 Yankee legend Mickey Mantle retired from Major League Baseball. Eight days later, on March 9, 1969 Mickey went on the most popular show of the day (The Ed Sullivan Show) to “announce” his retirement to the country. Watching one of baseball’s biggest stars call it a career on […]

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