Recent content by J.T. Pinch

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    RIP Bill Russell

    538 backs up Kliq's eloquent thesis here:
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    RIP Bill Russell

    He also won two straight state titles while at Oakland's McClymonds High School. ( Frank Robinson was a teammate. )
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    The best player to wear each number

    8 Larry Wilson (All Decade Team 1960's and 1970's and member of both the 75th & 100th All-Time Anniversary Teams) 14 - Don Hutson 33 - Sammy Baugh
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    NFL Announcer Tiers: All-time & Current

    Chris Schenkel handled the Giants broadcasts for thirteen years including the famous 1958 Championship Game which was broadcasted nationally. (When Ed Sabol debuted his first film for the NFL in 1962, he hired Schenkel to do the voiceover of that years CG.) He possessed a great voice coupled...
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    RIP Elgin Baylor
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    Hank Aaron has passed away

    Eight seasons hitting 40 or more homers in addition to seven other seasons with 30 or more. 4x matching his uniform number 44. Top 20 in the balloting for MVP 19 consecutive seasons. Received 406 votes on the 415 ballots that were cast for HOF induction. (9 No's, really?) MLB commissioner...
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    Paul Westphal has died.

    Westy had perhaps the best left hand in the game during his career. He and Bobby Jones were in a class by themselves in the off-hand dept.
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    KC Jones has died

    He also won gold at the 1956 Olympics. K.C. was assigned the duties of guarding La Salle's great Tom Gola in the 1955 Finals. Gola was a 3x first team All-American, the UPI player of the year, and had led La Salle to the NCAA title the previous season. Standing at 6'6'', Gola could dribble...
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    KC Jones has died

    Former L.A. Rams GM Pete Rozelle drafted K.C. in 1955.