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...competitive art such as sculpture, architecture, music and painting were Olympic events until 1948.


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The ABA's NOLA Buc's became the Memphis Pro's....the name "pro's" was used so the old "buc's" jerseys could be reused
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did ya know that between 1959 thru 1962 Major League Baseball had two All Star games per Season
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did ya know that between 1959 thru 1962 Major League Baseball had two All Star games per Season
Interesting. Why? Both leagues wanted to host one?
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did ya know that between 1959 thru 1962 Major League Baseball had two All Star games per Season
Interesting. Why? Both leagues wanted to host one?
and the profits went to MLB's retirement fund
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Did Ya see the Movie based on the story of the "4 Seasons" ( mainly Frankie Valli )...in the beginning of the flick and there is a wannabe singer / gofer named "Joey'....Joey, it turns out, did alright for himself, we know him as Joe Pesci ....the name 4 seasons, comes from the bowling lanes they hung out at,
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Did Ya Know that you could easily contract food poisoning at Rouse's in the meat department?

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Did Ya Know that you could easily contract food poisoning at Rouse's in the meat department?

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or, an overall decrease in IQ, if ingested
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on this day in 1956...that's right no typo 1956... NFL Commish, Bert Bell outlawed the use of QB Helmets, equipped with radio communications ...but kept the "Head Slap" and "ClothesLining" legal
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Here's something some of our younger readers may not know (and some of our old farts may not remember.)

There used to be a preseason game played in Chicago every year (most, anyway) between the defending NFL Champ and a team of recently graduated College All-Stars. They quit in '77 when some NFL Gms and coaches decided not to risk getting their rookies injured.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_C ... Star_Game
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And that the kingdom in Kansas City included Omaha
And prior to the Kings' annexation of Omaha, they were the Cincinnati Royals of Oscar Robertson fame.

Kansas City likes royalty. They move the Cincy Royals to town, renamed them, but kept the royal theme, the Kings; the baseball team is the Royals. And the football team is the king of the Indians, the Chiefs.
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And that the kingdom in Kansas City included Omaha
And prior to the Kings' annexation of Omaha, they were the Cincinnati Royals of Oscar Robertson fame.

Kansas City likes royalty. They move the Cincy Royals to town, renamed them, but kept the royal theme, the Kings; the baseball team is the Royals. And the football team is the king of the Indians, the Chiefs.
ya know why the Big O played for Cincy.....because back in the day, the NBA was struggling and NBA teams had the right to freeze "regional players"...I think the max was two players per year and had to play college ball with "X" number of miles of the Franchise...Bob Cousy to the Celtics is another example
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ajcalhoun wrote:
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Here's something some of our younger readers may not know (and some of our old farts may not remember.)

There used to be a preseason game played in Chicago every year (most, anyway) between the defending NFL Champ and a team of recently graduated College All-Stars. They quit in '77 when some NFL Gms and coaches decided not to risk getting their rookies injured.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_C ... Star_Game
remember Ron Luciano, the baseball umpire.."The Umpire Srikes Back".....he played in that game, he was an All American Lineman from Syracuse
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ajcalhoun wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Here's something some of our younger readers may not know (and some of our old farts may not remember.)

There used to be a preseason game played in Chicago every year (most, anyway) between the defending NFL Champ and a team of recently graduated College All-Stars. They quit in '77 when some NFL Gms and coaches decided not to risk getting their rookies injured.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_C ... Star_Game
Thanks. I can remember looking forward to that game even though you knew the pros were going to win. Football season was here.
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ever heard of " SLIT "...U now know of it as Louisiana Lafayette...Southwest Louisiana Institute of (limited) Technology
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while recently reading a biop of Lou Gerhig, I learned in 1924, his rookie year, the NY Yankees (previously called the Highlanders) held "spring ball' in NOLA...they stayed at the Bienville House and practiced at Heinemann Park, now the site of the Fontainebleau Hotel...Lou spent his off hours swimming at the St Charles Ave "Y' while his more well heeded teamaates headed to the 'Fairgrounds' or a section fo town that at one time was called StoryVille, named after NOLA Mayor Story and the "legal prostitution" that was in place..I think this area is where Municipal Auditorium was errected, or is it an errection ?.......now on to more MD bashing !!!!
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while recently reading a biop of Lou Gerhig, I learned in 1924, his rookie year, the NY Yankees (previously called the Highlanders) held "spring ball' in NOLA...they stayed at the Bienville House and practiced at Heinemann Park, now the site of the Fontainebleau Hotel...Lou spent his off hours swimming at the St Charles Ave "Y' while his more well heeded teamaates headed to the 'Fairgrounds' or a section fo town that at one time was called StoryVille, named after NOLA Mayor Story and the "legal prostitution" that was in place..I think this area is where Municipal Auditorium was errected, or is it an errection ?.......now on to more MD bashing !!!!
I remember hearing that story as a kid from my uncle who was a big baseball fan and would see the old Pelicans play at Heinemann. We grew up only a block off of Tulane and Carrollton. As kids we would sneak over to the Fontainebleau and go swimming. The year when the Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium (1972) the Dolphins stayed at the Fontainebleau. DID YA KNOW It was the coldest super bowl ever to this day I believe (39 degrees). We went by and got a few autographs from HC Don Shula and QB Bob Griese. Unfortunately today “it (the Fontainebleau Hotel) ain’t dere no more”either.

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while recently reading a biop of Lou Gerhig, I learned in 1924, his rookie year, the NY Yankees (previously called the Highlanders) held "spring ball' in NOLA...they stayed at the Bienville House and practiced at Heinemann Park, now the site of the Fontainebleau Hotel...Lou spent his off hours swimming at the St Charles Ave "Y' while his more well heeded teamaates headed to the 'Fairgrounds' or a section fo town that at one time was called StoryVille, named after NOLA Mayor Story and the "legal prostitution" that was in place..I think this area is where Municipal Auditorium was errected, or is it an errection ?.......now on to more MD bashing !!!!
My Aunt played for the "Jax Girls' softball team and played in games at Heinneman between double headers....I still remember a place on Tulane ave called "The Home Plate Inn'
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Unfortunately the Fontainebleau is now storage units. Home Plate Inn ain't there no more either. Good pics tps.
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Unfortunately the Fontainebleau is now storage units. Home Plate Inn ain't there no more either. Good pics tps.
there was a place in San Antonio called Raffles Resturant...it was owned by a guy who played for the Pel's...he had pic's of his days in NOLA all over the place...when I traved there I always tried to have lunch or a happy hour cocktail just to hear him talk about the "Glory Day's' as The Boss would say...He has passed and the place is now closed
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Unfortunately the Fontainebleau is now storage units. Home Plate Inn ain't there no more either. Good pics tps.
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while recently reading a biop of Lou Gerhig, I learned in 1924, his rookie year, the NY Yankees (previously called the Highlanders) held "spring ball' in NOLA...they stayed at the Bienville House and practiced at Heinemann Park, now the site of the Fontainebleau Hotel...Lou spent his off hours swimming at the St Charles Ave "Y' while his more well heeded teamaates headed to the 'Fairgrounds' or a section fo town that at one time was called StoryVille, named after NOLA Mayor Story and the "legal prostitution" that was in place..I think this area is where Municipal Auditorium was errected, or is it an errection ?.......now on to more MD bashing !!!!
My Aunt played for the "Jax Girls' softball team and played in games at Heinneman between double headers....I still remember a place on Tulane ave called "The Home Plate Inn'
The Home Plate Inn brings back more memories. My first experience playing a pinball machine. They had a baseball theme pinball machine. Man I used to go in there all the time and play it when I had some spare change. A dime a play. A quarter would get you 3 games. Those were the days!
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DrBox wrote:
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BC Wave wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:20 pm
And that the kingdom in Kansas City included Omaha
And prior to the Kings' annexation of Omaha, they were the Cincinnati Royals of Oscar Robertson fame.

Kansas City likes royalty. They move the Cincy Royals to town, renamed them, but kept the royal theme, the Kings; the baseball team is the Royals. And the football team is the king of the Indians, the Chiefs.
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