I know I normally like to go back a little further, but today marks the one year anniversary of The Decision. I think we can all revel in that Instant Classic from Lebron James and beacon of sports journalism ESPN.
Pete Rose runs over Ray Fosse to win the All-Star Game (1970) . . . All Star Game ends in a tie (2002) . . . That “All-Star Game is a Joke” article you are going to write, pining about those great games in the 1970′s? They were writing that 35 years ago too (1976) . . . Doc Ellis and Vida Blue start the All-Star Game, a week after Doc said “they wouldn’t pitch two brothers against each other.” (1971) . . . Complaints about fan voting for the All-Star game (1978) . . . Arch Ward, sports editor of Chicago Tribune and originator of All-Star Game, dies (1955) . . . Bo Jackson leads of All-Star Game with home run, is totally awesome, says 15-year old Lisk (1989) . . .
Steve Palermo shot while trying to stop a robbery (1991) . . . Jack Kerouac writes an editorial on the greatest sportswriters (1965) . . . Hideki Irabu makes his debut for the Yankees (1997) . . . Wow. Anthony Munoz and Mike Brown did not get off to a good start (1980) . . . Bob Hope vs. Cleveland Indians fan (1949) . . . Lombardi trades Jim Taylor to the New Orleans Saints (1967) . . . Michael Jordan had an outstanding N-score (1996) . . . Boston Bruin Dave Forbes on trial for assault with butt end of hockey stick on Henry Boucha’s eye (1975) . . . Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games get underway (1986) . . . One father beats up and kills another father after hockey practice (2000) . . .
Magic Johnson and Pepsi vs. Coke as the Dream Team gets ready to play (1992) . . . JFK thinks we are a nation of fatties (1962) . . . Lance Armstrong takes the yellow jersey after a dominant performance in time trial (1999) . . . Baltimore pitcher Mike Flanagan’s wife has the nation’s fourth “test tube baby” (1982) . . . The Apollo 11 crew readies for takeoff (1969) . . . New York Newsday goes out of business (1995) . . . Shawon Dunston challenges his manager, Don Zimmer, to a fight in the dugout (1988) . . . Roger Staubach or Craig Morton? (1973) . . . Joe West appeals suspension for shoving Joe Torre (1983) . . . Randall Simon takes out the Italian Sausage (2003) . . .
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