Saturday, March 17, 2018

Top Seed Virginia loses To Unknown In Monster Upset

So that is why they call it March Madness.  The Virginia Cavaliers, who many had picked to win the national title were beaten 74-54 by the UMBC Retrievers.  Say what?  I have not heard of them.
The initials stand for University Of Maryland, Baltimore County. 
It was the first time in tournament history that a 16 seed beat a number 1 seed.
It may be the biggest sports upset since Buster Douglas knocked Mike Tyson almost 30 years ago.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

93KHJ-American Samoa with Phlash Phelps guesting

People say that radio is no longer fun to do and for most part it has changed.  But Phlash Phelps on Sirius/XM is a throwback to those days and as such is the morning man on 60s on 6.  He also travels the country and has trivia on every corner of the USA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hawking Dies

Stephen Hawking, the English physicist whose struggles with ALS all but overshadowed his brilliance, has died.   Hawking received the diagnosis in 1963 and was given 2 years to live.  He wound up living over 5 more decades, however, the public could witness his loss of motor skills. 
Hawking was best known for his theories on black holes in space.

Stormy In Maple Valley

After about 3 days of calm weather, winds are passing through the area.  Our power was out last night, but had since returned.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sherman Will Play For Arch Rival 49ers

Seahawk fans haven't seen the last of Richard Sherman.  The all pro cornerback, who squashed the Super Bowl hopes of the 49ers with his tip of a pass to Michael Crabtree is now playing for that team.  Sherman signed a three year pact with San Francisco over weekend, which means he will play against the Seahawks twice each season. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bachelor Finale Cold Open - SNL

I was not as impressed with this week's SNL open, but thought I would post this for those who were.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Leonard Goldberg discusses the TV movie "Brian's Song"- EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

I had to post this.  My favorite movie of all time is Brian's Song.   It is the story of the barrier breaking friendship of Chicago Bear running backs Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo.  
As in the late 60s, Sayers was the superstar running back of the NFL.  When he suffered an season ending injury, it was huge.  He was replaced by a running back with what I thought was a funny sounding name, Brian Piccolo.  Piccolo proved to be a good replacement, but until the movie was shown, it was not known that Piccolo had helped to nurse Sayers back to health and that Piccolo and Sayers were roommates, said to be the first interracial roommates in the NFL.  This was played up in the movie, but perhaps forgotten because of Piccolo's tragic death of Cancer at only 26.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Sherman Gone

Sources say Seahawk Cornerback Richard Sherman has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys.  Rumors were unconfirmed as of Friday.  Seattle Times, though, reports Sherman could be released today.  It's now official, the Seattle Seahawks have released Sherman.

Ozzie Smith Played In Walla Walla

If there is a list of great athletes to play with Walla Walla's Borleske Stadium as a home field, you may see names like Dean Derby, Bobby Cox, Drew Bledsoe and maybe, this Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smth.
 In 1977, Ozzie Smith played for the Walla Walla Padres, as indicated in the above Walla Walla Union Bulletin story above, he also made an impression on the local baseball fans. He was voted most popular member of the team that season.
Smith would play for the parent San Diego Padres the next season.    It was there that started a string of winning 13 consecutive Golden Glove awards.
After a trade to the St Louis Cardinals, he would lead the team to a World Series victory.  His statistics are staggering, including 2460 career hits and a 15 time All Star
He was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame on the first ballot.