Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Spokane Jets were a senior men's ice hockey team that played out of Spokane, Washington. They played in the Western International Hockey League (WIHL) from 1963-64 through 1973-74.
Prior to 1963 the Spokane Flyers were the city's entry in the WIHL. The Spokane Jets were renamed the Flyers in 1974.
In 1969-70 the Spokane Jets became the first United States based team to win the Allan Cup.
The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. They were the first of three Charm City entries into the American Hockey League, who played from 1962–76. The Clippers won their division three times: 1970–71, 1971–72, and 1973–74.
The Clippers withdrew from the AHL mid-season during 1974–75 when the World Hockey Association's Michigan Stags relocated to Baltimore as the "Baltimore Blades." The team regrouped for one more season, then transferred to the Southern Hockey League, playing one more season. The team was revived in 1979, playing two seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before that league disbanded.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. Renowned for their ability to control the line of scrimmage, the Hogs helped the Redskins win three Super Bowl championships (XVII, XXII and XXVI) under head coach Joe Gibbs.
"The Hogs" was a term coined by offensive line coach Joe Bugel during training camp in 1982, when he told his linemen, "Okay, you hogs, let's get running down there."
Center Jeff Bostic, left guard Russ Grimm, right guard Mark May, right tackle Joe Jacoby, left tackle George Starke, along with tight ends Don Warren and Rick Walker comprised the original Hogs. While Starke retired in 1984 shortly after the team won their third NFL Championship in Super Bowl XVII, Bostic, Grimm, Jacoby, and Warren stayed together until the early 1990s.
The line averaged 273 pounds in 1982 not including Jacoby, who joined the team later weighing in at around 300 pounds.
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Baltimore Bandits were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League in the 1995–96 and 1996–97 seasons. They played in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Arena. After two years of minimal fiscal success, the franchise was moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.
Monday, October 04, 2010
First brewed in 1885 by the National Brewing Company. For a time, National's president Jerold Hoffberger also owned the Baltimore Orioles; Natty Boh was served at Memorial Stadium and became the "official" beer of Baltimore in the late 1960s.
From the 1950s through the demise of the National Brewing Company in 1978, the brewery was involved in many athletic sponsorships with included "The National Brewers" hockey team.
The club reached the pinnacle in 1974-75, the second of 5 consecutive Chesapeake Hockey League playoff championships. During this season, the National Brewers finished with a perfect regular season record of 20 wins, 0 losses and 0 ties. Two more regular season and three more playoff championships followed. During a three year period, from 1974-75 thru 1976-77, the team had a league record of 55-4-1 and achieved an overall record, including non league and playoff games, of 75-9-2.
The 1981–82 Dunbar Poets finished the season at 29–0 and finished 1982-83 31–0 and were ranked first in the nation by USA Today.
The team featured other NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Lewis, and David Wingate.
Team is said to be the greatest High School Basketball team ever!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Originally attaining a public profile in sports as a running back at the collegiate and professional levels, O.J Simpson was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set during the 1973 season. While five other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark he stands alone as the only player to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season (the NFL changed to a 16-game season in 1978). He also holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average which stands at 143.1 ypg. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. They were the most successful American team in the Canadian Football League having two winning seasons, a division title and, in 1995, became the only American team to win the Grey Cup.