1. November 4, 1980: Sadaharu Oh Retires as Baseball's “Home Run King”

    November 4, 1980 On this day 29 years ago, Sadaharu Oh retired from the Yomiuri Giants in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League...

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  2. Mizzou fans thank you, Cole Aldrich

    Sometimes finding ideal topics to mock ones rivals in college athletics takes a combo of investigative skills, creativity and dedication to your cause...

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  3. From the Vault: The Sports Delorean – Sports Music Videos

    [Column originally ran December 2007, but Pedro Guerrero wearing a pink satin jacket is funny so we're breaking it out again] If there was an equivalent to the Big Bang for classic ...

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  4. DBacks Zavada Wins Coveted Mustache Honor

    Wearing a $3 crown along with his dapper, trademark handlebar mustache that terrorized Major League hitters during the 2009 Major League Baseball season, Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Clay ...

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  5. Sundays From the Cellar: Victory at Last

    Record: 1-7 Sunday’s Outcome: Rams 17, Lions 10 The Line: Detroit -3 Week 8 Viewing Strategy: Bet the Rams Playing a 1-5 team whose extended futility is on par with their own, ...

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  6. November 3rd, 1995: Toronto Raptors Win Their First Game

    November 3rd, 1995 On this day in 1995, the NBA’s newest expansion team, the , won their very first game in the league against the NJ Nets 94-79...

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  7. Favre in Green Bay; bring out the idiots.

    Like most of the Green Bay faithful, the man below chose to jeer Brett Favre when he took the field for the first time on Sunday afternoon as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback...

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  8. Top 7: Most Hyped Returns in Sports

    Every week the Top 7 column will be enhanced by the newest addition to the JoeSportsFan Radio Network, Seven Minutes with Jason Major, where our Top 7 guru rants on the current topic, ...

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  9. October 30th, 2009: Grown New York Men with Baseball Gloves Prevail

    October 30th, 2009 As Pedro Martinez was bounced from last night’s World Series matchup between the Yankees and Phillies, the New York faithful got a little raucous. Boos galore...

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  10. PODCAST: Mark McGwire Reactions Based on “Thoughts from a Message Board”

    DOWNLOAD EPISODE 36 | DOWNLOAD PAST EPISODES During this episode, we review the polarizing news of Mark McGwire becoming the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach the only way we know how; by scrolling through asinine message board comments...

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  11. Sports Posters Gone Wrong

    The Hit Man. Black & Blue. Bash Brothers. Land of Boz. The names of the classic 80’s sports posters pretty much stand on their own even decades after they first came out...

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  12. October 28th, 2008: When Crazy Philly Fandom Goes Wrong…

    October 28th, 2008 Recently (read: always), we’ve been extremely fascinated with the psyche of the everyday sports fan...

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  13. Philly Women Smitten Over Big Charlie

    Apparently, according to the cover of today’s Philadelphia Daily News, the ladies who watch baseball for the man-meat just can’t get themselves enough of some prominent Phillies...

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  14. Kansas City Royals Fan Sports Personalized “DENKINGER” Jersey

    Earlier this week, we “celebrated” the 24 year anniversary of the infamous 1985 World Series game where one man decided to haphazardly rip Game 6 momentum from the St. Louis Cardinals and hand-deliver it to the Kansas City Royals...

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  15. October 27th, 1985: Don Denkinger get douchey in the World Series

    October 27th, 1985 This date is certainly a date that Cardinals fans will never forget. Kansas City fans, either. For it is on this day that Don Denkinger blew a horrendous call at first base during Game 6 of the 1985 World Series between the St...

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  16. Sundays From the Cellar: Welcome to St. Louis, Peyton

    Record: 0-7 Sunday’s Inevitable Outcome: Colts 42, Rams 6 The Line: Colts -17.5 The Over/Under: Peyton Manning commercials during the broadcast – 12 Week 7 Viewing Strategy: ...

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  17. The Ocho Factor

    The highly numeric Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals is many things: gold-toothed, hilarious at times, one of the better pass catchers in the NFL, a member of Drew Rosenhaus’s knucklehead ...

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  18. October 26th, 1982 – Steve Carlton becomes first to win 4 Cy Young Awards

    October 26th, 1982 On this day 27 years ago, Steve Carlton became baseball’s first pitcher to take home 4 Cy Young Awards – which made it increasingly difficult for opposing players to mock his well-groomed man perm...

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  19. Top 7: Worst Playoff Umpiring Mistakes

    Starting this week, each Top 7 column will be enhanced by the newest addition to the JoeSportsFan Radio Network, Seven Minutes with Jason Major, where our Top 7 guru rants on the current ...

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  20. October 23rd, 1996: The New York Yankees Current-Era Dynasty Begins

    October 23rd, 1996 There are many people that believe the modern day New York Yankees dynasty began on this day, 23 years ago...

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  21. Headliners Ball: NLCS Edition

    When big things happen in the sports world, it can only mean one thing – headline warfare. The biggest sports sites all broke out their most puntastic headlines to capture the moment after ...

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  22. October 22nd, 1939: The first NFL game is televised.

    October 22nd, 1939 The first NFL game was televised on October 22, 1939 when NBC aired a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Eagles to a local audience. This is monumental...

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  23. MLB Postseason Drama via Photo

    Thanks to ESPN’s collection of photos for each MLB postseason game, fans who didn’t watch the game live have the unique opportunity to take a pictorial tour and relive the events of all the games including those that ended in dramatic fashion.

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  24. PODCAST: Blogs with Balls, JSF on ESPN, and Stupid MLB Television Enhancements

    DOWNLOAD EPISODE 35 | DOWNLOAD PAST EPISODES We start out Episode 35 of the JoeSportsFan Show by reviewing the #35 in sports (yes, very creative), including an interesting nugget about Frank Thomas...

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  25. October 21st, 1975: Carlton Fisk's Signature Home Run

    October 21, 1975 24 years ago today, the Red Sox’s Carlton Fisk hit a 12th inning home run to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series...

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