1. Today (1958): Willie O'Ree is NHL's First Black Player

    January 18, 1958 Coincidentally, as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we also remember the anniversary of hockey’s first black player, Willie O’Ree...

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  2. Rip Van Capers

    During the 2008 regular season, the Green Bay Packers’ offense began to flourish under then-first year starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but the defense was a train wreck finishing a not-so-robust 20th in the NFL in total yards surrendered...

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  3. Top 7: Most Random Donruss Diamond Kings

    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, touches ...

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  4. Today (1939): NFL Holds first Pro Bowl at Wrigley Field

    January 15, 1939 On this day, 71 years ago, the NFL held its first Pro Bowl at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, California. You read that correctly; Wrigley Field in Los Angeles...

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  5. The One Vote Gang

    When voting for the 2010 Hall of Fame was released last week, one question arose from within baseball circles. How in the hell did David Segui actually receive one vote? A valid question...

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  6. Alex Tyus Debuts New Hair Fad

    As a student of athlete hair trends, it’s uncommon that someone would pioneer a style in 2010 that I would consider somewhat unique...

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  7. Today (1999): Michael Jordan Retires from NBA for the Second Time

    January 13, 1999 On this day, Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for the second time. With Phil Jackson’s contract expiring…and with the pending departures of Scottie Pippen (demanded ...

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  8. More Shocking Cardinal Revelations

    He finally came clean. Since the day that the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Mark McGwire would replace Hal McRae as the team’s hitting coach, most fans in the sports world knew that a tearful admission of steroid use was inevitable...

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  9. More Breaking La Russa/McGwire News…

    SAINT LOUIS (JSF) - In an emotional admission made exclusive to JoeSportsFan.com, Tony LaRussa followed his Monday Mark McGwire sentiments by confirming what the Johnson family had ...

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  10. Midgets And Sport

    Many of you who have followed my esteemed career know that my wheelhouse is a diverse one, inclusive of my five principal “Ms”: mustaches, monkeys, mullets, Mr. T, and midgets...

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  11. Today (2009): Donovan McNabb Pulls the Infamous “Sideline Telephone” Stunt

    January 11, 2009 This time last year, the Philadelphia Eagles were alive in the NFL postseason. Today, not so much...

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  12. Top 7: Most Annoying Issues with MLB Hall of Fame Voting

    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, touches ...

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  13. Two Texas Longhorns Point in Opposite Directions After Fumble

    Professional or collegiate, one of the most enticing artifacts of football fumbles is the immediate officiating persuasion conducted by both teams on the field – even though neither really have a clue what’s going on the bottom of the pile...

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  14. Showing Your True Sports Passion…in 90 Minutes

    8:00 – You finish doing your last Louisville Chugger in the parking lot with your boys and start walking into the arena for the big game. Totally rules that you finally got tickets to the annual Mizzou-Illinois basketball game...

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  15. Stroll through the Card Collection: The Meatheads

    We wanted to bring you along on a weekly stroll through a random sampling of the Worthless Card Collection based on one of the many categories that our subjects have been separated into. It’s fair to say the categories are somewhat subjective...

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  16. Today (1976): Eric Gagne is born without spectacles

    January 7, 1976 On this day 34 years ago, former MLB pitcher Eric Gagne was born into the world. At 35 years old, it seems strange that Gagne is out of Major League Baseball – especially ...

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  17. PODCAST: STL/CHI Showdown w/ Yahoo! Sports' “Big League Stew” & Sarah Spain

    DOWNLOAD EPISODE 43 | SUBSCRIBE THROUGH iTUNES We started out Episode 43 of the weekly JoeSportsFan Show chatting about the Number 43 throughout sports – which includes the great Dennis ...

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  18. Matt Holliday Merchandise Options for Cardinals Fans

    On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals ownership ponied up some serious quan to ensure that Matt Holliday is hitting behind Albert Pujols (hopefully) for the next 7 years – which means fans ...

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  19. Today (1937): The English Language Meets Its Match; Lou Holtz is Born

    January 6, 1937 73 years ago today in a mythical place known as Follansbee, West Virginia, a worthy adversary to the English language was brought into the world...

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  20. Fan Intervention: “Tuck” or “No Tuck” Jerseys?

    The official NFL rules state: “The team jersey shall be tucked inside the top of the pants and shall remain tucked in throughout the game...

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  21. Today (1920): The “Curse of the Bambino” Begins in Boston…

    January 5, 1920 On this day in 1920, Babe Ruth was sold by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the New York Yankees for $125,000. In 1919, he batted .322 with 29 home runs playing left field for the Red Sox...

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  22. VIDEO: Memorabilia-Seeking Fans Fall From St. Louis Stands

    When searching for a local professional football player to latch onto, St. Louis fans have about as many options as wins this season. One. Steven Jackson. That’s it...

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  23. Sundays From the Cellar: The 1-15 Opus

    Every optimistic NFL fan who watches their team finish a season 1-15 loves to cite the 1989 Dallas Cowboys as the reason why its totally reasonable to assume that things will turn around overnight...

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  24. Today (2006): Vince Young & Texas Defeats Matt Leinart & USC in the Rose Bowl

    January 4, 2006 On this day, University of Texas quarterback Vince Young made an eight-yard touchdown run on fourth down with 19 seconds left in the 2006 Rose Bowl, capping one of the best individual performances in college football history...

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  25. Arizona Football Revolutionizing How to Intimidate

    As Green Bay Packers linebackers AJ Hawk and Clay Matthews have demonstrated, nothing intimidates on the football field quite like silky, shoulder length hair...

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